Wednesday, May 7, 2008













I am still on a mission to break the back on my quilt stash, but I know it'll never happen.I started this quilt in 1997 I think, but after piecing about 25 blocks I just put it away in a box.I got it out again the other day and yesterday pieced another 4 blocks. I started to analyse it and piece it Bonnies way, i.e. 16 half square triangles for each block - just keep making heaps of them, then piece lots of blocks at the same time, instead of 1 block at a time.
have just had morning tea and eaten some of the most fabulous birthday cake ever. A friend of ours made this for DH's birthday. She bought a horse from us recently and has been coming here every day to train her little fellow. It is a carrot cake with cream cheese icing. The green stuff is coconut to represent grass, and you can see the little white buttons which are mushrooms. The choccy bickies are the fence to the arena. Aren't some people clever.I can bake pretty well, but have never attempted to ice a cake like that.
















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7 comments:

Wendy said...

That's a great looking quilt. Keep going, you'll have it finished before you know it.

Yum...the cake looks delicious.

Andee said...

I really like that quilt! Is it one of Bonnie's paterns? What is the name of it? Great colors!

Amanda said...

I really like that quilt, lovely colours. And it's never easy to pick something up again after all that time, so keep at it. What a great cake! It reminds of me of the days when my sons were young and cakes like that were the order of the day for birthdays - thank goodness I don't have to do them any more though!

Carol said...

What a wonderful quilt! It will be gorgeous when you finish it and be so glad you did! Love your blog. :D

Candace said...

The cake looks good, but I love that quilt. The colors are great.

Quilter In Paradise said...

I just love this quilt! It would fit nicely in my home - if you ever get tired of it! LOL
Beth

Sue said...

Thanks to every-one who has left a message on my blog. I really appreciate them and look forward to reading your comments. The pinky/red & beigy quilt that I am still piecing is my own design - if thats possible these days.
:-))