Trifle Dish Quilt

You must have guessed that I did some quilting during my recent 2 months visit in the Yukon, right?

Robinson Road House 3Well, of course I did…and I took some pictures, too. Enjoy!

bicycle I know what food will taste like when I get to heaven…it will taste like Dee’s trifle. So when the Moda Trifle Dish sew-along happened, I knew who I was going to make this for.

fox lake 2Each row was designed by a different Moda Bakeshop guest blogger. I found that to be a bit of a challenge…

robinson road house 4…because I had trouble getting them to all go together smoothly. I ended up adding or subtracting spacers between blocks, jigging things to get them to fit. But in the end, they did fit and I was pleased with the result.

ice cream shop 2Trifle is a sweet, old-fashioned dessert, so I decided to use sweet, old-fashioned 1930’s reproduction print fabrics, along with a variety of whites and a little bit of grey for the background. Everything came from my stash.

truck 2And speaking of sweet, old-fashioned, this truck belonged to Dee’s grandfather-in-law. Yes, this truck – the one right here in the picture! I think she’ll be surprised when she sees this photo, don’t you?

truckI added a row of decorator trim to the top edge to simulate whipped cream. Because, you know…trifle.

fox lake 3The backing is adorable! Look, it’s all baking items in lime green and bright pink! Dee is going to looooove it!!!

067Trifle Dish was hand quilted with a #10 John James needle and 40-weight ecru-coloured hand-quilting thread in a shell pattern. I did actually start to do it by machine, but then picked it all out and did it by hand instead. Crazy. I know.

train tracksI wanted the photos of this quilt to be meaningful to Dee, so some of the pictures were taken in Carcross, Yukon, where Dee’s in-laws hail from (Hi George! Hi Millie! Hi Donna & Heather!)

tutshiAnd guess what…so do mine! (Hi Cal & Norma!). Now you know it’s a small world when your good friend’s in-laws and your in-laws all come from the same place that has a population of under 300.

tiny cabinCarcross is the sweetest little teeny tiny town about an hour from Whitehorse, on the shore of the spectacular Bennett Lake. Keep going further down the South Klondike Highway and you’ll find yourself in Skagway, Alaska in about an hour.

mathew watson general storeI had some help, of course.

helpersOther pictures were taken at the Robinson Roadhouse…a historic site on the South Klondike Highway, half-way between Whitehorse and Carcross. A convenient place to stop and use the outhouse (because I take pride in knowing where all the outhouses are… Hello! Yukoner!)

Robinson Road House 2Pictures were also taken at our cabin on Fox Lake, because that is where Dee’s and my friendship takes place.

Fox LakeI mean, we’re friends wherever we are, of course. But here at Fox Lake is where the magic happens for us. Back in the day when we were full-time Yukoners, she and George used to come out on a Saturday afternoon. Dee would always bring her knitting or her sewing along, and would sit on the deck and have a good old-fashioned stitch & bitch while our guys fished off the dock or did whatever guys do together when they’re at the lake.

wild roseAll those good times were stitched into this quilt along with every delicious yummy bite of Dee’s trifle I ever ate.

hand quiltingThere ya go, Darling Dee. She’s all yours. 🙂

About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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8 Responses to Trifle Dish Quilt

  1. Paula says:

    Beautiful quilts. Thank you for visiting my blog today! Can’t wait for your Daybook entry!!

  2. Hi Nita! Thanks for visiting my Daybook post. I didn’t see you on the linkup, but wanted to barge in for a visit. What a day to visit! I absolutely love the photos you took to show off your quilt. Wonderful! I do not quilt, but I love finding them in thrift shops. I did not make Rosie, the doll. I found her at my local thrift shop and she needed ‘surgery’. She looked new, but her arms were sewn on upside down, somif a child trid to clap her hands or have Rosie hold something, her thumbs were down. So I fixed her arms and decided to knit her a wardrobe. Rosie will be donated to a silent auction for a post-secondary academic fundraising event which will happen in mid-December, just before Christmas. When everything is ready, Implan to do a photo shoot with Rosie and make up a book to gomwith Rosie and her wardrobe. Now I must browse some more of your site. I may not quilt, but I appreciate the work of others . . . and the color!

  3. Pam says:

    Beautiful quilt! And beautiful story. Congratulations on your finish.

  4. elle says:

    awe! Yukon memories in wonderful colour and settings!

  5. Susan says:

    I love all your photo locations. What a great gift for your friend, and wonderful memories for both of you.

  6. Judy B says:

    I love the quilts you make and this one is no exception, I equally enjoy the photo shoots you have a keen eye for colour and finding what’s beautiful in the ordinary.

  7. piecefulpeg says:

    Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! And how very special! It was wonderful to see some of the pictures of your travels as well, makes me want to go back!

  8. Dee says:

    Oooohhhh this post has made me smile in sooo many ways. The pictures are fabulous!!! I am forever blessed with such a wonderful friend as Nita. This quilt means so much to me. Thank you!

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