Sunday, August 28, 2011

Birthday Cakes

It's hard to believe that these little babies . . . 

 . . . . are now these 6 year old girls! 

We had lots of fun together last week, getting ready for the big day.
I wanted to make a new birthday cake quilt (I made a smaller one last year, before I learned to FMQ).  The girls helped me pick colors, and arrange the cake's layers.  They thought it was fun to tape it to the kitchen floor for pinning, too.

I did a some tiny FMQing around the cake,
and then embellished the layers with rick rack and pom pom trim--very girly!
 I hung the quilt above our fireplace,
along with the Happy Birthday pennant that I made last year.
On the mantle are pictures of the girls on each birthday -- 
from their actual "birth day" up to age five.
  It was a really fun trip down memory lane for all of us!
This year's quilt is on the left, and the quilt I made last year is on the right.
This was such a fun birthday project!
Linking up to:

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. What cuties! I love the cake quilt. You'll have so much fun bringing it out every year!

  2. I absolutely LOVE the birthday cake quilt as well as the other decorations. The pictures on the mantle are such a sweet idea. Your little girls are adorable. What an amazing way to celebrate their lives so far!

  3. I love the birthday cake quilt:) What a sweet and lovely idea!!
    Your girls/artists are sooo cute:)!! What a great way to celebrate THE day!!!

  4. What a gorgeous little quilt and a great idea for a birthday project!

  5. What a fab idea, and love the trims. Also loving that I have Ace of Cakes on in the background as I read this lol

  6. Beautiful quilts! And I love the birthday pennant too. I made a birthday quilt too, but didn't think about putting a cake on it. Love that idea! It's a great way to use the giant rick rack too, which I've been looking for an excuse to do.

  7. Super cute cakes (and girlies)! Love the pennant too.

  8. What a fun idea! Love the quilting around the cake, and all the cute trims!

  9. Cute girls and Cute quilt!! Wonderful idea!!

  10. So adorable! What a great idea for a birthday! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

  11. What a fab idea, I love the finished quilt

  12. What a fabulous idea! I'm sure this will be a constant on birthdays for years to come - I love things like that!!

  13. Love the cake quilt - such a great idea!! And happy birthday to your girls - my twin boys turn 13 in a few days time.

  14. What a neat cake quilt and your FMQ is great! You have such cute little girls!

  15. Darling cake and darling girls. Is this the darling household?