Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Project

Yesterday I started a new project.  Sorry, no photos yet.  But I did use this pattern from Mary Quilts.  My quilt is using fussy cuts from several fat eighths that Kevin bought me for Christmas two years ago.  Ok, I never showed the fat eighths, sorry.  Anyway they were an entire line from Connecting Threads with a snow/winter theme.  In January I bought a bunch of fabric as go withs for the fat eighths.  Of course, I didn't know how I planned to use them so I've run out of some of the rails and have substituted but I think it will be fine once I scatter the substitutes through out the quilt.  This is going to be a baby quilt to be given to Quilts for Kids when I return the two kits I'm working on. 

Saturday was Brian's birthday and he, Jenny and Sophia were here on their way back from Jenny's recruiting trip.  So, knowing he loves cupcakes, I made some with his favorite frosting of Cool Whip and chocolate pudding.  I filled the cupcakes with a squirt of the frosting and then topped them with the same frosting.  My finale was a squeeze of the green creme de mint frosting I used on brownies for the Fourth of July party.  

I'm getting pretty good at this.  One problem though.  As I was squeezing the frosting out the pastry bag was falling apart -- frosting came oozing out of the side seam. No problem, change to another bag.  Except that bag fell apart too.  I had one more bag left and it lasted until I got all the little green flowers on it and fell apart also.  Good Grief.... just because the bags were from the early 80's they didn't need to fall completely apart!  

Tuesday I went out to lunch with Jennie, the baker next door, and a quick trip to JoAnns.  Needless to say, I bought a new pastry bag, just in case I decide to be creative any time soon.  
Happy Quilting All! 


  1. Just in case you need a pastry bag by 2035.... the old bags were doing their part to stimulate the economy!

  2. How do you make your frosting? Chocolate pudding and Cool Whip sounds great! And you're getting pretty good at that decorating thing aren't you?!

  3. I've never used the pastry bag that I purchased too many years ago to calculate. I suppose it is shot, too. Sigh!

    Your cupcakes look and sound delicious.


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