Remember all those half square triangles? The guild is doing a UFO (unfinished object) challenge in January. I think they said your project has to be 30% pre-done and then you have to finish it by January. They don't even expect you to quilt or bind it. Done. I'd been saving a big piece of this batik for just the right project. I really like the way this turned out. The fabric always reminded me of my mom. It's got all her favorite colors in it.
Oh look, I still have more triangles. Now what? I'm considering gifting them to a secret pal. Maybe. And the next time I need half square triangles, I'll count them first.
I slowed down a lot on my wedding quilt. The blocks get more and more complicated as I go and I'm running out of fabrics to use. I still really like it, but I'm not sure how many more I'll be doing. Since I've been trying to use the fabric I already have as much as possible lately, I've heroically stayed away from the fabric stores. Well, except to get lady bug fabric and mini strawberries. But, I really needed those.
This is what I have so far. Now that I look at the picture, I guess I'll at least be doing 3 more or I'm going to have a funky shaped quilt. Maybe 4x4 with an appliqued border. I've never done a serious appliqued border before. Not really looking forward to that but just a plain fabric border would be all wrong.
One of the girl's at work got married a few weeks ago. So, I made cupcakes, naturally. These are white cake with strawberry compote and a creme fresh frosting. The hearts are white chocolate that I spray painted gold. Yum.
And, then for Corey's birthday, I made the Guiness cupcakes with toasted marshmallow cupcakes. These were a little disappointing. I really expected a strong beer flavor but they were just chocolate with a little something different to them. Hunter really liked them. He pre-ordered them as his birthday treat. For my boss, Dearyle, I made Snicker Salad. That was probably my favorite.