Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cherry Cake



These sweet Lancaster cake stand blocks were received as part of a swap, and I have decided to put them together with alternating appliqued blocks with a cherry theme.  Now I'll have to look for a real cherry cake recipe - does anyone have a good one?



Received these darling appliqued baskets recently from another block exchange in which we made the baskets from Blackbird Designs' Cold Wind Blows book.  Just think they are adorable and will add a few more to make a doll quilt this winter. 

Its a beautiful day today and a little warmer after cold weather for this part of California - 29 degrees the last two mornings.  Thank goodness our lemon tree doesn't look too worse for wear though.  The remaining turkey is bubbling away on the stove for soup this next week.  Its definitely soup weather!

9 comments:

Janet said...

What pretty blocks!! I especially like the appliqued wreath. So how many months of the year do you get usable lemons from a lemon tree? My mouth is watering at the possibilities... :0)

Janet said...

I love all your blocks. The alternating applique one looks perfect, I love it.

Lori said...

I love what you have started with the cake stand blocks. The applique in the center looks terrific!!

Mary said...

I love those blocks, Dixie! Your idea for a cherry cake quilt sounds so pretty. I wish I had a cake recipe to share - have you tried an internet search?

When I lived in So Cal I had a lemon tree - I still miss it. Our high the few days before Thanksgiving was lower than your low. Yep, it was cold here but today should hit 39. I don't care as long as the roads aren't icy. I think it's probably a lot colder where Lori lives, though.

Linda C said...

l recognize those blocks, l think one of them is mine. They look great with your applique block. Mine are still waiting for inspiration.

Libby said...

Cherry cake - what a great idea. Hope you find just the perfect recipe to go with your darling quilt!

Karen said...

The quilt blocks made with the Lancaster style fabrics caught my eye right away. Good idea!

Meredith said...

The cake blocks are adorable. I am working on the final placement for my baskets and hope to sew the quilt top together soon. The baskets are fun to make.

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful