Tuesday, October 23, 2012

No Y Seam

Sweet and Simple, first triangle done.

Monday, October 22, 2012


That is the number of pieces (triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms) I cut yesterday for my next quilt.

 Fabrics are all from past projects.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mystery Triangle

No this isn't the Bermuda Triangle.  How does one sew these pieces together to form a triangle without having to sew a Y seam?  I saw someone's cute "Hopscotch" quilt that stated no Y seams to sew. Of course I had to figure out how that works. One mystery solve. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waggly Tail

How much is that doggie in the window? arf, arf
The one with the waggly tail...

This song kept going through my mind as I quilted this triangle quilt.
There is no batting in this quilt since the back is the minkee material.
The top white minkee triangles gave me some difficultly in piecing since the material stretches, but I was very surprised at how easy it was to quilt with just the minkee as the backing using my Davis NVF. The back is a solid black, and decorative stitching on binding was done with my Singer 224.

....I do hope that doggie is for sale...arf, arf.

This quilt has be donated to a victim of Hurricane Sandy; may they stay warm.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Doggie Biscuits

I made doggie biscuits for the first time today for my picky eater dog. The recipe passed the test- she ate one!

Doggie Biscuit Recipe
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tbps. dry milk
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1 tsp dried parsley

Preheat oven 350

Mix eggs and pumpkin until smooth, then add all other ingredients.
Briefly kneed and then roll dough to 1/4-1/2". Use whatever shape cutter to form biscuits.  Bake on ungreaded pan for 20 minutes. Remove to turn biscuits over and then bake for another additional 20 minutes. Cool before feeding to dog.

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Odd Scrappy

I was given some fabrics by someone who heard that I was going to make some donation quilts. The gal inherited the fabrics after her mother had passed away.  The gal thought that she would make a quilt with her mother's fabrics, but she never got around to making that quilt and the fabrics sat for years in a closet. The recently discovered fabrics were passed to my mother who then sent the fabrics to me.

Since there wasn't enough off-white fabrics in the stash, I added some of the off-white fabrics that my mom had given me earlier this year to make the half squares. I didn't have enough half squares to continue with the pattern; so, I used one of the paper-piecing stars that I made earlier this year to fill in that section. The materials for the backside of quilt was also from the gal's stash.

 This quilt will be a donation to the local guild. The guild members donate quilts to those in need locally.