Thursday, August 18, 2022

Cake? Yes please!

I love cake. Especially chocolate cake! My current favorite is this dark chocolate cheesecake. I highly recommend it - sooo delicious! 

So when Thermoweb suggested a cake theme, of course I was all in! I decided to make little cake postcards. They could be used as actual mail-able postcards, or as birthday cards, or just for a fun little gift! My Cake Love Postcards tutorial is now live on the Thermoweb blog.


These projects go together so quickly because it's all applique. What took the most time - seriously - was narrowing down the fabric choices. I had fun browsing through my stash to find "chocolate" or "vanilla" or frosting fabrics. I used HeatnBond Lite Iron-On AdhesiveHeatnBond EZ Print Transfer Sheets and HeatnBond Lightweight Non-Woven Fusible Interfacing to make these cuties.

I loved the stripe for this cake and the sprinkle frosting.

Confetti cake with pink frosting

I envision this one as a chocolate caramel cake. 

Yellow cake with a chocolate frosting.

Which flavor appeals to you? 

Head over to the Thermoweb blog to find the full tutorial!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Pretty Pairs Block of the Month quilt

I've been waiting for this day! Today I'm releasing the Pretty Pairs BOM quilt. 
This quilt features 9 different blocks - 1 per month, and then a 10th month for quilt assembly. The pattern focuses on various. methods for half-square triangle and flying geese unit piecing.
Purchase the pattern here.

For this quilt, I picked some of my favorite fabrics from Nancy Halvorsen's new line for Benartex, Wander Lane. I fell in love with the house print and ultimately chose it for my quilt backing. 

I wanted to give these blocks a fresh, modern setting, so I create a two-color sashing layout. Picking the aqua and teal prints for the sashing was an easy choice - if you've followed me for any amount of time, you know that's my favorite color! Both of those prints are stripes, which adds a cool effect to the background.

Here's a close-up of block #1. Lots of half-square triangles! 

When you purchase this pattern, you'll receive the cover with yardage requirements for the whole quilt, as well as directions for piecing block #1. At the beginning of each month, you'll receive the pattern for one quilt block. The pattern available in my Etsy shop and is 20% off through Saturday, 8/20 using code PRETTYPAIRS20.

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