Thursday, January 15, 2015

Snapshots Sew Along - Block 1 - Let Them Eat Cake

Great news, the first pattern for the Fat Quarter Shop's Snapshots Sew Along is available!  The wait is finally over.

The first block is named Let Them Eat Cake.

Here is my finished block.

The pattern uses a green print fabric for the cake stand but I substituted the pink fabric from an earlier Bonnie and Camille line for my cake stand, because if I really had a cake stand it would be pink.

I cut and pieced this block in an afternoon, the directions were easy to follow and the block easy to piece.

Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop has released a video tutorial for this block. Link to video, click here.

 The Let Them Eat Cake pattern is available here.  Link to pattern, click here.

The pattern is a free download, but the Fat Quarter Shop is asking for a donation of at least $5 for the pattern to St. Jude Children's Hospital.   Link to donation page, click here.

There are some other quilters who are sewing along, you can check out their progress below:

Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way
Pat Sloan of The Voice of Quilting
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
Pam Viera-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Stephanie Kendron of The Modern Sewciety
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studios
Jessie Fincham of Messy Jesse

Be sure to post your finished block on your blog or twitter, instagram or facebook using #fqssnapshots.  I'll be looking for your block!


  1. A beautiful cake plate indeed!
    Thanks for the links... I'll go check it out!

  2. I love your pink cake stand, Thelma! And thanks so much for tagging my blog!

  3. I agree, a pink cake stand is the way to go!! I am making the final
    Decision on what fat quarters I want to use and making my block today!!

  4. how exciting...I added you link to my blog roll and am off to find some fabric!

  5. pattern printed and fabric ideas kicking around. I hope to get the fabric cut tonight and sewn this weekend. I would like to keep up with this QAL. I dropped the ball on their Wishes QAL last year. I still plan on finishing that one. I just have to stay focused.

  6. Love your cakeplate and background fabric!!! I need to get started.

  7. Thelma, your cake baked up so incredibly sweet! Love your fabric selections!


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