What’s Your Favorite Flavor?

A few weeks ago, I shared some tips on digitizing circles in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro.  You can read how to digitize round circles, not oval by clicking here.  In that post, I showed a couple of tight shots of a work in progress.  Now I can show you the whole project – Stipple! Sprinkles since it’s available now with free shipping.

I had so much fun designing this quilt. It brought back many happy childhood memories. Growing up in a seashore resort, we had many ice cream choices in the summer months.  Our little 5-mile long island in South Jersey was sprinkled with ice cream stores – from the north to the south and the beach to the bay. 

My mom would fill her station wagon with whatever daughters, (there were six of us), cousins and friends were in the house. Of course, this was before, ahem, seat belts! You really could load eight or more small children in a station wagon – we survived.

She would take us to her favorite spot – Titleman’s Ice Cream – and let us order whatever our hearts desired.  To a child, it was a huge treat – the menu board offered so many choices.  And it was fun to read it aloud to the younger siblings who didn’t read yet. I can still see the yellow neon lights of the stand and Mr. Titleman’s gleaming white work pants and t-shirt.  He worked hard – making fresh ice cream every day.

Today, when I scoop ice cream, I think of those summer days. I think of the joy a scoop of ice cream can bring to a child’s face.  I also think of how sharing ice cream makes you feel. There’s something unifying about sitting across a table and enjoying a cold, creamy treat.  It’s different than sharing a meal – the formality melts away – it’s just shear pleasure. And it’s brief – it only lasts a little while.  Whether you are licking a cone or scooping a dish, ice cream brings smiles.

You can imagine the fun I had while I was digitizing this new collection.  My first thought was to make the quilt on blue fabric.  Blue is always a winner in my book but i was disappointed at the first couple of blocks.

So I switched gears and picked out some yummy fabrics for the appliques and a plain white background.  After surveying my selections, it dawned on me that I should ‘sprinkle’ color on the white background. That’s when the embroidered sprinkles were born! Adding the embroidered sprinkles to the white fabric was the key to success- it let me match my thread to my fabric colors.

Today, I’m more of a chocolate chip fan. How about you, what’s your favorite flavor? Are you a vanilla, strawberry, butter pecan or rocky road fan?  Or maybe you love gelato?  Possibly you like sherbet like I did when I was a child.  Share your favorite flavor and you could win a copy of Stipple Sprinkles!

31 Comments on What’s Your Favorite Flavor?

  1. Colleen Bell
    July 14, 2018 at 2:26 pm (3 months ago)

    Eileen, I just love this new collection. It will be so much fun. Thank you for taking the time to digitize the dots. Now we do not have to find just the right fabric, even though that’s fun too.

    Personally, I love them all! As a child, I loved Friendly’s watermelon sherbert with lots of “jimmies” on top! Now that will date me and tell you that those were Massachusetts ice cream shops.

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    • eileenroche
      July 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm (3 months ago)

      Colleen, we had “jimmies” in New Jersey too!

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  2. Susan DT
    July 14, 2018 at 10:05 pm (3 months ago)

    Dark chocolate with peanut butter sauce is my go to favorite. The richer and more gooey the better!

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  3. DJ
    July 14, 2018 at 11:46 pm (3 months ago)

    You just can’t beat Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla…with sprinkles, of course!!!
    Love your new designs!

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  4. Beal
    July 15, 2018 at 12:14 am (3 months ago)

    The designs are so cute! My fave is chocolate chip cookie dough.

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  5. Jean
    July 15, 2018 at 2:59 am (3 months ago)

    My favorite is vanilla but with grandchildren around this software selection on a tablerunner and napkins, who knows what their favorite might be.

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  6. Karen MCDONNER
    July 15, 2018 at 6:27 am (3 months ago)

    Strawberry has always been my favorite. Such a cute pattern.

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  7. annette rady
    July 15, 2018 at 6:48 am (3 months ago)

    i adore great quality ice cream with almonds such as butter almond and chocolate…mmm,

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    • Denise Holguin
      July 20, 2018 at 11:01 am (3 months ago)

      Yum!

