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Topic: "Coconut Ice" snowball quilt from scraps  (Read 3433 times)
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bananabanana
« on: January 08, 2011 05:54:39 PM »

Fresh off the washing line: Coconut Ice

Machine pieced from leftover fabric. I made my DD clothes when she was little and had leftover girly colours in the stash to use. She is now 9 and not so into pink!

I bought the white on white fabric (3 metres!) I tried to recycle a sheet for the backing, but she insisted on specially bought fabric with puppies on it. She chose two different sorts, so it has a pieced backing.
She also talked me into buying a jelly roll to use for the binding, so it has a pieced binding. (I was planning to just use the plain pink) The batting is bamboo. It felt soooo gorgeous and silky.

To make the plain pink squares more interesting, I embroidered cute things on them. This was a collaborative effort, with my DD drawing some designs and giving ideas.
Here are a few of the 25 embroidered squares:

I did not really plan it, I just started in one corner and kept going until it was big enough for her bed. I had to go back twice to the shop for more white, I thought 1 metre would be enough at the start! Each row has a mixture of fabrics in it, but I did not bother to mix up the next row up, so there are blocks of the same colour. Adds to the scrappiness I think.

It is my second go at machine quilting. I bought a walking foot and a spool of variagated thread. I just did a grid pattern across the whole thing, with a circle around each embroidered square to make them stand out.
Please note: first go at mitred corners! very proud of myself!


I made a rainbow type thing in the first border. This was time consuming, so I chose to go back to a grid for the pink border.



Believe it or not, when I was taking this shot of her butterfly, a real butterfly flew over and landed on the binding!


Here's part of the label, it was the pinkest one I could find


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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011 06:19:13 PM »

W-O-W!! This is gorgeous!  Cheesy Beautiful job. I love how whimsical it is.
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margiej
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011 06:23:21 PM »

This is just so cute!  I know she loves it!  good job
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011 06:51:57 PM »

This is beautiful!
How nice that you and your daughter could work on some parts together and both have input.
It looks amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011 07:20:26 PM »

This is so loving of you! I admire the embroidery and the rainbow style border quilting, this is really awesome. "This rocks"
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011 08:27:11 PM »

What a treasure!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011 08:44:42 PM »

Very nice.  I love colours like that.  I recognize those toadstools too!
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011 09:30:16 PM »

beautiful!!
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bananabanana
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2011 12:46:46 AM »

thanks for kind comments everyone.
It was a joy to make and she certainly appreciates it.
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mellifermoore
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011 04:26:25 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous! I wasn't sure what I'd find when I clicked on the homepage image but I suspected something good. Fantastic work and congratulations on collaborating with your daughter!
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Cindy Jo
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011 05:57:22 AM »

How beautiful! This is something your daughter will treasure.
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011 05:07:21 PM »

It's so pretty and sweet looking. I can't imagine how much work went into it, but it was totally worth it.
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011 08:50:43 PM »

i love it.... it looks like you put alot into it...its beautiful
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011 09:14:52 PM »

I absolutely love it!  The colors, the embroidery... it's all lovely.  Good job.
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bananabanana
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2011 02:40:14 AM »

In case you were wondering, coconut ice is a pink and white treat commonly found at school fetes in Australia. I made some for my family at Christmas, with this recipe, http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/Coconut-Ice-L1392.html, and my daughter loved it. Don't worry, I made her brush her teeth!
This recipe has a lovely picture, but I don't use this one because I don't like the copha (I think it tastes weird!) http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/3044/coconut+ice
 and this one doesn't need cooking eitherhttp://cookit.e2bn.org/historycookbook/836-coconut-ice.html
So I named the quilt that because she loved the coconut ice so much, and because it is pink and white and kinda sickly sweet.
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2011 09:41:19 PM »

I am completely in love with this quilt! Stunning!
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Deece in MN
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2011 03:55:37 PM »

What a beautiful quilt!  Your embroidery is wonderful.  That is a great keepsake for your daughter.  Love it!
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2011 06:13:33 PM »

What an amazing and wonderful keepsake.  Your  quilt is a  treasure.
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