Recently I had the pleasure of another Supreme Testing Job for Stephanie at Loft Creations. When she told me the name of the quilt, Long Johns, I raised an eyebrow! Once I saw the directions, though, it couldn't have been clearer!
Check it out! The pattern uses a layer cake and is very clever, if you ask me! I wanted to make it a little larger, so with Stephanie's blessing, I added a border. I used a layer cake of Twiggy by Sanae for Moda that I've had for quite a few years. I also happened to have some yardage of this fabric for the border, backing and binding. I really like how it turned out! Do any of you have childhood memories of a family member's long johns hanging on the line? I sure do! I guess that makes me a "woman of a certain age" but Mr. Squash tells me I am quite well preserved (wink)!
Here is is a little closer. If was a fun and easy quilt to make and went together very quickly. You can purchase the PDF for the pattern right now HERE. Unfortunately I haven't been able to quilt it just yet. Gracie May likes to jump up on my longarm table, so I've been hesitant to start anything until she gets a bit older.
I've been busy in the kitchen as well. I've gathered a lot of wonderful recipes from some of my favorite food blogs, lately. This one is Pear Gingerbread Crumb Cake from Sue at The View From Great Island. I can't tell you how many of her recipes I've made and they always turn out great!
I also made another of Sue's recipes - House Made Green Tabasco Sauce. Now that I see the photo I probably should have shaken it up a bit. My jalapeno crop this year is phenomenal, so I thought this would make good use of it! We just love green Tabasco sauce! I'll order a pizza just so I can use the sauce! It wasn't difficult to make, either, and Sue's instructions are very good!
Yesterday I made Spiced Peach Preserves from my friend Karen at Short Story Long. Wow - is it ever wonderful! There was a little left that was too small for a whole jar. Mr. Squash and I made short work of it! I just love this time of year when there is so much fresh fruit and vegetables to make magic with!
Speaking of Gracie May, we picked her up this morning from an overnighter at the vet. She was spayed yesterday but you'd never know it. She seems as happy and rambunctious as ever! Now the tough part will be keeping her semi-quiet for the next 2 weeks! I think we need a lot of luck for that!!