Quilt along with a difference!

Hehe, well not really a quilt along, but more bringing some quilting work along with me in the car!

We are off to Auntie Jane for a family gathering this afternoon, and I finished off a mug rug as a gift for her (as well as loads of Dutch Apple Cake) while we drove to Armagh. I suppose I should add I wasn’t driving at the same time 😉
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It’s a scrappy liberated sort of design, again made with fabulous fabric from
Fluffy Sheep Quilting. I did free motion loopy quilting in turquoise thread and added bright yellow binding, which I hand stitched en route!

Have a good Saturday, I know I will!
Ax

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Dutch Apple Cake

A delicious spongey apple cake with cinnamon. The apples sink to the bottom as it cooks, leaving a light sponge with a crisp sugary crust.

Perfect for any time of the day! It’s particularly lovely for breakfast with fromage frais or natural yogurt!

It’s an adapted recipe from Bake by Rachel Allen.

Dutch Apple Cake
Makes 12-16 squares

Ingredients
2 eggs
175 g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
85g butter
75ml milk
125g plain flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Line the sides and base of a 20 x 20cm square cake tin with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until the mixture is thick and mousse-like and the whisk leaves a figure of eight pattern.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan with the milk, cool slightly and pour onto the eggs, whisking all the time. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and fold carefully into the batter until it is smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface.
  4. Arrange the apple slices over the batter. (They will sink to the bottom.) Sprinkle over a tablespoon of sugar and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 180C/Gas 4 and bake for a further 20–25 minutes or until well risen and golden brown.
  5. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the tin. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Dressing Mom’s Table!

At last, I post the latest completed project! My mom has been looking for a table runner for her kitchen table for ages, never finding what she wanted, or one she was willing to pay for 😉 So, for her birthday, I decided to make one for her! Luckily, I had remnants of fabric from her kitchen roman blinds, so I was able to coordinate it!The centre stripes are from the Soul Garden range at Fluffy Sheep Quilting, and they are FAB! I’ve more left so I will be doing a few smaller bits with this fabric 🙂

It looks fab on the table, and I believe she likes it!

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Mom’s table runner, on my table before it was delivered!

I’m nearly finished another project, and I’ll post further on that once it’s done!

Other news, well, I start a new contract next week, so time will tell if I’ll get a chance to do some quilting and crafting over the coming months, I suspect I will! I have project ideas for gifts, etc, so I will have to apply myself 😉

I’ve also started Slimming World, as I simply have to lose some weight between now and Christmas. I’m keeping it real though 😉

Be back soon!
Ax