Sunday, February 26, 2012


I think I have mentioned in the past that one of my favourite things about making quilts is building a fabric stack!  Having said that, I'm having a little trouble with this one...

After 5+ years of quilting, I've built quite a good stash (finally)!
This group contains a few prints that are quite busy so I wanted to add in some solids and smaller prints to calm things down.  I've been adding and eliminating for a few days and I think it's time to just get started! I do seem to gravitate to more girly fabric so in an effort to even things out I'm going to concentrate on boy quilts a little more.  These fabrics are destined for a simple patchwork quilt with some simple straight line quilting in a new design!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Better Late Than Never!

I've been meaning to post these pictures for a week! I got together with my multi-talented SIL to decorate Valentine's cookies! She whipped up a batch (a few batches, actually) of her famous sugar cookies and we spent a fun afternoon letting the creative juices flow.  Here's some of our creations!

I even finally got around to baking a red velvet cake...

I think it turned out pretty good!  The colour was perfect (I used two bottles of red food colouring as per the recipe)!  The texture was perfect - it was actually velvety! (Is that a real word?) Anyway, it was velvety and had a nice subtle chocolate flavour.  I made a vanilla buttercream frosting and it was perfect.  I will most definitely be making this again (and I only ended up with one red-stained fingertip)!