Saturday, April 25, 2015

Quilty Birthday Cake

My oldest granddaughter Sydney will be 14 on Monday, and I was delighted when her Mom told me she requested my cookies as her birthday treat.

Since she didn't choose a cake, I decided to make her a quilty one. I found this online pattern, which is from Lori Holt's Quilty Fun. Although I don't own the book and the pattern only included cutting instructions, it was easy to figure out how to sew the pieces together.

I made some minor changes to the pattern. The cake consists of two layers and a "filling", but my fabric had a natural "chocolate" filling, so I made a solid piece instead of three.

I added 1/4 inch to the top part of the pattern to fit a "flame" for the candle. After trying embroidery and fabric, I wasn't satisfied with the look of the flame. My husband suggested I use various colors of embroidery threads to make a sparkler effect, and I love the way it turned out. Thanks Honey!

I outline-quilted the cake, stand, and candle and then did an overall wavy line quilting to emulate party streamers.

I blogged about these pumpkin cookies with praline icing on one of my older blogs, and they are still a family favorite. On Monday I'll take Sydney a batch of them on a clear serving plate and set them on top of her quilty cake.


  1. Hello Linda! What a fabulous job you did of the birthday quilt and your cookies look delicious! Sydney is going to have the most wonderful birthday celebration! Hope you all enjoy a fabulous day! :) x

  2. Sydney is a girl after my own heart with her love for cookies. I feel the same way. And what a lovely,delightful quilt you have made for her. Honestly, girl, you are amazing!

  3. Hi Linda, sorry I've been away from blogland for a few weeks myself and have only just seen your recent post. I really do hope everything turns out well for your niece and whatever troubles you had are in the past. I think your beautiful quilts will bring sunshine back into your lives and your granddaughter will have a wonderful

  4. Hi Linda,

    What a wonderful grammie you are. I love the birthday quilt that you made to go along with the cookies she wanted. Really thoughtful. She will have it forever and can bring it out with each birthday!