Layer Cake Lemonade Fun

I just finished up a project…It’s a Layer Cake Lemonade quilt.  The gals over at Fat Quarter Shop asked if we wanted to test out a pattern for them.  We jumped at the chance and were especially excited to see that the pattern was wonderfully easy.


If you are a grandma with a grand daughter(or grand son) who is coming for holiday vacation and you want a project to work on together, this is perfect.  Your little quilter is sure to be successful.


We made ours using a layer cake of Moda’s S’more Love by Eric and Julie Comstock.  The fabric is super cute and has a camping theme…perfect for a boy.  I always think it’s hard to find boy fabric but this one is perfect-0wls-cars-fish- in wonderful colors….perfect for a boy.

S'more Love Layer Cake Eric & Julie Comstock for Moda Fabrics

I did some fun boxes in the quilting design.  It’s one of my favorites and perfect for the quilt.


I had some flannel in my stash and it worked perfectly for a backing and for the binding, Hubby said orange and I happen to have enough from a previous project so that was perfect too.  Best of all…I started this quilt at 10 in the morning…I had it sewn, quilted and bound by 3 the same afternoon.  How’s that for fast but still cute??

I’ve included a link to the video so you can see just how easy it is.

I also am including a link to the pattern.

Fat Quarter Shop contacted a few other bloggers and they made the quilt too only they are using different fabrics.  Take some time and hop around to some of these blogs so you can see the same design made up in a variety of different layer cakes.  Here’s a link to the Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop’s blog, where you can find links to all the other blogs who are playing along.

Even more fun, Fat Quarter Shop is offering their layer cakes at 20% off all week.


Grab a layer cake and start sewing.  You have plenty of time to have this finished before Christmas!

Blog Hopping: Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Style

Kelli and I are so honored.  We have a block that is being featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine Volume #8.  We were in the Volume #7 and had lots of fun with that so when the chance came to submit a block for Volume #8 we jumped right in.


Have you seen the magazine before?  It’s a fun conglomeration of blocks that are appliqued, pieced and even paper pieced with direction to make the block.  Each of the blocks is submitted by a designer.

Our block is shown in reds, whites, and blues…again.  It’s a long running joke here at the Junction between my daughter Kelli and I that I can only design in patriotic colors.  I’ll admit, it’s a little bit true.  It’s a hazard when a person’s favorite colors are red and blue!!  I love all things patriotic too so red, white and blue comes natural to me.

Here’s our block.


We decided to keep making more blocks and made them into a quilt…  The quilt is featured in the gallery section of the magazine.  No instructions are given for the quilt but you can see by making more blocks, you can end up with a beautiful quilt.  Wouldn’t it make a great Quilt of Valor??

Kelli and I were frantically trying to the get quilt finished right before my son Buck and Jen got married in August.

If you haven’t been to our blog before, thanks for stopping by.  We always have lots of fun going on here.  We are a mother-daughter team who combat the workaholic farmer men in our lives by sewing..and my oh my we do a lot of it!!  There are four other kids in the family and we share all the craziness that happens here at the northeast Iowa farms that we live on.  Hubby and I bought a foreclosure home at the end of the summer and we’ve working on some remodeling hoping to be in the house for Thanksgiving next year.  Kelli is getting married in March.  Honestly…something is always happening here…usually lots of things.

We blog once or twice a day so there is always something new to read.  We have tutorials listed on the right…We are hosting a Bonnie Hunter UFO challenge here Saturday mornings.  We along with my friend Nell and our readers are trying to finish up a Bonnie Hunter UFOs that we have before her new mystery starts at the end of the month.  We have “Try it on Tuesday” where we feature a new quilting book or gadget and often give it away to one of our readers.  If you like giveaways you’ll want to come back next week to see what we’re giving away.  One of the easiest ways to keep up with us is via our Facebook page.

Speaking of giveaways…we have a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks that we’d love to give away to all of you just leave a comment here telling if you have ever bought an issue of  Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks before.  If  you’re looking for the magazine, it is scheduled to hit news stands on November 19th.

Oh hey…look there on the bottom row…that’s our block so I guess that means we are cover girls…WHOOP-WHOOP!!  We have several other quilts that will be featured in national magazines in the upcoming year so maybe…just maybe, you’ll see us again!!

Thanks for stopping by…  If you’re looking for more blocks and more chances to win a copy of 100 Blocks, stop by each day November 11th-15th to Quiltmaker’s Blog, Quilty Pleasures.

As part of my way of celebrating Thanksgiving this year, each day I write one thing I am thankful for…

Today I am thankful for the ability to design.  I know that I often take it for granted and that I have so-so much more to learn but I am thankful that I can do it.  I get great pleasure from designing.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival-Jo’s Quilt

I always love Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  That’s when Amy over at Amy’s Creative Side hosts the best quilt show on line EVER.  If you haven’t been hop over there.


I scrolled through the archives for my favorite quilt from the last 6 months that I finished up and Lazy Sunday is the winner.  This was a mystery quilt that was featured in Quiltmaker magazine.


Hubby really likes this one.  I am not sure why except that the colors are darker.  Even after pointing out to him that there was green in the quilt (his least favorite color), he said, “Ya, but I not so much.”

I used Hobbs 80/20 which is my favorite batting these days.  As you can see, Ruby isn’t being quite as cooperative as usual.

My backing was pretty bland.  I was trying to use up fabric I had.  Both pieces are backing left overs from previous projects.  I had on extra block so that made it’s way into the backing too.  You can see my Baptist Fan design in the quilting.


I don’t know what was distracting our dog Ruby..but oh, she just wasn’t herself…


To read all of the original post with lots more pictures, including the antics of my dog, check out this link.  If you’d like a chance to win what we are giving away on our Try it on Tuesday post follow this link.  If you are a Bonnie Hunter fan we have a Finish a Bonnie UFO Challenge going on here.  Join us!!  The more the merrier.

The Blog Family Grows

If you can’t get enough of the Kramer family, you can read another blog written by yet another Kramer.  Our daughter Kalissa just started her own blog, Super Nurse in Training.

As you may remember Kalissa is going to school for nursing.  Much of her subject matter will be related to nursing school, being a CNA, life as a college student and dating a farm boy.  You can check her blog out here.

It you’re wondering about what words of wisdom Kalissa has, check out this link.

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