Monday, October 26, 2009

This & That

Finally....a finished project!! Yesterday afternoon I decided I needed something quilted to donate to the auction at our family reunion next Saturday in Iowa. This will be the first time in many years that this particular branch of our family has had a reunion. Last I heard over 150 people planned to attend. We are going to have an auction to raise money for future reunion expenses (the reunion itself is being held at the auction house owned by a family member). It should be fun.

This will be my donation, another of my silk flower and tulle wall hangings. These go together so quickly. I need to make up several more examples as I'm going to be teaching a workshop on making these for our guild next January.

I love using metallic thread to highlight, especially in a fall leave project like this one.

And I have a new favorite recipe. My quilting friend, Betty, made these for our guild's potluck dinner last Monday. They are SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD....and so simple to make! I made two pans to take to church for coffee fellowship yesterday and everyone loved them. I know what I'm taking to the family reunion next Saturday too!

2 cans crescent rolls
1 apple cut into 16 wedges (2 apples if you like thicker slices but you may have to bake longer)
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar (I cut back to 1 cup and it is still plenty sweet)
1 tsp cinnamon ( I use a little more)
8 oz Mountain Dew (do not use 7 up or Sprite)

Wrap one apple wedge in crescent roll. Tuck ends under. Place them in a 9 x 11 baking dish. Melt butter. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. DO NOT melt sugar. Spoon over crescents covering each as best you can. Pour in Mountain Dew around and between crescents. Bake 30 to 40 minutes until apples are done
Finally, Tom and I received a couple of siggies Friday from Ans in The Netherlands. It was hard deciding who got which block since they are both so pretty. I took the bird.

I'm still making good progress on the hand quilting on my Dutch Treat. Another 12 blocks or so and I'll have the center half quilted. I also finished piecing all the blocks for the dark version of Remembering Grandma and set them together. My ideas for a border are still percolating, so no picture yet.
I'm off to Ft. Scott this morning to have a "secondary cataract" on my right eye lasered off. It's actually a small capsule that sometimes forms after cataract surgery. A simple procedure and I should be home by mid-afternoon.
Happy quilting!


SandyQuilts said...

Love the wall hanging. Is there a tutorial? thanks

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful wallhanging. And the dumplings look so delicious.

Crispy said...

Oh Mary the wallhanging is just beautiful. I've printed off the dumpling recipe, some "kind" neighbor dropped a bag of apples at our back door....and ran LOL.

Have a lovely time at your reunion!!


Geta Grama said...

Wonderful quilt, Mary !
I love, love the fabric you used for leaves.

Sherry said...

HI I love the fall leaf quilt. Would love to hear how you did it. I have used them on other craft projects but not with quilting. I have not used my new toy yet but hopefully soon. Hope your trip to the eye doctor turned out Ok. O yes tell Tom my siggy is still not done but it will be soon.

Barb said...

How exciting, that is alot of fun!! Love your wall hanging....

the siggys are just as wonderful....

karenfae said...

I love the wall hanging it is so bright and colorful. Have fun at your reunion - my family needs to plan on having one as well no one can ever get together at the same time it seems!

Susan said...

I love the fall wall hanging! You are right the metallic thread really makes it!

Your apple dumplings look delicious...I guess I'm going to have to give them a try!

Jacquie said...

Love the wall hanging, as usual. You are so good at putting those together. I must try those apple dumplings they look delish!

Donna said...

Oh, my, I love your wallhanging. You do make lovely silk "flower" wallhangings.

I have to try that recipe. It just looks wonderful! As soon as DH sees it, he'll want to head to the store for Mountain Dew and crescent rolls!