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Monday, June 18, 2012

Quilting and Planning

Busy, busy day today.  
First up a little baking and I am sorry I forgot to take pictures.  I had to make two batches of muffins - Chocolate Chip and Two Fruit Muffins and alas no photos!   

I think last time I made the Two Fruits Muffins someone from outside Australia asked me what they are.  Simply, they are a mix of diced peaches and pears.  
This is a very simple recipe but lovely and moist and I have to give credit to my friend Miss Irene for this recipe!  

2 cups SR flour
½ teasp cinnamon
½ cup coconut
½ cup sugar
250g sour cream
1 egg
2 tabsp golden syrup
2 tabsp oil
1 415g can two fruits

Combine flour, cinnamon, coconut and sugar.  Mix together cream, egg, golden syrup, oil and fruit.  Add fruit mix to dry mix.  Stir till just combined.  Spoon into ½ cup muffin pan and bake 200° for 25 – 30 minutes.  Serve warm dusted with icing sugar.

The Chocolate Chip Muffins came from this page and they are yummy too.  They got the rare seal of approval from my boys!
Photos next time.  All the muffins are gone as I used them to pay my friend to cut my hair and Fly Boy's.   That is her currency of choice.  LOL

Lots of quilting today.  
First up I quilted this Wonky Cross Quilt for Aussie Heroes.  I hope you can see the quilting lines.  It was dark inside today so I took it outside this afternoon and laid it on the front of my royal blue car - rather colour appropriate I thought - but it seems the light wasn't much better out there.  Still I hope you can see my random wonky line quilting.
And then I moved on to quilt another quilt for the Women's Refuge Quilts that the Gumnuts are making.  What I really like about this quilt is that these 10" squares of 1930's fabrics were donated to us, along with some huge pinwheels and all together we have been able to take some discarded pieces and turn them into a quilt that someone will hopefully snuggle under.  Someones scraps can have a new life.
 Now that I have finished the top of the International Charity Bazaar quilt it is time for me to start thinking about my next quilt.  This one is for my Sisterhood friend Sandy for her Christmas present.  It is such a pretty fabric - now I have to decide what to do with it!   Hmmmm, time to hang it up where I can see it and think about it!  Any suggestions?
Till next time................happy stitching!


  1. Beautiful quilts, hope you get to keep the blue print. I think I would mix it with several other blues and make it just a blue and white. So feminine.

  2. Your two fruit muffins sound delicious! I think your random line quilting suits the wonky crosses perfectly! Love the 30's, how generous of the donor! I'd have to think awhile too about the blue fabric. It's one of those that would be hard for me to cut into!


  3. thanks for the recipe. We have that canned fruit too, except here they throw in 2 maraschino cherries and call it Fruit Cocktail!
    Great wonky lines...really suits the quilt.

  4. MMM yummy muffins and I LOVE the quilting you did on the blue and red quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woo hoo, way to go! It looks great!!!

  5. i gained wieght just reading about it

  6. Your fruit muffing sound so yummy. Your quilts look GREAT. I just love 1930's fabrics.

  7. Great looking quilts...and I love the blue fabric you are going to use for a gift for your friend.


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