Friday, March 21, 2014

March 2014-Potato Salad, Whole Wheat Knot Rolls,Orange Strawberry Salad

We met a week early this month because of Spring break but still had a good turnout. Thanks goes to Lenette for hosting this month at the last minute. There was even a door prize which went to Julia, Emily's mom, who was joining us this month for the first time.
The group accuquilt is now with Emily. Jeanie has requested to have it next. We decided that whoever has the accuquilt should always bring it with them to the next meeting and Sherry should know where it is at all times.
The Pizza Box exchange is in full swing now. Everyone brought back their first exchange and picked up another box for next month.

Below are the show and tells, the tissue cover demo and 3-D Bow Tie demo and lunch pics with recipes. Enjoy!!

Diane finished her sister's embroidered pillow. She used batting on the top and bottom with stuffing in between. The pillow below is also her sister's. It is a cross stitched project from 1971.

Diane also made this flannel baby quilt. Lenette said that if you clip the corners-all 4- at an angle before pre-washing, the flannel edges will not fray.

Nancy made this "Vintage Baby Quilt" using 2 charm packs.
This is a tea party tablecloth for granddaughters, made by Nancy using a vintage sheet on the back.

These are drawstring bags that Nancy made. She made them after finding a free tutorial online from In Color Order.

Nancy made this quilt called "Paradigm Shift". The pattern can be found at McCall's Quilting here.

Cindy made this version of the Paradigm Shift pattern.

Cindy made this chevron quilt for her senior daughter with matching pillows below.

These are some sheets that will match Cindy's chevron quilt.

Darla made this lap quilt to give to a nursing home.

This is a quilt block made by Darla's great grandmother. Everyone gave input as to how she should frame this. The conclusion was to have it framed behind glass professionally and to keep it away from the glass using spacers.

These butterfly blocks were from Darla's grandmother. There are 22 blocks altogether. Lucky Darla!

Rachel quilted this. She showed the top last month and long-armed it this month. She used minky fabric on the back.

Rachel also made this St. Patrick's table topper.

This is a bag Rachel made to hold her scissors, rotary cutters, etc. There are 3 zippered compartments. The pattern is called Sew Together Bag Pattern.

Jeanie made these quilts for her great grandchildren. She used one charm pack plus 2 extra squares and 3/4 yd. neutral fabric. She finished two tops.

Here are the two quilts of valor quilts just about ready to give away.

These are the labels to attach to the quilts of valor.

Lenette made this small tumbler using pastel colors to use as an Easter table topper. She loved the easiness of the pattern.

Lenette also made this quilt called Spin Cycle.

Cindy gave a demo about making a 3-D Bow Tie block

And this is a demo of the tissue cover. Lenette provided all of us with a little kit to make a tissue holder at home. Thank you Lenette, and for hosting this month!


Fruit water

Orange Strawberry Salad
1 package spring mix greens
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 large orange, cut into small pieces
3 green onions, sliced
1 cup Sliced Almonds
4 TBS butter
4 TBS sugar

To make candied almonds:
Mix almonds, butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until the the butter and sugar turn to a toffee color, stir constantly.

Orange Dressing
½ tsp grated orange peel, or orange zest
1/3 cup fresh orange juice ( 1 to 2 oranges )
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon “Good Seasons Dry Italian” dressing mix. It is about ½ a package
           Put all ingredients in a container and shake- serve.

Creamy Potato Salad
7 baby reds or golds potatoes
8 hard-cooked eggs
1 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. horseradish mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. celery seeds
2 celery ribs, sliced
3 green onions sliced or red onions
Garnish:celery leaves
    Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover 25 to 30 min. or until tender; drain and cool. Peel and slice.
    Chop egg whites. Press yolks through a wire sieve.
    Combine mayonnaise and next 5 ingredients; add potato, egg whites, sliced celery and green onions. Sprinkle salad with egg yolks. Garnish, if desired. Yield: 8 servings

The Chocolate Glazed cupcakes recipe can be found at Our Best Bites here. And the sugar cookies recipe is from Annie's Eats. Go to the site for the complete recipe, but below is a list of the ingredients.
For the cookies:
4½ cups all-purpose flour
4½ tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. salt
1½ cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1½ cups sugar
3 large eggs
5 tsp. vanilla extract
For the frosting:
5 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/3 cup (5 1/3 tbsp.) unsalted butter, melted
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
7-8 tbsp. milk (plus more, as needed)
Food coloring (optional)
Sprinkles (optional)

1 comment:

Corrie said...

It all looks so great! Cute little cupcakes. Sad I missed. Thanks for posting it all.