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  8. D L Saltz
    July 15, 2018 at 7:24 am (3 months ago)

    My favorite would be peppermint. The sprinjles are just the right added touch. Love the whole quilt.

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  9. Janet Kirby
    July 15, 2018 at 8:43 am (3 months ago)

    My favorite is mint chocolate chip. Your sprinkles really make this quilt!

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  10. Karen
    July 15, 2018 at 12:18 pm (3 months ago)

    I love these designs. I have many favorite Ice cream flavors. I have ice cream almost every day. I have had coconut often lately.

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  11. JD
    July 15, 2018 at 10:36 pm (3 months ago)

    The sprinkles are perfect. I can’t have a favorite because I might miss a flavor. Love your new quilt designs. Happy summer to you and your family.

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  12. Michelle
    July 16, 2018 at 1:01 pm (3 months ago)

    Here in Texas, Blue Bell Homestyle Vanilla is the winner!! Yum!

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  13. Dortha Britton
    July 16, 2018 at 1:39 pm (3 months ago)

    My favorite flavor is vanilla, although if not available I will eat any kind.

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  14. Susan Clark
    July 16, 2018 at 2:20 pm (3 months ago)

    Vanilla, because you can change it to any flavor by letting it get a little soft and stirring in all kinds of goodies!

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  15. hoverboards
    July 16, 2018 at 11:54 pm (3 months ago)

    vanilla, strawberry, butter pecan favorite flavor

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  16. Marilyn
    July 17, 2018 at 1:35 am (3 months ago)

    My favorite flavor is butter pecan. I love this Sprinkles design. It would be such fun to work with this.

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  17. Barbara Payne
    July 17, 2018 at 6:33 am (3 months ago)

    My favorite if French vanilla, but I will eat anything else except chocolate.

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  18. Karen
    July 17, 2018 at 6:50 am (3 months ago)

    Salted Carmel stops me in my tracks every time

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  19. Stephanie King
    July 17, 2018 at 8:54 am (3 months ago)

    Love this! So cute! My favorite flavor today (too many to choose from) is Blue Bell’s Southern BlackBerry Cobbler.

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    • Denise Holguin
      July 20, 2018 at 11:02 am (3 months ago)

      Oooh. I haven’t seen that flavor. I have a weakness for cobbler!

      Denise

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  20. Betty Smith
    July 17, 2018 at 9:02 am (3 months ago)

    Ice Cream…hmmm! Love any kind with lots of nuts, Black Walnut being a favorite. Cute designs on the quilt.

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  21. Doree Shandera
    July 19, 2018 at 10:28 am (3 months ago)

    I have to say Chocolate Chip Mint……………Love the designs

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  22. Judi Cushing
    July 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm (3 months ago)

    Oh I would love to win the ice cream stipple! My entire kitchen is decorated in ice cream: curtains, wall art towels, etc. My favorite iCe cream flavor… well wild blueberry but since that is hard to find my runner up is black raspberry chip.

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  23. Dawn Newman
    July 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm (3 months ago)

    Blue Bell’s pistachio! Love your designs!

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  24. Sara Redner
    July 20, 2018 at 3:24 pm (3 months ago)

    I am so jealous of those who mentioned Blue Bell! They have such incredible flavors that it would be hard to pick a favorite, but I think it just might be Southern Hospitality. The reason I am jealous is that we have moved back to Illinois and Blue Bell not only isn’t sold in our little town, it isn’t sold anywhere in Illinois!

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  25. Melinda Dahl
    July 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm (3 months ago)

    I like many flavors of ice cream but peppermint is my first choice when we go out for ice cream.

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  26. Rosemary Kelley
    July 22, 2018 at 1:18 pm (3 months ago)

    butter pecan is my favrite.my older brother got us ice cream off the ice cream truck every day .we loved it

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  27. Ann Sam
    July 26, 2018 at 7:59 am (3 months ago)

    This quilt also brings back memories. I love Blue Bell Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream!

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  28. Tamra Botkin
    July 30, 2018 at 9:52 am (3 months ago)

    This quilt would remind me to have a treat every day! I loved chocolate and vanilla swirl cones as a youngster but now I choose vanilla with Oreo cookie milk shakes. Must have my chocolate!

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