Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Weekend With Friends

Jane was up to Betty's for the weekend and brought some hand stitching with her so I couldn't resist the invitation to join them for a bit. I worked on binding mom's Dresden Plate, which you saw last time, but it also gave me a chance to get some pics of projects that both of them are working on.

Earlier this winter one of Jane's nephews was left homeless after a fire destroyed his home. Thankfully he was unhurt, but all that he owned is gone, so she and Linda have started a Broken Dishes quilt for him in beautiful, rich paisleys and plaids.

The blocks are the same size as the baby quilt that I just finished but she is hand stitching hers. It is stunning!

How's this for a happy quilter?

Is it all that gorgeous fabric that makes her so happy, or the thought of the Hummingbird Cake that I made for dessert? Me thinks it might be a tie. I used the Cream Cheese Icing from the Silver Palate Cookbook instead of the one mentioned in the recipe and it was delicious - that hint of lemon really came through.

Betty has been busy quilting another amazing quilt and I've got some pics to share with you next time....M


Susan said...

I think the cake wins, it looks absolutely scrumptious.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Those paisley and plaid Broken Dish blocks look really stunning!

And your cake looks delicious!