Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Celebration!

This is post number 555 and it falls on my 55th birthday.  The coming together of these two events calls for a celebration.  And a celebration calls for cake!  Quilters want their Layer Cake!

So I'm having a giveaway.  Leave a comment here telling me the name and designer of your favorite quilt pattern that uses a layer cake.  On Sunday, I'll have a drawing (using the random number generator app) and the winner will receive the fabric layer cake of her (or his) choice, limted only by the stock on hand at my favorite online quilt shops.  (In case you are not familiar with this term, Layer Cakes are collections of 10" squares of fabric.  Made originally by Moda Fabrics, they are similar to charm packs except each piece of fabric is larger.  They typically include 42 pieces of fabric, one of each design in the collection, but the number can vary.)   

And look what I got for my birthday!  This was my present from me, to me!


 
When I first heard about the AccuQuilt Go fabric cutter, I was not really interested.  It seemed like a gimmick.  Then I saw more, including some quilts and other items made (or cut) by bloggers with a AccuQuilt Go or Go Baby.  Still, I thought I wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost.
 
But Olde City Quilts, one of my local quilt shops, had a great "Black Friday" price on the Go Baby and dies.   Now the price was low enough to justify getting it for only limited use.  While they didn't actually have the dies I wanted, I figured I could find them online; I ended up getting my dies from Amazon.com (great prices).  I will use the hexagon die to cut hexies from scraps; I figure it will save a lot of time for this job.  I will use the butterfly die for an applique quilt wall hanging. 
 
Remember, leave a comment about layer cake quilt patterns for a chance to win a Layer Cake.  And while you're leaving a comment, let me know about your experience with the Go Baby, if applicable. 
 
 

22 comments:

karen said...

I recently made a dresden plate from a layer cake, & it turned out really cute. That's the only time I've used one, so I guess that is my favorite pattern (so far).

Jan said...

Congratulations on your 55 (twice).
My favorite designer is Barbara
Brackman - anything she designs
with layer cakes or anything else.
Jan


Jan said...

I love, love, love anything French General fabrics (Moda) especially the Rouenneries Deux line, Happy 55.

Janice

Jan said...

I love, love, love anything French General fabrics (Moda) especially the Rouenneries Deux line, Happy 55.

Janice

Darlene said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you. I hope your day is full of everything that makes you smile.

Awesome gift from you to you. I'm anxious to see what you do with your 'gift'. My Go! Cutter sits in the closet because I don't allow myself time to simply play with it.

I find myself buying Layer Cakes over other precuts because they are very versatile. I think my favorite designer and designs would be Big Schnibble patterns by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.

Teri said...

Happy....Happy......my favorite layer cake is Chateau Rouge by French General....it is my favorite fabric of all time....I would love to have a Go Baby, but they are expensive and the dies are really expensive....everyone is doing a lot of great things with it.....

Linda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
MY FAVORITE LAYER CAKE IS INDEPENDENCE TRAIL!
DO NOT HAVE A GO BABY,BUT THEY SOUND INTERESTING! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Sunnybec said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I won a GO though have to admit I haven't used it as much as I thought I would, like Teri says the dies are expensive.

My favourite designer is Fig Tree and I like Sunkissed Jewel Box which is a free pattern on Moda Bake Shop.

Sue said...

Happy Birthday !

My favorite line of fabric is French general by Moda and I am currently using my layer cake of Rounneries Deux for my Calendar girls quilt.
Layer cakes are my favorite to purchase for projects !

Susan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! What a fun gift to give yourself! I don't have a GO! so I can't offer any tips there. I just purchased a pattern from Melissa Corry that uses a layer cake---it is Summer Breeze. I hope it will be a breeze to make!

dortha said...

Happy birthday. What a perfect way to get exactly what you want for a gift, buy it yourself. I do that sometimes. I love Me and My Sister designs and Miss Rosie patterns. Don't have a go but did think about it Black Friday. I hope you enjoy yours.

Mary said...

I love Blackbird Designs and Minick and Simpson. Carrie at Miss Rosie's Schnibbles patterns work great with layer cakes. Congratulations and thank you for the chance to win.

Mary

Julie said...

I actually just found my new favorite !!! It is Twilight Tango by Little Louise Designs. Happy 55 and thank you for a great giveaway.

Vicky said...

The latest layer cake pattern that has caught my eye is "Baskets of Marmalade" by Cotton Way.

Congrats on your 555th! And happy birthday!! Wishing you a year full of happy sewing!

Kate said...

Happy birthday! I like patterns like this one for layer cakes: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/08/the-dark-sideor-not-layer-cake-quilt.html They just seems like the right size for big, simple blocks.

Thelma said...

Congratulations on post 555 and Happy Birthday! We are the same age, but I'm only at 519 on my blog! I've just started appreciating the power of layer cakes. There's more fabric in those things than meets the eye!

I've thought about this for a couple of days and I like Terry Atkinsons layer cake pattern "Show".

Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.

Carol said...

My favourite layer cake patterns are Carrie Nelson's in the Schnibble books. Her patterns are the best!
Have a great birthday.

KateKwiltz said...

What great synchronicity! Happy Birthday!

(and I'm partial to one of my own patterns with a layer cake, not sure that counts). :)

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

oohhh, I love "Go Tell it on the Mountain" by Konda Luckau.
What a great give a way... Happy Birthday to you!
Tisha

Michele said...

Happy Birthday to you. I love to buy precuts. They're so versatile. I am partial to Blackbird Designs, layer cakes, charm paks. There's no way I could afford to buy yardage of all their lovely fabrics. I love the way they all play together. I used my Blueberry Layer Cake and used the Arrowhead block, by Anita Solomon. What fun I had with that! Quick quilt too. I would like to try Broken Dishes. I think that would be fun using a layer cake. Hope I win!

La Reyes said...

Feliz Cumpleaños!!!! desde Barcelona, Reyes.

Marit said...

Happy Birthday Cathy!
; )

Thank you for a lovely comment to my 333 post (true) I am a bit past 33 y o a though. I have a design of my own for a layer cake, that I would like to try out. Have fun with your Go cutter. I love using mine...

; )