Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MBS quilt along top finished

I made some changes to the pattern and finished it ahead of time.  It is going to be the backing for my MBS 9-patch stars and snowballs.  
Meanwhile, I started a new project.   I may need my head examined.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Moda Bake Shop qult-along

A month or so ago, I joined along in the Moda Bake Shop quilt-along.  It is a lot more fun since they have a facebook group ''Moda Bake Shop Bakers''!

Here are some of my blocks so far:

I might have worked ahead a little and pieced this center part....

Monday, August 7, 2017

Moda Bake Shop, 9 patch stars and snowballs

I have a new Moda Bake Shop project posted today!

I know, I am a bad girl and didn't get it quilted.  I may have forgotten to order backing when I ordered the material for the top though - and didn't have anything on hand that would work unfortunately.  Backing is ordered now though - and I will get it quilted and updated pics ASAP.

Any suggestions for quilting?  I don't have a longarm, so my quilting is done on my sewing machine.  I was thinking about a FMQ swirl for this one - it has been a while since I did swirls :)  Although diagonal straight line stitching might be nice here too.  Hmmm.

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!


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)

Add butter and brown sugar to a 2 quart microwavable bowl:

Microwave on high for 1 minute to melt the butter and whisk together well:

Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. 

Whisk together well - it will start to separate at first, but whisk it until it comes together and looks opaque.

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!)

Sprinkle with 1/2-3/4c chocolate chips (I use Ghiradelli dark chocolate, they are larger than normal chocolate chips)

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

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