Susan took a trip to Len’s Mills and ended up buying some fabric with
mice all over it. From there, this became the springboard for her
making a Cupcake Quilt. She found an adorable one designed by
Lori Holt, called “Cake Walk.”
I keep telling Susan that she should be designing quilts herself, as
she takes an idea, runs with it and makes it her own. As in the
above photo, she chose fabric and then bought all types of
trim for the icing on the cakes. She said that she had so much
fun choosing fabrics and trims for this quilt.
Can you see the mouse on the top of the cake? Even the mice
on the print fabric were so cute. I must admit that this
quilt was so much fun to work on. Every time I looked at it,
I had to smile because it seemed so full of joy.
Here is one of the finished blocks. I used a monofilament
thread to stitch around all the cake layers. And I used 2
different brown thread for the sides and bottoms of the windows.
There were 11 different cakes and I cupcake block.
All the cakes had stippling in the backgrounds but the cupcakes
were different because of the dome they were under. I stippled
in the background area but quilted in straight lines under the
dome. This helped to differentiate between the 2 areas.
I used a white So Fine thread for the backgrounds and a
brown So Fine thread for the backing.
I had to show you the label that Susan made. Isn’t it
adorable? You can see the stitching I did on the
border, behind the label. Unfortunately, I forgot to
take pictures before I sent it out the door. I stitched
around each and every mouse in the border because
I couldn’t bear to quilt anything over them.
This is Mary’s quilt, which I also forgot to post here.
It is called ” The Wizard of Oz Meets New York.”
Mary has written in some of the words to the song that
Dorothy sang in the movie: “The Wizard of OZ.”
And some of the colors in the quilt reflect that theme as well.
Most of the quilting consisted of SID but I did quilt in
straight lines around the center medallion, following the
lines of the fabric print. Why fight with the print?
I used a monofilament thread to do all the SID work.
In the center, I wanted it to be more noticeable, so I
stitched in a double lines around the spokes. In the
black border area, I also stitched double lines.
In the outside borders, I used straight lines again,
to draw the eye into the center of the quilt.
The back has its own story to tell as well. I really
love all the texture on the backing.
I used a grey thread for the backing of the fabric.
Pebbles were stitched in the middle of the medallion
block as well.
Have a great week and check out some other
quilters at The Needle and Thread Network.