Friday, July 25, 2008


I have been finding all sorts of wonderful things searching through everyone's blogs! It's like a whole new world has opened up to me...a world full of creativity and imagination. I am so impressed with all of the unique and beautiful creations that I see people posting about on their blogs. You all make me want to dive right in and try something new!

As I was jumping from blog to blog to blog the other night, I found a whole new style of quilt - cathedral windows!!! I don't know where I've been over the years, but I've never heard of this pattern before. I immediately fell in love with the design and knew I had to try it out. I grabbed some scraps and here's my first attempt...

I am somewhat of a perfectionist, so it's going to take some more practice to get it down, but I really love it and I am excited that it's a quilt as you go kind of project. So, when it's done it's taking it to the quilter and no binding. The tutorial I used I found at Hyena in Petticoats....another neat blog.

I also came across a recipe for "Death by Chocolate Zuchinni Cake" on my friend Crystal's blog. Since I had the day off today, and I was feeling quite domestic (doing 6 loads of laundry, cleaning out the fridge, etc.), I decided to try it out. I even included some berries that I picked from my garden. The best part is the cake tastes even better than it looks!!!

Yesterday was Pioneer Day and I got to spend some time with one of my cute little nephews, Logan. We went to 'Taste of Utah Valley' yesterday and stuffed ourselves sick...the food was so delicious. A couple of weeks ago he broke his arm playing on a bunkbed...the kid has no fear! He picked a light blue cast, as you can see, and it stays on for about another month.


Hyena In Petticoats said...

Your Cathedral Windows are looking gorgeous!
Thanks so much for the link love - I can't wait to see more of your quilt as it grows.....


Leah xxx

erica e said...

wow! the cathedral windows look so great! i'm really impressed. are you planning on making a whole quilt or a table runner? it looks cool on your table in that pic. can't wait to see more.

sewtakeahike said...

Thanks for the inspiration Anna! Your quilt is looking great, I just may have to try this although it would definitely be a slow going process... you definitely turned me onto this project when you said you don't have to quilt it when it's done. Thanks also for the link to the tut.
btw, your blog design is great!!! and hugs to your nephew (if he would hold still long enough to get one!)