Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WHo LoVes YoU? Double Hour Glass Quilt



I am getting into this whole owl thing too. Gonna whip up one tonight using these cuties
HOOO would have thought?

I can't seem to make enough of them. Every sweet fabric line I have, I can imagine a quilt made into a Double Hourglass.

If you want to make a super easy peasy fun quilt, check out the tutorial.

I am also a sponsor on her site and joined the new Flickr group. Oh what fun!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day ~ Today













Really... It is

Let's just say that I can make a pineapple quilt block better than the real thing. Mine didn't turn out so good. But this one does look quite "delish"

Here is a real sweet treat for anyone who needs to satisfy their sweet tooth or maybe your prefer the other cotton option below.

Makes 8 servings

1/2 cup butter (8 tablespoons)
1 cup brown sugar
1 (20-ounce) can sliced pineapple
6 maraschino cherries
a few whole pecans
1 cup flour, sifted*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, separated
1 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons pineapple juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Position a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Add butter to a 9-inch-round baking pan, and place inside of a warm oven until melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the butter. Add 6 pineapple slices and place a cherry inside of each one. Fill in the nooks and crannies with whole pecans.

In a medium bowl, combine sifted flour, baking powder and salt, and stir.

Using a hand mixer, in a metal or glass bowl, beat egg whites at high speed until fluffy. Set aside.

In a separate bowl beat egg yolks with sugar at medium speed until creamy. Add pineapple juice, and vanilla extract, and beat well. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, and beat until well combined. Fold in the egg whites with a rubber spatula. Pour cake mixture evenly over the fruit, and smooth with the spatula.

Bake for 40 minutes, or until cake is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Run a blunt knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake. Invert carefully onto a plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

















I Think I like this option better
Definitely not as fattening












Friday, April 16, 2010

Dots and Stars, I Love 'em

I got the best of both worlds Dots and Stars in the same project.

Need a Bright Spring Project?
Gather up a nice variety of polka dots like I did.

I found this terrific bright cheery spring quilt over at


We also have a terrific selection of polka dot fat quarter bundles in the store now.

Tell me. Are these perfect or what?


Sunday, April 11, 2010

What a wonderful weekend for the Flea Market.


After a good dose of rain, the pollen is gone and everyone headed out to our local flea market this weekend.

My friend likes me.
She bought me this pincushion.
I like her too.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Our store is participating in the April 2010 FabShop Hop.
In celebration of Spring and Make a Quilt Day, April 18, this FabShop Hop brings a special challenge to hoppers.

Collect these 12 quilt blocks that will be circulating throughout each participating shop’s and make this awesome quilt.

I am starting mine today and hope to make one block a day.

Blocks found "Sew Far"
1. Bachelor Buttons