...Rhetorical question, of course :) And for that, I am hosting my next give away! Up for grabs are these 3 lovely foblettes!
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At my next quilt! Inspired by Oh!Fransson! and her lovely Sparkle Punch Quilt, I decided to venture into, what is turning out to be, one of the most daunting and tedious quilt blocks I have made so far in my short quilting 'career.'
I love the way this block looks and I especially love the fact that I am able to use a variety of different fabrics from my stash (I plan on using 13 different prints) -- but don't be fooled! This block, although simple in explanation, takes a lot of time to assemble....in other words, do not attempt unless you love pressing seams (I do not, but I am willing to muscle through for the end product!)!
I am also trying to branch out, and get more comfortable with the idea of using more white in my quilts...not sure if it is something that will stick, but it will at least be something worth trying for the summer....
It has taken me about 4 weeks to make 9 of these blocks....only 88 more to go! Maybe I'll get it done before Christmas!? Stay Tuned...
Thank you Pinterest for giving me the idea to make these!
They are going to be known from this dinner on in our house as: 'Date Night Dogs' -- Corn Muffins w/Split Hot Dogs baked inside! A quick, easy, and kid-approved recipe that makes getting ready for a date night a little easier -- 'cause I am sure many of you know just how hectic getting ready for a date night can be! DATE NIGHT DOGSMAKES APROX 9 INGREDIENTS:1 Cup Flour1/3 Cup Yellow Corn Meal1/8 Cup Sugar1 Tsp Baking Powder1/2 Cup Milk1/8 Cup Vegetable Oil1 Egg, Beaten3 Bun-Length Turkey Franks (I used Nitrate Free)Mini Bunt Pan or Muffin TinDirections: Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease Bunt/Muffin Pan. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients until well incorporated. Add wet ingredients and stir to combine.Divide and cut each bun-length dog into thirds. Take one third of the cut dog and slice lengthwise. Repeat for the remaining thirds (you should end up with 18 pieces of hot dog).* Place two pieces of dog in each bunt/muffin cup. Spoon muffin batter on top of hot dogs (don't worry if they aren't completely covered, the batter will rise as it bakes. Bake in oven until tops turn golden and tester comes out clean -- about 12-15 min, depending on the type of pan you use.* If you have younger kids and are worried about choking, dice the dogs into small cubes instead.PRINT THIS RECIPE
Now, run upstairs and blow dry your hair before the sitter gets here -- the kids will devour these in the mean time!