Thursday, August 29, 2013

Yum Yum! French Toast Bake

OH YUM French toast is always a big hit at my house, and this makes it soo much easier to make!!!
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1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
1 loaf Texas toast
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar for sprinkling

1. Melt butter in microwave & add brown sugar....stir till mixed.
2. Pour butter/sugar mix into bottom of 9 x 13 pan....spread around
3. Beat eggs, milk, & vanilla
4. Lay single layer of Texas Toast in pan
5. Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture on bread layer
6. Add 2nd layer of Texas Toast
7. Spoon on remaining egg mixture
8. Cover & chill in fridge overnight
9. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes (covered for the first 30 minutes)
10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar
11. Serve with warm maple syrup

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Abbi Mays Exclusive Quilt Kit: Triple Irish Chain

When Sue (our quilt sample) saw the Spa fabrics from Timeless Treasures she immediately said to me: "we need to make an Irish Chain".

This is what she ended up with - one heck of a beautiful quilt:

This quilt turned out to be 106" x 106"
(and is big enough to be a bedspread on a queen size bed or a quilt on a king size bed) 
The block is 12" square finished.
Skill level: Easy Piecing!

She choose only 4 fabrics (3 from Spa and Moda Bella Solid):

and used the book from Eleanor Burns: Triple Irish Chain

We had our quilt quilted at Judy Kracker's Quilting
(contact her at:231.282.7011)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quilt Kit: Mixed Expressions

Mixed Expressions designed by Heidi Pridemore

Finished size: 65" x 82"
Skill level: Advanced beginner

Included in kit:
Free Pattern: Mixed Expressions
Approx: 8 yards for top, borders, binding
Fabric used in kit: Mixed Expressions
(Fabrics used in this quilt are as pictured (we made no substitutions).

Blocks used:

Kits available here: Mixed Expressions

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Holiday 2013 Quilt kit Here Comes Santa

Here Comes Santa Quilt top  features the panel from the Here Comes Santa fabrics collection from Timeless Treasures by Arlene Neely.
Finished size: 38" x 58"
Skill level: intermediate
Block used:

Included in Kit:
Free Pattern: Here Comes Santa
Approx: 4 2/3 yards for top, borders and binding
Fabrics used in this quilt are as pictured (we made no substitutions).

Fabrics used in kit: Here Comes Santa

Available here : Here Comes Santa
Retail Price: $49.86 per yard
Your Savings: $4.98

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Libby Lehman Quilt Auction Benfit

Let the Bidding Begin!

At 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013, you will want to be in Ballroom A at the DeVos Place Convention Center (303 Monroe Avenue NW) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the first-ever Quilt Auction to benefit the Libby Lehman Medical Fund.

Libby Lehman is a superstar in the quilt world who recently had a brain aneurysm. Libby is currently in a rehab center where she is steadily getting better, but her medical and therapy bills continue to mount.
The American Quilter’s Society is holding this benefit Quilt Auction so quilters can help. Many quilters have wanted to make quilts for Libby. What she can really use right now is for you to donate quilts for this auction and put the money into her medical fund.
Of course, you all need to come to the auction and bid, too. We have already received many beautiful quilts, sewing machines, irons, and other quilt-related products. Here is a sampling of the items that will be up for bid at the auction…quilts, quilts, Baby Lock sewing machine, quilts, Janome sewing machine, Oliso iron, and much more. Some of the quilts are wallhangings and others are made for a bed. There will be some baskets of great products donated by the show vendors, too.
You can view the auction items from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, in Ballroom A at the DeVos Place Convention Center. The live auction, with Auctioneer Scott Vander Kolk, Jr., begins at 7:00 p.m.