Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thank you to the two people who pointed out that I had the wrong quilt shop listed in my last blog.  I apologize to Quilters Haven. The picture of the quilt was taken at Quilters Haven not Elaines.

And Jeanenne Nielsen is the winner from my blog hop if she could please email me her address so I can send her the free book, Springtime in the Rockies.  Thanks for all your comments.  Still working on my orange and black quilt.  Hope to have it finished Monday.

Friday, September 28, 2012

My dear friends Mashelle Preston and Michelle Hansen & I went on the Pumpkin Parade Shop Hop here in Utah.  We drove from Spanish Fork to Logan, Utah and back, stopped in 7wonderful quilt shops on the way and had a wonderful day.  We bought fabric, patterns, magazines and books, tasted wonderful goodies, saw some old friends along the way, spent too much money, and wished we had more money to spend.  But, the best part was just getting away from home and spending the day with friends.  I love finding new recipes, so I want to share a couple of recipes that I tasted along the way.  The first one is:

Pumpkin Fudge from My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe in Logan, Utah

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 Tblsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 (12 oz.) pkg. white chocolate chips
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Stir together first 6 ingredients in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.

Cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer registers 234 degrees (soft-ball stage), or for about 12 minutes.

Remove pan from heat, stir in remaining ingredients until well blended.  Pour into a greased aluminum foil lines 9-inch square pan.  Let stand for 2 hours or until completely cool; cut fudge into squares.


Next recipe is from American Quilting for Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Mix the following in a bowl then set aside -
1 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 cups oatmeal

In a mixing bowl, cream
1 cube butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Add -
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup pumpkin

Add dry ingredients.  Mix by hand until barely blended.
Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.

Place in small scoops onto a baking sheet that has parchment paper for best results.
Makes 50 small cookies.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Sorry, this is the only picture I took on the shop hop. (my daughter wasn't with me, with her camera)
This was a free pattern at Quilters Haven (in Bountiful, Utah) and they didn't have a picture with the pattern so I had to take a picture on my phone, its an orange, purple and black foundation paper pieced tabletopper, I also received  a free pattern for a Pumpkin Parade Pin Keeper, and several pumpkin tablerunners and tabletoppers.

I'm diffently in the mood for fall and pumpkins, I just wish it would cool off her in Utah, its still in the 80's which is very hot for us, this time of the year.  Check back later, I'm working on a black and orange table topper, I'll post pictures when I get it done.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This quilt was a block of the month pattern last year from American Quilting here in Utah.  My friend Brandy Mascher took the class and got about 2 1/2 rows done and paid me to finish it.  And she just quilted it and gave it to me to bind yesterday.  This was a fun quilt to work on, lots of different techniques, the applique' was my favorite part.  I'll miss this quilt, have to visit it at Brandy's house.

This is a pattern from Ribbon Candy Quilts (Summer Skinnies), Margie is a good friend of mine, love her patterns.  I got this ice cream fabric (the border) from Ebay.  I made 4 of these.  One for me, 3 for friends and family.  Just got these back from Brandy yesterday also.

I just had to share this cute little penguin also, actually finished him in July, found this border fabric on Ebay.  Pattern is also from Ribbon Candy Quilts (Winter Skinnies) but my daughter had the idea to add the scarf to our penguin. Brandy Mascher also quilted this skinny.

I wanted to share this baby quilt that I made for a friend at church. I got the pattern from, I think last year.  And I had leftover bug fabric from making my boys "bugs in a jar quilts" when they were little.  Glad to finally find a use for all that bug fabric.  If you look closer you can see writing on the white fabric.  All the girls in our Young Womens group signed their name on this quilt.  I just got this quilt back from my quilter, Brandy Mascher, yesterday.

Thanks for letting me share my quilts with you.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Springtime in the Rockies Blog Tour

I'm still new to this blogging thing.  I hope I am doing this right.  Thank you Konda for asking me to be in this book.  And for encouraging me to get this blog going.  This quilt "Grandmas Tulip Garden" is one of my favorite quilts.  I love books like this with lots of different styles and tastes to choose from.  Its amazing to me how when I buy new quilt books I feel like I am friends with the designers.  I hope I make lots of new friends with this new endeavor.  Please consider me your new friend.  Send me a note, and good luck winning one of these books.

Here is the schedule and list of others in this blog hop:

Sept 19 - Kansas City Star
Sept 20 - Amy Smart
                        Sherri McConnell
Sept 21 -  April Mazzoleni
                        Maggie Barber
Sept 22 - Becky Morganson
                        Marion McClellan
                        Kathy Miller
Sept 24 - Karlene Riggs
                        JoyLyn Rigby
                        Shannon White
                        Kim Walus
Sept 27 - Konda Luckau
                        Jenifer Dick

This is my Grandmothers Tulip Garden quilt i designed for the book:

This is the book you have a chance to win:

Brigham City Temple Open House

Brigham City Temple

My daughter, Tanna, & Myself
On Labor Day I drove my daughter, Tanna, my niece, Alisha and my mom
to Brigham City to see the new Brigham City Temple, it was so
awesome, so peaceful, so beautiful, so inspiring.
I love living in Utah, I love my family.