June 15, 2008

Father's Day Quilt

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!



Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

13 comments :

eydie said...

wow. the little quiltie is fantastic! Love the drawing---is it lined with stitches, or did you draw the lines, I can't tell......
and the bread---OM gosh! I will have to try that for sure!!! good stuff!

Laurraine Yuyama said...

Hi Eydie, Thanks! I am still working on making the bigger photo sizes to work. The drawing was drawn with brown permanent fabric marker. I stitched around it but not on it :o)

syko kajsa said...

It is wonderful! I'm glad I inspired you, although I think the quilt look so much like YOU (and Claire, of course :)! I love the colours, that shade of blue is called thunder blue in Swedish! The stamped trims are just lovely and the measure tape so nice!

Tine said...

That is really really gorgeous! I love the idea of the drawing in a quilt as a present... What a fun project :-)

Coco said...

Yesssssssssssss ! So happy you have a blog !!!! I love all you do Laurraine. Thanks for all you make))))

Katy said...

That is the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen!!!

Sara Lechner said...

one thing as yummy as the other!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the concept of incorporating your child's drawing into an art quilt. It turned out beautifully - love the clours, the stippling, the buttons!

monica said...

Welcome to blogspot!!
I love your Father's quilt!! and I love your style, it's an inspiration source for me!

Crazypatch said...

I put your link on my blog http://carrementcrazy.zumablog.com and I brought you chose to offer you the" primo arte y pico"
I love your patchwork, bags, and all...wywziz

Leticia said...

Hello Laurraine- Arrived through Flickr. Beautiful quilt, beautiful work, love your site

Mrs.Kwitty said...

What a wonderful gift for Dad! I'm sure he was just tickled pink with the creation from his 2 "girls"! Mmmmm...that bread looks scumptious!
Smiles, Karen

life in yonder said...

I love how you took inspiration from Kajsa and made it into your own style!