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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Progress Report

I have had a quiet day at home today giving myself a chance to get over this infection I picked up on the weekend.  I made a quick chocolate cake  and some pumpkin soup first.  No photo of the cake as it has all been eaten.  Here's the recipe though:

1 cup SR flour
3 rounded tabsp cocoa
1 cup caster sugar
3 tabsp butter
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
Measure all ingredients into small mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer for 3-4 minutes.  Pour into greased and lined cake tin and bake 180°C for 40 – 45minutes.  Super easy huh!.

Once the cooking was done I headed to my sewing room and spent the rest of the day happily working on the Christmas Quilt from the weekend.  I managed to get all the blocks put together.  There is still a border of the same fabric as the sashing to go around the outside.
 Next I worked on the stars to go around the border.  I have decided that this will be a wall hanging as all the blocks are appliqued with metallic thread which doesn't feel very snuggly! 
I have a few more stars to make and I am going to alternate them with five inch squares of a Christmas fabric.  I am trying to use lots of my favourite Christmas fabrics seeing as I am planning to keep this quilt.  Once I have made the stars I will decide if I am going to do another border.   I don't usually work on quilts like this.  I rarely make small wall quilts so this is a nice change.  I might have to do it more often, except that I don't have many spare walls to put quilts on.
It is a tough life for dogs in our house!

Till next time.................. Happy stitching!


  1. This is a darling little Christmas quilt, glad to see you are going to keep one for yourself. You are such a generous quilter and give most thing away. We here in Texas would like to think of the cooler weather that this quilts inspires.

  2. I'm happy to hear that you'll keep this one also. I agree with Betty Lou that you're a wonderfully generous quilter, so you deserve one. Besides this pretty little wall hanging is coming along so beautifully. Love those appliques and can't wait to see the finished product.

    The recipe sounds yummy.....too bad I'm trying to diet!

  3. This is really a pretty Christmas quilt. The stars are going to look so nice. The applique is stunning! Pumpkin soup is one of my favorites on a cold day!


  4. Very nice Christmas quilt! I never seem to get anything started in time to finish for Christmas....mmmmm maybe now would be a good time ??LOL

  5. What a beautiful Christmas quilt! It is so hot here, love seeing the photo of your dogs keeping warm in front of the wood stove. Do you use wood, we do.

  6. The Christmas quilt is going together nicely. It's fun to watch the process. I am often amazed at wall quilts because we have so little areas in this house where we could hang anything. The back of the sofa is my best option.
    The dogs look so comfortable. Nikko's choice this time of year is the cool tiles in the entryway.

  7. Jan-Maree I love your Christmas quilt it is coming together really nice. Love the idea of the stars for a border. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.
    Your fur baby's are precious. A dog's life is good.


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