Tuesday, April 29, 2014

String Quilt Blocks

The Millington Quilt Club gives quilts to fire victims in the area.  Faith, who manages the quilts, asked members to make 10 inch string quilt blocks using brights.  I had no problem finding some bright scraps in my stash.

It was fun arranging the blocks. 

Considering, I didn't make even a small dent in my collection of brights and the blocks were fun to make; I should make a string quilt for myself.  I think I will put the same color in the center of each block.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Projects

When I saw this fabric on Equilter, I knew I had to make some Easter gifts using it.

I made two tote bags for my great nieces.
Polka dot fabric was used for the lining. 

The bags were big enough to hold some books I found for the girls.
This is Skylar with her bag.
This is Audrey with her bag.

The leftover fabric was used to decorate some kitchen towels. 
The bunny fabric was fussy cut and appliqued to purchased towels and grosgrain ribbon, eyelet lace and thirty's fabric decorates the bottom of the towels.

Easter Desserts

We were lucky enough to be able to celebrate Easter with both of our families.  I made desserts to take to both gatherings.  The first was sugar packed and the second was sugar free.

The Peeps cake was made using a chocolate cake mix and adding Dream Whip and package of dry chocolate pudding mix.  The cake was frosted with
cream cheese frosting made with Cool Whip.

The trifle had layers of sugar free angel food cake, strawberries and blueberries and
 a mixture of sugar free cream cheese pudding, a can of crushed pineapple
 and  Free Cool Whip.