Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A rare occasion today...a picture of food on my blog! I'm not a wonderful cook, so you won't see this often...but yesterday my kids wanted homemade pizza for dinner...and I could not find my pizza dough recipe...anywhere! Luckily, I had just finished reading The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond and remembered there was a pizza dough recipe in the book. Anyway...it was wonderful pizza dough...and the book is wonderful as well...I read it cover to cover the day I received it!
Since one of these Moda Sampler Boxes is on it's way(thank you for the picture, Jackie)...I decided to play around with a sampler pack of squares I had on hand already. There is a lot that can be done with 2 1/2" squares! I've been
patiently anxiously waiting for this to arrive and really want to have some small projects ready to go for these fabrics.
This is 9-Patch Fun from Fit to be Framed Set 11 by Lori Smith...116 pieces, and all but the four outer border pieces can be cut from a 2 1/2" square! I used 20 2 1/2" squares from Collections for a Cause Alliance by Moda along with some neutrals from my stash to mix it up a bit. It finishes at about 11 by 14. Vickie also has been playing with these small sampler squares and shows her first mini quilt on her blog today.
And I have to share this block...I love it...I've started a quilt from Kim's book, Scrap Basket Surprises that I absolutely love. Not only do I love the design, but it's a fun and easy quilt to make...I should have more rows completed soon (oh, the pattern I'm making is called "Kitchen Sink"--and I'm using a Beach House jelly roll along with neutrals from my stash).
If things seem crazy for you...you might enjoy the wisdom in this wonderful, short, simple post from SouleMama yesterday. Have a great day!