I have been a very busy bee these past few days and wanted to share what I have been up to!
First of all, I finished my first section of this BOM that I bought years and years ago and unearthed last week! It was so much fun to work on it while watching some Olympics!
This BOM comes from this pattern by Crabapple Hill:As you can see I have LOTS more work ahead of me, but hey, at least one section is now completed 🙂
I have also been working on the redwork to go in this little Christmas quilt:
I have already completed the quote and the tree and have just the heart and house left to do…they are traced and ready to go! That will be tonight’s project.
Cute, right?! This is out of Gail Pan’s newest book Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery:If you love combining quilting and stitching, this is a perfect book for you! ( And have you taken a close look at that reindeer? Too cute!!)
On Friday I decided I wanted to use some of my scraps from the Lori Holt sew-along BLOOM that finished not that long ago, so cut up some fabric to make 2 1/2 inch squares…Sewed them together into a rectangle…Added an appliqued tulip…. And made a sweet little placemat!I ofcourse had to put some dishes on it to make sure it worked…
Perfect! Isn’t it cheery? AND I finally used the basting spray that I was gifted by Heat ‘n Bond!
That sure makes quick work of putting your layers together! Here’s a close up picture of the quilting:Very simple, straight lines, but a 1/4 inch out of the ditch, just to be a little more interesting…I was thinking that it would make an awfully cute and quick gift to make a few of these placemats, roll them up and tie them with a ribbon and gift them along with some cute dishes or a pie plate…..that started me thinking about pie and I remembered this pie recipe that I found a few weeks back ( no, I don’t remember where…you’d think I would have learned by now!) It is called Amish Crazy Quilt Pie and the name just called out to me. I also LOVED the very simple instructions so even if you are NOT a baker, you will LOVE the directions for this one!
Amish Crazy Quilt Pie
- 2 cups milk
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup sweetened coconut
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Place ALL ingredients in blender. Blend at medium speed and count to 10.( yes, you read that right, count to 10!)
- Pour into 9″ pie pan
- bake at 350* fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
That’s it! Easy-peasy, right? And delicious, especially with some whipped cream on top! 🙂 Go on, try making it and let me know what you think! And now that you have dessert looked after, you will have more time to be creative!
Until next time!