Thursday, September 22, 2011

Are you going to the big show in Des Moines next week? If you are anywhere west of Elk Horn, why not stop by Prairie Star Quilts on your way coming or going? We are only 7 miles off Interstate 80 at exit 54.
We've been working on lots of new samples (and of course they have kits). We'll also havea free pattern for everyone who stops by.
If you plan to be here early or late, let us know ( call us 712-764-7012 during regular business hours) and we'll open up for you.

Friday, September 16, 2011

I thought you might enjoy seeing how some of the blocks turned out last weekend at Pumpkin Gathering. The quilt we all made was Alternating Four Patch from Five Yard Quilts.

We had a great time. As usual, there was plenty of good food. Irene brought Chocolate Fritos to share. Everyone wanted the recipe, so I promised to share it when she sent it to me.

Chocolate Fritos

1 C white corn syrup 1 regular bag Fritos

1 C sugar 2 C chocolate chips

1 C peanut butter

Boil syrup and sugar rapidly for 2 minutes. Add peanut butter and boil for 1 more minute. Put Fritos in sprayed 9X13 pan. Pour boiling mixture over the top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and let them melt. Spread to cover Frito misture evenly. Let cool and cut into squares.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

When Moda's new Sock Monkey Christmas fabric came in, Carol and I decided we needed a kid sized quilt. We call this one Sock Monkey Stars. It's not really that Christmasy - just fun. We even put flannel on the back.

I've been using most of my extra time the last week helping Charlie get rid of all the large limbs that came down after last Friday night's wind storm. It also did a lot of damage to our roof. Some of the corn around here looks more like it was hit by a tornado. Others in our neihborhood were hit with really large hail the week before.