Monday, August 25, 2008

A Day of Quilting

Every year I join some wonderful quilters at a church for a day of sewing. My mom and friend join me. We leave my house at 7 am, drive an hour and sew until almost 11 pm. We all take a potluck dish to pass. This year I took my favorite tortellini salad. Here is the recipe:

Tortellini Salad
1 bag of dried cheese tortellini cooked
2 cups of mini penne cooked
1 bottle Italian dressing
2 TBSP McCormick's salad seasoning
1 tsp basil
1 green pepper, chopped
1 large cucumber, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 chopped carrot
Mix and refrigerate

This is the product of my day's work, a cowboy quilt for little buddy's twin bed. I just love the fabrics. I am going to send it to the quilter. The brown woven fabric I used for the sashing and inner border shredded just horribly, I was getting a bit frustrated. In the end, I was happy with the quilt.

I wish I had a shot of Mom's quilt and Judy's quilt...both were quite cute. Mom used 3 Sister's Peace on Earth to make a beautiful double irish chain. Judy made a cool quilt from a pattern called Five and Dime using Amy Butler fabrics. It was very neat.
I am back to work tomorrow. So, I hope you all will bear with me if my comments become a bit shorter or I take a bit longer between blogs. Happy sewing!


Thimbleanna said...

Little buddy is so funny -- that's how I feel when Monday comes and I have to go back to work. Your quilt is adorable -- I'll bet it will be super cool all quilted up!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the face he's making!! That's the way I feel most of the time lately. LOL The salad sounds yummy.

Dawn said...

That delicious recipe has my stomach growling! And your quilt ---> it is so, so cowboy cool! You did a terrific job, Dandy!

~Have fun going back to 'work'.

Carin said...

What a face!

Unknown said...

Ohh, i like it! It looks like little buddy does too! Love the face! :o)

~Molly~ said...

I was blog-hopping(from Miss Jean's and Sister's Choice) and just happened to land here! I LOVE your stuff!!!


Cheryl said...

That Buddy always makes me smile!! What a lucky boy to get such a great quilt!!! Copied off your salad recipe and thnk I will try it tonight!

Kim said...

Your salad was wonderful and the quilt looks even better finished:) (I liked it when it was just "snowballs"). Hope to see you again soon at another class!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

How wonderful to spend all day quilting with like minded people!! Love your owboy quilt - perfect for your little guy! Love his facial expressions - too cute.

Joanna said...

I love this quilt so much - my boys would love quilts like that so much! Now why was I not already subscribed to your blog?! It's fabulous!! I'm subscribed now though:)