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July 02, 2009



The quilt would indeed make a great picnic blanket wouldn't it? It is so cheerful.
Here is the recipe I like for shortbread:
2c flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1T orange zest
chill 1 hour then roll and cut into shapes
350 degrees for 8-10 min.
It's delicious, in my opinion!


Wow! I'm going to try out some of those recipes! I've been looking for a great sugar cookie recipe too - I have one from my grandmother that is good - but not easy to frost. I would love that fun quilt!


That is SO AWESOME!!! I can't believe you made that whole quilt, just like that! I so would love to have this quilt and take pictures of Lilah sitting on it in the bright sunshine, with green grass around it...

I do NOT have a great shortbread recipe. I DO, however, have a wonderful, quick recipe (that you may have seen) for a cookie bar that is the most unhealthy yet delicious thing you have ever eaten!

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Yummy Bars

1 egg
3/4 c sugar
1 t vanilla
2 8 oz pkg cream cheese
2 family size cookie dough rolls (or two batches of your best chocolate chip cookie dough)

Beat egg, cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar until smooth. Grease a 9 x 13 pan and spread one cookie roll to form a crust. Empty mixed contents onto crust and spread 2nd roll over top of filling. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool, then refrigerate before cutting.

Be careful with these. DANGEROUS!


Holy cow, your quilt turned out fantastic!!!! Even if I don't win, I am super excited for whoever does. You have a great talent and I have loved seeing what you've come up with over the last year!


Holy moly!! Synthetic peach raffia?? The closest I was able to get after looking for a while was http://www.franksupply.com/raffia_supplies.html This is treated natural raffia. It is flame retardant. I'm not sure if that also makes it stronger??

Yikes. Good luck!


It's gorgeous! The pinks and oranges just POP out of the denim!

Sorry, no help with the shortbread or raffia.


What a fun quilt you have made, Jessica! I love the colors and now i am off to check out the tutorial. Congrats on the year of blogging; quilting blogs like yours is how I have taught myself to quilt in the last couple of months. I truly appreciate you sharing your experiences!


Well, I didn't leave a comment on the post about leaving comments so I am not eligible for the quilt (although I have commented in the past). I do like the quilt idea, though. I have always thought about a denim quilt, but this is really much nicer than just pieced denim would be. As always, your creativity is very inspiring!


What an amazing quilt! I love your quilt- so happy with all it's colors! My neighbor just started making one with the zigzagging method-cathedral windows is hard enough, that seems like it might bring the fun back into quilting them! I made one cathedral window, ONE, for a Christmas ornament years ago and whew, that is probably the last one I will make!

Okay, so we are moving from AK to WA, and I won't have my recipe box in my hands until early August, but when I do, I will send you my favorite gingersnap recipe. Sorry, no shortbread/sugar cookie goodness here- I am looking for the perfect one too. My sisters and I have vowed to try a bunch this Christmas, so if we find a good one, I'll let you know!

I am so glad you are blogging too- you are an inspiration, and I always love to see what you are working on. I can't wait for your fabric line! (And a book...a book...a book...subliminal message...)


What about this website http://www.crafta.com/raf-pe.html or this


Love the quilt. Great job!


that would be an amazing picnic quilt! (which i should note i've been itching to make)

also, i would add a sugar cookie recipe, but the last time i baked i attempted 'just add water!' blueberry muffins...and i burned them.

so i think i'll stick to quilting. good luck with your cookies!


I love the circular motion of the quilt and the denim, of course! I'm not much help in the raffia department, sorry. . .enjoy your holiday with those kiddos!


Wow, your quilt is amazing! I think I'm up for the consolation prize...this is I think, my second comment. I'm a new reader, but I follow you on bloglines...just not always so great at commenting!


Your methodology has me giggling, if I ever have a readership I'll totally copy that! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who has the thrift store ladies shaking their heads at my purchases :)

Great quilt, I think it's absolutely perfect!


Sweet! Glad I have commented before and been a reader for about a year now. I have yet to make the belts that you posted about last summer though :)

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