I'm off early this morning to visit my favorite Old West Town .... Tombstone. I'm having photography withdrawal, so it's time.
I tromped off to the fabric store yesterday and picked up the backing for this quilt, normally $16.99 a yard and found another backing piece for $19.99 a yard. Pretty crazy, right? It's 108" fabric instead of the normal 45" and I also took along all my coupons, saving a whopping $35 on those two pieces.
Probably the hardest quilt I've ever made, this one has been a bear. Every square has five pieces in it, meaning there's ten seams to get straight. UGH ... not to mention the panel in the middle isn't printed straight in the first place. It's a work in progress and will take some trimming here and there.
After yesterday's blog, I received a text message from Ray and Cindy Warner, RV friends who have a house in Yuma. He knew exactly what my dilemma was with the slipping ruler since he cuts most of Cindy's quilts.
Cindy makes amazing quilts out of postage stamp sized pieces that Ray quilts when they are back in Utah. Get some of these True Grips he said ... little dots that stick to the back of the ruler and keep it from sliding around. MUCH less expensive than my new ruler, these will work perfect on the one I have in California.
Another quick tip I picked up from the Quilting Group. This stuff will help keep your dogs teeth clean so you don't have to take out a second mortgage on your house to pay for doggy dental work. You can brush it on if you want, or just rub it on with your finger. Cooper and Jessie didn't mind it at all. I still have to have their teeth cleaned, but I'm hoping not as often.
Also at the Quilt Club, besides Patty's posole, we had angle food cake and berries. YUM!! So I picked some up at a local store, gave them a light dusting of sugar and was ready to enjoy. Except I couldn't find any angel food cake.
With my Instant Pot handy and all the ingredients in the fridge (rather unusual for me) I whipped up a batch of flan with berries on top. It looks good, but was not a good idea. Don't do this. The berries totally overwhelmed the flan, which I couldn't taste at all.
That probably wasn't a bad thing, since I left them in the pot entirely too long (I was into sewing that darn quilt). I'll try another one today and see if it's any better. Maybe I'll have to try two.
So I'm off to sing at the Bird Cage Theater with the ghosts of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday. I have some old pictures and am hoping I can get in the same location for a current day image.