The Ice Cream Quilt


Yes, I know I could have come up with a more creative name for this quilt (the 1st quilt that I designed myself), but it’s what I’ve been calling it for the last year and a half. That’s right, 1.5 years, on and off. The applique was fun.. the rest? Well, we’ll just leave that alone. I am not an expert quilter, nor will I call myself one. I’m just a dabbler…and because it took 1.5 years to finish, I’m sure that’s exactly where I’ll stay. 🙂

The inspiration for this project came to me through a rootbeer can. Here is the first block (not the rootbeer can) and post.

Today, I can’t tell you how excited I am to have it done! My design was an evolution with an outcome that I really love. The only regret that I have is that I wish I would have hand stitched the binding. I might have spent 1.5 years on the rest of it, but I was in a rush to get the finishing touches done. Goose’s B-day was yesterday and I decided that I absolutely had to give this quilt to her. Here’s my label.

She really liked it and I’m sure will appreciate it even more when she’s older.

Here’s my inspiration, in it’s complete form, for my baby girl as she hits the big “two-digit” years!


 

 

 

 

 

 

If you like it too check back, because I plan to post the block patterns soon for anyone who would like them… (that means you Cindy :).)

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5 responses to “The Ice Cream Quilt

  1. Adorable!!! I LOVE it! I can’t wait to make one! I love that you gave it to Goose for her 10th birthday! The label is great! Such a cute idea of the ice cream truck! You are so creative and talented!
    I know what you mean about just wanting to get it done though! I think everyone who sews, has had a project like that!
    Gotta know – how did a root beer can bring on this idea???

  2. How did a root beer can led to this quilt? Easy.. I was sitting in my regular chair at the kitchen table doing a little applique for the Bunny Hill quilt when I looked up and spotted an empty root beer can and thought, Man, I’d love a root beer float!.. which then led to, I bet I could make a quilt square of a root beer float.. which led to 7 other square with various ice cream favorites. Doesn’t your mind work this way? lol. & the words? They were inspired by a cup while at Applebees. I think I might eat too much. 🙂

  3. E Pridemore

    Yeah – you finished it!! And it looks great, and a treasure for Goose. You continue to be an inspiration to me.

  4. Thank you, Renee. What a sweet quilt.

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