Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Butter - in a finished quilt and a birthday treat

I finally got around to binding my Butter Churn quilt.  I originally posted about it HERE.

Until I tried to write the title of this post, I didn't even think about a quilt called Butter Churn having so much butter yellow in it!

In case you're wondering, the pattern is by Sherri K. Falls from "This and That".  I used both Portugal and Prayer Flag fabric lines.
Although I quilted it a few months ago, it took a bit for me to finish, because I had a binding fabric all picked out and ready to go, but I just couldn't bring myself to add it to the quilt.

The color was just too dull.

 The fabric went with the quilt well, I was just afraid I would always wish I had used something else.

So as much as I wanted to put the binding on and have this quilt finished up, I waited until I found something that made me feel like it was ready to go.

This polka dot fabric was the one!

I'm glad I waited.

I know there are lots of pictures of this quilt.

I was just so happy to have it finished that I got a little carried away!

And for the birthday treat part, here's a picture of the cupcakes we made my youngest son for his birthday recently. 

This little guy is a minion from the movie Despicable Me 2.

My son likes the funny little minions and all the trouble they cause, so this was a great surprise for him.

It's a tradition at my house to surprise the birthday boy with a fun, specially decorated cake.

Every birthday brings out our creativity and makes us figure out something new!     


Darlene said...

It's beautiful. I'm glad you found the perfect binding fabric.

I love the minion cupcake. :-)

Terry said...

It's beautiful! Having all that butter yellow in it makes it that much more special! Love the minion cupcake too! We're huge minion fans here! LOL

Julierose said...

Hi Michele--I haven't been able to leave posts through "Bloglovin" (not!!) on your blog--don't know why...at any rate...I love your quilt--so neat! Hugs, Julierose P.S. I went back to my Google Reader List and was able to get here...

Candace said...

I LOVE it, Michele! Gosh - what great color combinations - you have such a wonderful eye for color! I can just imagine the look on your son's face when he saw the adorable cupcakes!

Sinta Renee said...

I remember that This and That quilt! I love the colorful version you made. The quilting is so nice. And yes, the binding fabric is perfect for it! I love it. Happy Bday to your son. Those are cute little characters.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It's a beautiful quilt and I wait on the perfect binding, too - so understand - it's the final frame of your masterpiece. I love the Minions - how cute!!

JoAnne said...

This quilt is so pretty! Wow, I love the binding, too. It was worth the wait.

Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE THE MINION! He is too cute. Happy Birthday to your son.

I also love Sherri Falls patterns. I've done the same thing with borders and binding, especially if it's a quilt you really like. Okay just isn't okay.

The swirls you quilted look great, perfect for the quilt.

OPQuilt said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

I keep looking at all the secondary patterns that come up in this quilt--it makes it so much more interesting to look at that just plain old churn dashes. This is really beautiful. Bravo!

Elizabeth E.

Needled Mom said...

That quilt is just gorgeous!!! I love the colors. You did such a nice job on it.

Cute birthday minion!!! Great idea.

Stephanie said...

You have a great sense of color. That is a beautiful quilt. I need to see that movie!!!

Judy said...

Michele, Your Butter Churn Quilt is just stunning!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Looks great!

Kigwit said...

I just love this quilt!