Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bed Runner

Bed Runner comes in many forms. Sometimes from magazines or pinterest
this time it came from one of my customers.
She brought a bench runner that she had made to our club meeting for show and tell
everyone loved it.......including me!
So, this weekend I found myself thinking of all the Civil War fabrics scraps that I have
and how I really liked that why not make one.
Here is the finished top ..why do the lights stand out so much in the pic?
If you do not want to make a large quilt , this is a great idea to make a bed runner quilt.
It can be placed at the foot of your bed , you can drape it over the back of your sofa
roll it up and place into a basket for a cozy country look. ( one of my favorite things to do)
Now onto the next project!

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

Last week for our club gathering I made this yummy cake and everyone wanted the recipe..
It was easy to make and oh so delicious!
The recipe is from Duncan Hines and can be found on their website:
Below is the recipe for the cake and frosting....I used a different frosting recipe

1 pkg Duncan Hines Strawberry Supreme Cake Mix
1 10oz pkg of sweetened frozen strawberries ( thawed and pureed)
Prepare and bake cake according to pkg directions in a 9" x 13" pan
Cool cake and poke holes 1 inch apart in top of cake using handle from wooden spoon.
Pour thawed and pureed strawberries evenly over top of cake allowing mixture to soak into holes
* I refrigerated cake for a while before frosting


8 oz Cream Cheese ( softened)
8 oz Cool Whip
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese and sugars till fluffy....fold in cool whip and frost cake.  Refrigerate about 4 hours


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New Quilt for our Bed


Our bed needs a new quilt. so I decided to make something fast.
The blocks are large 25" finished  with 3 across and 3 down and sashing between blocks.
The quilt now measures 82" x 82" without border......................
My problem is whether to put a border on or not???

I do like a litte bit of a drop on the sides of the quilt , but might not need it.

We are going to paint the bedroom a darker color , so I thought that I would keep the background of the quilt on the lighter side. This will probably be a summer quilt.

QUILT with a border...

What do you think???   Border or no border..........umm?

Here is what is on the bed now....
I made this quilt from the Oak Leaves and Reel collection  and have always loved it.
But has a flannel back and is to heavy for warmer weather.

Our Winter Quilt....Oak Leaves and Reel

I must make a decision on the borders soon, so I can finish the quilt! (Sigh)

Happy Stitching,