Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Great recipe for summer!

Our sewing group of five meet once a month.  Each one has to take a turn and provide lunch.  My husband calls us "The Gadabouts" because one lives in Germantown, TN, one in Mumford, TN, one in Trenton, TN, one in Greenfield, TN, and me in McKenzie, TN.  Darlene was the host last month and served this delicious -- did I say DELICIOUS!!! -- dessert.  I have made it twice and it is a 5 star for my husband and grandson, so thought I would share the recipe for you to enjoy during this hot summer.
Strawberry Whipped Sensation
4 cups fresh strawberries, divided (I used frozen strawberries since they are no longer in season)
1 can (14 oz) Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 8 oz tub Cool Whip, thawed, divided
8 Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Line 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with foil.  Mash 2 cups of strawberries in large bowl (I used my food chopper).  Stir in condensed milk, juice and 2 cups of Cool Whip.  Pour into pan.
Top with chopped cookies mixed with the butter.  Press into mixture. 
FREEZE at least 6 hours.  To seerve, invert onto plate.  Remove foil.  Frost with remaining Cool Whip.  Top with remaining strawberries.

I am thinking about trying it with raspberries instead of strawberries.  Doesn't that sound good!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Fabric No. 1 (dark red):
Cut one 4-1/2" square
Cut two 5" squares.  Subcut these once diagonally to make 4 triangles
Cut two 5-1/4" squares.  Subcut these twice diagonally to make 8 triangles

Fabric No. 2 (white):
Cut one 5-1/4" square.  Subcut it twice diagonally to make 4 triangles
Cut four 3" squares.  Subcut them once diagonally to make 8 triangles

Fabic No. 3 (pink):
Cut four 2-1/2" squares
Cut one 5-1/4" square.  Subcut it twice diagonally to make 4 triangles.

Make four corner blocks using the eight fabric No. 2 triangles (from the 3" squares) and four fabric No. 3  2-1/2" squares.   Once you have these sewn, sew them to the Fabric No. 1 triangles cut from the 5" squares.  They should measure 4-1/2" when sewn together. You will  have four of these:
Now make the quarter squares using two of Fabric No. 1 triangles and one of Fabric No. 2, and one from Fabric No. 3.   You will make four of these (and they should measure 4-1/2")
Sew together as a nine patch:


Monday, July 23, 2012

David's Deer Quilt

My longarm is down waiting for a new needle bar so I've been playing upstairs today.  I have added the braided border to the top and it looks like this:

I know my next border will be a black border - probably 2-1/2" - maybe 3", but I don't know what  border will follow that.  I need it to fit a queen size bed and it is about 60" x 65" now.  Any suggestions?????

Friday, July 13, 2012

Barb's quilt & one box emptied!

Barb made this quilt for her god son.  Very masculine, so I just used my Circlelord zigzag board. 
I have been on a roll with my UFOs!  I found this box with 4 or 5 rows together and  lots of blocks:

All the blocks were made except for 4 snowball blocks, and after 2 days sewing it is now this 103 x 108" quilt:

There were no instructions so I have no idea where I got the pattern.  I had enough of all the fabrics and even had the backing!!!  That's pretty good since it was probably started in 1998!!!!  So now the backing is sewn and it is ready to go on the longarm and one more box of UFOs is EMPTY!!

St. Jude Quilt

Several ladies at St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin, TN made a quilt for which chances are sold to make money for the Church.  I was honored to donate my quilting. 
It is a large quilt -- I think it measured 98 x 118.  Some lucky winner will go home with this this fall. 

I did have to use blue thread on the two outer borders so they really show on the back.  I hope it brings in lots of $$$$$!!