Back in time stretch

Friday, October 24, 2014

Boxes and Bows kits

We have created a few more Boxes and Bows kits for those who have been asking.

All remaining Halloween fabric, kits and patterns are now 30% off!


Somewhere in Time - session 6

This session marks the half way spot for this quilt.  Time flies when you're having fun!  (We sure hope you are having fun.)

Here are the photos of the blocks for session six.

Note: The fabrics in your kit are just a little different for the bottom block.  The center of the churndash will be the same as the rest of the background for the churndash.  The outside background is also a slightly different print.

Have fun!

We still have about 5 openings for Mystery quilt next Tuesday.  It will be a seasonal themed quilt and is looking really fun.  Give us a call if you would like to fill one of the lasts openings.

Monday, October 20, 2014

October Mystery Quilt

Here are some of the fabrics we will be using for the October mystery quilt.  (We will be adding others as we go.)

I think the fabrics look pretty ordinary (this is Kelly talking) but don't let that fool you.  I have seen a version of the quilt Becky will be making and I think this is one you really won't want to miss out on!

Hint: It will be a holiday/winter themed quilt.

So sorry for the delay in posting the fabrics - we have a whole lot goin' on this month.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Block party - session five blocks

Here are the photos for today's blocks.

Today is the last day of shop hop.  Come see us if you have a minute or two.  We are here until 6:00 pm.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Apple Pudding Cake recipe

Thanks so much for visiting us during Shop Hop.  So many of you have asked for Apple Pudding Cake recipe with Warm Caramel Sauce. Here it is and it really does taste as good as it looks!

Apple Pudding Cake
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2/3 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. soda
2 Cups flour
8 grated apples (I leave the peels on)
Optional - Raisins or nuts

Stir sugar, shortening, and eggs together. Add dry ingredients and grated apples. Stir. Place in greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Serve warm or cold top with warm caramel sauce, whipped cream or ice cream.

Caramel Sauce
2 Cups brown sugar
1 Cup light corn syrup
1/2 Cup butter
1 Can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar, syrup, and butter until melted. Add sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil for one minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Caramel sets up when cool. Warm it before serving, a couple of tablespoons of half and half can be added to achieve desired consistency.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

shop hop starts tomorrow

Hope you are all making plans to come see us during shop hop which starts tomorrow (Wed. Oct.8).

Becky just finished binding our shop project and we draped it on the bed at the shop this morning.  We call it Vintage Romance.  The theme for the hop this year is Somewhere in Time.  We chose to be somewhere in the Jane Austin era.  I think the quilt lives up to its name.  What do you think?

We also created a smaller version in traditional red and green Christmas colors.  It is hot off the quilt machine waiting to be bound.  We discovered a fun new quilting tool to help make piping and will be adding a little piping around the edge when we bind it.  The tool is by Tensisters quilts and we will be doing demos during shop hop.

The pattern for the quilt will be free during shop hop so stop by and pick one up.  There will be prizes and fun and food at all of the shops so come join in the fun.

We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

French Flowers - Sept. mystery quilt

September was a blur as it just zipped on by.  It's already mystery quilt time again.

If you are needing a quilt for Christmas gift-giving, this one fits the bill.  The quilt is quick and simple but the results are amazing - a perfect blend of modern and vintage.

Not sure the tutorial will  be needed for this one but here we go:

Cut out five of the flower shapes from the blue medallion fabric.  Cut 5 flower centers from the gold.  Appliqué each flower to a 10 inch square.  We simply glued the flower in place with Elmer’s washable school glue and stitched around the edge to secure.  This allows the edges to fray a little when the quilt is laundered.

Arrange and sew the 10 inch squares into 5 rows with 5 squares in each row.  Make sure to place a flower appliqué in each of the five rows.  

The block rows should measure 47 ½ inches long.  (If yours is slightly different adjust the sashing rows to fit.)  Create the sashing rows by sewing a 1 ½ inch blue hexagon print between two of the 2 inch light strips to create the needed length (47 ½ inches).  Sew a 1 inch blue medallion strip to each side of this section.  

Create 4 sashing sets.  Sew between each of the four rows of squares. 

Quilt as desired.  Launder to fluff the raw edges and enjoy!

We are still undecided on fabrics for next month's mystery.  We will post a photo when we can.

Remember - $5.55 fabrics this Friday.  Stop in for a great deal on some yardage!

  Shop Hop starts next Wednesday - join us for some fun and refreshments.