Friday, October 4, 2013

Cake Mix Celebration

Congrats to JoyceLM and to Teresa in Music City. These gals won the giveaways I had to celebrate my two years of blogging. Both have been contacted and are awaiting their gift certificates. Thanks to all of you for  dropping by to say hello and to offer your congratulations. It was so wonderful to read your comments...you're pretty special! 

Sometimes I have to leave the teeny tiny quilts and make something more modern and big. So I did. It took no time at all to make this quilt, using a stack of layer cakes and some 2.5" strips.


The pattern is called Cake Mix and is designed by Cozy Quilt Designs, which is where I ordered mine from. The pattern is part of their "Cake Therapy" grouping and can be ordered HERE. 
The quilt is 77" x 91", a perfect size for most beds, spread across or at the foot. I'm naming this "Cake Mix Celebration" to celebrate the wonderful designers out there!  


I won the Tradewinds Layer cake, which includes an array of bright reds, blues, greens, and teals prints designed by Lily Ashbury. I chose to compliment the colour scheme by focusing on the teals and greens from other lines. I used some beautiful fat quarters from the Blend line designed by Amanda Murphy, and added some Ruby by Bonnie and Camille, Summer House, again by Lily Ashbury, Hello Luscious by Basic Grey, and Coquette by Chez-Moi. The result...a cake mix of fun with a scrappy border!

Of course, when I took the pictures of the flimsy the wind was blowing fiercely...


so I took one last shot when the wind held it's breath...

and folded it up. It's heading off to the quilter today. 


What did I do then? Went back to my teeny tiny quilts, of course!   I'm working on Nabby's Dowry by Pam Buda. It is a free QAL she offered us on every Friday for 12 weeks beginning in June that you can read about HERE.  Although she made a scrappy many-colored version, I chose to make mine a structured scrappy using blacks and white/creams with some reds in the background. Here are a few pics...




I finished all thirteen blocks and am in the process of adding the sashing. The quilt will finish around 32" square.

Pam has a new line of fabric that just arrived at my door. She calls it "American Gothic" and it is just gorgeous. It is full of blacks and creams with a hint of red. Do you see a pattern?  I just about depleted what I had in my stash, so I ordered the fat eighths bundle of each print directly from her web site HERE and it arrived in no time. They are yummy!

Well, better run. I am off for a weekend birthday celebration for me and my Mom with two of my sisters three! A weekend of walking on the beach, sitting by the fire, sharing some new memories, and having lots of good food and an occasional glass of wine! Woodworker Hubby will miss me terribly but I'll be back in a few days.

It's a great day for quilting!




28 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday wishes! I hope you have a wonderful weekend of celebrations.
    Great to see your cake quilt. What a great design - think I may have to get that one.
    Have fun!!

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  2. Have a great weekend! I love Cake Mix Celebration - it's a perfect way to show off those gorgeous fabrics.

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  3. Happy Birthday! Love Cake Mix Celebration and the name is great too! I love seeing your teeny tiny quilts - they must require great patience! Have a wonderful weekend! ~Jeanne

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  4. Congrats tot the winners and enjoy your celebration.

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  5. Sounds like you're going to have a fabulous time on your weekend birthday trip. Happy Birthday! Your quilt is beautiful in those fabrics and those little squares are just amazing.

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  6. Bright and cheerful! Like that even if it wouldn't work in my home decor. LOL. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Congrats to Joyce and Teresa! Woo hoo!

    A trip to the beach? I'm jealous (we'll just ignore the fact that I was there just a couple of weeks ago, ok?).

    I love, love, love your version of Nabby's Dowry ... I prefer controlled scrappy so your version sings to me! ;-)

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  8. I like the way the layer cakes were used in your quilt. Congratulations to Joyce and Teresa.

    Have a wonderful gal's weekend.

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  9. Ooo, I love your cake mix quilt top! It looks like a birthday party cake mix! Happy Birthday, Lesley.

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  10. Oh, I just love that quilt! I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Great layer cake pattern - Happy Birthday to YOU!

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  12. That is a very fun top, Lesley--and I actually loved seeing it float on the wind like a birthday banner!
    Your Nabby's Dowry is lovely--that color combo has been a favorite of mine. When I first saw the picture I thought maybe you had used Pam's new line of fabric.
    Sounds like you are going to have a delightful weekend!

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  13. beautiful photos of your cake mix. Can't wait to see the scrap quilt put together

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  14. Happy Birthday Lesley and what a great way to celebrate with your Mom and sisters . Love the quilt , a real fun fabric collection . Enjoy your weekend . Hugs Sheila

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  15. Congratulations Teresa and Joyce. Have a wonderful trip. Kind of liking the black, cream, and red.

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  16. The Cake Mix quilt is lovely, bright and fresh. Well done. The little one is coming along nicely. Take care.

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  17. Very pretty, Lesley! I love seeing the flimsies hung out of doors. They look like stained glass. That North wind doth blow here on Cape Breton today. Have a funderful celebration with your family!!

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  18. Happy Birthday ! What a great weekend you have planned

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  19. Love the quilt top flying in the wind!

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  20. Happy Birthday! Have a great time on your weekend, I love your "Cake Mix Celebration". I might have to try that one.

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  21. I like what you have planned for your weekend. Enjoy you time with your Mom and sisters. Love your quilt and Pam Buda blocks. Totally different and both look great.

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  22. Another beautiful quilt Lesley. And happy, happy birthday! Blessings, Marlene

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  23. Oh the quilt is just gorgeous. I love the colors. Have a great birthday weekend. Your plans sound perfect.

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  24. Thanks again for the gift certificate - love your Cake Mix quilt. Have a great weekend.

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  25. Thanks again for the gift certificate - love your Cake Mix quilt. Have a great weekend.

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  26. Happy Birthday. I hope you have an extra special weekend. I like the pattern. What a colorful and fun quilt. I also like the black and white squares you have made. Looks like a lot of piece work.

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