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!



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!