Got Cake?

Introducing Cake Mix Recipe Papers from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company

What's all the hub-bub about cake?  Well it's cake after all (my favorite is chocolate with chocolate frosting ☺) .  but  because it's January I am trying to make some lower calorie/better calorie choices for my daily indulgence........when  -  HELLO ! - along comes quilting genius Carrie Nelson with a calorie free solution for me.  

Deeply satisfying, certainly an indulgence, I can partake as often as I wish and never have to log a single calorie in my smartphone's fitness app.

Carrie's brand new CAKE MIX RECIPES have just arrived here at Rocking Chair Quilts!

So what is a Cake Mix?  It’s a 10″ x 10″ pad of triangle paper sized for using with Layer Cakes. There are 45 sheets in each pad – one for each piece of fabric in a Layer Cake plus a few extras for “testing”.  (click on the Cake Mix images below to see more details for each)

*Recipes?  There are four different grids so there are 4 different recipes.  Two of the recipes make two different sizes of half-triangle squares from the same paper, and the remaining two recipes make a single size half-triangle square on each sheet.

Each recipe pad includes at least four block options for the HTSs made with that recipe grid.  There is also information on simple settings and layouts, and how big the quilts would be.

The specifics about each Cake Mix are:

  • Recipe 1 – 4″ and 8″ finished
  • Recipe 2– 2 1/4″ and 4 1/2″ finished.
  • Recipe 3 – 2″ finished
  • Recipe 4 – 4″ and/or 3 3/4″ finished

The number of recipe cards required to make a block varies – it depends on the block and the recipe.…  it’s kind of like how many slices of cake you can get from a 9″ square cake.  It all depends on how you cut it – squares or rectangles – and how big the pieces are.

Each Cake Mix pad includes a quote from Julia Child.  My favorite is – "A party without cake is just a meeting."   Layer Cakes and Cake Mixes.*

*this text  has been excerpted from Carrie Nelson's BLOG post on the Moda Cutting Table Blog.

Here is Carrie's Video Demo of her Cake Mix 2 Recipe:


Just to get your thinker thinking, here is a collage of the quilts the crew over at Moda have been making..  We are working on some cake mix quilts here at the shop and hope to add our photos here too.   (A click on each picture will enlarge it)

Thanks Carrie! Miss Rosie's Quilt Company's designs and patterns are always on the top of our list. 

Thanks to all of you who are reading this  post - if you are dreaming of making a cake mix quilt, and your dream becomes a REAL quilt we would love to see your photos too.

WAYS TO SHARE a photo of your cake mix quilt with us:

  • Post your photo on Instagram and tag us  # rockingchairquilts 
  • post your photo on our Facebook page- CLICK HERE to get to the Facebook page.
  • Tweet a photo @makeaquilt  or tag us in your tweet @MakeAQuilt
  • send your photo in an email to me :
  • If you live nearby you can pop in during SHOP HOURS each week we'll take photo of your quilt for you.


  • Please use the comments area below for comments and questions

Until we blog again - Enjoy the Sew!® - Carol