Since I've been finishing up so many projects, I decided it was time to take a break and start something new. And since it's for Valentine's Day next Monday; I'll be finishing it so it doesn't become another project in the "finishing pile".
Just a peak; I still need to quilt it & add binding (as shown), but that will have to wait till tomorrow.
And, since I just started making hearts and din't do anycalculating, I have some leftover hearts! Thinking maybe some hotpads or placemats?
I have been using a simple bread recipe that is somewhat healthy but tastes delicious! Of course I've modified it a little from the original, but it's super-simple, seriously- I promise you could do it, Kylee!
It works best for toast, and is super moist.
For some reason, at least one loaf always looks like this within the first 5 minutes of being out of the oven.
So here goes:
Stir together and let cool to luke-warm (between 100-130degrees):
3 cups boiling water
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 TB. salt
2 TB. butter
1 small can sweet potatoes, mashed
When mix is lukewarm, disolve 3 tsp. yeast in 1/4 cup warm water (120-130 deg.) and then add it to the mix. Also add 6 cups flour (I've tried all white, half & half, you choose).
Next you let it rise till doubled, and I do the mixing in the large kitchenaid bowl so I just leave it in there covered with saran-wrap.
When doubled, form into loaves, rolls, or roll out for cinamon rolls; and let double again. Bake at 375deg. for rolls: 15 mins, bread: 20-25 depending on size. It will make about 4 loaves of bread or 3 pans of rolls. It lasts best frozen (extra loaves), but I think it's fun to share with friends too. So far I don't know of anyone who doesn't like it. =)
And since my goal is to use up scraps, and I had various tiny pieces from the Blue Leftovers quilt, I decided to make a small doll quilt or wall-hanging.
Someone mentioned here about a disappearing 4-patch, and so I googled to find some more ideas. Even neater, was this disappearing 4-patch pinwheel! Absolutely no triangles to sew, yipee!
Then I added some borders
And some more:
Now it needs quilting and binding, and I get to keep a sample of the fabrics I loved so much in the other quilt. And best of all, none of those scraps went back into the "blues" bin!