Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cake Stand quilt block

Cake Stand
November 18, 1933-Nancy Cabot published her Cake Stand quilt pattern today.  It's a pieced pattern for a change of pace from the many applique patterns that she has published this month.

Nancy wrote, " The cake stand that inevitably stood on the sideboard of every well conducted dining room years ago inspired this quilt pattern of simple design and amusing name."

Nancy suggested the Cake Stand block could be made from prints but felt it was "particularly effective in plain colors, well blended." I chose to use prints.

The Cake Stand is a very easy quilt block to make since it's main unit is the half square triangle. I chose to paper piece my 6" block however because it's a five patch block which means the size of each half square triangle is 1.2".

Below are the paper piece units I used. I eliminated a couple of the seams.

They get sewn together in the following order-

The large triangle is the last part to be added.

You can download my pattern here. An old Cake Stand pattern by The Progressive Farmer can be seen here.

Here are some links to quilts using the Cake Stand pattern-

on point zig zag setting

two color on point

with sashing

Cake Stand can be found in Electric Quilt's Blockbase program as #711.

Tomorrow-Dogwood Beauty

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