Monday, March 2, 2009

For Now I Wait

For the last two months I have been house hunting. There hasn't been alot to choose from that were half decent and in my price range, but I think I finally found one and it is looking good that it could be mine! I am getting a good friend of mine who has his own home inspection business do an inspection on the house I am seriously looking at buying. If everything pans out with that, and passes the inspection, I will officially be a brand new first time home owner!! The home owners accepted my offer, so I wait another day or so for the inspection report. The waiting is driving me nuts! I could be moving as early as April 1st!!!!!!!!!!!! If I do get this house, I will FINALLY have a real live sewing room!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! Please keep your fingers crossed that everything goes well.

Now that the Double Irish Chain is done, I decided to get back to putting my Crumb Quilt together. I found out about Crumb quilts through Debbie's website! I am addicted to them! I have so many scraps, and my students have been giving me scraps over the last year, that I want to make more crumbs and more scrap quilts! Here is what I have done so far with this Crumb Quilt. I have all the rows made, and I started last sewing sewing the rows together into pairs. Tonight I will start sewing the rows to make the quilt top. After that I plan to start with a little border, then another border in more crumbs, all the way around the quilt! I still have a ways to go on this quilt, but I am in no hurry. I'm figuring once I move to my home, my funds may be a bit tighter, but I will have plenty of scraps to make up more quilts!

You will notice one of the side triangles are not sewn right. Yep.. I had a Duh moment.

I also made up a batch of muffins using the Epicure Very Berry mix I mentioned some time ago. Silver Thimble and one of my quilting students asked if I would post the recipe for those muffins. So here it is!

Very Berry Muffins

(This recipe is from an Epicure catalog but they used Tropical Fruit Dip Mix. Since I didn't have that one, I substituted with the Very Berry Fruit Mix. They were very tasty)!!!

2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Very Berry Fruit Dip Mix
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup canned or freshly diced pineapple, drained

Preheat the oven to 350º degrees celcius. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and Very Berry Fruit Dip Mix in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat egg. Add milk and oil. Combine wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, stirring just to incorporate. Add pineapple and lightly stir. Fill a 12 cup muffin pan approximately 2/3 full with batter. Bake for about 20 minutes or until browned on top.


Well I am off to do a bit of sewing on my Crumb quilt before 24 comes on! Til Next Time!

Quiltingly Yours


Sandy said...

Andrea, I replied back from your comment to me, but don't know if you will get it because your email addy says "no reply".
Thanks for commenting on mine and then I got to see your great crumb quilt. I went to the link for it. Good luck on your house!

Patchmaker said...

Fingers crossed for your real live sewing room!

Silverthimble said...

Thanks for the recipe! I love your crumb quilt!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Andrea love the quilt and those muffins sound just so yummy...good luck with the house..

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I thought I left a comment here but I probably didn't hit the publish comment button, LOL.
I wish you much luck on the house deal, a sewing room of your own will be wonderful!
Those muffins look so tummy is growling looking at them!

2ne said...

A great crazy quilt you make, nice colours. Have a creative day