Wednesday, May 22, 2013

History Quilter Podcast Episode 38 Playing With My Walking Foot

I'm making my way around the European and Pacific Theaters of WWII right now in my World History class  and thankfully had the time this past Sunday morning to record a new podcast. My latest podcast episode is now available on iTunes, Podbean and Stitcher Radio.  

Here are a few things I spoke about: 

I made Triple-cheese spinach strata with sun-dried tomatoes and peppers for a Mother's Day Brunch.  I found the recipe here at One Cake Two Cake.  The recipe is excellent and my guests and I were all very happy with the results.  

Triple-cheese spinach strata with sun-dried tomatoes & peppers
                                    
Here's the Transport Your Dreams baby quilt I'm currently working on.  This is my first time quilting with my new machine and the walking foot glides like butter over the fabric - a dream to work on. Hehe - no pun intended.  

Transport Your Dreams quilt with the Walking Foot

Here are a few pictures around my garden/yard:
Tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers  zucchini, cilantro and basil.  
Tomatillos
         
San Marzano Tomato
Lavender intertwined with ?? enjoying the late afternoon sun
Thank you all for listening, taking the time to comment and sticking around while I finish up the last few weeks of Student Teaching.  Cannot believe I am almost done.  Alright, now back to WWII and Pearl Harbor.
Ciao~
Susan                              

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Transport Your Dreams

This past week due to CA Star Testing and being a student teacher, I had the luxury of time to sew.  I took advantage of those few mornings in which I didn't have to teach until 12:47pm (was that ever weird) and sewed....sewed something super fun and a first for me.  
I sewed up a baby/toddler quilt!  I say baby/toddler because I purposefully made this quilt top larger (54"x 47")  than the traditional baby quilt so that it could be used longer, if wanted.  Months ago I knew that a special friend from school was having a baby boy in the Spring, so I had picked out Vroom by Lesley Grainger fabric because of the colors and the theme it invoked - transport/movement/progress/travel.  After finding the perfect pattern, I began ironing and cutting fabric last weekend.  

By Thursday morning I had finished the quilt top and came up with a name:  Transport Your Dreams
"Transport Your Dreams" Quilt Top

The Helicopter is so whimsical....I love it.  
I'll be using the panel from the same line (Vroom) for the back of the quilt, although I'll need to add a border in the various solids I used on the front to bring it to the same size as the quilt top.  

Vroom panel for the back
I've had so much fun working on this quilt just imagining how this little boy might enjoy it someday.  
Enjoy your Sunday!
Susan