Sunday, 16 December 2012

Strawberry leather

Christmas time in high summer means berries, lots of berries!
So many, in fact, that we have a glut of strawberries today so I'm trying out this recipe for Strawberry Leather that I originally saw on Pinterest.  The house is redolent with the scent of oven-drying puree and I could go all Nigella and wax lyrical about their shiny red nose-ness and their sweet, juicy, festivity, but I won't. I simply cannot compete with the Kitchen Goddess. Suffice to say, it's all good.

Hot, hot, HOT!

It is sizzling here


Half Moon Modern Plus quilt...Done!

Yay! 5 x Half Moon Modern charm packs et voila! Just need the borders and that's another quilt top finished.

Flash gives his approval to the reverse side

Friday, 7 December 2012

Love Jelly Roll Racing

Lil' Fluff checks out the back of the Quilt
I've just taken possession of an Elna 5300, my first electronic sewing machine, thanks to the generosity of the late Jean Smith. My Great Aunt was an amazing woman, great in so many ways, and is missed. I'd like to think she'd be pleased with this purchase though!

To celebrate, I tackled a Jelly Roll Race Quilt.  2 x Amy Butler "Love" jelly rolls. 3 hours. Done!
Well, not really done. Now I will 'um' and 'ah' over whether to undo some of the rows to make it more uniform. Then again, the randomness of it is part of the charm. Perhaps I will add some applique on top. Or maybe I will cut it up and incorporate into a different design. Needs borders too.  I have two Amy Butler fat quarters in my stash that I know of, but probably much more. I will have a hunt over the next few days before deciding.