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. 

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