I was excited when FQS asked me to participate in the Birthday fun as it just so happens that my little Elonie (by the way, her name rhymes with Melanie for those of you who read and wonder how in the world do you say her name!) just had her six year birthday this past Thursday.
I decided to let her pick out all of the fabrics for this Birthday Cake quilt block and turn it into a pillow she can have in her room.
Watching her pick out the fabrics was such a treat. I didn’t give her any guidance and let her have free reign of all of my fabrics. She picked out the blue background fabric first–blue is her favorite color. The next fabric she picked was the blue fabric for the candle, followed by the little bit holding the candle. She probably spent 1/2 an hour choosing fabrics. She laid the fabric out, vetoed some, pulled out other ones & decided early on that her cake was going to be a layer cake.
I quilted the pillow with a quick stipple, added an envelope enclosure for the back, and bound it with a coordinating striped fabric. I think it turned out so cute! And I love that I didn’t cringe about her fabric choices as I was piecing the block together–she did such a great job picking out a fun scrappy mix that really goes quite well together.
Happy 6 Years Elonie and Happy 1 Year Quilty Fun!–Thank you for asking me to participate FQS–The little Miss and I really enjoyed this project!