I have been waiting all week to blog about this quilt...
I was totally inspired by Kajsa Wikman of Syko to create this little art quilt for Father's Day with my 3 1/2 year old daughter Claire. As you may know already Kajsa's birds were based on one of her daughter's drawings and I think that is amazing! I also like the way she writes messages in her quilting and how she adds trims into the borders. Thank you Kajsa for inspiring me and Thank you Claire for your awesome drawing of Daddy!
This was the first time I have ever tried stippling on a quilt. I think I ripped out more stitches than I sewed! I had a lot of trouble but the effect was worth it. I love how the daddy character became poofy! I think in the future I may try a different stippling pattern because this was really difficult for me... maybe something with spirals or loops!
We also made him this amazing Chocolate Banana Nut Bread! We increased the cocoa powder to 1/2 cup, added an extra banana and increased the flour a bit, and used walnuts instead of pecans. We drizzled some confectioner's sugar mixed with milk & vanilla extract on the top. Claire helped by mashing the bananas, pulverizing the eggs & mixing. Here's the recipe!