At my small quilt group that meets Monday nights decided a few weeks ago that we LOVED this mini quilt that was in a book one of the gals just bought. So we decided to each make one in our own style of fabric/colors! Kind of a challenge, but fun project to do. Well.... I didn't really look at the sizes too closely until this weekend when I went to cut out the pieces to sew Monday night! YIKES! But I did it! This block will finish to be 3-1/4" square. I didn't do too bad, only that one little pucker and the more I tried to redo it the more it got stretched so I finally just left it. I think when it gets with the other blocks and quilted it won't be so noticeable. So I have 1 of 12 blocks done!
I'm doing 1800's repro's. One lady is doing 30's and another batiks with a black background. Another is thinking of using just her stash (which I am doing too!) but enlarging the blocks, and the 5th hasn't decided yet. So this is really fun. I'll share pics next month when I see what kind of progress they've made.
And I thought Dear Jane blocks were bad!
On another note my sister who lives out east sent me some really cool pictures from the ice storm they had last week. I"ve just been too busy to really write much lately so I'm finally getting to it! Anyway, look in the above picture - can you see the bird! The first thing I asked is - "Please don't tell me the bird was iced over"! She said she didn't even know the bird was in the picture when she took it - she saw it after she downloaded the pictures! But she did go out to check and yes the bird has flown away - wheh!
And notice in this picture the nest at the top of the tree. The wind and the ice bent the tree limb over so much the nest is now sideways instead of facing up.
And she took a closeup of a tree to show how much ice they had!
And on topic #3 - Baked Oatmeal!
MMMMM, it is soooo good. Very sweet you don't even need to sweeten it - although we put fresh strawberries on it and that was really good! I had a few ask for the recipe so here it is! Enjoy!
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
4 cups oatmeal
3 teasp. baking powder
1/2 teasp. salt
1-1/2 cups milk
1. Beat oil, sugar & eggs together.
2. Add remaining ingredients.
3. Put into greased 9 x 13 baking pan and bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. (Or you can cut it in half and put in an 8 x 8 pan and bake about 15-20 mins).