I finished my Hex Vex quilt on Friday. This was a cupcake project. We used pre-cut paper pieces. The pieces are basted to the paper, then they are whip-stitched together. It was so fun to trade fabrics and arrange them.
I used the large fan stencil that I made a few years ago and did the quilting in big stitch. I used a different color (9 in all) of variegated pearl cotton for each fan. I actually had to make a chart to spread them out evenly. It went along quickly once I loosened up and actually made big stitches.
You can see in the this photo that I started making too small of stitch. Oh well, Raquel. I've included every kind of fabric such as sushi, Elvis, Harry Potter, Christmas, birds, fish...it's a good eye spy quilt.
Here is the backing. I love this fabric. Wouldn't it be pretty as bedroom wallpaper and drapes?
Here is Jill's finished quilt, which took a 2nd place ribbon at the NJ State Show - way to go Jill.
The title of her quilt is "Yes We Can". She used Americana fabrics and created her own with President Obama's image. It is a great quilt.
Last week I mentioned visiting the Bubble Room in Captiva, FL. It's a really fun place with lots of kitchy decorations.
My son found a recipe for their famous cakes. Here is the one I used last Friday: Red Velvet Cake recipe . It calls for 3 layers of cake. Well, I have only 2 pans, so I did a 2 layer cake and made 4 cupcakes.
And is it RED!
The frosting is a combination of butter cream and cream cheese and is topped with pecans - yum!
My friend, Pat, sent me this adorable Mary Englebriet cupcake box. How cute is that?
Lastly, I've joined in the Doll Quilt along from Lori's blog. It's not too late to join in the fun. Click here to get started! Thanks, Lori for the fun inspiration!