Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

February Quilt Group

Jeanene brought her "Pomegranate Quilt",just back from the quilter. It is fabulous!

Done with needle turn applique.


Free seasons red work: Blog is Quilt Happy

Jeanene also brought two of the six T-Shirt quilts she made for her boy for Christmas.

We were all amazed she could put these together so fast.

They are awesome.

Rachelle brought a quilt she is finishing for a friend.
She is the perfect one to finish this quilt.
It will be great.

Our new Friend Maryann brought some quilts from her old quilt group.

This is a "Round Robin" Quilt. She made the middle and the quilt was passed around and the members in the group did a row. Turned out wonderful.

Maryann copied this cute "Ugly Doll".

She made this out of fleece. She found one in Scottsdale for $25.00.

She made hers for about $2.00

A quilt she made from one of her daughter drawing.
I should have taken a picture of the drawing.
It looks just like it.

JoAn's Joy wall hanging.
We all love JoAn's wall hangings

Donna just got this quilt from the quilter. These blocks were made for the Zoe's quilter's roulette. They were donated to Donna for her sister's group home auction.

Donna did an amazing job making the different blocks come together.

Peg's blocks "Belgium Waffles" blocks.
She is doing this quilt with her neighborhood quilt group

Jan's quilt made from men's plaid shirts.
So Great!

Glenna was host this month and finished a project for Valentines Day.
"Be Mine" or "Bemine".
What ever it takes.

February Recipes

Cowboy Caviar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 firm-ripe avocado (about 10 oz.)
1 can (15 oz.) black-eyed peas or black beans
1 can (11 oz.) corn kernels
2/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (opt)
1/2 pound Roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 bag (6 oz.) tortilla chips or 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
1. In a large bowl, mix vinegar, hot sauce, oil, garlic, and pepper. Peel, pit, and cut avocado into 1/2-inch cubes. Add to vinegar mixture and mix gently to coat.
2. Drain and rinse peas and corn. Add peas, corn, onions, cilantro, and tomatoes to avocado; mix gently to coat. Add salt to taste. Serve pea mixture with chips as an appetizer, or add cabbage and mix to make a salad.

Hot Spinach Dip
2 C Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
8 oz cream cheese, softened
10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
3/4 C. Chopped Onions (I used 1/2 bunch of green onion)
1/3 C. half and half
1 Tbsp. finely chopped jalapeno (I used one sweet red bell pepper)

In mixing bowl combine cheese add spinach first and mix in other ingredients
Pour into a buttered dish.
Bake at 400 for 20-25 min. or until hot and bubbly.

Served with Soy Chips and Baked corn chip

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Free seasons redwork: Blog is Quilt Happy, Quilt Often
Cabbage Rose Quilting and gifts
they also have a nice blog

Oreo Truffle recipe

Oreo "truffles"
Oreo "Truffles"
8 oz. cream cheese
1 pound Oreos
1 pound milk or dark chocolate
1/2 pound white chocolate
Grind Oreos to find powder in food processor. With a mixer, blend cookie powder and cream cheese until thoroughly mixed (there should be no white traces of cream cheese). Roll into small or large balls and place on wax-lined cookie sheet. Chill 45 minutes. 
Line two cookie sheets with wax paper. In double-boiler, melt milk or dark chocolate. Dip balls and coat thoroughly. With slotted spoon or fork, lift balls out of chocolate and let excess chocolate drip off. Place on wax-paper-lined cookie sheet. In separate double boiler, melt white chocolate. Using a fork, drizzle white chocolate over balls. Let cool.
 Store in airtight container, in refrigerator.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Joining Binding

This is for me to refer back to, I always forget how to use this method.