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Monday, August 3, 2015

Rhuberry Freezer Jam

A friend gave me some rhubarb the other day, but it wasn't quite enough to make more Rhubarb Strawberry Jam, so I decided to do a little experimenting with the original recipe.  The result was an amazing jam!

Rhuberry Freezer Jam

2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
2 cups blueberries
3 cups white sugar
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry Jell-O
Directions
In a large saucepan, stir together the rhubarb, blueberries and sugar. Cover, and let stand 3-8 hours (long enough to bring out the juices so they start to dissolve the sugar).  Bring the rhubarb, blueberries and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring constantly, for 12 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat, and stir in dry gelatin mix. Transfer to jars, cool, and place in the freezer.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Silent Sunday


Friday, July 31, 2015

Red, White, and True?


It's turning out that my Red, White, and True quilt isn't all that true, because I took some liberties with the layout.  After the rows were sewn together I flipped one row end for end and moved it to the right to see what it would look like.  I liked the look, so decided to sew it!  (Hopefully not following the pattern exactly won't count against me.)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Christmas In July?

Is it Christmas in July?  Not really.  The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild decided that our next raffle quilt will be a Christmas Stars quilt and I volunteered to piece a few blocks for the project.  I'm hoping that I'll win the quilt once it's finished because I don't have a Christmas quilt.  If I don't win, I may have to make myself one!  The free pattern and tutorial can be found at quiltingonmainstreet.blogspot.com.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Lucky Winner!

As you know, I've been quilting along with Jean this month in the Red, White, and True Quilt Along.  Jean had a giveaway (sponsored by Fabric Spark) associated with the quilt along and I was the lucky winner!  Just look at the beautiful fat quarter bundle that arrived in my mailbox from Fabric Spark...aren't they amazing fabrics?  I'm going to have to do some thinking about how to use these large prints.  I don't think I want to cut them!

If you're a Facebook user, be sure to like Fabric Spark...they are hosting the Summer of Fabric Love with giveaways and other surprises all summer long.  Right now they have a great charm pack of "Net" by Riley Blake up for grabs!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Silent Sunday


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Guess Who I Have Been Quilting With???

Guess who I have been quilting with this week?  Yes, the one and only, Pat Sloan!  She visited the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild for a trunk show and workshop Monday and Tuesday.  The workshop was "Kiss Me Goodnight" (The quilt shown behind Pat in the photo.) and focused on how to sew and use "made fabric".  I loved learning the no rules/no rulers approach to piecing and it's a great way to use up those scraps too!  If you ever get a chance to take a workshop with Pat, I highly recommend that you don't miss it!  She is a fun and fabulous teacher!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Silent Sunday


Friday, July 17, 2015

Moving Right Along

The Red, White, and True Quilt Along is moving right along...I'm loving these blocks!

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