The Fabric Maverick: February 2009 Archives
I love fabric! I know that this does not come as a surprise to anyone. I love home decor! I love apparel! I am dotty for quilting fabric! Like most of us, I have trouble visualizing how it will look. Magazines do a great job showing quilts in those collections we love. They should -that is their job!
I have done some hunting around and found several collections featured in recent quilting magazines:
Nuts & Robolts from P& B Textiles. Robots are hot! This quilt is from Easy Quilts. This is quite easy to assemble. There is also a free download from P&B Textiles. This panel is extremely easy to work with. You may use the panel as is or cut it apart to reassemble as they did in the Easy Quilt magazine.
This is the free download quilt:
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Mes petite amies, it is my joy to tell you that you can have your sale and chocolate too! I have devised this recipe for you only. Just a token of my admiration for you lovely ladies who spend all your time making other people happy!
There is something in this recipe for everyone.
Black-Bottom Pecan Cheesecake Pie
1 deep dish pie crust
3 Tbsp. whipping cream
1 8-oz cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup light corn syrup
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1 1/3 cups pecan halves
Chocolate syrup, optional
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Microwave chocolate morsels and 3 Tbsps. whipping cream in a small microwave proof bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1-1 1/2 minutes or until morsels begin to melt. Watch closely so chocolate will not burn. Whisk smooth and set aside.
3. Beat softened cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sugar,1 tsp.vanilla,and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour chocolate mixture into pie crust and spread evenly across the bottom.Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over chocolate layer.
4. Whisk together corn syrup, melted butter, remaining 3 eggs, remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, pinch of salt, and remaining 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir in pecans, pour over cream cheese layer.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes or until set, shielding pie crust edges after about 45 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle each slice with chocolate syrup if desired.
If this does not bring your husband or boyfriend to his knees, throw him to the curb. He does not deserve you!
The pie will be extremely full. I would place the pie crust on a cookie sheet before filling. so you will not spill it.
Happy Valentine's Day!
February is one of those dreary months that need all the help it can get. It is the last burst of winter. I always feel sorry for people whose birthdays are in February. I just can't seem to get excited about their birthdays and I do have some good friends whose birthdays fall in February. To them I say I am so sorry, but can you move your birthday to March? Valentine's Day is the one shining star in all the days of February. I have declared that the colors of February should be red, pink and white. Red is the color of power and energy. White is the color of joy. Pink even makes the Fabric Maverick sweet and adorable. Those two adjectives are not usually applied to me.
Romance is not dead. Prevention magazine took a survey about spending money. People who bought jewelry, clothes, shoes, etc did not feel as content as those who shared a meal or activity together. In my experience, I remember those times I spent with someone and not what gifts they bought. I would be interested in knowing if you agree or disagree with me so let me know your feelings about this topic. Are you interested in shared times or do you want bling bling? I, personally, expand Valentine's Day to all my favorite people that I care about. To start your month off to a good start, I am going to show you the quilt Kathy (the tool lady) made over the weekend. It is made from one jelly roll and some coordinating fabrics for the border. She used Moda's Love is in the Air collection. She belongs to a "stripping" club. We have similar patterns in the Jelly Roll Quilts book.
Here is a picture of Kathy's quilt top: