Friday, January 14, 2011

Monterrey Medallions & Baking

Last year some of my quilting friends decided to make a quilt called Monterrey Medallions. After seeing their quilts start to take shape I got to thinking that I might like to make it in a black and bright color combination. I finally finished all the blocks and laid them out to see what everything looked like.

This is a bigger quilt than I usually make (it's supposed to finish 90 x 90) and I don't have design wall big enough for it so had to lay it down on the floor. (click on photos for larger view)

I just laid it down on the floor without trying to arrange things. Obviously I'll need to move some things around so that the colors are more balanced. It's funny how some of the colors stand out more in the photo than they do in real life.

Wonder how long it will take me to sew the blocks all together....

Every once in a while when the grandkids are here we bake what we call a colorful cake. We use a regular yellow cake mix and put the batter in numerous bowls. Then we use food color to tint each bowl of batter a different color. The batter is then spooned into the cake pans and it makes a really cool looking cake when it's done.

Of course the highlight of the baking venture is licking the bowl and there were 8 bowls to lick!

We didn't have any canned frosting in the house so I made a traditional butter cream frosting from the recipe on the powdered sugar box. Noah asked me if I could make sure to get 'real' frosting next time I was at the store because he didn't care for the frosting we made. Times sure have changed haven't they??


KK said...

OMG!! Your MM is simply stunning! Way to go.

Want to see pics of the cake!!

Corky said...

thanks KK I think I'm going to like the quilt. (does that statement surprise you????LOL)

As for the cake, I didn't get a photo and the evidence is long gone. I'll get a photo of the next one.

Del said...

Gorgeous quilt. Congratulations! Now to quilt it and bind it and label it. Makes you tired just thinking about it, eh? It will be worth it.

Melissa said...

I love the quilt!!!! I wish I had the patience to make such a big quilt. As always your my hero! LOL