Friday, July 13, 2007

Summer Birthday Gifts

EM's Doll Quilt

Here's the little doll quilt I made for my niece. I used scraps leftover form the larger star quilt top I finished recently. This went together really quickly because the rectangular shapes were already precisely cut and all the fabrics coordinate well.

I had this cute dessert fabric for the back. Cutie Pie's mommy makes beautiful desserts and decorated cakes: EM's Doll Quilt back

I was thinking of doing a little kid apron, but go figure... a quilt is easier for me than an apron...

This is what I stitched up for her mom, my sister-in-law:
Cake Towel Embroidery
I like this little cupcake best: cupcake embroidery

When I stitched up this cake, I found one row of chain stitching was too thin, so I added a second row. It still didn't look balanced, so I added the row of pink and then I was happy with it: Bundt Cake embroidery
And just so the pie doesn't feel left out: Fruit Pie embroidery

SIL is an excellent baker. She makes homemade wedding cake with full butter buttercream frosting regularly for their family. The apple pie she makes for Thanksgiving is the best and she even makes us all delicious pecan pie even though she doesn't care for it. With her apple and pecan pies and my pumpkin, we can achieve a Thanksgiving dessert trifecta of pies.

The quilt "pattern" is my own. but the cake embroidery is from the Sublime Stitching book. Since embroiderers always want to know... I used 2 strands of embroidery floss and the chain stitch on my embroidery motifs.

I know I'm not the only obsessed stitcher out there.. The day I did the towel, I couldn't stop stitching and figured it wouldn't take long and as soon as I finished I'd take my shower and get dressed. I managed to make myself presentable by about 4:30pm just before hubby got home from work...


corry said...

Your embroidery is so pretty and what alovely little quilt, I'm sure you make your niece very happy!

Rebel said...

What an adorable little quilt, and I love the dessert embroidery!

sammyjo said...

i love the blanket its really cute and the coulors are lovely.
the embroided desserts look very tasty lol

floresita said...

Susie! Your stuff is all too delicious! :)

Also, I nominated you as a Rockin Blogger!

Stitchado said...

this makes me feel like baking... mmmm... cupcakes!