Monday, December 30, 2013

Quilts on Parade

winter wonder land applique qult
another view of winter fun quilt
 rag quilt

Bear quilt rustic

This one is a close up of Dany's and Angela's quilt 2016.

This one was for my grand daughter Aly she is into everything Paris ! 2016.

This quilt is a step away from my normal quilts, quite a challenge for me, I liked it for the fact it helped me use a lot of my scraps. 2016

Made this one for my grand daughter Bella 2016 Christmas.

I just wanted to share some of the quilts I accomplished this year.
Cherry Blossom Quilt

Tuscan Style Quilt for Stacy, and Robert 2015

Flower patch scrappy quilt cleaned up some of my scraps with this quilt.

                                                                Baby owl quilt.

My dragonfly quilt was at the Mountain Top Quilt Show 2014.

My daughter in love, likes owls so I couldn't resist.
I made this one for my grand daughter.

I made this one for the bright colors which I have an attraction to.
This is my first applique quilt.
I have a grandson who is a Raiders fan.

This scrappy quilt was made with vintage style material for my grandson in Oregon.
I'm thinking that I will catalog all the quilts I make for my own record here.

Ca-lily quilt for my daughter-in-law 
My grand daughters Hello Kitty quilts.

Made this baby blanket for my grand daughter.

This one I made for my son Dany and his wife Angela.

This is the latest one I made for my mom, and new dad.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Knitted Child's heart leggings.

 1 ball of Bernat Yarn denim style 70% acrylic, 30% cotton
medium size, contains 196 yards color is canvas 
I purchased the yarn at Hobby Lobby.
14  1 inch  size buttons I found these at Walmart.
Size 8 knitting needles

I made these adorable knitted leggings that button up the sides, they have lace sewn on the top for added cuteness. The yarn I chose has a soft feel, my girls don't like the itchy yarns.
The pattern is found on  written by Lizabeth Towers named Legendary Leggings.
Since my grand daughter was only a petite size 6.
I reduced the cast on stitches to 41. I also started the stockinette stitch on row 7.  I added a button hole on row 5,13,21,29,37,45,53.and 61 (at row 55 I began ribbing once more until row 65)
I added the buttons, and the lace with hand quilting thread.

Southern Style Homemade Biscuits

My good friend Bonnie shared how to make homemade biscuits.  They far out weigh the ones that come in the tube package.

2 cups of sifted flour unbleached all purpose
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup shortening
almost 1 cup of buttermilk
vegetable spray
Make sure to preheat your oven to 450 degrees. 

Bonnie sprayed the back of her pans with vegetable spray.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, mix well with whisk.
Cut shortening, and butter with pastry cutter until resembles small pea size balls.
Add buttermilk, and mix until just combine, if it appears a little on the dry side add a little more buttermilk. over mixing will result in hard biscuits.
Turn dough  onto a floured board or a floured plastic bag.
Fold the dough 5 times no more. With your hands gently press dough down to  1 inch thickness. Do not use rolling pin.

Dip biscuit cutters in flour to cut shapes of dough,  or you can just cut them square with butter knife dipped in flour.

Bonnie uses her scraps to make peach cobbler. Place peach pie filling underneath the biscuit scraps, add cinnamon sugar, and pads of butter on top of biscuits.
Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes at 450 degrees.

Bake the cobbler at 450 degrees for 40 minutes ..

Happy baking