Canada's Big Quilt Bee these days, and not just by me.
I was all ready to bundle it up and ship it off when Anne decided that she might make a block or two.
Grace Noel, that she met at FiberFest last September. Isn't it great? 'With Glowing Hearts - Celebrating 150 Years' is inspired by a love for Canada with maple leaves scattered throughout and classic Canadian icons like hockey sticks and beavers. An interior decorating grad (just last year), for several years she has been successfully entering contests for aspiring designers on Spoonflower. She's also a Dragon's Den winner! But it doesn't end there. Trend-Tex has made her collection the foundation of its annual quilt challenge with the winning designs to be featured at Quilt Market in Houston in the fall. Wow.
So, long story short, Jane is making slab blocks for Canada's Big Quilt Bee too, using the leftovers from the map art. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics to share yet but will see if can get her to share a few. I'm loving how this Big Bee is touching so many in my circle! Just a reminder that if you are making blocks/quilts for this they are due May 30....M
Friday, March 24, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. SO glad that I did! It hit the mark perfectly. The hint of lemon in the frosting is literally the icing on the cake. The Official Cookie Tester is still licking his chops....M
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Betty thought I was insane, but the hexies are the same size that I am using for Minnie, about 5/8", so I was accustomed to working with this size. The leaf and stem hexies didn't come out as well as they could have (the stem should have been a darker brown to stand out against the pumpkin), but you get the idea.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Sunday, March 05, 2017
This recipe has been in my folder for years and I don't think I've ever made it - I'm not even sure how long I've had it - so today was the day to try it out. If we like it, it stays in the recipe file, if not, I'll pitch it. The smells of chocolate and cinnamon coming from the oven right now have me voting in favour of keeping it, but the true test will be in the sampling. Of course the Official Cookie Tester will need to weigh in on things as well....M
Friday, March 03, 2017
Victory! I found them!! They have confirmed the basic process for me and also contained a few extra helpful hints, so now it's time to get serious about putting it together....M