Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sewing Mojo Returning

After a month or so of hardly thinking about sewing just before and after Christmas, a little of the sewing mojo is coming back. The twin grandchildren got twin beds that NEED quilts!  I had a bunch of string blocks in 30s reproductions made up so put them together for granddaughter's just needs the borders put on.

I usually stall out on borders so started gathering up fabrics and cutting pieces for grandson's quilt. I've seen it called a Zipper quilt or a Stacked quilt. It's just 6 1/2" X 3 1/2" rectangles and 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" pieces sewed together and then flip flopped and sewed into vertical rows put together with a strip of background material between the rows. Easy. I've gotten this far...

The pieces are all brights with some animal prints since he loves animals. He especially loves cows...; why cows I have no idea....but search as I might I couldn't find any cow print. Not even enough for just a couple of rectangle pieces. I know I had some...maybe just a fat quarter...and it's all used up.  I think I'll get some yardage of a cow fabric I saw online and put it on the back just to make him happy.

Today I think I might make Snickerdoodles. I've been craving them for weeks, but resisted. I actually started making them on Wednesday....had the shortening and butter measured out into the bowl....when I remembered to check if I had Cream of Tartar. The recipe calls for 2 teaspoons & I found I didn't have anywhere near that on hand and I was still snowed in so couldn't just make a quick trip to the store for more. So the bowl with the shortening in it has been sitting in the fridge and I still have my craving for Snickerdoodles...time to just DO IT!!!


  1. those piles of cut pieces looks so good. Maybe the favourite recipe will get done soon. Meantime keep warm, and the craving will get satisfied soon!!

  2. My quilting mojo is returning also--am taking a bus to the Arizona Quilt Show in Phoenix on Friday. I always used a snickerdoodle recipe which called for shortening until I stumbled across one which uses only butter--delicious--I will share if you would like it!