Piece of Cake - Feb 12th - Kate (k8orlando)

K8OrlandoJanuary 11, 2011

I know this is early to start this post but I had a question today by email from one of our Piece of Cakers. She wanted to know how to place the white-on-white fabric so I though if she had a question, others might too.

Hope these pictures help!

Kate

This is how the white and 1930s fabric are placed:

And here's a few blocks placed together:

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sandlapper_rose

Thanks for posting that, Kate. I printed out your block instructions yesterday and began wondering which way you want the block to look, so this answers it! Now I need to see what I have in 1930's looking fabric. If not enough, it might be a few days before I can drive somewhere to buy some. We are still waiting for our roads, parking lots, and driveways to melt after the snow and freezing rain of earlier this week. A little inconvenient, but it sure is pretty to look out the window and see snow!
Have a good day.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 9:50AM
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K8Orlando

If any of you in my group don't have a 1930s-type fabric, I'm OK with a polka dot as long as the colors aren't too saturated and the dots are white.

Kate

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 10:03AM
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cindykg23

OR, anyone who doesn't have 30's - let me know & I'll send you some. If you specify a particular color you'd like to use, I can probably oblige. I have lots of 30's & would love to share! :) No charge, of course! - just one quilter helping out another:)

~Cindy

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 10:09AM
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K8Orlando

Cindy - that's very generous! Are they left over from a project or are you a "collector"? Once Bill got me hooked on 1930's I started to pick up fqs of them almost every time I shop. I recently heard them described as happy fabric and I have to agree with that. Sometimes they even make me laugh: I simply can't resist the ones with rabbits, ducks and kittens. This is definitely a throwback to my happy childhood in the happy 1950s.

"Duck and cover!"

Kate

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 10:27AM
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K8Orlando

Hey! That just gave me a name for this quilt: Bunny, Duck & Cover!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 10:38AM
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sandlapper_rose

Okay, ladies, you have me smiling! I found appropriate fabric for your block, Kate, and have the block completed. Maybe it's just me, but I am enjoying the exchange even more with this simpler blocks. I hope that's the case for everyone.

I'll mail your block soon, Kate. I love the name for the quilt!

Cindy, you are so thoughtful to offer to share some 1930's fabric with those in the group who need it. I don't know why, but there are certain fabrics that our local shops don't carry. Then I have to go online and order those. This isn't related to anything anyone in particular requested in the Birthday Block Exchange, just a general observation. For example, I used to love to use those blends of one color which had shading of light, medium, and dark and I can't find those locally any more. Oh, well, fabric trends change just like everything else.

Have fun, quilters!
Jeanne

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 11:44AM
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tinyteena

Just bumping this post back to page one

Kristene (tinyteena)

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 5:01PM
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sandlapper_rose

Kate,
I mailed your birthday block today so it should be there by the end of the week. Sorry to be a bit early, but I have lots going on at the end of the month and knew that early was better than late!
Jeanne

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 5:41PM
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K8Orlando

Thanks for letting me know, Jeanne. I'll be watching for it.

This year I plan to try my hardest not to open any squishies until my birthday. Really. I'm serious. Stop laughing!

Kate

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 5:51PM
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K8Orlando

Got my 1st squishy today! So exciting!
Thanks Jeanne!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 9:21PM
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teresa_nc7

K8,
Your block from me is in the mail today!

Teresa

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 9:47AM
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K8Orlando

I'll be watching!
Thanks for letting me know!
Kate

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 10:19AM
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tinyteena

Just bumping this thread back to page 1

Kristene (tinyteena)

    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 3:54PM
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K8Orlando

I received Teresa's block today! Thank you!

This is so exciting!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 4:38PM
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K8Orlando

I received a package from Cindy (quiltpartner) today. That's 3 blocks and it isn't even February yet!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 11:22PM
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kay_in_pa

Kate, your block went into the mail this morning. Hope it doesn't slip on the ice on its way!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 9:04PM
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lindaoh_gw

Kate, I have your block finished and will get it in the mail as soon as we dig out of this blizzard. It is still blowing and snowing tonight. I am not planning on going to work tomorrow.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 9:48PM
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polardreams

Kate, I mailed your block this afternoon. Wishing you an early happy birthday!
Sue/polardream

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 4:59PM
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lindaoh_gw

Kate, we are finally able to get out and I will mail your block on my way to work in the morning. We couldn't get our back door open, it was blocked by snow. We could open the front door but there is a snowdrift about 2 feet deep just outside the door. This afternoon we had someone plow our driveway and he shoveled the snow away from the back door so I could pay him.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 5:25PM
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magothyrivergirl

Hi Kate ~ I took your block to the post office today. It should be there in time for your birthday.
I am anxious to see all your blocks together.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 3:52PM
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micyrey

hello
kate I have your block done and will have it in the mail next monday.
I dont think it will make it for your birthday,
sorry
michelle

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 9:03PM
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K8Orlando

Thank you, All!! I'll be watching for them.

