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 blindness...you 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.