Saturday, July 8, 2017

Piece O' Cake

I decided that today was a good day to cut blocks for different quilts.  I started cutting early this morning, and by 3 pm I had lots of different things to work on.

Next Thursday is guild and I had still not done my bag lady block.

It is kind of backward compared to usually the corners are light, this one I went rogue and did dark.

I worked out a design layout for the farm girl quilt and I know I need a lot of 6 1/2 inch blocks.  So I thought hey, I can throw a couple Ohio stars into it.

I am so proud of this one, my words are all going the same way even!

This one I used a yellow, I had a piece of Polka Dot stitches from long ago, one fat quarter has really big motifs.  I thought it would be a cute center block.  Not too sure, but oh well.

I then decided I would do the cake block--while not in the book, it had been decided it would be fun in the quilt.  I had a page with the cutting instructions but that was it.  Let's just say that it definitely was not a piece of cake to make.  I had to recut pieces several times, and not matter what it just did not come out right.

This is my 6 1/2 inch block. 

This is my farm girl book with several blocks cut and ready to go.
I just put the fabric pieces in the book on the page that contain the block.

I also cut out pieces to work on Jeff's quilt, and for the Ocean Waves Quilt.

I worked on pieces for the ocean waves quilt for a couple of days this week.

I have a lot more blocks parts to make and square up before I start the "assembly".

This is my box of fabric that I use for my farm girl.  This looks good to what it looked like while I was cutting. 

I have a couple of fabric acquisitions also.

Chickens and coffee you see a theme yet?
1/2 yard cuts of Bee Basics Backgrounds.  I need more neutrals, probably darks too, but I loved these neutrals. 

 This is a 1/2 yard piece I purchased a while back.  I thought it would be a great background.  Soft pink flowers and dots on a white background.  And look at the selvage with the bees!

I think I have plenty cut to keep me busy for a couple of days. 


  1. Whoa Nellie uh,,,Rheema! What great blocks you've made. I love the cake--I think it's beautiful--so many pieces--YUMMY...
    You have a lot to keep you busy...
    I am thread basting my Midnight Garden coin toss No. 1 and putting eagle's final border on today...and some of my olde butterflies flew in to be machine appliqued...hugs, Julierose

  2. love what you have been working on. I have been playing on a few things. some I can not show yet but fun. your farm is looking great. I want to try and sew up my sheep today. we will see..........

  3. love your cake block! See it looks good

  4. What a productive day!!! Have fun! (Love the bee fabric too)

  5. Beautiful blocks. Yesterday I managed to cut four pieces of fabric, it's so hot here and no a/c. We are not moving around must. Weather is supposed to be cooler this week but we will see. I am getting far behind on my sewing. Love the bee fabric.

  6. You have been busy. That cake does not look like a piece of cake!! Wow! I love how you got all the words going the right way on that block.

    I am always in need of neutrals. Those look perfect.

  7. I've never liked cutting. You've done lots of nice blocks.

  8. Cute progress...looking good. I have those bee basics neutrals on my wish list, do they look as good in person as on screen?

  9. That's a long time to cut and sew. I work in 15 minute intervals.....LOL. I'm so lazy.

  10. Looks like you have lots to work on! Love your blocks...such a variety!


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