My Day to EAT Cake!

>> Wednesday, February 23, 2011

These are all of the 10 inch fabrics that remain from my Layer Cake.
Block 9 is up and requires a 10 inch light background.

I am really hesitant to use my beige paisley tone on tone because there are 3 more blocks to come. This designer gave us 4 layout options for creating this block. {Last time there was 2!}

Instead of wallowing in indecision, I took a quick look at the 4 layouts in black and white and decided the first layout looked like a churn dash, but the centre fabric looks like it's folded over. I thought one of the paisley prints I have left would work well in the centre. The one above is the first one I laid out.

Then I pulled out this paisley, but it reads too dark to go with the blue I'm trying out for that dark frame.

This fabric definitely won't work because it's not an allover print. The 'folding' illusion would be lost.

I started trying to add more pieces to the layout. The green print I decided on as the background. In this photo I'm trying out the yellow and blue as possibilities for the small triangles that will read as the under side of the folded central fabric.

A blurry photo {sorry} to show how much simpler it would be to go for the beige paisley tone on tone as my background!! Not so much contrast to worry about - it's built in:)

Then I started OVER.

I went back to my pile of fabrics and saw how many coral ones remained. I'm really not sure what the setting plan is for the final quilt, but if the blocks end up in order {1-12} I don't want the last row of the quilt to be the only place coral shows up!

I have started to cut this block, but there's one more change. I went to cut the yellow and found I don't have enough!

You'll have to come back next Tuesday to see what I ended up with for a block:)
{I haven't even thought about my second block from my fat quarters - I'm thinking simple contrast for that one though!}

Today is my BIRTHDAY! The reason I get to EAT CAKE today!!
It's also my 2 year blog anniversary.
My blog has been a great gift to me and has brought me many friendships.
Thanks for being here today:)

I'm not organized enough to be prepared with a giveaway, but I am working on lots of things "behind the seams":)

Stay tuned. Tutorials and giveaways - and blog tours! - are on the way.

With Lots of JOY,

Sarah Vee


Rachel Slote-Brown February 23, 2011 at 11:22 AM  

Happy Birthday Sis!
Your present should go in the mail today.
Hope you have a great day and enjoy your cake!

lovetostitch February 23, 2011 at 4:54 PM  

Didn't realize it was also your blog anniversary - Congrats!! So happy to have met you, Sarah. Happy Birthday, and God bless you!! Enjoy a piece of cake for me, I like lemon!! hugs!

Unknown February 24, 2011 at 1:22 PM  

Happy Birthday and blogversary Sarah.... Ah just enjoy your cake it is all good in the end....I hope you have a wonderful year!

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop February 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM  

Happy Birthday Sarah!!! hope you had a great day!! I like following your blog..."blogland" is an amazing place!!!

Sharon February 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM  

Happy Birthday
I enjoyed the photos and how your showed your block design.
Great color choice.

4dreamsr February 25, 2011 at 12:09 AM  

Wishing you a great birthday Sarah! Your site just gets better & better. Love the header.

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