Monday, May 23, 2011

A Cakewalk and a Big Thank You...

As you know I havn't been able to post because I have just been sew busy getting ready for Spring Market...which will start in the morning for me when I teach at schoolhouse!
I'm excited and a little nervous at the same time because this is my first market...first schoolhouse and first fabric wish me luck!
I have enjoyed reading you're sweet comments about my Vintage Dishes pattern...A big THANK YOU to all of you my sweet bloggy friends! are the best and I appreciate all of your kind words.

I thought I would show you another one of my newest patterns..."Cakewalk"...

I named it Cake walk because they remind me of all of the cakes lined up on the table for the cakewalk.

What is a Cakewalk you ask?...

We used to have a "cakewalk" every year as part of our towndays celebration in the small town of Herriman, Utah where I grew up.
I remember that my mother, grandmother, aunts and great aunts would all bake thier favorite cakes for donating to the cakewalk.
On the morning of the celebration, the first thing that my brothers and sisters and I would do was to purchase a ticket to enter.
I can still see all of the beautifully decorated cakes on the tables with a number beside each one!
We would try to guess who had made them and what kind they were.
If you have never experienced a cakewalk, this is how I remember it:
We would buy a ticket (proceeds went to the towndays fund) and stand in line
for the next available spot. (About 10 people would go around at the same time)
There were several pieces of colored construction paper taped to the floor
forming a large circle.

 Alot of the papers were blank but other papers each had a number written on them that each corresponded with a numbered cake.
Whoever was in charge also ran the record player and as soon as the record started to play, we would "walk" around the circle, stepping from paper to paper until the record was stopped...and then we had to remain on the paper that we had landed on.
If we were lucky there was a number on that paper and we won the cake with the same number!
New papers would then be taped onto
the floor to replace the old ones and the cakewalk would continue with a new group of participants.
The process would be repeated until all of the cakes were gone.
We always came home with 2-3 cakes because we had a large family and all of us participated!
I remember that "Cakewalks" were also a part of our family reunions, school functions and church activities....all of them were treasured childhood memories for me.
Wouldn't it be fun to have a cakewalk at a quilt event or retreat? about a cupcake walk?
Isn't that a good idea?....I think so...
don't you?

If you are interested in purchasing my new patterns...Material Girls and Pipers have them now...I just delivered to them! Look on my sidebar to click onto thier websites...just in case they don't have them on the site yet, you can give them a call.
I have several more patterns to reveal and as soon as I have a few minutes I will show you more:)
Okay I go to market!

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40 comments: said...

Enjoy every minute of your first market!! You deserve to be there and take it all in! Your new patterns are simply delightful. Wish I were in Utah.. Have a great time and good luck.

Little Pieces of My Life said...

Oh Lori, you'll do great! Your so talented!
I LOVE both of your new patterns
I can't wait to order the Vintage Dishes pattern. It's going to be my summer project.
I was so excited about your last post I talked about it on my blog
and posted a couple of your photos
linking to your site.
Good luck, smile big, and have fun at market.
Hugs, Karen

notes of sincerity said...

Oh Lori. That is the most precious pattern! I am very familiar with cake walks. :o)
You are going to do a fabulous job at market. :o) What a treat it would be to meet in person!!
I must have these two patterns, so will hop over to your side bar! :o)
Have a lovely week.
Sincerely, Trish

Kathleen Grace said...

i love evry one of your whimsical, beautiful designs Lori! Congratulations on your first Quilt Market (I'm dying to go!) and your fabric line. I know you'll be a huge hit. Have fun:>)

Mommarock said...

Wow! Fantastic patterns.. if the others are this great.. I can't wait to see more :)
I remember cakewalks too. We did them at our church. A little different though. When you walked around the circle they then drew a number and if your number was the lucky number you got to go and choose any of the donated cakes you wanted. Whooo hoooo! I think we used almost ALL of our tickets trying to get us a cake.

Teresa said...

First loved the teacups and now love the cakes. My Emblem Club as a small fair each year with a cake walk. So much fun.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Katherine said...

Love your new patterns, Lori!

Wendy said...

Yet another fab quilt - good enough to eat!! Have a great time at market.

It's funny how you're talking about a cakewalk as a cakewalk over here is a fairground ride, an old-fashioned one, where you have to walk along a floor which is shaking and rotating up and around. I think I prefer your version!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lori, I am always so amazed at your talent and creativity. And wow, you brought back some memories about cakewalks. I remember them from years ago at church functions. They were always fun! Hope you do well at Market.

Pots and Pins said...

You will love market and market will love you! Your new patterns are both HOME RUNS! Beautiful, sweet and so, so fun! Good luck (although you won't need it!) and take lots of pictures! xo, Nan

ytsmom said...

Wow, that brings back memories! Our 'homecoming' had a cake walk sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary. The numbers were spray-painted on a concrete pad. There were some specialties that the ladies brought every year. It was so much fun! Thanks

Sandy said...

