Our block this week is another favorite of mine....Cake Stand.
I adored this block long before I became a quilter. There's something about a basket block that I just love. Can't think of a version I don't like.
|Cake Stand fabrics are from my New Circa Essentials and Bess' Flower Garden collections.|
Cutting Instructions for Cake Stand block
From the light print
Cut (1) 3 1/4" sq for large Half Square Triangle
Cut (1) 2 7/8" square - crosscut once diagonally
Cut (2) 2 1/4" squares for the small Half Square Triangles
Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles
Cut (1) 1 1/2" square
From red print
Cut (2) 2 1/4" squares for small Half Square Triangles
From black print
Cut (1) 3 1/4" square for large Half Square Triangle
Cut (1) 1 7/8" square - crosscut once diagonally
1). Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (2) 2 1/4" light print squares. Match with (2) 2 1/4" red print squares. Sew 1/4" each side of the drawn line. Cut apart and press to the dark. Trim (4) Half Square Triangles to measure 1 1/2" unfinished.
2). Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (1) 3 1/4" light print square. Match with (1) 3 1/4" black print square. Sew 1/4" each side of the drawn line. Cut apart and press to the dark. Trim (1) Half Square Triangle to measure 2 1/2" unfinished. Save the remaining HST for another project.
3). Using the (2) light print rectangles and the (2) black print triangles (previously cut once diagonally,) sew the triangles to the rectangles exactly as shown; press to the rectangle.
4). Arrange the units for the block as shown. Sew the small Half Square Triangle units to the large Half Square Triangles first. Then, sew the rectangles to the HST unit, followed by the light print triangle at the bottom of the basket.
Cake Stand block should measure 4 1/2" square.
|Safe Keeping Runner|
Do you like it? Oh, I hope you love your scrappy little runner!
I hand quilted my runner because I love hand quilting. You can easily machine quilt this baby, too. I would love to see your Safe Keeping runner when completed. Please post to your favorite social media using hashtag #SafeKeepingRunner
That way, we can all see them anytime!
It is my pleasure to bring fun, little projects for your stitching pleasure as a big, giant THANK YOU for all you do for me!!!! Please know how I appreciate your support, patronage of my business, emails, blog, Instagram and Facebook comments. You keep me in business to be able to keep doing what I love, and hopefully what you love, too! Thank you, thank you!
My next Quilt Archaeology kick-off will be May 22nd.
In the meantime, did you know my friends at Red Crinoline Quilts are about to start a series of Monthly Mini Mystery quilts?? YES!!! They don't often do mini's, so I intend to get them all! The first mini is coming Monday, May 11th. Check out the details here.
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