Baby quilt for a colleague

A coworker just had a baby and I finally finished putting on the binding today — one of these times I’ll deliver the quilt before the baby comes.  I’m not sure how much time he’s going to take off work, it might be a couple months before he comes back in and I can give it to him.  The binding took 5 episodes of “Mad Men” and one of “Bones”, I think.  I was sewing only one needle’s worth of thread at a time, though, so if I worked the whole episode I would have finished sooner.

The back is a soft dinosaur flannel.  I quilted straight lines in the seams and double lines perpendicular to the stripes, plus some double lines on the diagonal as well.  It’s time to buy myself a walking foot for my sewing machine.

July 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words. 1 comment.

Dinosaur fabric and blueberry cake

I added the border to my zigzag baby quilt and pressed it all nice and crisp.  I’ll probably use this soft flannel dinosaur fabric from Joann for the backing.  On a whim last fall I made curtains from the same material, backed with a bright teal flannel, for the bathroom off the master bedroom.  The thickness helps block out the sun and heat during these 115 degree Heat Advisory days, and it provides insulation in the drafty window during the winter when we rarely turn on the heat.

dinosaur flannel

In other news, I ate a third of an entire cake for dinner.  I cooked fresh blueberries (only $1 per pint at Sunflower Market through tomorrow!) in a saucepan with a bit of sugar, water, and corn starch until thickened, squishing most of the berries to release their innards.  I split a single 9 inch layer in half (the other half of the batter became cupcakes), filled the from-a-box cake with the cooled blueberry sauce, and then frosted it with fresh whipped cream.  I was going to eat leftover pea soup for dinner and maybe roast some brussel sprouts with olive oil and rosemary, and instead I kept eating more cake.  I regret nothing!

Blueberry-filled cake

July 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Links, Pictures, Projects, Recipes, Words. 2 comments.