Friday, August 18, 2006

Memories of Italy


We had many wonderful homemade icecreams when we stayed in Varenna, Italy.
I made a journal quilt to remember those sweet times. The ice cream cone pattern was one I had saved from Quiltmaker's for over 10 years. I just knew I would need it someday.
Someday arrived and I knew the lace from the Fabric-olics swap would make wonderful ice cream scoops. I used acrylic paints with a little fabric medium to get these lovely sherbert colours. As I put the scoops together I thought some beads would make wonderful sprinkles.
'I don't like sprinkles'
pardon?
'I, you, WE DON'T LIKE SPRINKLES' said my inner child
' ya but they would look good'
'I DON'T WANT SPRINKLES'
right, no problem, no sprinkles - saves a lot of work anyway!
so smarty pants if you are in charge here what kind of cone do YOU want?
not one of those tasteless plain ones I WANT a waffle cone.
right lets go see what we can find
ah here we can use a piece of this paper stuff from Sammy - I love using the same materials in consecutive pieces - a sense of continuity yet totally different use
YA WHAT EVER she sighed
oh no can't use this there's a hole in it
COOL, WE CAN HAVE THE ICE CREAM OOZING OUT THE HOLE .......my inner imp piped up
we'll see......
the tissue wrapping the cone is a piece of stabalizer embroidered with 'Italia' then inked to highlight the words.
and a FQ of a Kaffe Fassett fabric was perfect for the binding .....sprinkles on the side!!
and I STILL bite the bottom of the cone!

1 comment:

Mel said...

WOW! Looking at that makes me SO hungry and makes me want to travel to Italy, sigh. I don't like sprinkles either. Good call. ;-)

Love Mel