Friday, October 28, 2011

{Post #839} More Asheville Quilt Show Quilts

I have felt "under the weather" most of this week, so I don't have a lot of my own projects to show.  Some day I will figure out how to do a slide show instead of uploading pictures individually.  Here are a few quilts from the Asheville show my husband and I attended recently...

This first one was appliqued and quilted by hand.  I really enjoy doing and seeing hand work.

I have made several "kaleidoscope" type quilts.  The on-point squares of this quilt are that type application of the paisley print in the border.

Not really crazy about bowtie quilts, but the hand quilting on this was neat.  Does anyone know what type and size of needle is recommended for this "big stitch" quilting?  I will share another one done in this fashion later that was so cool.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

{Post #838} First "Count On It" Quilt Finished

I am not completely satisfied with this project, but it was a learning experience.  I will do better on the next one and likely remake this one in the future.

I will give details later...

Monday, October 24, 2011

{Post #837} Muffin Mania

We are still plugging along the plant-based diet way.  I have not been very ambitious about finding new AND tasty recipes.  This AM, I think we have another winner though...Spiced Honey Muffins (recipe here).  I just made the usual changes...rice milk for the milk and 1 T soy flour and 2 T water for each egg.  Scrumptious.  Not as sweet as we used to eat, but after 5+ weeks w/o sugar...just right.  They use honey instead of sugar as a sweetener.  I will use a little more pastry flour next time.  Shhh...don't tell!

Love Dr. Seuss..."going in"...

Do you notice the five little dots of light in front of the muffin pan?  They are coming from these this light (it's a GED 5-strip mounted under my microwave shelf)...

Coming out...

Everyone who has tried them so far has liked them a lot.  That's very encouraging when one has had failed recipes recently.  Well, not failures, but the "we wouldn't mind never having this again" response.