Thursday, August 04, 2016

How to Piece the Cake Stand Quilt Block

Piecing a Cake Stand quilt block is pretty easy, despite the fact that it isn't laid out as a simple block with columns and rows.  That triangle corner isn't as difficult as it might look as long as you sew and cut accurately.  Start out by laying out all of your patches like this:

Sew the large center triangles together to make a square.
Next, sew the four side half square triangle units.  Make sure you trim off those dog ears so you don't have extra fabric sticking out of sides!
Sew the pairs of side triangles together - watch which way those point are going, you want them to look like this picture.
Sew the large center half square triangle to the side triangles along with the small square to make the top of the basket.
Now, sew the two small triangles to the ends of the rectangles for the sides.  Again, pay close attention to which way they face, it's easy to accidentally sew them facing the same way and they need to be opposites.
The next step is to sew these to the sides of the basket.  Press toward the rectangles and trim the dog ears off at the bottom!
Lastly, sew the background triangle to the bottom of the block.  Center it where the triangle points meet.  Press toward the triangle and trim the dog ears.

Isn't this a fun block?  You can download the pattern with measurements here.  I made a neat project out of this, but you will have to wait a little longer to see it, I think it'll be worth the wait!

Keep an eye on the Island Batik Ambassador blogs - we have a blog hop coming up in a few days and it's going to be a fun one!

You will see lots of great projects featuring the Spring and Summer lines from Island Batik, there will be some great giveaways as well as fun summer recipes - you won't want to miss that!

I'm also involved in a Row Along blog hop in September:

The Road Home-wide

I am super excited to share the row I designed!  And you won't believe all the awesome rows that will be available - mark your calendar for this one for sure.  With all these events coming up, I better go get some quilting done!  

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