Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sewing the Rows - Crumb Blocks

A final decision was made for the background colors - except for the setting triangles- and the sewing has begun.
I chose to use a fat quarter pack of "30's Playtime Solids (2017)"  That I won from Melissa Corry at Happy Quilting in April of last year!

I did need to add a color to this. Since the red is intense I chose a color with more intensity to go with it.
I never could get the color to photograph correctly  but that is more toward teal and is a lovely color.
This is the layout that I chose to use.

I haven't decided on the setting triangles but the black looks really nice here, so I may choose to use black.  It does match the center square that I used in each block.
I have a picture of the rows sewn but the lighting is not the best.  I don't have a design wall, so it is just laid on the floor.
While it looks a bit "messy" here, I am sure it will be lovely. 

Today is my brother's birthday and I am the official family cake chef.  My Paternal Grandmother taught me to bake cakes when I was about 12 years old.   My brother requested a lemon cake.
I think it looks good enough to eat!   The yellow "balls" are LemonHeads candy because I always like to add a surprise of some kind.  The rest of the large "theater sized" box is wrapped as a bit of a gag gift.   Happy Birthday baby brother.

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A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Your version is looking GREAT! Those crumb blocks seem to "go with" ANY color! And wish your baby brother a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! for me - his cake looks YUMMY - ;))

Joyce Carter said...

Your crumb blocks are very pretty and look really great with those colors. I love the black for the corners. It will make your blocks pop.
WOW! That cake looks super delicious! Happy Birthday to your brother.

Julie Fukuda said...

My design-wall floor is covered in dog hair. I do like the proposed layout. I kind of wish I had waited to pick my color ... but then having those blocks all prepped for travel and long boring meetings is a big payoff.
Yummy cake too ... lucky brother!

diane said...

Great crumb setting. So bright and fun. And with the black used as the setting triangles it's a win-win.
What a delicious looking cake for one lucky brother.

Barbara said...

Contrast and vivid color is always your style, and the design is very challenging to the eye. It’s stunning!

Rebecca Grace said...

Those solids look great in your quilt and your cake looks WAY too good to eat -- it's gorgeous!! Happy birthday to your brother!

Frédérique said...

Great setting, I love this quilt! And the cake too ;))

Jenn said...

That's a beautiful cake.