Saturday, July 8, 2017

Moda Bake Shop project sneek peek

Sorry for neglecting this blog lately!  I haven't been quilting for several months until the last couple weeks.  I got some "The Good Life" for a new Moda Bake Shop project.  


Here is a sneek peek (this is my favorite print from the collection)



Aaaaand, only 396 bonus triangles to press....

Monday, February 20, 2017

Scrappy Irish Chain

I noticed that I forgot to share the finished picture of my scrappy Irish chain quilt!  This is a variation of my scrappy Irish chain quilt I made for Moda Bake Shop (that one I used a ''Pond'' green chain and Bonnie and Camille fabrics).  This one has a red chain and American Jane fabrics (Pezzy prints and Wee Play mostly).  I adore this quilt, and it is a keeper!  I did a simple crosshatch in red thread and the backing is red-multi Pezzy print :)  My favorite!



karinsiggy

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Microwave toffee recipe

My favorite holiday treat is my toffee recipe.  It started as 'almond roca', but over the years I have omitted the almonds and I like it just as much (and that is one less ingredient to have on hand.  This is a recipe that I almost always have the ingredients to make.

Start with:
3/4c. salted butter (1 1/2 cubes)
1 c. packed dark brown sugar (light brown can be used too, but I prefer dark)
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Add butter and brown sugar to a 2 quart microwavable bowl:
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Microwave on high for 1 minute to melt the butter and whisk together well:
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Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. 
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Whisk together well - it will start to separate at first, but whisk it until it comes together and looks opaque.
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Mircrowave on HIGH for 3 more minutes (some microwaves might take a little longer).  Whisk well and then quickly spread onto a greased foil-lined cookie sheet (it is still cooking as you pull it out of the microwave, so do this quick so it doesn't burn right in front of your eyes!)
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Sprinkle with 1/2-3/4c chocolate chips (I use Ghiradelli dark chocolate, they are larger than normal chocolate chips)
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After the chips are completely melted (will only take a couple minutes), spread evenly over the whole top.

You can add chopped nuts at this stage if you prefer
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Cool in the fridge for 1/2 hour, break into pieces and ENJOY!



 Toffee recipe:
3/4c. salted butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2c. dark chocolate chips

Microwave butter and brown sugar on HIGH 1 minute.
Whisk.
Microwave on HIGH 4 minutes.
Whisk.
Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes.
Whisk and pour onto greased foil-lined cookie sheet.
Cool, break into pieces, and enjoy!



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Scrappy Irish Chain, WeePlay and Pezzy Prints

I am *finally* quilting my American Jane Scrappy Irish Chain quilt.  This one was made from strips cut from a FQB of Wee Play, a jelly roll of Pezzy Prints, and a jelly roll of Moda Bella red.  The WeePlay has a few squares that were pieced before quilt assembly to utilize every bit of that precious fabric as possible.  I am doing diagonal straight line quilting, the same as I did for my original Scrappy Irish Chain I made for MBS.  I adore this pattern, it won't be the last quilt I make from it!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloweeen quilt

I finished this quilt last week, but thought I'd share today (Halloween!)
It is made from scraps from previous Ghastlie's quilts and orange/purple/gray/black scraps gathered along the years.






karinsiggy

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

crazy trips quilt top

I just realized that I hadn't shared a quilt top finish with y'all....  it is my tiny scrappy trips quilt top (aka: crazy trips).

STATS:
fabric:  Mill House Inn, Fig Tree & Co for Moda
pattern: scrappy trips around the world by Quiltville (although my strips were 1.5'' wide)
finished quilt top: 84.5''x84.5''  (that is 7,056 @1'' squares!)

I was calling it 'tiny scrappy trips', but it is definitely now ''crazy trips'' haha!

I joined 4 of the blocks together to make one larger block - then I arranged them to very randomly.  It made the quilt top look like a maze, LOL.  What is weird about pictures - the differences in the blocks don't show up like they do in the pictures - the colors look much more harmonious in person :)

Now, any suggestions on quilting?  (remembering I do all my quilting on my Pfaff sewing machine and this quilt top is about twice as heavy as a normal quilt top)
karinsiggy