I knew I was going to like Vintage Dishes...adorable...and now Cake Walk...will have to have both of cute! I love the story of the cakewalk...brought back memories of ours at school. Have fun at will do great!

pinkquilter said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Cake walk!!! Have to have it! I was laughing when you were talking about how the cake walks were done. I remember many a lady hitting the floor from wresling with another over a chair. It was all in good fun. but it was always funny watching!

Mama Bell said...

Thanks for taking time to blog at this busy time! We are all rooting for your success and absolutely LOVE your new fabric line!! You go girl!

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

Oh I remember the cake walks that they used to have when I was a little girl. Everyone would bring their best cakes to show off :) My sister and I loved to play and when we won at ours you got to stand in front of the cake table and pick your favorite. So fun!
Have fun at the market and your new cake walk quilt is so pretty Lori :)

a little bit biased said...

I LOVE that pattern Lori! I've gotta have it! Great job and congrats on all your successes this year! You deserve it and I can't wait to see you soon.


•stephanie• said...

how am i supposed to decide which to make first . . . vintage dishes or cake walk.
both are perfection.
congratulations on the patterns and the fabric, lori!
(i've been looking longingly at my fat quarter bundle of sew cherry since it arrived a couple of days ago. i need the patterns NOW so i know how much additional fabric to purchase. hurry!!!!!!!!!)

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Lori!
Just love the patterns so I HAD TO purchase them today! The people at Pipers were so friendly and helpful. Can't wait for them to arrive!

Anonymous said...

the cake walk pattern is so nice!!!

Bolo heads said...

I totally need to get this pattern, I don't think a house is complete with out a cake stand, I love them.
You are still my favorite, and this is just the icing on the cake so to speak.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Lovely patterns! Have a great market experience!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Oh, how cute! I love your Cake Walk quilt. Have fun at Market!

My Vintage Mending said...

Lori, the fabric came yesterday in the mail...bright, bold, unique, whimsical. I cannot say enough. I ordered a ten inch piece of each. I cannot wait to get started on something with it. Thanks for the inspiration and lovely fabric to work with. Smiles..Renee

deb said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Cakewalk!!!!!!!!!!!

Anne Marie... said...

wow!! you are incredibly talented...that pattern is so cute -

so nice to meet you!
xo+farm blessings,
Anne Marie

Jan Marie said...

Your class at market was great. I got tons of pictures and a bundle of sew cherry at sample spree. What a fun week.

Wendy said...

Blogger is being weird - I'm sure I commented on this post last week! I love the cakewalk pattern, it's so cool! I wanted to tell you that a cakewalk in the UK, well in England at least, is a fairground ride. You walk along it and it shakes and wobbles, it's an old-fashioned ride. Think I prefer your version!

Wendy said...

Blogger is being weird - I'm sure I commented on this post last week! I love the cakewalk pattern, it's so cool! I wanted to tell you that a cakewalk in the UK, well in England at least, is a fairground ride. You walk along it and it shakes and wobbles, it's an old-fashioned ride. Think I prefer your version!

carol said...

This post came just in time for me to give me the idea to do a "cake walk" game for the kids I taught at church last Sunday! (sharing time)Thanks!

Carrie said...

Congratulations on what looks to have been an awesome, amazing, fabulously successful Market for you! With your beautiful fabrics and quilts, it was a given!

Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing Sew Cherry in my local quilt shop. (If they don't get it, I'm moving!)

Kristyne said...

YOU'RE the one who designed that Vintage Dishes quilt I loved so much at market? AND Cakewalk? Wow! Lori, we met for like 2 seconds at the bloggers meetup and I just wanted to say how nice it was to meet you and to also thank you so much for the little treat - it came in handy on the plane home :)

Wow, can't believe that was YOU!

See ya 'round.

Vickie E said...

Hi Lori, Just wanted to say that it was great to meet you at market. Thank you for the pattern and the lil treat too. I love Sew Cherry. I was a lucky one to get a bundle at sample spree. ;)

A Vintage Chic said...

Can't wait to get to Utah next month--I love going to Material Girls with my Mom! I'll be taking home your fabric & some patterns--LOVE them!


Marydon said...

Your newest follower ... just gorgeous fabrics, Lori.
Have a lovely week ~

ayumills said...

Oh my goodness! Those quilts can't be cuter! I am totally in LOVE!!!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Lori, I'm so excited for you...and can't wait to get my hands on your fabric and some of your new patterns. You are to be so proud of all your hard work. Rest if you can, we need to see all that talent you hold inside.

RobynK said...

Love the yummy quilts!

Annie said...

Cake walk is just adorable, must order that one.

: )


April said...

So fun to meet you at market! xoxo April
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Julie said...

i love ALL your patterns! LOve the boy in the apron pics! My favorites. heehee. Having boys is fun :D

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