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Thursday, August 29, 2013

"Umbrella friendly Table Topper, and Lucy's cake."

Hello,

Amongst all the rose pruning last week I had my monthly sewing day on Friday. I didn't realise until about 4.00 pm on Thursday when I was checking the calendar. What was I going to make, I have some un-finished projects to work on. No, I wanted something quick to work on. I had won a jelly roll earlier on in the year and wanted to use that. A quick search on the Moda Bake Shop site and I came up with the Patio Table Topper.



"Patio Table Topper designed to go around a umbrella in the centre."

When I originally saw the pattern I had plans of changing it a bit. This didn't work out, I wanted to join all the sections together and put a embroidered piece across the centre. It just bunched up too much in the centre. Looking at the photo on the Moda site it shows the topper scrunched up to fit so I guess the gap between the pieces is OK.

"Backing fabric."

When I unwrapped the jelly roll I discovered that each and every one of the 20 pieces of fabric was cut badly. The fabric had been folded onto itself crookedly when cutting the strips. So the top part of each strip had a mountain in the middle while the bottom edge had some missing. So it was a case of either cutting the fabric and loosing quite a bit of fabric or do some creative sewing. Creative sewing won out. For the backing fabric I chose some floral fabric from my stash. I purchased about 3 metres of this cotton dressmaking fabric from a garage sale this year for the princely sum of $1.00.

"Made by Lucy."
Lucy made this stunning double layered chocolate cake last week for a friend at work. Three packets of Kit-Kat's around the side plus a couple of Oreo biscuits and M&M's with some of Betty's icing. Lucy made her own icing to go between the top and bottom layers. Icing mixture mixed with Oreo biscuits, gosh that was very yummy.

Happy days.
Bev C

17 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Bev I love that table quilt, I need one of those...I'm going to have to look that up! Wow look at that cake...JoJo would love tat LOL!

Jeanette said...

The table quilt looks lovely. Love the cake. Hugs,xx

Terri said...

Your new table topper is so charming! How fun to use it for the patio table with an umbrella above. Too bad those strips were cut so poorly. Great to read about your creativity in making them work.

That cake looks divine! Happy day to Lucy.

Anthea said...

Hi Bev, great job on the table topper, & lovely fabrics for our warm weather. Not too good re the bad cutting of the fabric, you did well to sew creatively!

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love the table topper - great idea,and chocolate cake is always welcome :)

Petra said...

Hello Bev, you did a good job your table topper is lovely i like the colors. And the cake ooo it looks very good, I can smell it and I think the taste is great with all that chocolat.
Have a good day Bev, I hope the weather is a bit better now. Over here we had a nice late summer with a lot of sun shine and it is hot for the time of the year. But I can feel and smell that the authumn is coming. I like that time of the year a lot with all the pumpkins and the nice colors in the nature.
The summer holiday is over now the kids are back to school and I'll be back at work. And it's good back to normal life holiday is lovely but back to normal is I think better. The kids had a busy year at school the youngest has his exam year and the oldest a heavy year in the second class but it is coming oke I think.
Oke Bev I wish you a lovely day and take care.
Greetings Petra.

shez said...

wow Bev your table quilt looks awesome,well done and how yummy does that cake look.xx

Fiona said...

the topper is lovely... how annoying that the jelly roll wasn't cut properly .... and I love that cake.. it has made me hungry.. I think I will have to put kitkats on my shoppin glist...
Hugz

Sue said...

Gorgeous table topper and I loooove the colours, looks good with that yummy colourful cake too. Spring colours....hmmmmm!

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Karen said...

The table topper has worked really well. It is such a shame that you had to work around a faulty jelly roll. So, extremely well done!
And the cake looks wonderful!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,

Tell Lucy that is my kind of cake. What a happy cake that is.
You did a beautiful job of using that wonderful fabric. I love Moda fabric. Thank goodness you were able to use it.
Thanks for sharing a wonderful project.
Have a wonderful day.

Nat Palaskas said...

Gorgeous colour in the table topper or Christmas tree skirt too. Love Lucy cake, really double dose of Chocolate in there - Hugs Nat

Julie said...

Gosh Bev that table quilt it just stunning, I love your colours & you have done a great job of piecing it all together. And as for that cake ... now I have serious envy - I am craving chocolate alot lately x0x0

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your table topper is beautiful, you did a wonderful job, especially considering the fabric was badly cut! Enjoy, Wendy

Nicky said...

I absolutely love this Bev, you'd never know from the finished article that you had some difficulties with the fabric, it looks perfect!

Lynda said...

Great looking cake and I love your table topper. Fantastic.