A Piece of Cake Blog Tour {and a finished table runner!}

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My friend, Peta Peace of She Quilts A Lot (who I finally got to meet in person at quilt market this past spring!) has a new book that just hit the stores called A Piece of Cake.  It's full of beautiful quilt patterns made using 10" layer cake squares.  When she asked if I would like to participate in a blog hop to promote the book, I was thrilled.

Peta has created some wonderful patterns and the book itself is gorgeous to flip through.  I chose to make the Bright and Breezy Runner pattern (Peta's version from the book is pictured below).

I pulled out my long hoarded Belle layer cake by Amy Butler and decided to use only the orange and turquoise colorways.  The pattern in the book finishes at 14 1/2" x 52 1/2", however I wanted mine to be a bit longer, so I simply pieced together two more blocks and it now finishes at 72" in length.  Here is the result.

Bright and Breezy Runner

It is not easy to photograph a table runner! Hanging it off the end of our entertainment center seemed like the best option.

Bright and Breezy Runner hanging

I also tried to hang it outside like I do my finished quilts, but that just looked silly...here is a close up from that attempt.

Bright and Breezy Runner detail

And here is the runner in its new home (see, not easy to photograph the entire thing!).

Bright and Breezy Runner by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts - pattern by Peta Peace in "Piece of Cake" book

Now head over to the blogs linked below to see what everyone else has been making!

Blog Tour Line up:

14 Aug      Sedef – Down Grapevine Lane 15 Aug      Jemima – Tied with a Ribbon 16 Aug      Samantha – Aqua Paisley Studio 17 Aug      Andy – A Bright Corner 18 Aug      Kirsty – Bonjour Quilts 19 Aug      Lisa – A Spoonful of Sugar Designs 20 Aug      Alison – Cotton Factory 21 Aug      Carrie – Moda Fabrics 22 Aug      Nadra – Ellis and Higgs 23 Aug      Angie – Gnome Angel 24 Aug      Tara – Tara Sews 25 Aug      Jules – The Creative Retreat 26 Aug      Kristyne – Pretty by Hand 27 Aug      Kimberly – Fat Quarter Shop 28 Aug      Lissa – Moda Lissa 29 Aug      Amy – Diary of a Quilter 30 Aug      Kerry – Kid Giddy & Cat – Hello from Cat on Instagram 31 Aug      Jane – Modern Makers Retreat 1 Sept       Kate – Never Enough Hours 2 Sept       Jodie – Vintage Ric Rac 3 Sept       Sharon – Patches Indooroopilly 4 Sept       Amanda – Material Girl Quilts - YOU ARE HERE!! 5 Sept       Amber – A Little Bit Biased 6 Sept       Xanthe – Wife Made 7 Sept       Rachel – Family Ever After 8 Sept      Jenny – Martingale 9 Sept       Amy – Nana Company 10 Sept    Peta – She Quilts A Lot

You can also follow along with the Book Tour on Instagram with the hashtag #apieceofcakebook.   To make things easy that’s also the hashtag you can use for any projects you make :).

Thanks for stopping by,

Amanda