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July 1, 2013

Heather Ross Scraps and an Almost-Finished Top

Most people in my real quilting life know that I don't really keep a "stash". I don't buy much of any fabric that isn't used within a week of purchase. I don't really like clutter, don't keep scraps (horror!), etc. I can fit my entire knitting stash in one Rubbermaid bin and my quilting stash is even smaller.

So, it's strange that I just sit on these Heather Ross scraps. She's my favorite fabric designer (although I really prefer the lighter weight quilting cottons to the last few lines' texture and feel). I think it's time to make something. I have more than a fat quarter of a few prints (swim school, dogs) and less of others like goldfish in bags and gnomes. I really wish the VW vans were blue. If anyone has blue and wants to trade my scrap is decently sized. Feel free to send along ideas for a scrappy Heather Ross quilt!

The Modern Crosses quilt top is almost finished!

I say almost because I think I want to add a thin border. I *love* this top but the wildness kind of makes me crazy. I think I need something to "contain" it all. It's almost 60" square which is a size I like for couch cuddling so it doesn't need to be a wide border. Thoughts?

July 3, 2013

Too Wet for S'mores

It has been wet here for a long time. Gray, rainy days in the 70s that don't feel like North Carolina summer. It's been too wet for the fire pit and Kid Starfish has been wanting s'mores. The graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows are calling to him in the kitchen.

I saw a recipe for S'mores Bites on Pinterest and decided to try them out. I don't have a mini muffin tin so we used a regular-sized silicone one. My whole family declared these a winner although I think a mini muffin tin would be better for the ratio of graham cracker crust to other ingredients. The recipe is HERE. Let me know if you try them!

July 11, 2013

Sneak Peek for Drunkard's Medallion

Here's a little taste of what I'm adding to Susannah Kate's medallion. Hope she likes it!

Oh Fons and Porter, how I love your flying geese ruler! I'm not one for precision piecing but this little tool makes it so much easier!

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