Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Cake Stand


Here is a cake stand quilt the I finished today. The layout that I started with wasn't working. If the blocks weren't exactly perfect the center strips on the blocks really showed that they weren't straight. After sewing a few blocks together I new it would never look good and line up nice. I also didn't like that some of the baskets would be upside down. Here's a picture I took when I started the quilt.
The blocks look nice alone but not when they were put together. I also didn't have enough scraps to make all the blocks out of 2 fabrics. It would have to be more scrappy. So the project just got put on hold. I had the cake stand blocks mostly done but only a few stitched up with the strips. I took them apart.

I made a new layout using my EQ. And sewed them up the cake stand blocks are 5" square. The quilt is 55 x 45''. The binding will be the green that I used for the sashing corner squares. It looks different from the original plan. But the quilt is cute and soft in color. It will make a nice wall quilt or crib quilt.


11 comments:

Screen Door said...

My grandmother would have loved this one. It's beautiful. It looks just like her work.

Patti the Hardenbrook Girl said...

I've always preferred this layout for cake stand blocks - probably for the reasons you mentioned. This looks great, and has a really old fashioned antique look to it.

Carolyn said...

The quilt turned out beautiful the way you did it! I like it much better than with sashing. So soft and antique looking...

Gail said...

I like your layout much better! A soft, pretty and romantic quilt.

Carol said...

I really like the layout that you used...I much prefer all the cake stands standing up...wouldn't want the cake to fall off :)
I love the quilt!

Marcie said...

Your basket quilts are great! I love baskets also. Your red "Cleo's Baskets" is from a Nancy Martin book that I can't lay my fingers on at the moment. Yours is turning out really nice.

debby said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Samantha said...

That is lovely! Such nice soft colors... Great job redesigning it,. as well!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous quilt - I like them all facing the same way too :-)

Susan said...

I love the way the final quilt turned out. Better setting anyway. It looks so much bigger than 45 x 55!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Ooohh, it is sooo pretty, soft, delicate and sweet. So happy that you finished it up!

Cheers!

Evelyn