Fig and Plum Cake

30 Oct

Who doesn’t love cake? This beauty was made using a layer cake (one of each print in an entire fabric line, pre-cut in 10″ blocks). The fabric line I chose was Fig and Plum by Fig Tree Quilts. I absolutely LOVE this quilt!!! I have a problem selling most of the quilts I make because I love them all, but I think I felt a tear drop when I listed this one.

I didn’t get the fabric for the binding; I always forget about it until it’s actually time to bind it. I packed up my 5-year old son and made him go with me to the quilt shop. He hates going there. The sewing machine store (Quality Sewing and Vac) on the other hand… he loves it there. They give him cookies and Audrey makes him fancy things with his name on them with the awesome Pfaff embroidery machines.

This quilt shop trip was different. He happily put on his jacket, put a couple of hot wheels in his pocket, and ran out to the car. He didn’t fuss once while we were there AND he chose the fabric that I used for the binding. He was looking at fabrics and commenting on all the ones that he liked. I got a couple of “Ooh, mom! You should make me a blanket with this one!” Ahh, I love this boy. He makes my heart happy.

Enough mom gushing! Back to the quilt!

I don’t what to say about it really other than I love it. The pastel colors are so pretty and cheerful. It’s a very feminine quilt. It measures 61″ x 70″ which is a great lap quilt size. It seems very generous to me, but at 5 feet tall, I have a very small lap 😉 Of course it’s for sale in our Etsy shop (link on the right side of this page). If it doesn’t sell I guess I’ll just have to keep it for myself. Darn.

And before I forget, have a happy and safe Halloween! My kids are super excited and we have a jam-packed weekend with all kinds of spooky fun on the itinerary.

Selina

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