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We continued our scrap adventure with this top.
This is one of my favorite tops of our scrap series. Yes, we are being artistic and working in a series!
This quilt top started Mom Mom and my obsession with scrap quilts. Claudia (Birdies Mom) and Nancy taught a workshop for this design. I missed Dad cutting fabric for Mom for this quilt. Only Mom, or my friend Judy,would make a king size quilt out of 6 inch blocks.
Scraps are like gold to quilters. Yes, we love to take large pieces of fabric, cut them into small pieces, then sew them back into big pieces. Its even better to take the leftover pieces and sew them together.
Mom mom and I are still sewing up a storm. She started this quilt while teaching a neighbor at Calvary Homes to quilt. This is our latest finish.
A few years ago, you wrote a daily entry for a month about things you which you were thankful. That might be a good way for me to resurrect our blog. In addition, I read an article that reported that writing about things that made you happy increased your happiness. (Who would have guessed?)
So today I’m thankful that my daughter started a blog that allowed me to write happy things.
My quilting group that meets Tuesdays at Judy’s house is doing a ufo challenge this year.We are choosing 6 items we want to complete this year. Every two months we reveal a complete ufo. To make it exciting, we are each putting 12 dollars into a pot. Each time we comlete a project we receive one dollar back. At the end of the year we will draw for the remaining money in the pot.
Here are my projects:
I am happy to be so encouraged to complete some well “aged projects” that I still really like.
Yields: 1 1/2 cups
Prep time: 20 min
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 small (approximately 2 tablespoons) jalapeno chile peppers, cored, seeded, and minced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
2 tablespoons finely-grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
Cranberries and/or cilantro sprigs for garnish