Archive for August, 2010

Sneak Peek

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Didn’t I promise you something yummy? What could be more “delicious” in the Fall than apples. My log home is in Julian, CA, a town famous for these crunchy treats. Before I could even get a picture of the Apple Cake  at block party it was gone, gone! I KNOW you will like my mom’s recipe so I am sharing it with you. Enjoy. Let me know how you like it.

Erma’s Apple Cake
3 eggs – beaten well
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
2½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
4 cups chopped apples
½ cup nuts chopped

Grease or spray Bundt pan with Pam. Pour in batter.
Bake @ 350° for 50 minutes or until done.

This week we held our August Block Party. The featured project is a darling and delicious Apple Wall hanging using 10 inch squares in colors of Rome Beauty red, yellow Delicious and Granny Smith green. The quilt features thirteen apple blocks, however, you make fourteen. Below get a sneak peek at… a bonus project!

This American Jane Punctuation fabric reminds me of going back to school when I was teaching in the sixties and seventies. This line was designed by Sandy Klop for Moda.

It’s an Apple a Day Lunch Bag! Directions will be on our website soon.
Visit  You will need the Apple Cake Pattern for basic instructions.

Autumn is in the air!

Away we go!

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

A happy group of gals took a bus from Quilt in a Day to the Long Beach Quilt Show. They are most excited to get off the bus and start spending.

Our booth looked enticing, filled with quilts, books, patterns and notions. I spent much of the time in one corner of our booth, signing books and  meeting some of you.

Sandy Klop stopped by. She  designs  her line of American Jane Patterns plus Moda fabric under the same name. One of the projects for our next Block of the Month features her “Punctuation” line in a cute little quilt good enough to eat. (YES, that is a hint.)

Many years ago, I had masks made….we still like to have fun with them.

Humm…wonder what is tempting these shoppers?

And what did I do when I got back to work….I actually put my feet up!  I  cleaned my office prior to the show and was delighted to find space for my feet. It is usually impossible! My desk usually overflows  with scribbled notes, fabric samples, ideas, strong coffee and sharp yellow pencils. With that said, best get busy, there is work to do!