Happy Pi Day tomorrow! Are you baking any pies to celebrate? We always bring pies in to work. I’ve WAY overcooked my pecan pie (in my defense, the timer went wacko in the middle of the baking, so I had no idea how long it cooked.) And I’m making my first Banoffee Pie. All the recipes on the internet just use a can of Dulce Le Leche for the toffee part, but I found a recipe in my Sticky Chewy Messy Gooey cookbook that adds sugar and butter and vanilla to the condensed milk. And more is better, right? Here’s the toffee layer cooling — bananas and whipped cream to be added tomorrow. (Oh, Gah! That’s like one big jumbo piece of caramel. I’m going to be in Sticky Chewy Messy Gooey HEAVEN!)
Anyway, on to the Friendship Stars. Do you remember way back when Gwen Marston and Joe Cunningham used to write a column for Ladies Circle Patchwork and Quilting? Here they are in the picture that always led the column.
And see the quilt they’re quilting? When we went to Beaver Island, I saw that quilt and decided I wanted to make one. (I think it’s in one of their books, but I’ll be darned if I can find it.) I decided to get the girls in my quilt group to help me, so when it was my month to do blocks, I gave them all some fabric and they made the stars for me. That was somewhere around 1992. I put the stars all together and got started on the applique borders and then it got lost in the middle of rearing the boys.
But WooHoo! Now they’re FINALLY done. It’s embarrasing that it took 20 years, but whatever. And man, do those colors scream the 90′s or what? Those red and green borders match the wallpaper that we just tore out of the kitchen LOL.
I’m not crazy about the big plain blocks in the corners, but I didn’t have any more of the background color. And the very last border is an add-on. This quilt was originally sized to fit a king-sized bed, but now, matresses are being made deeper, so I felt it needed some extra fabric. I’d love to quilt this quilt, but it’s just too darn big. It weighs in at roughly 96″ x 108″, so I’ll happily let someone else do the quilting.
Those colors aren’t my favorites anymore, but I do love those borders. And I figure in 30 or 40 years, those colors won’t matter anyway.
It’s DONE! Yippey Skippey It’s DONE! It’s a good thing Pi Day is tomorrow, ’cause I’m going to celebrate!
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
Thanks for stopping by!