Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crumb quilt - flimsy

My Crumb flimsy is almost finished, it's in 4 pieces, but I thought I would post pictures since holidays are here and it is getting pushed aside. Quilt is 68”x88”. I ended up using the blocks with the Disappearing 9 patch. Got this idea from from her Magic Crumb Scrap Quilt. My blocks are 8”, used 4 ½” strips.

I sewed almost half the quilt together using the 4½” strips, then cutting the blocks, turning blocks A & D, then sewed the 4 blocks together. I thought handling a 20” block was a pain; so I cut my strips to 2¼” and sewed. A few more pictures that show the process and how block A & D get turned.

I have pulled these fabrics for the back:

I have Jo at Jo's Country Junction to thank for hosting the Crumb Along. Learned new things and ended up with this great quilt. Thanks Jo!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Night Before Oatmeal Pancakes

It's almost 11pm and I really want some pancakes. I bought some buttermilk, so am getting the batter ready for tomorrow morning.  My mother got this recipe 30 (some) years ago from someone at the church. Very yummy!

Night Before Oatmeal Pancakes

For quick preparation, soak the oatmeal in the buttermilk overnight at room temperature (covered).
  • 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
In the morning, combine the remaining ingredients with the oatmeal and buttermilk. Stirring or whisking well.
Make your pancakes using a hot griddle that has been oiled. The batter will be thick, add a little more butter milk if wanted. I usually turn before the as the bubbles start forming.
Makes 18 pancakes, serves 4. Enjoy with syrup, jelly or jam.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Corduroy Appreciation Day 111111

It's Corduroy Appreciation Day 11-11-11. Date resembles Corduroy Wales! I have made several Corduroy quilts, and this is a favorite. Made in 1984. It's well used, much loved. Has 3 different size wales. 52" x 74" with  8" blocks. The backing is a twin sheet that I folded over. If you haven't already, check out the other Corduroy Quilts at Nifty Quilts.

Posting a picture of the Corduroy bag (belt pouch) for my daughters Renaissance costume. Made this August 2010.

Well, the zipper is a magical thing from the future, but nice to have.