Sunday, 14 February 2010

New Quilt

I have finally started my Hearts and Flowers Quilt. My fellow quilters are further along with their quilts than I am. This is my first block. This is a simple pieced patched block. The next two blocks in the pattern are applique blocks. I am not sure what technique I will be using in the next few blocks. The pattern suggest using fusible webbing but I love needle turned applique. I also like the idea of using a different applique method for each new block. I am not in a hurry to get this quilt finished so I am taking my time in making any decision.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Who's wants to make a BAG? Part Three

We will not be using the 4 1/2 inch strips until Part Five. Please leave in a safe place.

You will be using only Fabric A and B 2 1/2 inch strips today.

Cut these strips again into 10 1/2 rectangles. You need eight rectangles from each fabric.

Sew eight rectangles together using alternative fabrics. Repeat.

Press the seams open. Yes, I said open. See you all again in a few days time. So come back soon.

P.S. I will be uploading pictures of those quilters following the tutorial and making the bag soon. So keep sending me your pictures. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions. Thanks.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Who wants to make a Bag? Part Two


Fabric A

Cut three 2 1/2 inch strips

Cut two 4 1/2 inch strips

Fabric B

Cut three 2 1/2 inch strips

Cut one 4 1/2 inch strips

This is a picture of my chosen fabrics. The light blue is Fabric A and the dark blue is Fabric B. I will publish the next part in the next few days. Please leave a comment on how you are getting on.


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Oriental Pineapple Chicken

4 Chicken Breasts

2oz Plain Four

Tin of Pineapple Chunks

2 tbs Lemon Juice

2 tbs Soya Sauce

2 tbs Soft Brown Sugar

Knob of Butter

1) Heat the oven at Gas Mark 4.

2) Heat a flying pan and add a large knob of butter.

3) Sieved the flour and add a pinch of salt and pepper.

4) Coat the chicken breasts in the flour.

5) Fry the chicken until brown.

6) Place the chicken in a heatproof dish.

7) Drain the pineapple chunks and save the juice.

8) Mix the pineapple juice with soya sauce and lemon juice.

9) Pour the mixture over the chicken.

10) Cook the chicken in the oven until tender. Around 30 - 40 minutes.

11) When ready to serve. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the pineapple chunks and place under a hot grill until brown.

12) Serve with rice.