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May Flowers

Before heading out of town I thought I would show the blocks for this months "That alpine Group" I've chosen May flowers because that is what happens in May. Yes it really is going to be spring time in Utah because the blossoms are in full bloom and everything looks beautiful. I love this time of year when everything comes to life.

This is the flower block and you can either needle turn applique or iron on with fusible webbing or just stitch a 1/4" seam and leave raw edges for a three dimensional look. Here are all the blocks ready to be appliqued. The idea is to get these done while I'm on the road.
There will be 2 rows of 4 blocks and the rows will be sewn to the top and bottom of the quilt.
This is a very scrappy quilt. I hope everyone who has joined in doing this quilt is having fun with their colors.

This is a great quilt to use up all those scraps that we keep from various projects.

Happy Quilting. Don't forget to enjoy the sunshine!

April 11, 2010

Here is a look at the Andrea Victoria quilt that I just finished. You can download the free pattern at rileyblakedesigns.com under quilt projects. The name of this quilt is Cool Water. The colors were so much fun to work with.This is a look at summer song which can also be downloaded from the Riley Blake Designs web site and is called Summer Bouquet. I used the Summer Song Collection by My Mind's Eye.
Cindy and I had a chance to go to the big city of Ephraim and do a trunk show for Pie Plate Patterns Retreat. The women were so sweet and we had a lot of fun sharing with them what we do in the design world and I also shared some of my quilts. I'm showing one of my quilts that I challenged myself not to use polka dots. That's really hard to do if you love polka dots. This is a buggy barn quilt pattern and I only used stripes and plaids.
This is my second polka dot quilt in a different style where I used only polka dots in a snails trail pattern and then an appliqued border.
This…

April 3, 2010

Look at what greeted me on Easter morning! New snow. It's supposed to be spring but we keep getting snow and it is so cold. I have to say it was gone by the afternoon but it was still cold.
The Easter Bunny knows that we love our mint truffle eggs for Easter and she didn't let us down or is the Easter bunny a he?

I made this very simple french toast souffle the night before and put it in the oven this morning and everyone enjoyed it.
I'll share the recipe. 1 loaf of french bread cut into slices and placed in a greased baking dish 9 x 13. In a blender mix 8 oz. cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 8 eggs, 2/3 cup half and half and 1 1/2 cups milk. Blend and pour over bread. Chill overnight in the refrigerator. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle with 6 tablespoons melted butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Enjoy!
This is a sneak peek of a new Riley Blake Designs fabric line called Andrea Victoria.
It's ready and waiting on…