Kate

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 10:01PM
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patti60

i mailed your block hope you get it in time. i'm finally able to log in.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 11:27PM
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dragonflyusc

I made your block and will mail it tomorrow! This was my first time working with 1930's fabric. They're quite cute!

Andrea

    Bookmark   February 6, 2011 at 11:31AM
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K8Orlando

It's not my birthday yet, but I have so many envelopes (unopened still!) I thought I would give you the update.

I have mail from:
Cindy
Teresa
Jeanne
Kay
Sue
Marsha
Patti
Linda

Michelle's and Andrea's are on the way!

Kate :~))

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 6:22PM
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micyrey

hello kate
I will have your sent today, will be late for your birthday but not too much
I waited to open all mine on my birthday too, it was a lot of fun
michelle

    Bookmark   February 8, 2011 at 10:03AM
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K8Orlando

Thanks Michelle!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2011 at 2:00PM
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K8Orlando

One more package today: Andrea's arrived!

Cindy
Teresa
Jeanne
Kay
Sue
Marsha
Patti
Linda
Andrea

    Bookmark   February 9, 2011 at 7:50PM
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chickie1

Hey mailed your block on Tuesday. You should be getting it soon.
Darlene

    Bookmark   February 10, 2011 at 10:45PM
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K8Orlando

Darlene - I received it yesterday! Talk about fast delivery!!!

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 6:03AM
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sandlapper_rose

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday, dear Kate.
Happy Birthday to you.

Happy birthday wishes are being sent your way from all of your friends in the Birthday Block Exchange. Enjoy your special day and be sure to have a piece of cake!

To honor you on this special day, you can be our Quilter of the Day!

Jeanne

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 7:11AM
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lindaoh_gw

Happy birthday Kate!
Linda OH

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 9:18AM
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magothyrivergirl

I hope you are still snuggled in bed to begin your Birthday weekend. Have a great weekend.
Happy Birthday!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 9:49AM
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faintheart

Happy Birthday, Kate! Have a wonderful day filled with lots of joy and wonderful surprises.

Dee

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 10:45AM
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K8Orlando

What a fun day! I have opened all of the packages I've received from the Cakers and am thrilled with the fabrics and the beautiful quality of the sewing. Thank you all so much!

I'll try to get a picture posted later this weekend. You'll be surprised to see how many of them are blue, but you won't be surprised at how pretty they all are. It's a treasure trove!

Kate

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 2:40PM
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K8Orlando

I'm still waiting on a couple blocks but thought it would be fun to post a picture of what I have received. This layout includes the 2011 birthday blocks (Buckeye Beauty), plus several blocks from my 2010 birthday blocks (London Square), along with a few blocks I've made myself.

I'll switch the colors around a little before I decide where they all go. I wasn't sure how to put these two patterns together but I like this layout a lot, using the London Square blocks as the border. There will be a 3" border between the set of Buckeye Beauty blocks and the London Square blocks but I haven't decided on the fabric for that yet. I have fabric to make several more Buckeye Beauties, too!

Here's a sketch of the plan.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 5:30PM
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K8Orlando

Updated list of received blocks:
Cindy
Teresa
Jeanne
Kay
Sue
Marsha
Patti
Linda
Andrea
Darlene

Michelle, I know yours is on the way; I'll let you know when it arrives.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 5:48PM
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teresa_nc7

Love the blocks and the layout, K8! I would not have thought to use the other blocks for the border, but it looks gr8!

Teresa

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 11:31PM
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tinyteena

I agree Kate. The two different blocks and colors blend in well. Fantastic use of the 2 years of birthday blocks to produce one large quilt.

Kristene (tinyteena)

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 2:05AM
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K8Orlando

Thanks! Last year I picked a very difficult block, although I didn't realize it at the time. That experience taught me to always make a block before I select it! Several of the member of my group last year struggled with it and some of the blocks ended up being a pretty weird size or shape. I felt badly about picking that one and was very glad I could incorporate the usable blocks in this quilt! The others I plan to use to make throw pillows for the bed.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 8:33AM
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sandlapper_rose

Thanks for posting the pictures. That is great how you can use the two blocks together. How imaginative!
Enjoy Valentine's Day!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 9:45AM
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dragonflyusc

What an excellent idea to combine multiple years of blocks into one larger quilt. I'll have to keep that in mind if I manage to make it through 2 more years of birthday block exchange! They look lovely.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 1:33PM
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magothyrivergirl

Those 2 blocks look great together - a wonderful idea.
The London square is perfect as the border squares.
Thanks for posting the picture.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 2:10PM
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K8Orlando

I have my block from macbeaner. Thanks, Virginia! Love the color!

    Bookmark   February 18, 2011 at 6:02PM
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