Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 2015

Wow-can you believe it is the end of April and still feels like winter?  It has been in the twenties over night.  I don't know about everyone else, but I am really ready for Spring to arrive and stay for a while.

Here is the 3rd round for our Round Robin quilt.  I designed this round with half square triangles and triangles.  I used 28 squares per side and I think 8 triangles.

You saw Rhonda's and Sue's stars with first border last month.  Here is Linda's.  Mine, of course, is above.

We made good use of Rhonda's design wall.  First to display our RR centers, then to work on our bargello quilt.  But before I get to the bargello, let's look at the show and tells.  Patty was busy and Linda had show and tell, but unfortunately, nothing from the rest of us.

Here is Patty's Grand Illusion.  She used fall colors and it turned out beautiful.  I think she is going to quilt this herself.

Patty made this Crown Royal quilt for her husband.  This will be her first quilt she is going to quilt herself.  The colors didn't turn out very good on this.  The gold is more gold.  The quilt is beautiful and I'll get a better picture when it comes back quilted!!

And Linda finished up this bag during quilt club.  I think she should probably get an award for making the most bags.  Rhonda may be a contender too.

I almost forgot-Rhonda made these interesting stretched looking pinwheels.  She used a 5 X 10 inch square to get the distorted look to them.  They will make a very interesting quilt.  Ronda also had a t-shirt that she had a picture of one of the Queens from Africa on, which she is going to use to make a memory quilt.  Lots to look forward to from Rhonda.

This is the first panel for the SO quilt.  We had to change it up a bit because we weren't liking all the yellow that was going to be the center.

We debuted some fabrics for the inner border.  Rhonda and I kind of liked the aqua one the best.

This is a mock up I did with our one panel of how the quilt might look when finished.  I think I am going to like it! What does everyone else think?

And for the grand finale!!!  Rhonda made this Sinful Sausage Sub.  Everyone was swooning over it, it was so delicious!  This came from a book Rhonda discovered from her travels in the South, written by the Sweet Potato Queens.  The recipe is below.

One long loaf of French Bread
Slice off the top third, Hollow out the lower section and tear the excess bread into little pieces.
One pound of loose sausage
Brown the sausage. drain fat. add onions and celery and cook until tender.
1/2 cup chopped onions
One cup chopped celery
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon pepper
In a separate bowl mix eggs,milk, pepper add in bread pieces. Add in sausage mixture.
Melt one stick of butter and coat the inside of the loaf of bread. Add sausage mixture.
Top with 8 slices of pepper jack cheese. Put top back on.
Wrap in foil and refrigerate overnight.
next day take out of refrigerated and let come to room temperature.
Bake 40 minutes at 320 degrees.

Next official club meeting will be May 23rd, but we may try to get together before then to work on the SO quilt.  So I guess you could give Rhonda a call if you have time to stop in and work on it.

Happy Spring everyone. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

March 2015

This is going to be a jumbled up blog post.  There isn't much rhyme or reason to the order of the pictures.  So without further ado, here are our projects and our show and tells.

First up is a quilt that Rhonda quilted for Sheree.  I forget the name of the pattern, but we did this same pattern as a group years ago.

This is the color palate we decided on for our SO quilt.  One of the purples had to be replaced with the border purple because there wasn't enough yardage.  I had to leave early, so the rest of the club cut these fabrics into strips and started piecing them together.  I think next club is when the magic will begin in making this into a bargello quilt.
 This is Linda's wall hanging that she is working on.  She got the binding on and now is talking about putting little wreaths on it.
 I think Linda may have been working on this bag-I grabbed it and took a picture.  Pretty grays with that red button.

Sheree's star.
 Peggy's star.  How did you get your points to match so well Peggy?  I really had trouble with that.

This is a jelly roll quilt Rhonda made-and she made it with the help of her new design wall.  (I want this pattern.  Did this come from MSQ?)
 Another Bonnie Hunter pattern-Midnight Flight I think it is called.  Just beautiful Rhonda.

I think next month we will continue to work on the SO quilt.  If everyone is ready for the next round of the Round Robin quilt we are making, let me know and I will bring the directions for my round.  Next club date should be 4/25, which is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand, according to my calendar.

I hope your sister and mom are doing better Deb.  I also hope that Cathy gets some answers and resolutions to her medical issues.  Also hoping that John continues to improve.  Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

One final thought-here is the reason I had to leave early.  Chin Lei.  She is a funny looking little Shih Tzu/ Chi mix.  Lucy loves her, but she pretty much ignores poor Lucy.