Monday, April 18, 2011

Even more sew night, blocks that have a history and even a recipe

Lila Tueller fabric.  A sneek peek at a Quilt Walk suprise.

This is someones purse, and I forgot to ask who it belonged to but I believe it is like the class that is being offered at the festival this year.

the balloon festival is paring up with the American Cancer society this year and this is a quilt they are auctioning off as a benefit.  Lot of work in those ribbons Becky.

Dianne is making this georgeous Lone Star quilt.  The colors are really striking.  The camera doesn't do it justice.

Mary Lou brought a pistashio cake that was so moist and good it just had a hint of glaze on it.  I asked her to send the recipe, now to see if I can find it. Pistachio Cake

1 pkg white cake mix
1/4 c flour
1/2 c water
1/2 c milk
1/2 c oil
5 eggs
2 pkg Pistachio Instant Pudding

Mix all and beat until smooth
Bake in Bundt pan in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes or until done

This quilt is one that Mary Lou's friend sent to her and asked her to quilt.  It has been stored for many years and Mary Lou felt it was too fragile to quilt with her machine so she is sending it back and suggesting she have it hand quilted. 

My third grade teacher's name was Mrs. Lynn.  I remember we were all a little afraid of her as third graders.  As I grew up and had children of my own she lived through the block from me and I got to know her better.   

 She was quite a quilter and was an interesting person to visit with.  Her life had had more than it's share of sadness but you would never know it talking to her.  I helped her when she had some health issues in her later years and in fact she was still quilting for people in her late 80's.

I still have a tricot quilt on my bed that she made when she was close to 90.  I believe she was 93 when she passed away.    Yes, there is a reason for this story. 

Before she passed away she gave JeriLu some fabric. Jeri has decided to make the farmers wife pattern and she showed me the blocks and pointed out that she had used Mrs. Lynn's fabric in most of these. I love that and so would Mrs. Lynn, I think.


  1. The breast cancer quilt is fabulous. And I'm loving the pistachio cake. I'm going to have to add that to my St Patricks day celebration next year.

  2. I love the fabric in the first pic. And the pistachio cake recipe sounds yummy! That story about your third grade teacher is so touching. I love it that her fabrics are used in that quilt. What a treasure!