This year, as in many past, I received fabric as a Christmas Gift. My daughter-in-law gifted me with two beautiful Layer Cakes. The fabrics were very random and scrappy. This is how Cake Charm was born.
I am always looking for designs that lend themselves to custom quilting. Also, many of the fabrics were so cute, I hated to cut them up to small! This is how I came up with the large snowball blocks.
You will also see that there are two rows of hourglass blocks. I created these from the remnants of the snowballs. As you may know, I hate to waste fabric. By sewing one extra line on the snowball, I was able to make quick and easy half-square triangles. I combined these to make the hourglass blocks.
This is where the fun started!
I started with a Pro-Stitcher pattern that I altered to fit. Then I added hand-guided feathers and pebbles. The combination fills the space and provides lots of texture.