Thursday, August 17, 2006

Opportunity Quilt Progress

Today the mini-group continued to design and work on our opportunity quilt for the guild's show. The inner applique border is done---such pop! We debated what we wanted for our outer border and decided we'd like piano keys using scraps from all our twenty-five friendship stars to tie things together. So rotary cutters were flyin' as we cut random 6 1/2 inch strips and stitched them into rows. Many hands make light work, as they say. Hopefully we will have the rest of the borders done and on the quilt in a week or so. Then we have a wonderful long-armer in our group who has volunteered to machine quilt it for us. Hooray. Then bind and label and onto a local shop for a while to sell some tickets.

The chocolate zucchini cake was well-received. I wish I had not baked it quite as long as directions said as I think it would have been a little bit moister. However, the yummy white chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream helped a lot!!! Several have asked for the recipe. There is a link to the blog where I found it on my previous post. Go see how that incredible artist decorated the cake top. I didn't attempt that LOL.

18 comments:

Melzie said...

That looks great :) I cant wait to see the finished product! xoxo melzie

Mama Koch said...

This is really cute!

Karen said...

What a darling inner border, did you design it?

Linda_J said...

I will definitely go look for the link for that cake and add your note to it re: baking times.

The quilt is wonderful and the long arm quilter can only add to it with her special touches. Where and when can we get tickets?

Dawn said...

Oh your quilt turned out wonderful, and I love what you appliqued in the inner border!

quiltpixie said...

wonderful borders, really makes for an intersting quilt :-)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Love it! And, others will too!

Sandra said...

I love this block anyway, but that border makes for one stunning layout!

Shelina said...

This is a great quilt. I'm sure you'll sell lots of tickets. I like applique borders.

Tonya R said...

Looks great - I love that inner border.

ForestJane said...

Chocolate raspberry truffle frosting? YUM!

I think the black with applique and the piano key on the outside of that was exactly right for the quilt. WTG!

joyce said...

THe quilt looks great. I love the piano key borders.

Shannon said...

WOW!! That frosting on the zucchini chocolate cake was absolutely AMAZING!! After that, I wouldn't have wanted to eat it! Don't worry about not doing that to yours...I'm not that talented either!! LOL

I would also love to know how to buy raffle tix for your quilt when they're ready...pop me an email!

Judy said...

Wow the quilt was great before, but that applique border is simply amazing!! It really makes the quilt sing. The piano border works great with ti too!!

Laurie Ann said...

I love that top. The colors are fantastic and that applique on black really does go pop. And the piano key borders will be the perfect finish! LOVE IT!

jpquilter said...

beautiful quilt = love that you used black - makes me want to start a black quilt

Patti said...

It's a beautiful quilt! I'm sure you'll sell a lot of tickets.

I had a recipe for a chocolate zuchinni cake that I loved, but somehow managed to lose the recipe. I'll have to check this one out.

Passionate Quilter said...

what a beautiful quilt! and yes, many hands make light work. I hope you raise lots of money!