Blog you very much

About one year ago I discovered the many joys of the quilt blog universe. I just want to thank all of you fellow bloggers for your inspiration and ideas you share on your blogs and for your comments on mine. I didn’t even know blogs existed when I was googling images for a scrap quilt I was making for my sister and typed in “sister’s choice quilt.” Up popped Nicole’s “Sisters Choice” blog. Whoa! I spent hours linking to blog after blog after blog. I couldn’t wait to join this online quilt community and began my own blog. For awhile, I was happily talking to myself and then Kathie kindly mentioned me on her wonderful “Inspired by Antique Quilts” and I made new friends! Again, thank you Kathie and thanks all of you who’ve taken the time to leave a comment. The work in progress above is another inspiration I got from Kathie and I would welcome your comments to help me decide on the border. I’ve mentioned before how much I like pink and brown so I thought I would try this combo. I think it might just be too much of a good thing.

These squares all came from the tiny leftover scraps saved from the pieces for these star blocks. I had over 100 light and dark 1-1/4″ squares so it took no time to put the center together.

I think I like the blue print fabric for the border on this quilt a little better than the brown and pink print. Should I go with a solid border?

Or…should I add these four patches in the corners?

I also put together a small Christmas top using the same Lori Smith pattern that Temecula Quilt Company is using for their little quilt a month program.

I finished the other top and am ready to enjoy some tea and scones. This is an easy and tasty recipe.

Raisin Scones

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold butter, cut up
1 cup raisins
2 tablespoons sugar
Yolk of 1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
White of 1 large egg
Additional sugar for sprinkling
Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Put flour, baking, powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt into large bowl; stir to mix well. Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers, until the mixture looks like fine granules. Add raisins and sugar; toss to distribute evenly.

Add egg yolk to buttermilk in a measuring cup and whish with a fork to blend. Pour over the flour mixture and stir with a fork until a soft dough forms.


Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and give 10-12 kneads. Cut dough in half. Knead each half briefly into a ball; turn smooth side up and pat into a 6-inch circle. Cut into 6 wedges, but do not separate wedges.


In a small bowl, beat the egg white with a fork until just broken up. Brush the top of each scone with egg white and sprinkle lightly with sugar. With a spatula, carefully transfer the two cut circles to an ungreased cookie sheet. If necessary, reshape circles so that the 6 wedges are each touching. (This will keep the raisins from burning.)


Bake 18 to 22 minutes, until medium brown. Cool on a wire rack; after 5 minutes pull the wedges apart and cover loosely with a dish towel.



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  1. I really like the blue and pink border the best – has a lovely old fashioned quality to it.

    The blue makes it (a bit) more modern, and if I used blue, I wouldn't use the cornerstones.

  2. Happy New Year! I am a blue person, but I really do like the plain blue border best. Somehow the 4 patchs distract a bit from the cornerstones in the 1st border.
    What a great post! I love the red and green version of the Temecula/Lori Smith doll quilt. I'm also going to try your scones. Thanks!

  3. I'm a pink and brown girl too but I LOVE the blue border with the four patches in the corners. Sister's Choice blog got me started reading blogs but I still haven't made one. Nancy in WI

  4. It has been such a treat to see your projects this (last) year. I so love your little stars. As a self proclaimed pink and brown afficinado, I know which option I probably would have landed on. But the blue border is also lovely – emphasising the pink inner border. Unlike Kathie I love the small squares though:) I find it makes the blue border somehow airier and lighter. A tough job deciding anyhow, as both (all) versions will be just precious. Love, Una

  5. I love the quilt but agree the darker border is better. I think it should be a bit narrower too so it doesn't take away from the cute center patches. I always love your projects and enjoy your blog!! Happy 2010!

  6. It is fun to find bloggers with similiar interest for sure! I love when my sidebar shows a new post from your blogging…I rush on over to see what your sharing and today was not disappointment! I'm really liking your little quilts bunches! I wish you many stitches in for your New Year!!

  7. Happy New Year!
    finding bloggers with similar interest has been such a blessing. Love seeing your quilts and your posts.
    I did the same thing as you I kept trying different borders , yes I wanted a red one, don't tell me your surprised! It didn't work
    it needs the dark blue border and just the border, of course this is just mho!, save those cute little 4 patches for another little quilt down the road…hint, hint, hint!
    Love your Lori Smith little quilt too, may have to make one of those too!
    Happy New year!

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