Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Do Quilt shops inspire you?

Often times visiting a quilt shop sends a breath of inspiration. It's like I can go for a while and not need to be filled. But then all the air goes out, and drinking in fabric and colors helps to motivate me.

It's been a whole year since I visited this quilt shop.


It is located in Plant City, which is about 35 miles from where I live. 

They have a large selection of fabric choices.

And quilt samples to inspire.

Yes, it fills me up and gives me a little push to get back to the sewing machine. And of course I had to buy a little something while I was there.

Grandbabies tend to change my quilting palette.  

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Do you put your faith and trust in quilt patterns?


Do you put your full faith and trust in the Quilt patterns you purchase? We all assume that patterns have been tested and are correct for construction.

I've had some patterns that were very difficult and instructions that were confusing but up to this time, never one that was wrong. Read this post from Quilts in the Barn for some valuable information concerning magazine patterns.
Have you had this experience before? 

Monday, August 14, 2017

It's all in the bag

Making bags can sometimes be a challenge.

I've only made a few myself but there are dozens of patterns online.


Okay, so here are a bakers dozen for you to check out.

Art Girl

Sew Many Quilts

Moda Bake Shop

Best Fabric Store

Niesz Vintage Home

Sew Can She

Patchwork Posse

The Sewing Chick

Fort Worth Sewing Studio

Noodlehead

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Bee in My Bonnet

Noodle Head

Have fun and Happy Quilting!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cookies to quilt by

Doesn't everybody love a yummy cookie? Well, I found one that rivals the cookies you see at the mall. Big, delicious, Chocolate Chip cookies.

A friend brought these cookies one night when we were hosting a small dinner. Boy were they a hit! I couldn't let her get away without sharing the recipe. So now I am sharing it with you!

Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups softened butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips 

 Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter, sugar, brown sugar. Beat till creamy.
         add eggs and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed.

Reduce speed to low and gradually add dry mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes or until light golden brown.

There is only one problem I have found with these cookies....
You can't eat just one!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Quilt lover

I guess that pretty much sums it all up :-)