Welome to week five in our sew along!
The first block for today
is the flour sifter:)
You will need E23
for the sifter.
Run the aqua strip
(cut on the bias)
through the 1/4" bias tape maker and
when you get to the end
press a curve into it for the handle.
cut and glue two pieces
from the bias strip
onto the flour sifter fabric like this:)
Now go ahead a sew!
Trim...turn...shape and press.
Baste the handle and the sifter
onto your background fabric like this.
Trace the embroidery lines
for the sifter part inside the handle.
The pattern is on page 12
of the sew along guide.
I used all 6 strands of
and a backstitch.
After all is embroidered and appliquéd...
use the 4 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
and trim the block down to
4 1/2" square.
This is the size it will need
to be to sew into your quilt:)
Now that the flour is sifted...
let's start on the cake!
You will need
E15 and E16
Trace two rectangles onto the
for the cake layers.
1 1/2" x 4"
2" x 5 1/2"
Also trace a 1" square but only
the sides and the bottom.
Pin coordinating fabric pieces
with the interfacing...
Backstitch where you stop and start
on each side of the 1" square lines.
Trim off the stem allowances.
Clip the two cleavage areas
in the cake stand bottom
with one clip all the way to
the sewing line but not through it.
Turn...shape and press.
Turn the square part using the
open seam at the top.
Center and assemble the pieces
onto the background.
Trace the embroidery line for the
glass top using the pattern
on page 13 of the sew along guide.
The top of the knob should measure
3/4" down from the top edge
of the background and the bottom
of the cake stand should measure
3/4" up from the bottom.
use all 6 strands of gray Aurifloss
I used the nutmeg Aurifloss
for the cherry stems and
two leaf buttons and two red buttons
for the cherries.
I used matching Aurifloss to stitch them on.
The Layer Cake block should measure 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" BEFORE sewing it into the quilt:)
now it's time for some cross stitch!!
I used the red Aurifloss and
3 strands for both of the blocks.
I also sewed scrappy
2 1/2" strips around the fabrics...
just like I did for the
cross stitch flowers on the
gingham in week one.
It's important to find the
exact center of these two pieces...
so press them in half both ways
and place a small safety pin
to mark the center before
sewing the strips on and placing them in a frame of hoop.
Let's start with the 350 degrees block.
Use the pattern on page 15
of the guide to do the cross stitch:)
Start in the center.
Normally you would use a
tapestry needle to cross stitch
but because this is cotton fabric
and not linen or Aida cloth
with holes in it...
you will need to use a
needle with a sharp point.
I used one of my
I would recommend the embroidery
or the chunky:)
Instead of cutting the strips off
like you did with the
cross stitch gingham flower blocks...
use your seam ripper and "un-sew"
You will need to press from
the back and trim up your block.
Trim it down to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".
This is the size it will
need to be to sew it into your quilt.
Now to stitch the recipe:)
Use the pattern on pages
17 and 18 of the guide.
because the pin is marking the center...
you know exactly where to start stitching.
"Un-sew" the strips after it's completed.
Press from the back.
I used an 8 1/2" wide ruler to center it.
Instead of using a
rotary cutter for trimming ...
I opted to use the scissors for more control.
I used the ruler for marking the line that
I would need to cut on and then used the scissors to cut right along
that line on the fabric.
Both sides trimmed...
Now for marking the top...
Sorry for the dark photos
but I had to cover the
overhead light when
taking these pictures...
because the light just made a
huge glare on the ruler and
I wanted you to be able to see the
lines on both the ruler and the fabric.
Now for the bottom.
Your block will need to measure
8 1/2" x 16 1/2" BEFORE
you sew it into the quilt:)
This is my Mom's basic cake recipe
that was my grandma's and my
great grandma's too!
I love it and I plan on
stitching it again onto linen
and framing it for my
cozy little cottage kitchen:)
Thanks for tying on your apron
and baking with me today...
Tune in next week for more