Sunday, 15 August 2010

ice cream and cake

Our daughter Ellie turned 12 on Friday. She wanted cheesecake this year so we put some berries on top. We already ate the cake with the # 1.  I wanted a picture because once they were finished they reminded me of those tests for colour know the ones with the different coloured circles. Everybody thought that was a hoot!

Several years ago I made a cake and ice cream quilt. I was relatively new to machine quilting and I was enjoying piecing stripy quilts using fabric chosen around a common theme.  I cut and pieced the fabric in simple stripes and quilted each stripe differently and in keeping with the theme.

 It ended up being like a machine quilting sampler. It was a fun excuse to try new things and find out what worked and what didn't. I learned a lot and the kids still enjoy snuggling under it, particularly on special days.If you click on the photos you'll get a better view of the stitching.  It's been  machine quilted on fleece and looks pretty good considering that its been well loved for at least 5 years.


Trudi said...

Mmm, looks yummy! I hope Ellie had a great birthday!

Martha said...

She did. Thanks Trudi. They grow up so fast don't they!