Friday, January 19, 2018

RSC18: January - light blue

I finally got going this week on some actual blue scraps!  I didn't come up with much in the way of very light blue, but these bright blue 30s scraps were happy to participate. 

 I cut as many parts as possible from each fabric piece for several block styles.  The blue parts will be combined with red 30s scraps to make an assorted-sampler-style quilt.  This project will wander along slowly, but at least I'm in the game this month for RSC Blue :)

  I also assembled another group of mountain sections for the Mountain Meadow quilt. 

See more RSC activity at Scraphappy Saturday.


Thursday, January 18, 2018


I'm ***almost*** done with Enzo's Steam Punk big bed quilt -- just the binding left to finish, so hopefully a photo tomorrow or the next day.  Whew, that has been some intense quiltmaking taking place here over the past couple of weeks!

And of course that means I'm gearing up for a new project!  Here's what's simmering in my mind and on my worktable:

So far for the new year, I've only settled on two new projects -- this one, and Barbara Brackman's Antebellum Album BOM.  This one is slow and careful English paper pieced handwork.  I have the papers and some of the fabrics I'm planning to use, and hopefully will get it launched next week or so.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018



Tuesday, January 16, 2018


I received a subscription to Quiltfolk magazine as a Christmas gift.  Included were all the back issues, which I've been reading through slowly since the holidays.

It's a very beautiful publication visually ... but I'm left with the feeling that the articles are a bit scant for the price.  There are 150+ pages in each -- with very heavy emphasis on the photographs -- and an issue makes a nice evening's worth of browsing.  Some of the articles are interesting and inspiring, while others seem kind of superficial and not well developed for such a pricey publication. 

Not sure how I feel about this magazine.  Has anyone else looked at any of the issues?  Any opinions?


Monday, January 15, 2018

Banana Bread


6 Tablespoons butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecans if desired

Prepare an 8" x 4" loaf pan with nonstick spray.
Preheat oven to 350*.
Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy.
Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add egg and blend all well.
Add dry ingredients, beating until combined.
Stir in bananas, vanilla and pecans.
Spoon into prepared pan.
Bake at 350* for 60 - 7 minutes, until loaf tests done.
Cool in pan for 30 minutes before removing.
Cool completely before slicing.


Sunday, January 14, 2018



Saturday, January 13, 2018

Stash Report 2018 - week 2

Calico Puzzle

Used this week:            04.00 yards

Used year to date:                        13.25 yards

Added this week:          05.00 yards

Added year to date:                      05.00 yards

NET USED 2018:                                       08.25 yards


Friday, January 12, 2018

RSC18 - January

As I mentioned in last week's RSC post, I'm going to try to finish up some of my existing RSC projects before I start any new ones.

This week I sorted and counted the Mountain Meadow subunits I've been accumulating, and I have enough for more than twenty-four blocks ... so it was time to begin assembly!

I'm going totally random with color placement, the only stipulation being that two of the same should not be sewn next to each other.  I like the scrappy look of this strip, so it's full steam ahead to a top with this project!

See more January RSC projects HERE