So, all the pieces are secured now. The circles on top were a bit of a pain but well worth the results. I then took the secure applique quilt top and placed it on the batting and backing. For quilting, I just outlined the cake and layers and then around the inner purple border and corner blocks.
I am not going to add any quilting in the sides or corners in case they want to use it as a signature block and have birthday part attendees sign it. The final touches yet to complete tonight before I leave tomorrow after work are:
- Place the candles on a velcro system so that they can add candles each year on the top of the cake.
- Depending on time, possibly add clear pocket in the 4 blue corners to add photos.
- Create applique numbers in case they want to use those instead of candles.
- Finally, create and add the binding.
Whew, nothing like a little pressure. No worry, if I don't get it all done, I'll finish the binding on Friday at my sister's in time for the party Saturday.