Sunday, July 19, 2009

Home sweet home

I cut all the swags for the borders yesterday, I have 1 1/2 blocks left to finish, so it was time to start the borders. I cleaned my sewing room and decided to get that done, I was also organizing fabrics to start Moda U's peace and plenty, which I was lucky enough to find at creative patches.

I will be going to Knoxville this week and hope to find lots of fabrics for this fun quilt.

Blueberry peach crumb pie

OH YUM!! who wouldn't love a slice of warm blueberry peach crumb pie with vanilla ice cream???

My mom made this pie every summer, started with not enough of either fruit for a pie so she tossed them together added her famous crumb topping and a tradition was born, she made this pie for my husband's birthday, she' has been gone for 8 years I finally got the courage to make one, I must say it turned our great, my sweet hubby says it's just as good as Mom's (or he was just being kind) but I think I agree!

so I'm sharing the recipe.

Blueberry peach crumb pie
1 prebaked pie shell I buy the Pillsbury and bake it 9 minutes at 425 using pie weights
1/4 C plus 2 Tbsp flour
1/2 C white sugar
1/4 C lt brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cups peeled and sliced peaches about 4 to 5 peaches
1 pt blueberries cleaned
mix all dry ingredients and toss in the peaches and blueberries put into the pie shell and make crumb topping
streusel topping
3/4 c flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 c white sugar
1/4 c light brown sugar
5 Tbsp butter cut up
use 2 knives to mix crumb topping
sprinkle evenly on the top of the pie and bake 1 hour at 375
serve warm with vanilla ice cream

Saturday, July 18, 2009

quilters Back pack and July Bunny Hill

Finished my July Bunny Hill block, these are like eating candy I just can't get enough!

I started this bag several years ago and had everything cut out and then for some reason I put it away, well I'm going to the AQS show in Knoxville next week and thought it would be great to have it done!
I used decorator weight fabric for the outside and reg quilters cotton for the lining

Sooooooo 5 heavy duty machine needles later (I think at sometimes I was sewing thru 16 layers of fabric) LOL it's finally done! It has 3 outside pockets and 5 inside pockets, lot of room to store all the goodies I will buy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

last quilt

My last quilt is Simply Romantic by Hop Scotch Quilt Co, Peggy Waltman, I must say my favorite method is applique, which I learned when we moved to Ky. this quilt did combined both piecing and applique which was so was such fun to do, started Jan 2009 finished May 2009 so that was very speedy.
Maybe we need to share quilts that are finished but took a really really long time to complete?

1st quilt

Camille over at Simplify got together with a friend, Carrie of LaVieEnRosie and cooked up this marvelous idea for quilters everywhere to show their first and last quilt. I"m game, are you???

Techniquely speaking my first quilt was a cheater panel that I made for my DD in 1978 for her big girl bed, but then I made a log cabin in a class that used a ruler and strips and was a "speedy" method. Did this in a workshop using strips and rulers I made it for my sister as a wedding gift, she has used it ever since, but when home visiting talked me into giving her a new one, so I gave her Bloomin 9 patch, and also caught her "trying" to load a few others in her suitcase LOL that will teach me to store my quilts in the guest room. She refuses to send me a photo says it has been well used.

Friday, July 10, 2009

sock sack

I made this cute sock sack last night, who says Quilter's don't do zippers?

I want to make a few more as gifts, very easy and uses scraps. I even started a pair of pink socks last night, this will be a great travel bag cause it will fit in my purse. I am so addicted to bags and purses.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

baskets of hope

My quilt group have all been doing the Bunny Hill BOM and we decide to make a wall hanging for the Markee Cancer center. Lots of different levels of experience but I think they did a great job. We started with the basket and they could add what ever they wanted to fill the basket.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

pin cushion

I found this darling pin cushion and just had to make one. This was such fun to make, the directions are great

Saturday, July 4, 2009

salute to the red white and blue

Happy 4th of July!! here are several of my wallhanging to celebrate the holiday

Liberty is in Pat Sloans "Folk art favorites" and the uncle Sam is my own original design.

Everyone have a safe and fun holiday

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Toast to Issac Newton

The ladies are going to Knoxville, they have been excepted into the AQS show they are so excited! the show is July 22 thru 25. I had to do a new sleeve as they have a new hanging system, so that was a bit of a pain.

Happy 4th of July

We bought this lovely bird bath and it looks perfect in my rose garden, the roses are Knock Out roses and very easy care. The bush in the back is a purple smoke bush and looks very misty when it bloom, which was about 3 weeks ago.

Happy 4th of July I made this penny rug several years ago and I so enjoy having it out frm Memorial day thru July, the pattern is an original from a friend and I don't believe it's available for sale.

Little Brown Bird

Little Brown Bird