Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vacation Baking

I can't believe that after a long blogging hiatus, I am posting two days in a row. I have even shocked myself, but since it has been so long, I have some catching up to do.
Last week, my family made its annual trek to Trinity County, in Northern California. This year I decided to bake almost everyday. I made corn bread, banana bread and two cakes.

The area in which we stay is covered in wild blackberry bushes.

My husband and I picked enough berries to bake a pie.

The pie turned out great, especially for the lack of a recipe, rolling pin, and pie pan.

My sisters and I decided to throw a small makeshift tea party. We had pie, scones, and cucumber cream cheese tea sandwiches.

Not too shabby... for camping.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Old Quilt, New Quilt

I made this quilt at least five years ago. It is approximately the size of a twin bed. I am not much of a quilter, so this the largest quilt that I have made.

I recently completed this quilt, made of leftover Amy Butler fabrics.

It is a lap quilt, so it is pretty small. It was a great way to use up scrap materials that have been in my stash for quite awhile.

I didn't use a pattern for this quilt. I made blocks by sewing small squares and strips together and then I sewed the large blocks together to make the quilt front. After attaching the the back and the edging, I hand quilted the layers together. It took some extra time to do the hand quilting, but I really love the hand done effect.