Thursday, January 8, 2009


I am a little closer to starting my grandson's 1st quilt. I have had some fabric up on my design wall and pulled some to go with it, but just have not been happy with it. Has that ever happened to you? My first inclination is to "BUY MORE"-- but then, SURELY, with all this stash I can find something that will make a good looking quilt. It doesn't have to be all that big! Or all that great a quilt. After all, it will just be dragged around and spit up on and peed on and sssssssssshhhhhhhiiiiii-----------pped off to here and there. I have some small pieces of a Michael Miller little cowboy fabric that I think would be enough for centers of a block. Sawtooth stars would be cute or Hole in the Barn Door. HHHHHMMM--I decide to look through some of my books. I remember that I have one that specializes in quilts made with panels and theme prints. Here it is----
Clever Quilts by Susan Teegarden Dissmore. As I look through it, I remember that it really is a neat book and the settings and ideas for quilts can be used for any quilts, not just theme quilts. Here is one quilt that I really like and I think it would look cute with embroidery blocks in the theme prints are and then the little cowboy fabric in the center of the stars.

So now I look through my embroidery designs and see if I have any designs that will work. I did find some and have transfered them to my Janome 11000. They are ready to stitch out, but alas I must WASH the background fabric as I am afraid not to--or I'll get puckering when it is finally washed. I don't like puckering--can't stand for no puckerin!! Sorry--my Texas accent just took over. I will have to report back with more progress. I will get there, really I will. I have put this quilt off for so long. About 10 months now. I planned to have it done by the time the baby was born--he was born December 16th--oh well, I will get it done by Christmas--didn't happen. Now I am thinking by the time he is 1---no I am kidding --I will have it done by the time he is 2 months old. That is my goal. He will 1 month next week.
Please excuse my pictures. I did get a new camera, but have not really learned how to use it yet, nor have I loaded the software.
One more thing before I go. For supper tonight I had pork chops, blackeyed peas, okra/tomatoes, and Mexican Cornbread. My son loved it all, but I ate one piece of cornbread and he ate the rest except what is in the picture below. He said it was the best cornbread he had ever eaten. I used cornbread mix and added some extra ingredients. I thought I would tell you so you could try it out on your family and see if they like it.
1 package of cornbread mix --I use white and a brand with no sugar.
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (sharp)
1/2 can of cream style corn
A few pickled Jalapeno peppers without the seeds and about 1 T of the juice.
1/4 cup of chopped onion
1 egg
1/3 cup of milk or enough to make it the right consistency.
Heat about 1/4 cup of oil in an iron skillet at 425 for about 10 minutes until really hot. Pour mixture into the hot skillet (has to be hot enough to sizzle when the batter is poured in).
Put back in the oven and turn the oven down to 400 degrees. Bake about 15 to 20 minutes. I use a medium sized skillet for 1 package of mix.
This is kinda like the cake doctor but would be called the Cornbread doctor--LOL Try it out! I love shortcuts--especially when boys are full in the end.
Until later. ~m



Pat said...

That book you are using for the grandbaby's quilt looks like a really good one. Keep us updated on your progress.

quiltingcindy said...

Oh that cornbread sounds yum! You could have told us what was for supper before supper, not after. Just think of all the un-invited guest you would have had. ;)

Rhonda said...

I see you sitting at your sewing machine with the pedal floored & thread flying......LOL.....The baby's quilt will be finished in no time.
Take care...see you soon.

osagebluffquilter said...

If you want cowboy fabric, check out my blog dated Wed 7th. I found a great fabric store in Oklahoma and they do mailings!

Nana said...

I am expecting my 3rd grandson in a few weeks and like you I want to make him a quilt just like I did for the other 2 grandsons. I bought really cute fabric at the Houston Quilt Festival but I have not found the right pattern. I went to a quilt store last Wednesday here in FW to look for a pattern or a book and then I found some more really cute fabric. The fabric is called "Sleepytime" by Moda. So I bought a charm pack and yardage in 3 different designs. Well today I went to another favorite quilt shop and found some more of the "Sleeptime" fabric and bought 2 fat quarters of 5 more designs. Oh I did buy a really cute book called "Even More Quilts for Baby" Easy as ABC by Ursula Reikes. She has some really cute quilt patterns and they look very easy. Now I can't decide which one I want to make. Post pictures when you are finished with your quilt and I will do the same. Barbara

Alycia said...

Oh that quilt looks cute. Can't wait to see yours when you are done!

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