Saturday, September 6, 2014

August Mtg

After being away for a few months while my group met, I finally got to attend our August mtg and see all the quilts in person. So fun. Here's a little of what we showed, learned and ate.

This is the quilt I made for my son and new daughter-in-law. They got married in August. I'm so excited to have a new daughter in the family and she's wonderful!! I put a minky cuddle cloth on the back so it would be a quilt they'd want to grab to snuggle with.

On the back I copied their invitation onto fabric and attached it so it would be a fun memory for them. 
 Corrie made this picnic quilt using a laminate cotton for the back. On the front it is pieced denim  and red fabrics in the churn dash pattern. She said the laminate cotton is nice to work with.

  Julia made this quilt from a pattern by Thimble Blossom called Round and Round and she used charm packs.

  Corrie made this cute sewing bag using a fun new fabric line called Sew Yummy.

  Emily made this quilt using a Piece of Cake pattern and used a layer cake of fabric.

Guest Speaker
We had a guest speaker today, Susan Daines. She shared with us her experience after taking a class from Paula Nadelstern. It was a week long class where she learned how to make kaleidoscope quilts.
 This is a book that Susan put together using My Publisher. She used pictures of some of her quilts as well as beautiful pictures of flowers from her garden.
Below are some of the kaleidoscope quilts Susan has made. Thank you Susan for sharing a little of what you learned. Your quilts are beautiful!


Chicken and Berry Salad

8 oz spring mix (or your favorite combination of lettuce and baby spinach)
2 chicken breasts from a rotisserie chicken, cut into bite size pieces 
12 oz strawberries, sliced
1 c blueberries
4 oz parmesan cheese
3/4 c. sugared slivered almond (cook 3/4 c slivered almonds and 1/4 c. sugar in a non-stick frying pan, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved and nuts are slightly brown)
Berry-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Berry-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

from Our Best Bites Website:

Buttermilk Cornbread

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c. cornmeal
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp salt

Melt butter.  Remove from heat and stir in sugar and eggs.  Whisk until well blended.  Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into butter mixture.  Add cornmeal, flour, and salt and mix until blended. Bake in a greased 8 inch pan at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Show and Tells

I've got such a fun group and we meet every month! For more details about each of them, visit our group's website MaterialGirlsIdaho. Here are some more show and tells from our meeting: