Saturday, March 13, 2010

Snowball Quilt Along

Today was a productive day! We stayed home all day, which gave me lots of time to do things I normally don't get to do. I started the day with making Eggs in the Hole for breakfast.  They were deamed great and we'll be having them again. I picked up Pioneer Woman's new cookbook this week and made a list of all the ingredients I needed to make several of the recipes. Paul and I went grocery shopping for the things last night, so I could cook all day today! After breakfast I started laundry, then set down and made my 9 patches and snowballs for the Quilt Along. I have 18 done so far and figure it will take me 3-5 months to finish it. I'll finish it by Christmas and give it as a gift. I'm making it to be an ISPY quilt.

I put them all on the design wall to see how it would look and then put them away until April.
I started working on some block butlers before lunch and I got about half done when Paul woke up from his nap. I headed up to the kitchen to start cooking. I made dough, cinnamon rolls, and Red Velvet cake, all within a 4 hour period. The kitchen looked like a tornado went through, but in the end I had lots of fun and we had some pretty spicy Calzones for supper. The Red Velvet cake was quite the undertaking, but although a bit dry, it is pretty good, though really sweet. The cinnamon roll batch made a lot of rolls! I think I have about 70 made. I did freeze some though. All the recipes were from the PW cookbook and very easy to follow.
After supper I started printing out the pictures for my quilt journal. I have 75+ quilt pictures to print since August when I did it last. I got about half done before quitting for the night. I finished up the block butlers and then loaded my siggy quilt on the frame. I'm hoping to get it quilted tomorrow.

I feel so good about all I accomplished and look forward to being able to sew tomorrow.


Barb said...

Cute snowball blocks. I like the idea of doing an "eye spy" snowball. As for PW cookbook, DH and I were just talking about getting that this morning. Small world.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Now that's is a really great day! Your snowballs are so cute!

Barb said...

Love your snowball quilt....have fun sewing tomorrow!!

Jen said...

Your blocks are turning out great!