Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Twister Blocks from June of 2011. I think they are one of my oldest WIP's now. I've always loved them but just haven't taken the time to work on them. I pieced them on the machine but I'm going to put them together by hand and finish the quilt by hand too.
I hope all is well with you and hoping my next post will be of my finished Scrappy Trips quilt and cute little baby feet :)
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
I finished Tamiko's block for the cocorico bee. Her month was October (yes, I know ~ hanging my head in shame). Her theme was Hawaii. She had a list of different ideas and one of them was Spam. I had seen something about Spam and Hawaii a long time ago on Netflix, maybe it was Bizarre Foods or No Reservations?? I can't remember now but I thought it would be fun to make Spam into a bee block. I drafted SO many blocks for this it's silly. Then I thought maybe I'll make something else, like Elvis or a ukelele, but I kept wanting to make a paper pieced can of a Spam. I just could not get it to look right. So then I decided to just go with the Spam rolls. I think their proper name is musubi. Although these still are not paper pieced I think they came out pretty cute. If Spam can be cute. I think this block feels hawaii-ish. I hope she thinks so too.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Recently I was asked to review a free e-book from Fons & Porter. Build Your Best Log Cabin includes many pictures and detailed instructions for making traditional and variations of the Log Cabin quilt block. The book contains 24 pages packed full of Log Cabin history, layout names and ideas, strip measurements for 5 different block sizes, full instructions and measurements to make several whole quilts, tips for organizing your strips, and tips on quilting and binding. I think it's a wonderful e-book. Here is a link if you are interested in the free download.
Free Log Cabin Quilt Patterns from Fons & Porter
*disclaimer : : I am not being compensated for this review. I like Fons & Porter. I think this is a great e-book and think many quilters, from beginners to advanced, will enjoy it.
Monday, February 4, 2013
We are busy here with school and baby appointments but I have a review coming up this week for a free e-book from Fons and Porter so check back for that. Speaking of baby appointments, I have been controlling my Gestational Diabetes with diet and exercise and after turning in my blood glucose numbers this week I now only have to test every other day. I am so grateful for that!!! Thanks to all of you who have sent me messages, prayers and well wishes throughout this pregnancy. I appreciate them all more than you know.
Here's a pic (not the greatest) of what is now our "ice cream" around here. Frozen fruit (berries), a splash of 1/2 &1/2 and homemade whipped cream (all sweetened with just a sprinkle of stevia). Toss all in the food processor and voila! Lower in carbs, high in fiber and antioxidants and so fresh and yummy! This was wild blueberries, red raspberries and strawberries. My favorite is made with only red raspberries!
Have a great day!