Tuesday, March 8, 2016

'Piece O' Cake' Tops Finished! San Jose Quilt Museum...

Piece of Cake blocks with borders first version.

First version close-up.

Second version close-up.

Piece O' Cake blocks with borders second version.

Lots of rain here. There was some sun earlier when I took these pictures, now it's clouded over again.
That time of the year!
I finished sewing on borders to finish these two tops made with 'Piece O' Cake' blocks in the center.
The tops are approx. 54" x 44". Since reading the book, Amish Crib Quilts from the MidWest by Janneken Smucker, I've been inspired to use borders. Borders give 'eye' interest I think. 
And yes, I used vibrant colors to say the least, the center blocks were pieced in summer and these two quilt tops are for two very 'bright' little girls.

The San Jose Quilt Museum has an exhibition coming up that I can't miss. 'Blanket Statements', new quilts by Kaffe Fassett, inspired by historical quilts. The dates are March 12 - April 28, 2016.
Always a good reason to visit "funkytown", see some family and new Kaffe quilts too. Talk about using bright colors!

Share some inspiration and a smile!


  1. I don't think (ahem) that I have ever (!) mentioned how much I admire your use of colour? Another amazing finish.

    1. Thank you! I'm enjoying your watching your progress on your new project, very inspiring to me.

  2. These are great! You are right, too, about how much a border can add. I love your bold use of colours in these and the pieced bits are a good touch.

  3. two very beautiful pieces Janie,. vibrant and fresh....happiness in cloth.