What’s sweeter on a birthday than cake and ice cream? How about a new doll quilt from my friend Barb?
I’ve mentioned before, our tradition of swapping doll quilts on birthdays. Half the fun is the anticipation, knowing exactly what the gift will be, yet trying to guess which pattern and fabrics Barb will use. I'm always surprised and delighted with her choices!
This year’s birthday quilt is a Courthouse Steps Log Cabin, made from double pink fabrics and shirting prints, particular favorites of both Barb's and mine.
The feminine look created by pastel fabrics makes it a unique addition to my collection of little quilts.
Each log measures ¾”.
Of course, Barb always includes a surprise on the back of the quilt too. This time it‘s Parisian advertising labels ~ so pretty!
There were plenty of birthday treats from other friends as well. Terri baked a tray of mini cupcakes, using this classic Chicago restaurant recipe. They were moist, light, and way too easy to pop into my mouth whole. When Linda visited a few days later, she couldn't have known that the peppermint ice cream she brought for dessert would be used as a prop in a photo shoot (or that she‘d be enlisted as photographer).