Category Archives: Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past: Quilts of August 2011

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about my quilting in August of 2011.

First up. I finished Kalissa’s crumb quilt.

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I had such an overwhelming response to it that people were asking questions right and left.  I ended up deciding to host a “Crumb Along” and I started tutorials on how to make one.  Those tutorials are still available on the blog.  You can find them HERE.

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This quilt ranks right up at the top of the list of favorite quilts I ever made.

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SO FUN!!

I was super busy in the garden so I was surprised at how much quilting I got done.  We had this quilt featured on Moda Bake Shop.  The pattern proved to be one of most used from our Moda Bake Shop stint.  The pattern is available on our blog HERE.

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Kelli was quilting a lot at the time.  She came home one day and shared some of what she was working on.  This is… Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Quilting July 2011

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about projects I finished in July of 2011.

I finished Kalissa’s Crumb Quilt.  This was the first real crumb quilt I ever made.  I had so much fun with it!!

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It was my first real leap into making wonky free-form letters too.  I wrote, “Kalissa Georgia” and “Dream Big” on her quilt.

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I know the quilt looks pretty random.  In reality, it’s made of blocks.  I alternated between fussy made crumb blocks and regular crumb blocks.  The fussy blocks all have a heart, nine patch, or some unique feature to them.

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You can read more about the quilt HERE.  You can find a tutorial to make the blocks HERE.

I had gone to Country Threads and had seen this…I bought the pattern back then…

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Can you believe I finally finished the project this year???  Oh my, ten years is a long-term project!!

You can read about the shop tour HERE.  Oh, I miss that place.

I went on my very first quilt retreat in July of 2011 too…see?? Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Recipes from June of 2011

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about recipes I tried in June of 2011.

This post includes several recipes that have long been family favorites.  I’ve been making them all for 10 years or longer.

First up is the Sour Cream Blueberry Pie.  It is awesome.  This recipe was discovered back in 2011 and I have been making it ever since!
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Here’s the recipe:

1 egg

3/4 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup sour cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups blueberries

3 tablespoons flour

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix the first six ingredients well.  Add fruit and pour into an unbaked pie shell.  Bake 25 minutes at 400 degrees.  Combine remaining ingredients and mix until crumbly.  Take the pie from the oven.  Add crumbs.  Bake 15 minutes more.

I thought it appropriate to share this recipe as blueberries will soon be on sale.

Brownie Delight is…
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Blast from the Past: Quilting from May 2011

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about projects I finished in May of 2011.

Not a lot of quilting happened in May of 2011.  Karl was a senior in highschool.  The school year was winding down and if you’ve had a senior, you know that last month gets busy.

I did sneak in some quilting but not a lot.

Kelli and I went to Country Threads and bought the Little Twister Ruler.

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Making these was all the rage then.  You sew pieces together like this…

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Then cut it apart a specific way with a specific ruler then sew the pieces back together to get something like this…

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Were you quilting then?  Did you make one?

You can still find the rulers HERE on Amazon.  They come in many different sizes.  I did the mine one to get this. It was a fun project.  It’s especially fun if you’re having a girl’s day and sewing with someone.

I made this baby quilt.  It’s a free pattern on the blog.  You can find it HERE.  It’s video only.  Sorry.

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I was deep in making Kalissa’s crumb quilt.

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I love crumb quilting but it isn’t quick at all.

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I started… Continue reading