Monday, January 31, 2011

Jewels in the Crown, Sweet Fellowship!

Just checking in to let you know I'm still alive and well, still trying to get my added borders sewn on to the RRCB quilt and, no surprise, have started a new project! Who was supposed to be in charge of keeping me from doing that anyway?!?

This is the January block for Morning Glory Designs' free BOM called, Jewels in the Crown. If this pieced BOM looks like something you might like to make, don't wait too long before going to her blog for the instructions. I like it because it reminds me of a stained glass church window. My goal is to use up some of my batik fabric scraps on this project.

I did finally get the pieced border to fit right on my RRCB quilt but have decided to add another border to make the quilt a little larger for our queen size bed. I hate it when quilts aren't large enough! Of course, part of the problem may be that one of us likes to hog the blankets at night, ahem. Anybody else know what I mean? OK, enough personal information!

Yesterday we got together with several other families at a church fellowship meal and several of the ladies there found out about this blog. If you were there last night and decided to come check out my blog, thanks and come back again! Thanks to everyone else who comes by here too!

Also, I took a dessert to share at the meal last night. Kind of nervy of me since I'm trying to lose weight, right? I made it through the evening without splurging but I'm wondering how many parents had to scrape their kids off the ceiling last night because my dessert definitely fell into the "SUGAR" category. I know one or two ladies were wondering about the recipe so I'm going to include it in this post. It made the rounds on some blogs last year and I'm not sure where I saw it first so I can't give credit to the creator but I printed it from Pioneer Woman's blog. Enjoy!

Apple Dumplings

2 Granny Smith apples, or whatever apple you have available

2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


1 small can Mountain Dew

Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll each crescent roll triangle around an apple slice. Place in a 9x13 buttered pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream and spoon some of the sweet sauce from the pan over the top.

This is a quote from the recipe I printed out,

It was definitely a time of sweet fellowship last night!


  1. Your "Jewels in the Crown" blocks are going to be gorgeous! Yes, they do look like stained glass. And your RRCB looks like it was worth every moment you spent on it. I simply love it!

    Oh, I have that dumpling recipe in my recipe box too, and dare not make it! This morning we had Cottage Cheese Pancakes, a new recipe from Carla at Lollyquiltz. Only 1/4 c of flour, and lots of good protein - three eggs and a cup of cottage cheese. I topped my pancakes with powdered artificial sweetener and they were yummy.

    Disclaimer: As a fellow quilter and blogospheric buddy of Mayleen, I take NO RESPONSIBILITY for controlling her urges to begin new projects while previously-started projects are languishing. However, I will continue to support her in all her quilt-y efforts.

  2. Your block turned out great! Thanks for the reminder, I just printed out the foundation piece rightn now. This looks like a fun BOM and I can't wait to start!

  3. That pieced border is incredible! Wow, what a lot of work and it looks great.
    pretty block.