Sunday, August 31, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
I'm slowly working along on a scrappy block set based on this Sharyn Craig video. My starting squares are 8" and I'm cutting my Xs 2" wide, so they're 1 1/2" when they're sewn. The pieced blocks are squaring up to
6 1/4", so they will be 5 3/4" when they're finished in a quilt.
I'm working on this as a prototype for one of several possible scrappy projects for my guild next year. My guild friends are generally more comfortable working on planned structured activities rather than scrappy figure-it-out-as-you-go-along projects, so I'm sort of blazing the trail here for them :) Of course there are many simple repeating-type quilt blocks like this one that would lend themselves to scrappy exchanges. I'm hoping to work out the bugs for a few possibilities and then have a tentative schedule and some samples ready for the Board's approval in time for next year's program planning.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
RASPBERRY CRUMB BARS
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup chopped almonds
18 oz. jar seedless raspberry jam
Preheat oven to 350*.
Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil up over edges.
Prepare foil with nonstick spray.
Combine all crumb mixture ingredients in a large bowl.
Beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Set aside 2 cups crumb mixture.
Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan to form bottom crust.
Spread raspberry jam over bottom crust layer.
Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over jam.
Bake 45 - 50 minutes until lightly browned.
Cool completely before cutting into bars.
About 12 servings
Block 4: Pati's Pinwheel
Designer - Pati Violick of Marcus Fabrics
Blocks 1 - 4:
These blocks are working up nicely - the instructions each week have been very well written.
I'm less than thrilled with the 'yellow' in my second colorway. It's very pale, almost just ivory, and not enough contrast to my background. But: oh well. I'm using old fabrics from stash for this sew-along,
so it is what it is.
Labels: Friends and Companions