Sunday, September 10, 2017
It was good, but not as moist as I'd expected. This was explained by me finding the melted butter that I thought I'd added in the microwave the following morning... I guess I'll have to try it again, with all the ingredients this time!
recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I have an old tube pan, which is small and deep, so mine doesn't look quite the same. It certainly smells good though. I probably cooked it about an hour and 30-40 minutes. When I dumped it out it split in half - I maybe should have used more grease on the pan. I used melted butter instead of oil. Because, you know, butter.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
This has been around for a loooong time. I last worked on it in 2015! I still had a lot of strips left (I got rid of the extra squares long ago) and decided to let those go as well. I just did a plain muslin back for the quilt top and zigzag stitched the edges. I will NOT be quilting with this again - the fabric is so thin it stretches and wiggles all over the place, sheds threads, and generally drives me crazy!
Sara had a dress that she wanted to be a skirt and I agreed to try. The first snag I ran into was that while the skirt was cotton, the top was stretchier. I chopped off a sleeve and tested it - seemed to sew ok.
Then I cut off the bodice
I tacked the top to keep it from fraying then folded it over and sewed it along the seam
A little tricky, but I think it worked
There's a space left to put in an elastic waistband and/or drawstring as desired.
My skirts were done except for pockets and final edging. This main part of this skirt is made out of an odd fabric I've had for years - it's almost stiff and it broke my sewing machine needle! I added a pocket with zigzag stitching.
I was thinking of doing a quilted pocket for this skirt and even got a fair way into it before actually laying it against the skirt and realizing it didn't look right at all. I'll save it for a mini quilt. I made the skirt pocket out of the same patterned white on the yoke and added lace (hand stitched the rough edges at the back)
Just simple red pockets worked nicely for both of these, and I finished hemming them since the edges were just tacked down.