Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This and That

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!

34 comments:

Sachiko said...

That is so funny! I just talk to my friend today, and she told me about the Pioneer Women cooks. She even went her book signing too! Now I really going to get that book for myself. The pizza looks sooo good!

Sinta Renee said...

!Oh gosh... I have mozzarella in the fridge and have been looking for a good pizza recipe! That is a cute little block you've got going on with your Beach House!

Nedra said...

The homemade pizza looks delish! Good for you for pulling out a cookbook and making it from scratch. I haven't done that in years.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That makes me hungry! I've never made a pizza from scratch.

Love your kitchen sink block with the Beach House fabrics. Very nice.

And I adore the nine-patch quilt with the Alliance fabrics. That's a really cool pattern. I'm always amazed by the amount of work you do in such a short time!

Lurline said...

Reminds me of days gone by, too - looks so inviting - is that a pizza stone, please?
Hugs - Lurline♥

Darlene said...

The pizza looks YUMMY! I'm not known for cooking so you won't see much about my blog either. LOL

I love your Kitchen Sink quilt - mine is coming along, as well.

Always so much terrific eye candy on your blog, Sherri.

Libby said...

Yum! We had homemade pizza friday night! I love my Pioneer Women cookbook! I must admit, your pizza looks wasy better than mine!

kate spain said...

Wow! your pizza is picture perfect! So is your beautiful kitchen sink block. Can't wait to see how it turns out. What a fun pairing of newsy tidbits!

call me crazy said...

Yum your pizza looks wonderful! Very cute blocks too.

Jayne said...

I just love your projects! I have seen those fit to be framed projects in the stores, but so far I have resisted...will I continue resisting?? You are tempting me!

Jackie said...

That pizza looks wonderful from here and is making my mouth water!! Yum!! I am anxious to see what you will do with your moda box. I am sure that you will come up with something just wonderful!

Terriaw said...

We used to make homemade pizza all the time when I was a kid, so that pizza takes me back a few years! looks delicious. I have been adoring those new Moda sampler packs, but have resisted buying one so far. Your new blocks look fun - I especially love how that one from the basket book looks! Such sweet fabrics too.

Cindy said...

But anticipation is so much fun....

Hmm, you're dreaming 2 1/2" squares, 2 1/2 " squares, 2 1/2" squares.........(that took me longer to type than I care to admit...LOL)

Dawn said...

Pizza and a sampler...yum yum!

Candace said...

Mom you lost the recipe! That's ok I have connections! By the way all of your projects look amazing as ever I am excited to be home to see everything over Christmas break!

Trisha said...

Love your projects. They look great! Lucky you to be getting one of those Moda Sampler Boxes.

Your pizza looks mouth watering. The internet has been all a buzz about that cookbook. I will have to get my hands on it.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love that 9-patch fun quilt. I'm always drawn to square patches for some reason. Pizza looks Yummy!!!

Thelma said...

Yum!! That pizza looks delicious!

So those little 2 1/2 inch sampler squares are available in shops? I've never seen them before but I think I would like them. Sometimes it seems like all I do is cut 2 1/2" squares.

Kara said...

too funny, I made the same recipe Monday night!

cristina said...

what a beautiful fabrics. I love Moda fabrics. Good luck on your projects.
kisses from spain

Carol said...

Now that I'm done drooling on my keyboard...LOL! I can say, I LOVE your little Alliance quilt...that is the most awesome fabric. And your Kitchen Sink is going to be BEAUTIFUL!

Kaaren said...

Pizza for ther main course and quilt eye candy for dessert. A perfect combination I would say, Sherri.

Yummo on both counts!

Jenn said...

The pizza looks AWESOME! I would love to have Ree's book and hope to soon!

The Quilt Buddy said...

The pizza looks almost as yummy as the Sampler box!

*karendianne. said...

This block from Kim's book is my favorite! You're always picking things I like. What's up with that?!! :)

Carrie P. said...

Yummy looking pizza. Bet the kids loved it.
I really like the last block. Great pattern.

Jessica said...

oh...that pizza looks so super yummy...makes me hungry...

and the beach house block is really really cute!!

Rene' said...

That pizza looks yummy. I've heard lots of good things about that cookbook.

I ordered a Moda Sampler Pack from Fat Quarter Shop but haven't received it yet. I am anxious to see all the fabrics. I have no idea yet what I'm gonna do with them, but that's a problem I don't mind having ;-))

ivoryspring said...

Sherri, your pizza looks VERY yummy! :)

And that improvised pinwheel block is lovely.

Simone de Klerk said...

I ordered the box too. Still waiting for it. So excited about it, just like you!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The pizza looks amazing. We make our own pizza sometimes. THe pizza stone and paddle are essential. My neighbor Laura waited in line for over 3 hours to get her book signed when the Pioneer woman came to SLC. I love the new block!

Heidi said...

I love The Pioneer Women Cookbook... I just got it a couple days ago and can't wait to try something.

I also received my sampler box and still don't know what I'm going to do with it.. but I love it!

Your pizza looks delish!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Sherri....I really like the new block from Kim's book...it looks really fun and simple to do. I like your fabric choices. Will you show us when it's complete? I'd love to see it....you always have alot of stitching going on...good for you.

Michelle said...

The pizza is making me hungry. I love the 9 patch fun you made and your sneak peek is great too!