Throwback Thursday: The Apple Edition

On Thursdays we recap a blog post or two sharing something from the past.  Today is one of those days…Throwback Thursday.

My apple tree is loaded with apples.  It’s time to dig out some recipes.  I’m guessing some of you are in the same situation so I thought I’d share some of my apple recipes on this rendition of Throwback Thursday.

A standard favorite around here that came from Hubby’s mom is Apple Crisp.  Hubby and the boys here love it.  Find the recipe here.  Grandma used to always make it when we came.


This apple salad will only use up a couple apples but it’s one of the more healthy recipes on the blog.  You can find the recipe here.

German Apple Cake is next up.  This recipe came from The Mississippi Valley Quilters cookbook.  It was yummy.  You can find the recipe here.


German Apple Rolls are a HUGE favorite.  I can’t get them to last much more than a day around here.  I might as well just make two batches at once.  Here is the recipe.


This Swedish Crustless Apple Pie is about the quickest recipe of the bunch..and good too.  Now that it is mainly Hubby and I around to eat, this is nice as it doesn’t make a large amount.


I for sure want to make a batch or two of this yet this fall….  Apple Pie Jam.  It honestly make toast taste like apple pie.  YUM.  Here’s the link.



I stumbled upon the recipe and love it.  This is a hearty cake more like carrot cake… Butterscotch Apple Cake.  You can find the recipe here.


This one might be Hubby’s favorite of the bunch…  Sour Cream Apple Pie.  You can find the recipe here.


Then there is my quilt…Criss Cross Applesauce.  That’s probably my favorite “apple recipe” on the blog.  You can find it here.

This quilt is really the family favorite.  Being it’s made with all recycled fabrics it is super soft.  I also used Hobb’s 80/20 for the quilting so it’s even softer.

Well…I am off to mow lawn.  I hope that task will end soon…then to pick apples.  I think supper time will include a Sour Cream Apple Pie.  I have LOTS of apples so if any of you have a recipe to share, I’d love to give it a try.

Throwback Thursday: The Bubbly Quilt

Each Thursday we link back to an archived blog post to reminisce.  Today is one of those days.

Back in September of 2010 I got an idea to try raw edge applique.   I wanted to try it on my quilting machine though and wondered if I could do it.  That’s how this quilt came about.

At the time I was doing some work with AccuQuilt and ended up making a video on how I did this.  AccuQuilt then asked if they could feature the quilt at the Houston Quilt Market.  That’s what go me thinking about pattern designing.

You can find all the information to make the quilt here.

This quilt was so fun to make and you don’t need a long arm to do it.  A girlfriend of mine made one on her domestic machine.  The fun thing is that you create the quilt while you and machine quilting it.  If you have a long arm and need some practice with it, this is the perfect project for it.

I have to say at the time I made this I had no idea that quilt designing would be something that I’d end up doing a lot of.

At the time, Kalissa was still living at home and helped me shoot a video that shows how I made it.


You can find all the information about the quilt here or you can find a link to Bubbly quilt in the FREE PATTERN listing at the top of the page under our banner.

Throwback Thursday: Crumb Quilting

Each Thursday we pick an old blog post and retell about it…thus Throwback Thursday.

When I was scrolling through old blog post to bring to light something from the past I decided to just look in September of 2011 to see what I was up to three years ago.  I came across the Crumb Quilt Along and immediately knew I had to spotlight it.

At the time I had made this improv quilt….

The quilt was for my daughter Kalissa and was made out of leftovers from a couple quilts I had cut out from men’s shirts.  It started out as improv quilting but then I added a twist to it by making star blocks, flying geese, hearts, churn dash, shoo fly and broken dishes blocks to the mix.

When blog readers saw it, I got many-many compliments on it.  From there I decided to do a quilt along.

Of all the quilts that I’ve made, this one is near and dear to my heart.  It’s a whole lot of nothing that turned into a something.  Every so often I get the itch to do some improv piecing -typically whenever I see this quilt.

You can ready all of the information about the quilt along, learn how to make the blocks and check out the projects other blog readers did by following this link.

While doing the quilt along I went on to make this quilt….

Seeing them has given me the itch to make another…but alas, I have other projects in the queue.  That isn’t preventing me from saving scraps though.

All three of these quilts are definitely quilts in my top 10 favorites!!..and that is Throwback Thursday!

Throwback Thursday: Perkiomen Daydreams

At the bottom of each blog post are three little picture boxes that will lead you back to an archived post.  Just the other day, I saw one from my Perkiomen Daydreams quilt….I think this ranks up there of the quilts I am most proud of that we didn’t design.

You may recall that is the third one Kelli and I made.  We made two previous to this one.  You can read about them here.


Can you believe we have one more of these in the works??  It’s for Kelli.  We gave two to our son Buck and one to our daughter Kayla.

Anyway, about a month ago Karl said to me boy mom..I really like that quilt.  If you ever make me another quilt, I want it to be that one.


Can you believe just last week Kalissa said to me, if Craig and I get married, I think we want a Perkiomen Daydreams quilt for our wedding quilt…REALLY???

I guess I am not done making these yet…I think I better start collection some yellow fabric.  I know we were running low on yellow 1 1/2″ strips.  One thing I do like about the quilt is that it’s really fun to throw a party and just mindlessly sew strip sets together.  It worked great for me as a pinning project when we traveled too.  Yep, I’m up for making another!!..but three more…..yes…I guess, how can a mom say no.

If you’re looking for the pattern you can find it in Bonnie Hunter’s book, Scraps and Shirttails book one.

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