Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quilt Raffle

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My friends JudyL and Vicki Bellino, expert quilters, designers and kind, generous ladies, have each donated a quilt for a Cystic Fibrosis raffle this year. All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which works to develop drugs and programs that improve the lives of those with cystic fibrosis, like my granddaughter Katy.  Much research is being done to improve life expectancy for those who live with this disease, and great strides are being made every year.

Sincere thanks to Judy Laquidara for donating this quilt:

Sincere thanks to Vicki Bellino for donating this quilt:

Good luck to everyone! What a treat to own either one of these beautiful quilts! 

You can read more about the quilts and see more pictures of them on the CF link.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Parritch and Bread

I am slowly getting around to doing the bread and steel cut oatmeal thing that Miss JudyL has been tempting us with picture-wise.  I must say, they are both terrific.

I tried crockpots for the steel cut oatmeal(aka parritch, according to Diana Gibaldon in her saga The Outlander)..didn't work for me.  However, the rice cooker I have does.  I can make it in 15 is so, so good.)  I have one from  Wolfgang Puck and there is a recipe in the accompanying book for steel cut oatmeal that is sooooooo   goood!  It has a little bit of vanilla and some raisins in it....really, really good with butter and sugar and a little cream...Of course it isn't non-fattening, lol.  This doesn't look real appetizing, but it is exactly enough for Aud and myself.  I cut down the recipe.

As for the bread, well, look at this....

This is so good!!! And so easy, you need to try it. 

Quilting Stuff

Isn't this fabric cute?  I am going to make a baby quilt out of it.  If I can just get to it.  I think in another 2 weeks I will be able to get back to doing some quilting.  I have a couple of things I have to get done first.

One of the things that I "had to do" was try to bring some semblance of order to my quilting room.  Not there yet, but working on it.  This is a picture of the "4 inch squares" I have received over the last several years from Cotton Club.  I receive their newsletter with these squares 10 times a year.  They always have unusual fabrics and I buy all of my Fossil Fern from there.  When you can't find a fabric you need for a project, you can always use a Fossil Fern. Don't know what I am going to do with them yet, but I will figure out something I imagine.

This is a picture of my batik stash.  I have not decided what to do with it yet.  I don't want to put it into containers because most of it is fat quarters or 1/3 yards.  I guess I need to seperate it out into quilts, lol. Anyone want to volunteer to come help me tackle it?  I just love them and have to keep eyes averted when I see them.   I notice my favorite online shop is now carrying more batiks than ever.  And they also have a quilt kit that I am totally in love with.  Fabric just seems to be getting prettier every year.

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Oklahoma Quilt Guild Meeting

I took pictures of several quilts at our guild meeting.  For some reason the majority of the pictures were taken behind the lectern and were not good so they didn't make this post.  I love this quilt.  It is made from oriental fabrics, but I want to make it from scraps I have of Moda collections.  Must put on my list to do, lol.

Posted by PicasaAll of the quilts shown were wonderful of course.  The blue and yellow one was a custom quilt made and quilted by one of our local longarmers, Brenda Eslinger.

The red, black and white one is Yellow Brick Road I think.