Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Favorite Little quilt swap

This is my entry to the flickr group- My favorite little quilt swap. We were able to choose what we wanted to make, and once finished members of the group were able to vote on their favorite 10 and choose 10 which they would love to have as part of the swap. 1 of the 10 is now on its way to me and mine is was posted out to its new home a couple of days ago. I really enjoyed this swap once I got over the fear of the possibility of my little quilt not being good enough. This was not my first design , I started another project but it wasn't what I wanted so I quickly changed to a pattern from Boo Davis's book Dare to be Square Quilting that I got for Christmas. the pattern was originally done in solid colours and used as a bag front and it was love at first sight. I think the Circa 50 organic cotton featured nicely in the boxes . All in all I am really pleased with how it turned out. I even had my Mom look at all the quilts made and she picked this quilt out as one she liked but had no idea it was the one I made. Yeah!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wow I am sewing up a storm!

The table has been busy, I have finished my swap quilt and I love it ! We haven't swapped yet so I won't show it yet. As for everything else I'm just going to make a list as soo much has been going on, then I think I will do a blog entry of the pictures !
-finished Megan + Steve's quilt
-Baby T's snail quilt top done
-worked out a plan for my AMH fabric and the HTS are made up
-Miraposa curtain is done I'm just looking to see if I have anything to back it .

And we have been baking:
-Chocolate chip ( a River Cottage Family recipe) a yummy cookie and the only recipe with weight measures so I know the ingredients were spot on but we had some baking issues they took longer than suggested and the second pan burnt around the edges, I think when we make them again I will use a standard measure for the cookies so they are all the same!

-Gingerbread Cookies (an Every Day Food recipe) The gingerbread were perfect, they were a little soft and had a workable dough and a nice tasting cookie, the recipe was just time consuming you had to chill the dough ( normal ) , then roll... then freeze the dough, then cut, and bake. The steps made them really good but a long process for making cookies with little kids.

-Banana Bread (America's test Kitchen Light and Healthy recipe) This was amazing, the recipe was easy and it is a low fat, lower sugar option and tastes fantastic! It is going to become a regular in our household. I would like to say that even though it is a 'light' recipe it has normal ingredients so no artificial sugars or the like. per slice Cal 150, Fat 2.5 g .