Monday, June 25, 2012

Wringer Washer Finish and Baking!

I finished Stephanie's Wringer Washer, finally!  If you remember, I was making it out of one of my favorite lines, Blueberry Crumbcake by Blackbird Designs for Moda.  I enjoyed every aspect of working with this fabric!  

Our weather has been a bit on the cool and wet side, lately, so forgive the absence of sunshine!  This pattern was fun and easy to make!  Since the pattern is called Wringer Washer, I thought why not quilt it with Bubbles, and I did!  I used a pantograph from Patricia Ritter called Double Bubble.  My mother actually had a wringer washer when I was a teenager.  She eventually got a top loader but kept on using the wringer washer until if finally gave out because she thought it cleaned laundry so much better!  
You might be able to get a better look at the quilting by clicking on the photo.  I used a So Fine thread on top and a magnetic bobbin from Fil-Tec on the bottom - they're the best - perfect tension every time!
For the backing I found this coordinating fabric from Benartex called Normandy Court by Michele D'Amore.
What else have I been doing, you ask?  I decided to try my hand at homemade cinnamon rolls.  I found this recipe from Jenny at the Picky Palate.  It worked perfectly, too!  It even has cream cheese frosting - Mr. Squash's favorite.  I have a feeling this will become a staple at the Squash House along with more exercise!
My front window box is filling in nicely.  This year I went with mostly foliage aside from the two fuchsias on either end.  This area is on the north side of the house and doesn't get much sunshine.  I really like the way it's beginning to look!

With any luck, we'll be fly fishing for the first time this season as you read this!  Hopefully I'll have a report on that in a day or two!

14 comments:

Linda said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish, Candace!!!! It's beautiful. Your mom was a real trooper...wow. What would I do without my washing machine??!!! I can't even think about it. Knock on wood.

Cinnamon rolls are....sinful!! LOL!!!

Nicole said...

Love your quilt! The pattern shows off that pretty fabric collection perfectly. Hope to hear some fishing tales soon!

Stephanie said...

I think your Blueberry Crumb Cake Wringer Washer pairs perfectly with your sinful cinnamon buns. Love the bubble quilting. You just made me a happy camper.

AnnieO said...

Wringer Washer looks terrific--the colors are just yummy looking, exactly like those Cinnamon Rolls. I'm with Mr. Squash, cream cheese frosting is necessary. Your window box is lovely and green--we are soooo dry here it is nice to see green. Have fun on your fishing trip!

Sharon said...

Love the finish. Those rolls look SO good, just checked the recipe and I'm definitely going to give them a try next weekend.

Ulla said...

The Wringer Washer quilt looks delicious, and so do your cinnamon rolls.
Happy fishing!

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is beautiful. It sort of reminds me of those cinnamon rolls too, which look so good and oh, so fattening.

Mary said...

Your quilt is great and you have a beautiful backdrop for photography.

Ольга Т. said...

Красиво! Моя любимая гамма цветов! Действует умиротворяюще.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

I love the quilt! :)
http://quiltworld2.blogspot.fi/
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Kaaren said...

Three "yummy" things all in one post...a gorgeous quilt made with Blueberry Crumb cake fabric, absolutely decadent cinnamon buns and your window box with sweet potato vines. I think I need to go for a long walk after devouring all these gorgeously delicious virtual calories!

Happy fishing adventures!

Houseelf said...

I love the colours! Sort of light, airy and classy. A beautiful design too.

We've had rain and wind here. This afternoon was sunny thankfully.

Your cinnamon rolls look delicious. OO can you imagine what a cinnamon roll quilt would be like?

Marla said...

Yummm on those cinnamon rolls! I want to make these! However I will eat them myself too. Trouble with good stuff, I can't leave it alone! Hey, is there anyway you could gather all those good recipes in one area on your blog? Making more work for you I know. LOL! Your quilt is so pretty too.

Sinta Renee said...

That is a great quilt! Great fabric and pattern combination. The cinnamon buns look like a great treat too!