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pastel ice cream cones

Do you remember this?  I liked it so much I made 40 of these pastel ones.  But they've been haunting my sewing room for a loooong time.  After I made them, I laid them out on my living room floor, decided I didn't really like them (too busy?  too sweet?  too something?  I don't know), stacked them up again and put them away.

So now as I wade though my seemingly endless number of unfinished sewing projects - that I bothered to pack up and move - and try to decide which ones are worth doing and which ones are no longer calling my name, this one bubbled to the top of my "I really want to make you" list.

Once the top was all pieced together, I fell in love with this quilt.  Hard.  And then I did that other thing we crafters sometimes do and wondered why in the world I didn't think of this idea before and why did it take me so long to finish?!  LOL!  Oh it is so pretty and soft and lovely.  The taupe calms down the super busy flowers and cuts the sweetness to just the right amount.  I'll show you the whole thing when I have it quilted and bound.

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Reader Comments (23)

That is adorable, Kristyne. Good job!
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Shackleford
Very pretty as usual. I really like the white eyelet in the first two frames. Your stash must be fabulous!
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterColleen M
Too fabulously CUTE for words! And the taupe is perfect! I know the intended recipients will be overjoyed to receive it!
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDana
I love your thought process! I could picture myself doing the same thing! I think the Sashing looks wonderful! Your ice cream quilt looks really gorgeous :)
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia
Perfect baby girl quilt. Look forward to seeing completed quilt. Wonder if you will be able to part with it.
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJill
It's such a cute baby quilt! And now I need some ice cream ... ;-)
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
What an adorable quilt for a little girl! Can't wait to see it when it's finished.
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuper Mom - No Cape!
His wife is going to faint! So pretty
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarla
Beautiful! I am about to be a first-time Gma to a little girl...if the spare blocks need a new home!! Thank you for the inspiration!!
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBJK
I love the ice cream cone blocks! I don't know how they could be any more perfect. I don't think I could give them up, if I were you. They are girly but grown up at the same time. Love the plaid cones. Beautiful!
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathy Hoback
Ohhhh....Just found out Saturday nite my son and daughter-in-law are having a baby girl! Hint, hint!
Such a beautiful quilt, I just love your fabric choices.
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia M.
lol, someone will eventually have a baby....eventually. so, hold onto those blocks! ;p
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterina
Oh those blocks really make my heart sing! So pretty and light and crisp...what baby wouldn't love to be wrapped up in this?
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeannie D
Do you remember what fabric you used? It looks familiar, and it's so pretty!
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDianne Whittle
Sometimes I think that we put things aside only because the inspiration has not really hit us yet. Then, after not thinking and about and giving it a break, it suddenly comes to us what a project needs and voila a great project is born. it is lovely.
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura G
So sweet, your stuff is always just the right amount of sweetness and prettiness :) :) Can't wait to see if all finished.
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLynne Tilley
Hi, hi, so recognizable! I had a baby boy quilt in 16patch like that. When I finally finished it as a gift for a baby a friend was expecting, I wondered why I never bothered to finish it for one of my own kids... it was beautiful! Sometimes a quilt only shows it's true beauty when it's all quilted. Before that point it can seem flat and uninspired.
September 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSara
This neutral color brought together all edlementy and made a quilt is not too sweet. Great idea!
September 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra Belikova
It's wonderful!
September 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArchiethewonderdog
SWEET! Fun to see you back sewing again!!!! Dying!! To see your new place! :O)
September 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo
The linen mix is just what it needed I think - great choice!

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September 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandra (Cherry Heart)
Beautiful. Sometimes some of the things we resist the most, become the dearest to us. Years ago in therapy, I learned that some of the people we need and want most in our life, we do our best to shove away. We treat them worse than we realize and still expect them to be in our life. Sometimes I think it's the same way with fabric. Some of the fabrics to which we are attracted, we don't know how to properly handle, so we treat them "unkindly" and end up realizing how much of a love affair we really do have with them. I love the ice cream cones. Perfect for a baby. It would make an adorable "birthday quilt," too! I could see the age and name embroidered in the ice cream. See, I've fallen in love with the quilt, too. Thanks for sharing. It would make a wonderful charity quilt for needy toddlers or even a teen who loves ice cream. A couple at church just took custody of a 14 year old niece who had issues due to fetal alcohol. She was adopted by another family member. They will be legal guardians until she is 18. Wouldn't this be a great quilt for her? See you have at least got my creative juices flowing.
September 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan in OK
I know quite a few days have gone by since you wrote this post, but 2 days before it was written, I had a baby :) His name is Liam and he's quite perfect. Not exactly what you were looking for, but I thought it was funny. I've only just gotten around to reading your blog again. Beautiful quilt. I'm sure it will make some little girl very happy :)
September 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

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