Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Blockheads 2

#7 - Spin Cycle


Tuesday, July 17, 2018



Monday, July 16, 2018


Today I unearthed a set of old swap blocks and a collection of apple fabrics dating back five years or so.  There's easily enough in the tub for at least two quilts.  I'm going to putter with this group and see what I can come up with before apple season rolls around in September.

I'm very interested in 'finishing up' these days.  I don't use novelty print fabrics much any more, and one of my targets is to deplete the various styles by doing a few more seasonal projects (Christmas, Halloween, etc.) and then donate away what remains.  In the future, if I ever want to make another holiday novelty quilt I can always buy new fabric.  But I currently have at least eight-per-month-specific quilts in my collection (yes, 100+) for decorating my home around the year.  That could very well be enough.  

So: apples this week.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Blueberry Custard Pie


Refrigerated crust for 9" pie
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups blueberries
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350*.
Line a 9-inch pie dish with refrigerated pie crust and crimp edges.
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and flour together until smooth.
Spread blueberries into crust.
Pour custard mixture over blueberries.
Dust with cinnamon.
Bake at 350* until puffed and golden, about 1 hour. 
Cool before serving.

About 8 servings


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Stash Report - week 28

This looks interesting:

Used this week:     03.25 yards
Used year to date:                     145.25 yards
Added this week:  00.00 yards
Added year to date:                     30.75 yards

NET USED 2018:                                          114.50 yards


Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday Progress

Here's what I've accomplished this week:

The latest mini block for

Some color scrutiny for the Mountain Majesties project, I like what I see so far

A good beginning with the Harvest Moon blocks


Thursday, July 12, 2018


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Blockheads 2

#6 - Path Thru the Woods


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Next Up

So … Tony works at the fire lookout tower here in the mountains during the summer.

They have an event at the end of the season which includes an opportunity drawing.  I've donated quilts to that fundraising effort in the past, and I'm ready to start on this year's donation quilt.

I've decided to use Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Mountain Majesties pattern with these pine tree/mountain colored fabrics.  I'll probably include a few lighter sky blues in the mix also. I've sewn up this pattern before, so I know it goes together quickly and smoothly.  I have until October to work along on this project.


Monday, July 9, 2018


Top done!  I'm delighted to have moved this one ahead from the UFO pile.  It will be a back-to-school gift for a little friend.