Monday, April 21, 2014

Hope Takes Flight Quilt Kits + Free Pattern

Hope Takes Flight was designed by Melissa Richie she we quilters enjoy making modern quilts! Don't you agree!

This Confident Beginner Quilt is made with one charm pack, 1 yard black solid and 4 yard white solid all for $39.60 + shipping!

I like sewing flying geese blocks that you don't have to worry about the points!

Available here: Hope Takes Flight

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Blonde Joke - Easter Bunny

A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit
jump out across the middle of the road. 
He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the
rabbit jumps right in front of the car.

The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal
lover,  pulls over and gets out to see
what has become of the rabbit.
Much to his dismay, the rabbit is the Easter Bunny, and he is DEAD .

The driver feels so awful  that he begins to cry.
A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway
sees a man crying on the side of the road
and pulls over.

She steps out of the car and asks the man
what's wrong.

"I feel terrible"  he explains,
"I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car and KILLED HIM."

The blonde says, "Don't worry."
She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can.
She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny,
bends down, and sprays the contents onto him.

The  Easter Bunny  jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops off down the road.

Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves again, he hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves, hops another ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again and again, until he hops out of sight.
The man is astonished.
He runs over to the woman and demands,
  "What is in that can?
What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?"
The woman turns the can around
so that the man can read the label.

It says..
(Are you ready for this?)
(You know you're gonna be sorry) 

(Last chance)

(OK, here it is)

It says, 

"Hair Spray
Restores life to dead hair,
and adds permanent wave."

Happy Easter!! 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Yum Yum: Maple Glazed Stuffed Pork Roast

What You Need

2 Tbsp.  butter
1 apple, chopped
1-1/2cups  hot water
1 pkg.  (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 pork loin (2 lb.), butterflied
2 Tbsp.  maple-flavored or pancake syrup
2 Tbsp.  GREY POUPON Hearty Spicy Brown Mustard
1 tsp.  chopped fresh rosemary

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.
MELT butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add apples; cook and stir 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Add water and stuffing mix; cover. Let stand 5 min.; mix lightly.
SPOON stuffing mixture onto cut-side of meat to within 1/2 inch of edge. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, starting at one short end. Place seam-side down, in roasting pan sprayed with cooking spray.
BAKE 1 hour. Mix syrup, mustard and rosemary; spread over meat. Bake 20 min. or until meat is done (145°F). Let stand 15 min. before slicing to serve.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hotdogs or Cauliflower Bacon Gratin?

We were all set to put hotdogs on  the grill today but this happened:

 Now Cauliflower Bacon Gratin sounds good!
The recipe is here:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rose Lattice Quilt Kit now in Full Size!

Want to make a full size Rose Lattice quilt?
It uses Two Lap Quilt Kits - we took out the border stripe (2 yards) and included 3 yards instead.
Finished size: 76" x 82"
Fabrics used: Tomorrow's Promise by Marti Michelle

Available here: Rose Lattice Full Size

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodland Christmas new quilt kit for Holiday 2014

This beautiful 70" x 70" Woodland Christmas quilt was designed and pieced by Gina Gempesaw and machine quilted by Carole Whiting.

You'll want to be a very confident beginner or beyond to make this quilt. Please be sure to read all the cutting instructions carefully because several pieces are fussy cut, including the outer border, and because of the directionality of some prints. Two convenient, full-size templates are provided for one of the blocks. Label all the pieces and keep them together until you are ready to sew.

Fussy cut the center square and the 4 corner squares from the large poinsettia fabric. Gina featured the motif with a red and a white poinsettia from this print. Her cutting, sewing, and assembly instructions are clear and easy to follow. Fussy cut the outer border at 10½" to include the village vignette, the poinsettias, and the silver mercury glass ornaments, and then miter. She has allowed enough fabric for you to adjust how the poinsettias meet at the miters. An allover holly or poinsettia machine quilting pattern would finish this quilt beautifully, but if you still love to hand quilt, there's plenty of time left for you to do so!

Quilt kit available here: Woodland Christmas
Retail Price: $104.81 Each
Your Savings: $10.48
Included in kit:
Free Pattern: Woodland Christmas
Approx: 9 3/4 yards fabric for top, borders & binding
(Fabrics used in these quilts are as pictured
(we made no substitutions).

BONUS: Table runner and placemat instructions included with pattern!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tonga Batik Boysenberry from Timesless Treasures

These luscious batik fabrics are in colors of teal, berry,  gold and velvet in yardage, kits and precuts.
Boyenberry Batiks - 20 prints

The precuts come with free patterns:

Need an idea for how to use these fabrics - how about these kits: