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Monday, June 23, 2014

Progress on the Cake Stand Quilt

The entire quilt is now on my design wall, and it fills the whole wall:




  I am using the streak of lightening setting which is used in this old quilt:


From book: New Jersey Quilts 1777 to 1950  

But I'm using the cake stand blocks that I have from a recent exchange.  For this quilt, I needed 110 blocks, and 10 half blocks, and the exchange gave me 72 blocks. Thirty five extra blocks were done factory assembly line style, and I felt like a factory worker.  I prefer to work on two blocks at a time, and complete them, pet them, admire them, and then start the next two.  But the assembly line process is definitely faster.  I took the old Singer 404 with me on the trip to visit my sister, and finished the blocks in the hotel room, a la Bonnie Hunter.

Three blocks in the sawtooth star vintage quilt have a yellow background, and I like the pop of color they give the quilt, so I made three cake stand blocks with yellow background:

Can you find them on my quilt on the design wall?


I had a wonderful time with my sister in Michigan this weekend, and she really likes the quilt I gave her.  It fits her bed perfectly.  


I'm heading over to Design Wall Mondays at Patchwork Times to see what other quilters are doing.  Join me?  (Here)

12 comments:

  1. your basket quilt is going to be so beautiful, thanks for showing a few more blocks!
    Happy that your sister loved her quilt, looks great!

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  2. Your cake stand quilt is glorious. I love that you put the splashes of yellow in there. I think that gives it depth and character. Nice job!

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  3. Wow! I think I love your version more than the antique one. I adore the splashes of yellow, too. Perfection!

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  4. Your quilt is so beautiful. Love your choices of fabrics.

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  5. I love your Cake Stand quilt! The little bits of yellow add that bit of spark to it! Fabulous!

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  6. Your quilt is lovely Judy, I especially like the setting. I think that I see some Dear Jane blocks with that setting in my future

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  7. Your quilt looks stunning Judy

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  8. I made a quilt like in the book after seeing the old one in a museum. It's wonderful colors and settings is perfect for your cake stand quilt!!

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  9. Love your cake stand quilt! That quilt has been on my 'to do' list for quite awhile. The yellow blocks do add a pop to the quilt. Nice work!

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  10. Love that quilt! I am a two-blocks-at-a-time-then-pet kind of quilter, too. I am working on one with 1.5" nine patches. I will need thousands, I think, and I've made 4. I spend a lot of time waving them at my husband asking, "aren't these so cuuuuute??"

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  11. I love it! Someday I would love to make one with either churn dash blocks or sawtooth block stars.

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  12. WOW it looks awesome and I love the snippets of yellow :)) cheers... Marian

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