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Friday, May 9, 2014

Moving right along

Three things to be happy about:
(1) a good start
(2) a great finish
(3) the process in between

Well, my 10-year anniversary top's all done - Marei was right, the top sashing border was too small!  I cut 3-1/2" sashing for the sides, so I needed the same size for top and bottom.

Now I need to decide how to quilt it so as to enhance the applique and embroidery blocks.  I never thought to take close up shots of my block collection before I put them together, there are two pretty ones that are 3-D!

The four black blocks were tricky to place, I wanted to have one in each vertical and horizontal row, sort of a suduku (?) effect.  Then I placed the red/pink/orange/red blocks along the other diagonal.  (Wee Bee members, if this quilt is supposed to be secret, please cover the picture while you read the text!)

On another subject, here's a great example of what NOT to do with bread pudding!

I thought it'd be a good idea to make little bread pudding muffins, so I wouldn't have to serve it out of the larger container.  They came out just a bit dry on the top and sorta dense in the middle, yikes!

Next day when I nuked one the top was okay but it had a light, slightly spongy (or airy) texture in the middle... maybe it's the breads I used - cinnamon bread, wheat bread, raisin bagel...

They don't taste too bad, I just wouldn't want to offer them to comp'ny!

We learn, we make adjustments, we move right along ... sew forth and sew on!


  1. I'd love to see close ups of your anniversary blocks and I would probably eat those muffins--they look good to me.

    Gail :)

  2. I like the color placement of the darks on one angle and the pinks/reds on the other angle. Yes please, close-ups.


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