This is the final block in my Just Desserts BOM! I think that happy face expresses well how I feel. It has been a delicious adventure...and it's not quite over yet because next month we will be putting our quilts together. Block 12 is Lemon Meringue Pie. It brings back such special memories of my mom.
There are a lot of similarities to last month's block in this one that give you a chance to practice those techniques once again. You can get your copy of the block HERE.
My pattern testers had a lot of fun with their versions too. As you can see it was pretty popular with them.
This month's recipe is the closest I could find to the one my mom made: Classic Lemon Meringue Pie from Sally's Baking Addiction. She provides lots of tips to tackle this somewhat picky pie.
And here is a version which claims to be foolproof and the reviews seem to confirm it is easier to make, so here ya go: Easy Lemon Merigue Pie from Once Upon a Chef.
Now I am off to decide on fabric for my sashing and cornerstones to put my blocks together.
We have been in a snowglobe for the last couple of days. 10 inches of snow at this moment and still coming down. I actually love it. The hard part will be getting any work done as I want to just sit and watch through the window. So here are some looking through my window shots:
I did get my 30 minutes of Freedom in yesterday but the internet was pretty bad so I was not able to get anything posted. Today seems to be working better again. I put in another 30 minutes this morning before starting to work on business related projects. It is pretty wonderful to do what one loves for "work."
I almost forgot to set my timer this morning, I am trying to limit myself to just 30 minutes for this project and then move on with other things. I am finding it helps to get me focused and I am really look forward to this time each day. How is your 30 minute experiment going? I would love to hear about your experience and how it is impacting your day to day.
I know some of you have been having a very warm January so far. This week we have had snow and it is in our forecast for the foreseable future. It may have been slow in coming but it looks like it might finally be here.
There is something delightful about sitting down with handwork by the fire and having a warm cuppa coffee too. So I have enjoyed working on my little sheep this week. I am again using my Apliquick tools to prepare them.
You can either trace the pattern onto the fabric squares or just pin them in place using a light source for the layout. You will first stitch all of the white parts onto the block and then the black heads get added last. Just like with the smaller ones we did on the main part of the quilt I found I preferred a dab of glue to hold the ears down rather than a pin.
Once they are all appliqued it is time to trim them to size.
Since I gave a quarter inch extra in the pattern pieces for the sheep bodies
I am just lining up my ruler at the corner of the sheep to trim these to size
and square them up.
How nice they look all trimmed and ready for next week.
Now for the Giveaways. Yes, I actually have two this week.
The first is for your choice of 8 Magnifico threads from my overstock of Superior Threads in this line. These are all new and unopened. Retail value: $39.92
Winner will pay shipping costs which is apprx. $5.00 in the USA.
(I will provide the winner with a list of available colors to choose from.)
The second Giveaway is for a bundle of 8 Fat Quarters provided by Northcott Fabric. These are from the Sew Sweet-Turquoise and Coral collection by Michelle Kliman. The winner will need to pay shipping costs.
Remember to qualify you have to actually leave me a comment on this blog post.
I do check before finalizing the winners.
The rest of the rules and guidelines can be read HERE.
The contest begins at Midnight tonight and ends at Midnight January 16th. Winners will be announced Friday January 17th here on the blog.
I hope you have a blessed weekend and
Welcome to the site of Debra Davis-a woman who loves the Lord and loves to quilt.
My other blog where I share about my walk of faith:
Sitting at His Feet
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