Don’t you just love Williams-Sonama, I love the store but I rarely buy anything there – they are kind of pricey I think. I love looking at their cookbooks sometimes but I have never bought one as eventually you can find a used copy someplace it seems. Well yesterday I went to Tuesday Morning and they had a shelf of cookbooks from that store – all marked down very low – I just had to get one. I love baking and they have such wonderful recipes in it.
Look at the beautiful pages too – a photo of almost every single recipe in the book. I will have to try a recipe soon.
I did quilt today – 2 hours! I will have to control myself or I will get very sore fingers again. Some of what I did here –
The backing that I had gotten for the Bow Tie Medallion is a dark brown paisley = I washed it because I felt that it might bleed(and it did) – it went and shrunk!! Too much in the width – I have had it shrink sometimes in length but rarely in width. It was 108 inches wide (it said – I actually didn’t check it when I got it) well now it is barely 100 with the salvage edges still on it. My quilt top is 100 inches so it is going to be too close to use it. once the salvage is cut off. I do not want to piece a back – the whole purpose of a wide back is that you don’t need to piece a back (harder to go through seams with hand quilting). I looked on Hancock’s of Paducah site and found a wide back on sale and ordered that – in a light tan type color – I’ll show it when I get it – I won’t pre-wash this one. It should arrive around the same time I get done with this quilt it usually takes about 7 to 10 days for an order to arrive from them it seems and I know it will take me at least that long to finish the quilting on Joseph’s Coat. That big piece of paisley will be used just not in this quilt I will save it and use it as a backing probably on a smaller quilt. I had gotten it very much on sale and still feel I got a good deal even though it shrunk so much.
I did take the half hexies off of the top of the Bow Tie quilt and I briefly thought to scatter some of them in with the applique in the corner but I didn’t like how they looked and they are now put away in the sewing room – they will be used at some point – maybe on pillow cases to go with this quilt? We will see.
Hope everyone is ok out east. I have a brother and sister & their families in Maryland (near Fredrick) and in Virginia(on the coast) I have a nephew and his family and a niece and her family, I was hearing from most of them them early evening but then nothing – I’m sure power is out – that was to be expected. EDITED @ 7:26 AM: heard from all my family in the east – all are well with power! How odd with so many out of power that although their power was on and off a bit yesterday they mainly have it – my brother has a neighbors tree over his fence but not on the house and that is what counts isn’t it.