Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Here is the newest quilt I have designed. It is called "Two Hearts". The poem I put on is by Erick Dillard, and it says, "Then we sat on the edge of the earth, with our feet dangling over the side, and marveled that we had found each other." Beautiful! There are 3 other quotes to choose from for the two front blocks: "Life is a Song, Love is the Music", "Two Hearts, One Dream", "Lasting, Enduring, Endless". I loved this quilt because I was able to make it from 1 Jelly Roll and 1 Layer Cake!! That made the entire front, even binding, and will make a couple of pillows. I LOVE this fabric! I am also kind of fond of "red" right now!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rouenneries by French General

Here's a little peek . . .
Of a new quilt pattern to be released soon!

Using the beautiful new Rouenneries fabric by French General and made by Moda. The quilt will be for those who also enjoy some embroidery. And will include instructions on turning 2 of the blocks into a pillow. I have loved working with this fabric. It is rich and warm, and the quilt reflects love. You will see it soon!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chocolate Frosting

This is one of the best Chocolate Frostings I have ever tasted. Used it on the Marshmallow Brownies or any other time you need chocolate frosting. Thin with more milk to make it more of a glaze for cake (especially a bundt), or thicken with extra powdered sugar for thicker frosting. The consistency is up to you. For a delicious white frosting, omit the cocoa powder and add extra sugar if needed.

Chocolate Frosting

1 stick Butter, softened
3 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
1/3 C. Cocoa Powder
1 t. Vanilla
Milk or Cream

Cream butter and cocoa butter. Use softened butter, but do NOT melt the butter. Use the mixer to whip it up. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Beat in vanilla and milk until the consistency is right for spreading on the brownies.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Frosted Marshmallow Brownies

Ooey Gooey Goodness!
These brownies will feed a crowd and are delicious!! Even if you don't love marshmallow, you will love these! I have tried many recipes, but have refined this to where we love it! Very rich! Try it, try it!!

Frosted Marshmallow Brownies

1 C. Butter
1/3 C. Cocoa
2 C. Sugar
4 Eggs
1 1/2 C. Flour
1/2 t. Salt
1/2 t. Baking Powder
2 t. Vanilla
1 1/2 C. chopped Nuts
10-oz. Marshmallow--use only Fresh ones--believe me
Chocolate Frosting (recipe coming soon)

Preheat oven to 350.

Blend softened Butter, Cocoa, and Sugar. Beat in Eggs one at a time.

Mix Flour, Salt, and Baking Powder together (or sift) and stir into sugar mixture.

Beat in Vanilla and Nuts.

Spread into a greased 11x15" pan. Spread as evenly as you can throughout the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Don't worry if it puffs up a bit.

Remove from oven and top with Marshmallows (I use the small ones). Bake for 7 more minutes. Remove from oven and press down marshmallows a bit to spread. This can be done easily by spraying a spatula with cooking spray. Cool.

Carefully spread with Chocolate Frosting. Let stand 12 hours before cutting. This is ideal but rarely possible--no one can wait that long.

**Frosting recipe is delicious and will be posted soon!! DON'T use canned on these--may actually be a sin--not totally sure--but you won't want to pass up the delicious richness of this frosting.