Friday, May 15, 2015

Circle Medallion Quilt Update #1

Here it is thus far:
I had a great time doing the flying geese. So many geese. I used the no waste method, but that means there are a lot of little steps. Cutting all the squares, marking all the diagonals, pinning, sewing, cutting, pressing, pinning, sewing, cutting, and pressing again. However having a lot of little steps it was easier to run in and do a little between wrangling the kiddos. I probably would have gone a little nutty if I tried to sit down and do all the steps in, say, two large chunks. 
One large border left. I'm going to see how a circle border will look. I do have all those circles left. 
I also stated working on the backing using the left over geese, geese parts, and other border parts. 


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ninja Turtle Cakes

My son is turning 3 and he is finally old enough to start understanding what a birthday party is. So I asked him what kind of cake he wanted. 
A ninja cake! The blue guy, Leonardo. 

Well that changed to Donatello, the purple guy. But since I made extra cake thinking I need three layers I just went ahead and made both. 

Here are some pictures of the process. 

Lastly: thanks to Cakes by Choppa for his tutorial. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tattler Reusable Lids and Rings

I grew up with my mother, grandmother, neighbors, all canning our own food.  Vegetables, fish, stew meat. I myself have done a fair amount of canning trying new recipes different types of pickles but I have never used the reusable lids and rings by Tattler. 
I have made some pasta sauce with large cherry tomatoes which I first roasted in the oven and then puréed and cooked down for a little bit on the stove. So I'll see how this goes. I'll follow the instructions step-by-step to ensure that all goes smoothly.