I’m later than usual posting today. We had a whirlwind weekend. I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow. I can say this much…not a sewing machine was touched BUT lots of cookies were made.
Did you see my parade of all the finished quilts from Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book? I posted it on Friday. It’s here if you missed it. So many people commented and said nice words about the quilt. THANKS everyone!! I think the book was a great quilt book and can’t say enough good words about the design.
I also reviewed Bonnie Hunter’s new book String Frenzy. Check that out here if you missed that.
Previous to the weekend, I got lots of sewing done. I got TWO of these sewn together to this point. I really want them entirely finished by next Block of the Month check in day which is the first Saturday in January. Over Christmas and New Years I have a few days off work and I don’t want to spend all of my time working on these…so, I’m pushing to get them going now.
The Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt had been clipping along. I love that the clues aren’t intense so I can get other sewing done in between them. I seem to remember previous years that it seemed that working on the clues was much harder.
I cut out the clue over naptime on Friday and then sewed the pieces Friday after supper.
Here’s my mystery stuff so far…
Over last week after I finished clue #2, I went on to sewing other things. I tackled my Block of the Month shown above and I kept working on my Hunter’s Star quilt.
It just so happened that I’ve been working on the EXACT same units as clue #3 was!! See them on the right??? Continue reading
The thrift stores have had slim pickings lately. I got these over the course of two weeks worth of stops.
This one came from my favorite store. Yep it’s a Wal-mart fabric…see the price $5.96. I didn’t pay that. I paid 50 cents. This one is feels like a quality quilt store fabric so it’s going in my personal stash for a bit anyway. I’m working up to another big clean out and it might go then…we’ll see.
This one came from a thrift store I usually don’t get to. I was thrilled to find this one….See? Continue reading
I had this post scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend but for some reason it didn’t go. I’m adding it here now.
This morning I gave you the recipe for Baking Powder Biscuits. (Recipe HERE) Now I’m giving you a recipe of sorts for the chicken gravy we had over the biscuits.
Yes there are biscuits under that chicken gravy.
I used a rotisserie chicken to make this. Karl deboned it…I made the gravy.
Of course I forgot to take pictures. You’ll have to read the words…
I started with a little bit of butter and a half of chopped onion in my pan. I sauted the onion. Sometime I saute some carrots in there too…or add peas but Kelli was home and she doesn’t like either.
Next, I added the secret ingredient….this… Continue reading
A blog reader asked if I had plans to review Bonnie Hunter’s new book String Frenzy…well yes, of course I do.
I’ve had mine for a bit now…first as an ebook edition sent to me by C&T Publishing and then my hard copy.
So do I like the book….YES! I was thrilled when I heard that Bonnie’s book was going to be a STRING quilt book. I loved the quilts from the first string book so much that I made them ALL!! One might think I was “strung out” but NOPE. I was itching to get my hands on a copy.
There are 12 quilts in the book and I don’t have a bad thing to say about any of them. Bonnie out did herself on the designs. I can see myself making all of them.
Geese on a String is the first in the book. Happily Bonnie featured the string triangles on her blog a couple years ago and I jumped right in. I have 400 string triangles already made. I’m thinking I might make two of these quilts for two of my childcare kiddos….we’ll see as things settle down around here a bit.
I’ll need to change some colors up as my strings are in brights.
A few others from the book that I’m highlighting are Straits of Mackinac. I LOVED this one when Bonnie was working on it on the blog. Oh my, I have a basket of fabric waiting for this one.
As per Bonnie style she included the Directions at a Glance. This feature is one of the reasons I love her books. I can quick reference anything. I love this. It makes quilting easier as I’m not reading through all of the directions to find out how many of something I need to make!!
This is one of my favorites in the book…. Continue reading