Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday Quilty Fun!

This week marks the one year anniversary for the book Quilty Fun 
by Lori Holt, the Fat Quarter Shop and It's Sew Emma.
In honor of the birthday book, 
Lori created this fun pieced birthday cake block.

I decided to make my block from fabric that I stock in my etsy shop.

As you know, 
I love 1930's repros, japanese fabrics and 
light backgrounds that are all scrappy.
If this cake were real, I'd eat it. 
I love it that much.

The pattern can be found here:

I wanted to add embroidery to the cake part to look like icing swirls...
 to make it extra special.
There was just one problem.

90% of all my sewing and crafting stuff is located in this room.

It's in our new house and in another state.
Needless to say, I couldn't find my pearl cotton or floss.

It's a serious mess because I only get to work on it on the weekends that I am home.
I spend over half my time traveling for work.
The only advantage to working away from home is quilt related.
I have all my etsy fabric and sewing machine at my other "residence".

I have my etsy shop order packing to keep me busy in the evenings too.
I can sew any night of the week.
I even brought the Quilty Fun book back with me this trip.

I'm not sure if  I will make any of the blocks but
 it's a very inspirational book.
I love to just sit and look and dream....
I hope you have the chance today to look and dream at a new quilty project.
Maybe a birthday block?


Needled Mom said...

What a sweet cake. The stitching on it will be darling. Thanks for the pattern.

Sewn With Grace said...

Such a pretty block! The book is awesome and the blocks are so fun to make!

Lori Holt said...

I love your cake and the stitching will be so sweet!
Thanks for celebrating with me:)

Judy said...

Very sweet block! I don't have an Etsy store but I do have about the same amount of fabric!

Cheryl Gamble said...

Love your new sewing room. The shelves are great! Are they built in?