Cake Talk Tuesday - Date Choices

>> Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The next block is up today for the Layer Cake Quilt Along.
Visit Moose on the Porch Quilts for details.

I read the block info and then went through my layer cake quickly to pick out some fabrics.
This is where the dating idea starts in this post!:)

3 Lights and 2 Darks are required for this week's block. I picked out 1 print in 2 different colourways. There are more colourways, but not with a light background - so I picked this paisley print as my third light because - it has the blue and yellow in it, and it has a light cream background. I think there is enough 'white space' for it to read as a light print.

So who to pick to DATE these light fabrics?

Well, their partners should have something in common with them - blue and green.
The partners should be different enough to make a date interesting!
I picked a green tone on tone paisley and a blue with a large repeat motif.
I'm hoping they partner up nicely:)

I also have a backup date or partner.
In case the green one doesn't get along as nice as I planned -
or is too boring and I want to spice it up a bit!:)
The yellow has the same repeat motif as the blue, and is in the light prints.

We'll see what I decide when we all sit down together at the cutting table!

For my fat quarter block, the choice was a lot simpler because there are not as many lights to pick from. I went for the busier cream tone on tone (not really, more like gold tone on cream) and the light background large print. I should have enough of this one print for all the blocks.

I think it will be fun fussy cutting the bright, large ornaments for the block. I put my 6 inch ruler on top in the photo above so you can see how big the ornaments are; I will need to cut 3 7/8" squares then cut once on the diagonal.

Stay tuned! I'll let you know how these dates went next week:)

Giveaway is now Closed! Thanks for your help:)

My turn will be coming up {really soon!} as a designer in the Layer Cake Quilt Along.
Leave me a question you'd like me to answer - a 'take a designer on a date' kind of question
{A PG rated question, too!}

I will go through and pick 1 to 3 questions that I'll include in my blog post on my Quilt Along day. {No Random Generator or computer matches here}
If I pick your question to answer, I'll send you a little something. Something better than a 'thanks for a special evening' phone call. Promise:)

Leave your Date Question on this post.
You need to have a way for me to contact you to win too {no blind dates!}
I'll pick questions

EDITED:by Saturday evening, Nov. 20th.
*If there's only 3 comments - they will be the winners!!*

Winners will be revealed on my Quilt Along day.
Ask Away!

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Janet November 16, 2010 at 2:16 PM  

If we were going on a date where would you take me to see inspiration for quilts?

Regina November 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM  

My brain isn't functioning today to no questions from me. Just wanted to say that I like the fabrics you picked. I think this one is going to challenge me a little. Time to start sorting out my squares.

Nancy Sue November 19, 2010 at 2:31 PM  

Which comes first for you the "chicken" ie the fabric inspiration or the "egg" the pattern idea? Or reverse the chicken being the pattern and the egg being the fabric, or give me an omelette answer with side order of bacon ie...that's right...the rotary cutter!

Kelly O. November 19, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

1. I am often inspired by great fabrics and then need to find or plan out the best quilt pattern to enhance them...what comes first for you?
the fabric? or the pattern?

2. How often does it happen that a pattern deviates from the original idea once it's being taken from pad to reality? Last minute changes? decisions?

3. when designing quilt patterns what kind of a person are you designing for? do you have a recipient in mind or maybe a general idea of the kind of quilter that might like this quilt pattern?
or are you designing for you to make you happy?

4. do you feel alot of pressure to "one up" yourself with every new pattern?

5. I always have trouble deciding how to quilt a pattern once it's basted? do you make a pattern with a quilting design in mind as well? any advice for those of that might make a quilt pattern of yours as to how to choose to quilt it? How do you decide?

I admire Camille Roskelley's pattern designs and would love a chance to chat with her about her fabrics and patterns and how they come to fruition.

quiltmom anna November 20, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

What things do you draw inspiration from when you are creating a new line of fabric or patterns?
How long does it take you to create a line of fabric and what is that process sequence. Are there lots of steps to creating a fabric line?
Sarah- there are lots of wonderful designers out there- I had the good fortune to hear Kaffe Fassett speak recently. I think I would like to hear Ricky Timms or Jinny Beyer speak about creating fabric.

Quilter Kathy November 21, 2010 at 6:37 PM  

I am so excited that you will be a pattern designer in the layer cake quilt along! I will be looking for you!

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