I set to it at full throttle last night, determined to sew a cake in the time it would take someone to make a real one - I, on the other hand like to keep Mr Kipling et.al. busy in the baking department, so all timings are approximate.
So here is what I came up with...
I think it looks pretty good, in a '90 year old lady' kind of way!
I would have liked to have gone more wonky, scrappy and colourful, but it's not for me.
The finished block measures 18" square and I am planning on using one of the other blue florals on the back, with a couple of buttons to close. I'll bind it in the same print as the top tier. I need to line this panel as the back is a rather messy, but I am not going to quilt it, as am happy with it as is and don't want to spoil it.
I just need to read up on how to do buttonholes, I know I have the 'contraption' somewhere!
November 5th is my deadline to get it all finished and delivered, so panic over, for now.
Thank you again for all your help and direction on this one - I hope you think I have cooked up a good 'un.