11 May, 2007

Destined To Be A Quilter

I remember requesting this ice cream for my 12th birthday, there was just something about the way the little squares of color lined up and danced across the frozen surface. My mother bought a half-gallon and folded down the carton's sides so that she could slice the ice cream into bricks and not disturb the design. Perfection! Sealtest Checkerboard Ice Cream, part of my past... forming my future? What do you think?

Life is Good!

17 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

How well I remember the "checkerboard " icecream, used to be a favorite of mine. But then almost all flavors of ice cream is a favorite(except Chocolate) i don't care much for anything chocolate. Except Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!!!!!! Did you know that Baskin Robbins has RPBC icecream? Am I in heaven,or WHAT????
Won't see you next week at BOM, will be on my way to Vagas.
VIVA LAS VAGAS!!!!!!!

Nancy said...

LOVE it!!!!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I too remember the "checkboard" Ice Cream and loved it. I wonder if it is still made.

Libby said...

Checkerboard ice cream - so wonderful on so many levels. Multiple flavors and where else do you get a 'slice' of such delicious frozen goodness? Memory Lane - it's the best street in town *s*

kjquilts said...

I used to love that ice cream myself! I had no idea it was a precursor to my quilting addiction! Mmmmm, I'd love to have some today!

Angie said...

Just chiming in with the others to say hello and I too remember...*s* Thank you for being so faithful at visiting my blog. I've had a couple of 'blog pals' let me know they miss my quilty posts but I'm just so enjoying being outside right now. I'm glad that you enjoy my birdy pictures. :) Every day I make the rounds of my blog friends but often don't take the time to stop in and say 'hi'. I'll be back soon tho! :D

teodo said...

The ice-cream has obviously been the first step for your future as a quilter!!!!!
Wonderful memory!
ciao, ciao

meggie said...

So Neat! What a great little post.
Brought a big wide smile to my face!

keslyn said...

I don't think we had checkerboard ice cream down under, you must have really liked the idea of all those little squares joining up even back then.
What great memories.
Kerry

Shelina said...

I don't think I've ever seen checkerboard ice cream. I guess I've had a deprived childhood. :( Our neopolitan icecream just comes with three rows - no checkerboard.

Connie said...

I'm not familiar with the ice cream. But it looks wonderful.

Marcie said...

That is sooo cute! Fun memory!

Jim V said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

YankeeQuilter said...

I remember loving this icecream as a child. Once, when it was my turn to pick the icecream, I asked to this and my Dad came home with the type that was vanilla, orange sherbert, and coffee. I remember him and my sister slicing the icecream and rearrange the slices so I could have my checkerboard...I must have been a real pain as a child!

Beemoosie said...

That is too cute!
Hope your Mama's Day was special!

Helen said...

We used to be able to get Battenburg cake, which was a kind of checkerboard sponge with jam in between and rolled with almond icing. when slice the pieces looked very much like your icecream, but only 4 little squares. No one seems to make it now.

Hedgehog said...

Just found your blog today. Love this post. I had a checkerboard birthday cake once - I think my mom still has the special pans!! Must have been another quilting 'sign'.