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This is a super exciting day for me. Not only do I completely love my design for this issue, but it’s the fourth time one of my blocks was chosen for 100 Blocks, which you have to admit, is super happy-making!
Be sure and stick around to the end for TWO awesome giveaways!
Here it is, my delicious block, Yum Yum Strawberry Cake! You can find it on page 38.
This part never gets old for me!
Yum Yum, Strawberry Cake was born from a sketch of cake. It was just a doodle really. I was having coffee, and as I tend to do, was doodling as I talked. And then there was cake!
This particular block was made using a variety of fabrics from my stash. There’s a little Michael Miller, some Moda and some Timeless Treasures, as well as a few miscellaneous scraps for the stem. Maybe we should say Yum Yum Fabric!
To add a bit of interest, I decided a declaration of the deliciousness of cake was in order! I use a variety of methods to transfer embroidery to fabric, but for this project, I decided Saral wax free paper would work best. It comes off fairly easily, so it isn’t great for highly detailed embroidery, but it’s perfect for something simple and fast like “yum yum.”
You can find Saral paper on Amazon or at your local arts & crafts supply.
Here’s what the traced word looks like. Perfect for stitching!
While working on my design for Yum Yum Strawberry Cake, I kept coming back to the idea of placemats. How fun, how easy and how very summery! I created four coordinating placemats with four different cakes in similar styles. You can find this photo in the same issue of QM, page 20.
I can’t even begin to tell you how happy these placemats make me! I hope to be able to share instructions for them very soon!
And now, the part of this post you’ve been waiting for…
The GIVEAWAYS: I have not one, but TWO giveaways today!
To enter BOTH giveaways: leave a comment letting me know what your favorite dessert is. Easy right?!
You must share contact information with your comment to be eligible to win.
First of all, I have a copy of 100 Blocks Vol. 9 for one commentor that will come directly from Quiltmaker! The winner for this issue will be chosen on Sunday, May 4. Because this issue comes from Quiltmaker, I will need to hear back from the winner ASAP or the issue will go to the next name drawn.
Next we have a giveaway directly from Sewhooked! The winner of my drawing will receive a fabric bundle and a copy of my Texas Twofer Collection! You can find Texas Twofer and many, many others in my Craftsy shop!
Love paper piecing? Consider joining my 2014 Block of the Month, Paper Piecing Vintage! The entire year will include 12 vintage-inspired designs, entirely paper pieced. Each pattern comes in 6″ and 12″ versions plus the occasional bonus pattern. That’s 24+ patterns for just $12! We also have a Facebook group and monthly giveaways to participants right here on Sewhooked! Monthly patterns are posted the first day of each month, available exclusively through Craftsy!
Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!
Winners for both 100 Blocks giveaways and for the Paper Piecing Vintage drawing announced on Monday, May 5!
Thanks so much for stopping by. If it was your first time, I do hope to see you again!
Until then, happy stitching!