Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Heather's Star Quilt

Heather's Star Quilt
My sister Heather made this bright star quilt.  She wanted to use bright funky fabrics for the centers and solids for the points.  It really turned out great.  She is really producing some fabulous quilts.

Look at the quilting.  It was done by Corn Wagon in Springville, Utah.  I love it.

This is the back that she chose.  I love the birds and flowers.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lana's Granny Square Quilt

Lana's Granny Square Quilt

This quilt is so beautiful, I want to make it.  Every time I go to Lana's house I have to gaze at this fabulous quilt.  It is very scrappy and the black is really a very dark purple.  It is one of my all time favorites so I had to share it with all of you.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rain and Fog


It has been raining for a month it seams.  Everything is green.  We haven't watered our lawn in a month.  Our house did flood a bit but I still love the rain.  As you can see we have ruts in the ATV trails along the highway.  One day they were full to the top with water.  These are a few photos of the area below my house.  I walk up the lake road with my dog some mornings and I thought it was especially beautiful this day.

I love the fall colors.  They are so vibrant.  That last burst before the plants go to sleep for the winter.

With the rain came lots of fog in the mornings.  I thought it was beautiful.  I took this with my phone.  It almost looks blurry from the fog.  I love the effect.  This is just below the hill that I live on.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September Quilt Guild

Quilt Guild

This month at our guild was so fun.  I don't remember the last time guild was not fun.  I always love it.  If anyone is interested we meet at Ruby's Inn on the third Wednesday each month except December and  July at 6:00.  Gwen taught us the zipper block, this time.
Gwen took Jenny Doan's pattern from her Block book and made her quilt.  It turned out really cute.  She even quilted it her self.
Cheri made hers from the blocks we had exchanged all those years ago.  She just cut them in half and made hers up.  She also made some more bandanna quilts.

She is making these quilts for her kids for Christmas.  I think she has to make 12 total.

Mary's quilt is beautiful.  It was from a kit, I think she said.

Becky made this fall quilt.  She is quite the quilter.  She appliqued the stems because the pattern didn't have any.  I love it.

Above is Roxanna's quilt back and below is the front.  She long arm quilts, I wish you could see the wonderful stitching.

Lorna was able to find the perfect cheddar fabric to be like Jenny Doan's quilt.  She made the Jacob's Ladder that Jenny taught at Quilt Walk.

Lillian made this.  It is more modern than we see generally around here.  I enjoy the modern quilts.  This one is great.

Lillian also did this one.  It sure looks involved.

Sandy made this cute fall pillow.

I love this one.  I think that Pat made it.

Lillian made this big star quilt.

Sandy made this one.  I am not sure if this pattern is called broken dishes but is was made in memory of her mother.  I love the green.  It is a calming color.

Now we get to Jan Frandsons quilts.  She is our "mystery quilter".  We spotlight someone in our guild each month and get to see a trunk show of the things they have made.  It may seem intimidating but the ladies in our guild are so fabulous everyone I hope is comfortable.  We really have a great bunch.  Really how can you go wrong with quilters.  I really think that this one is called broken dishes though.

I remember Jan working on this one at our Open Sew in Panguitch.  Darling.

This is the back first and the front below.  It is a tube quilt.  You sew strips into a tube then how you cut out the blocks they end up like this.  It is so cute.

This quilt is made with a half hexi ruler.  It is easier than it looks because you are only sewing straight lines.

At first I thought this was a jelly roll race but it isn't.  It is so girly.

These two are made from the same pattern for her two daughters.  They look so different.



This is Jan's first quilt she made.  I think she did a great job.

Jan is a great part of our group.  I think she is so nice and I love it when she comes.  I really enjoy her company.  She also has a blog check it out some time.  www.quiltwalktalk.blogspot.com

This is one last look so you can remember to try the zipper quilt.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Grape Juice

Canning Grape Juice

I love home bottled grape juice.  I know exactly what is in it and it only costs me the price of new lids.  I already have the jars and rings for the tops.  The grapes were given to me by my mother.  My grapes won't ripen for another month.  They really are best after it gets colder.  I started with green grapes that made the white grape juice.  Then I added a few purple to give my juice some color.  I think color makes things more appealing.

This is a steam juicer.  You put the water in the bottom level and the grapes in the top.  The steam rises to the grapes and they release the juice to the center level.  There is a clamp on the tube that comes out of the center level so that you can drain it into your sterilized jars below it.

This is from the green grapes.

The dark ones are from the purple grapes and the pink from a mixture of green and purple.

Saturday, September 20, 2014



Peaches are so wonderful.  I got some peaches from my mother-in-law, who lives in Payson, Utah.  They are so delicious.  I had Peach Short Cake a couple of times.  I love the recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, it is for strawberry shortcake.  The biscuits are sweet and delicious with the peaches and whip cream.  I also bottled a few quarts and made peach jam.  I had never made peach jam before because my husband had said he didn't love peaches.  Well, he quite enjoyed the peach jam.

The jam really is delicious.  I don't know why I have never made it before.  I also made some peach/pear jam.  I like it too.