quilt monday

I made this quilt months ago. When I went looking for the post, I was surprised that it was all the way back in May.

The quilt has been quilted and hung on the wall. It's been up a few weeks and just recently I noticed something.

Do you see it? Because it took weeks before I did.
Those two hsts are turned the wrong way!!

This quilt hung for weeks on the design wall. I posted pics on Instagram and never noticed. Now it's quilted and eek!

I did debate taking off the binding, picking out the quilting and fixing the blocks. But nope, it's staying this way. 

quilted with baptist fan
I just might even enter it our quilt show next month!

one of my favorite things

to make is baby quilts. I love how fun baby/child prints are. And how fast a baby quilt goes together. Here's 3 recent finishes.

I found this charm square package hidden away and the green polka dots match it really well.

I actually made two of these. This one I made bigger; adding the side borders. This is one of my favorite baby quilts from the book Simplify.

When I heard that Hooty Hoot was coming back, I called my LQS and told them to let me know asap when it was in. Just too cute! It's going to be hard to let this one go.

How cute are these owls?

Now I just need to find some babies to give these too lol.

quilt monday

I have quickly become addicted to Twister rulers. I posted about a quilt I was doing using Hometown; well, I finally got it quilted.

When I bought the layer cake, I foolishly didn't buy any yardage but was lucky enough to find this blue polka dot that matched the line fairly well.

I ended up quilting this with the Circle Lord swirls template. I love how the quilting works with the spinning of the blocks.

Now I really wish I had more of this line hoarded away!


I've quilted some fun and amazing custom quilts lately. 
Time for a little show and tell!

Audrey did this maple quilt.

I did a continuous curve in the light triangles,

I stippled around the maple leaves.

Cheryl from Country Quilts sent these cute quilts.

Cheryl wanted the quilting kept simple; mostly stippling and a bit of outlining. Cheryl blogged about this quilt here.

I love the cat!

Bonnie's lovely Asian fan quilt.

More stippling and I quilted lines on the fans.

Margaret made this stunning applique quilt. I quilted a tight stipple around the applique and did piano keys in the border.

Joyce made this stunning crane quilt.

I water-stitched around all the cranes in black thread and again using gold in the four patches and triangles. The border I did piano keys.

Simply stunning!

Speaking of stunning, Marie was invited to a wedding and she created this quilt from the wedding invitation.

I quilted lines and whirls in the wood background to make it look more woody. 

I added a few stetson boots as well.

I left the appliques and the lace strips alone.

Lastly, this amazing quilt by Martha. Martha embroidered the wreaths on muslin years ago and decided it was time to finish the quilt.

Because the quilt is made with muslin, it is very hard to see the details.

I did a wreath to compliment the embroidery.

And more feathered wreaths in the borders

Martha has an antique iron bed she is displaying the quilt on. Lovely!
Now it's time to quilt some more!

quilt monday

I quilted a client quilt a few weeks ago and was inspired by it when I had some scraps when I finished a project.
A special friend had just celebrated a birthday and I knew this was something she would love; country modern.

I almost went ahead and just slapped a meander on it. Got the quit loaded and the straight lines came out lol. I think they are the perfect compliment for this quilt.

I know I say this almost every time I blog about a quilt but I really, really love this quilt. And she loved it too.
Now I need to make one for myself!

snack saturday

Pumpkin Cake Bars

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) cans pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Grease and flour one glass 9 x 13 inch pan.
    In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin.Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
    Spread into prepared pan.Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.Remove from oven and allow to cool.
    For the frosting: beat together the cream cheese, butter and confectioner's sugar.Evenly spread over bars after they have cooled.

quilt monday

I have so enjoyed Megan's Fresh Mini Quilt Club. There is only one month that I haven't done yet; and that's only because I still can't decide what fabrics to use lol.

For May's quilt, I used fabrics similar to Megan's sample. And you know I had to straight line quilt it.

I did the quilting on the diagonal to give the quilt a little more oomph. I did debate doing crosshatching but I felt it would overwhelm the quilt.
The hardest part of this entire mini was deciding what colour for the binding lol.

And just when you thought the minis were finished

snack saturday

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups regular all-purpose flour, unsifted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3 cups coarsely shredded zucchini (from about 1 pound of zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Glaze (directions follow)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°F.
1 Set the shredded zucchini to drain in a sieve over a bowl. If no moisture drains out and the zucchini feels dry, sprinkle some water over it and let the excess drain.
2 Vigorously whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bow, and set aside.
3 With a mixer, beat together the butter and the sugars until smooth. Add the eggs to the butter and sugar mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition. With a wooden spoon, stir in the vanilla, orange peel, and zucchini.
4 Alternately stir in the dry ingredients and the milk into the zucchini mixture, including the nuts with the last addition.
5 Spray the inside of a 10-inch bundt pan or tube pan lightly with cooking spray (or grease with butter). Wipe off the excess. Pour in the batter and use a rubber spatula to level the top of the batter. Bake in the oven for about 50-55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean (test at 45 min). Cool in pan 15 minutes; turn out on wire rack to cool thoroughly.
6 Make the glaze by mixing together the glaze ingredients. You can easily do this by hand with a whisk or a spoon. If the glaze is too runny, add some more powdered sugar. If too thick, add more milk. Drizzle glaze over cake.

times two

Lately it seems that I make two of every quilt. Usually it is because I've bought enough fabric and it's easier to make two at the same time.

I saw this project on Moda Bake Shop  earlier this year. I love the Boho fabric line and knew I had to make this one too.

I hadn't read the instructions earlier other than how much background fabric I needed to buy. I couldn't get the same blue as in the tutorial so I got a matching Bella solid in green that I really liked. It wasn't until I started cutting when I realized that the quilt only used half a jelly roll. If I had read the instructions beforehand(does anyone? lol), I could have made the quilt bigger. 

Thankfully I've stocked up on Kona neutrals and had enough Snow to make up the second quilt.

I really like the crispness of the white but love the muted colours of the green.
And after both of these, I still had fabric leftover and came up with this.

Sure got my monies worth out of that jelly roll!

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