The pattern is $9.99 and I've included diagrams for each of the 16 blocks, full-size templates for the lettering and leaves, a color photograph and illustrations explaining the simple embroidery stitches used to embellish the quilt. You can make this quilt from wool or wool felt, and I've even created a kit containing all the wool felt you need to complete the quilt, in case your local fabric store doesn't carry all the colors. You can see a close-up of the quilt and more information by clicking here.
How About a Recipe for Memorial Day Coming Up? My husband thinks all I do is stitch, but boy, is he wrong! In between 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, dangling a worm from a hook and stitchin', I also like to cook now and then. I really enjoy taking special foods along when we go crappie fishing over Memorial Day weekend, and with that in mind, I want to share a recipe straight from hubby's heart called . . .
"EASY RHUBARB CRISP
THE CRUST AND TOPPING:1 cup quick oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional) (gotta have nuts!)
Mix together the oatmeal, 1 cup of sugar and pinch of salt. Add the butter and cut it in until it resembles course crumbs. Divide the mixture in half. Press half into a 9" x 13" pan to create the "crust". Set the other half aside for now.
THE YUMMY FILLING:
1 to 1-1/2 cups sugar
PUTTING IT TOGETHER: Mix the rhubarb and the 1 to 1-1/2 cups sugar. Spread the mixture evenly over the "crust" you created above. Sprinkle the remaining crust/topping mixture over the top, adding chopped nuts, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. I like to serve it warm with vanilla ice cream. Mmmmm!
I've got to get back to my worktable now. I'm working on a couple of new projects I want to get released in time for everyone to finish their's for summertime decorating. Have a great week, and Happy Stitchin'! xoxo--Melanie