There is a basket quilt or two in my future - just not sure yet what style, or when. I love the traditional basket patterns for their graphic simplicity but the tiny little ones appeal to me so much, as do the more funky/strippy ones. I've started a board on Pinterest to collect ideas but have had a picture of this one pinned to the back of a chair in my sewing rooms for several months now and noticed how it has so many features that appeal to me, all in the same place.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
This is the block that she has decided on (Pinterest comes through again!). Isn't it beautiful? She's doing it in hot, bright colours - pinks, blues, purples, greens - and a variety of white-on-white fabrics. The blocks are about 12" square so the pieces will be small, and the overall effect incredible. That little Dutch Girl won't know what hit her!....M
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
This is her first quilt, Tea Party, with 37 pieces to a block. Betty took it home from the cottage to freshen it up earlier this summer and decided to snap a few photos while it was on the line. It looks like a bit of a sampler but it's really only one block done in different colours.
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Thursday, October 03, 2013
The recipe is one that Jane found in Gourmet. It has notes of fresh ginger, lime and allspice and really goes together quite quickly. It's also a relatively small batch (four 8-oz jars - I got a few more because I used smaller jars) so if you make it you don't have it hanging around in the pantry forever.
I made one batch for the church and one for me. It is fantastic with pork and we happened to be having a roast this week so I managed so set enough aside for dinner. Might as well get them all parcelled up right away so it's one less thing to do the day before (which is the deadline that I am famous for)....M