Monday, January 16, 2012

Tiramisu Cake & QAL Blocks

If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed that I've been talking about Tiramisu for the last week or so.  Well I confess that sometimes I have a thought about something and cannot get it out of my brain no matter what I I gave in. Instead of the traditional dessert I decided to change things up a bit and make Tiramisu Cake from Dorrie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours.  Love this cookbook - she makes me a better baker.  If you want an excellent photographic tutorial and the recipe go here to   
Tiramisu Cake - Dorie Greenspan
Usually the weekends are so busy around here that the opportunity to sew is almost non-existent but yesterday was different - I started and got caught up with the blocks for the Sew Happy Geek Quilt Along that I am now participating in.  Yea!   

Friendship Star Block 12 x 12

Snowball Block 12 x 12

Woven Block 12 x 12

QST Pinwheel Block  12 x 12  (my favorite so far)
Jenna from Sew Happy Geek just posted a video on YouTube about hand quilting (go here) which after watching it (love your voice Jenna!) I got inspired to actually think about hand quilting this quilt when it is done.  This was my first introduction to hand quilting and after watching Jenna's excellent video, I think it is something I need to try - I love the look of hand quilting and the fabrics I'm working with in this quilt feel so nice that I want to elevate my final product.

I'm linking up with Jenna's Manic Monday Linky Party at Sew Happy Geek and Megan's {sew}Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations today - please visit to see what others are working on.

We finally had some rain here in Southern California last night and now that the clouds have moved on, the sun is shining....putting a smile on my face.  Hope you all are smiling too.


  1. Your cake looks delicious! And that pinwheel block is my favorite, too. Thanks for the link to Jenna's tutorial. I have a small project that I think I am going to quilt by hand and honestly have no idea where to start! Should be interesting!

  2. Love the fussy cut in the star! Your blocks look fantastic! So does the cake...Yum.

  3. I can't decide if I like Tiramisu or Creme Brulee best. Great looking blocks Susan.

  4. What a yummy looking cake AND beautiful blocks....glad you got caught up! ;-)

  5. I love the fabric choice!

  6. Speaking of Tiramisu, I don't know if it is available everywhere in the country, but Blue Bell Icecream makes a Tiramisu flavor and I tell you what, there is no point in any other ice cream now! We have been through two containers in the past few weeks! So good!

  7. Love your blocks! The colors stand out so bright and beautifully!

  8. I love your blocks! I think they are way better than my choices! i can't wait to see more! ♥