Summary: Different options for one new element in the Tarts Come to Tea.
This is a quick post to see what you think about cake plate options.
Here is one of the renditions of the Tarts Come to Tea from 4/19/2009. As you can see I redid the cup in the middle with a to go cup. I am pretty sure I have moved elements around since I took this picture.
One issue with selecting fabrics is I still have a Pamela Allen hangover and I want more pattern. The Child was in the room doing his artwork and offered up his opinion, strenuously!
I really liked the fabric with the flowers. This was the first fabric I tried and it reminded me of a china pattern.
I thought this was more like a china pattern than the fabric in the first example and less regular.
The blue plate special fabric was appealing. The Child thought it was too regular.
The pink melted a bit into the orange background, though I thought it picked up the other pinks in the piece.
I finally gave in and tried a dark-ish blue. Before I did, The Child would just roll his eyes at me when I showed him the above choices and remind me that none of them were solids. He didn’t really care about any other fabrics or patterns in the quilt.
I finally gave in to certain individuals and created a solid blue cake plate.
I wanted to see a different cake plate, so I made another pattern and cut it out of patterned fabric. I really like this version of the cake plate. It is definitely busier and the cake isn’t highlighted as much.
I am thinking of adding a cherry to this cake.