Sunday, September 15, 2013

Together At Last

 The snowball is all together now along with
this pieced backing which took quite a bit of time.  Not anything extraordinary, but it saved me from buying yardage which can be pricey for a bedsized quilt.  I like it okay although some of the pieces are pretty iffy.  However, what the heck - it is the back!   Lots of long seams that had to be sewn -- glad it's together.
Then the other day I made a recipe from Pinterest and it turned out great.  Kind of a blueberry bar - the only part that was kind of fussy was trying to pat the crust in the bottom of the baking dish with the remainder "sprinkled" on the top.  My butter might have been too soft.  Smelled good baking and tasted good after it was out of the oven.  Here's the recipe (I made half since there is just me to eat it!).

Blueberry Crumb Bars

1 cup white sugar                            1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking powder                       1 pinch cinnamon (optional - Left it out)
3 cups flour                                      4 cups fresh blueberries
1 c. shortening (I used butter)         1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg                                                3 tsp. cornstarch

375 Oven - grease 9 x 13 pan.   In a medium bowl, mix together the cup of sugar, flour and baking powder.  Using a fork or pastry cutter, blend in the butter and egg.  Dough will be crumbly.  Pat half of dough in prepared pan.

In another bowl mix the rest of sugar and the cornstarch.  Gently mix in berries.  Sprinkle berry mixture over crust. Crumble remaining crust over berries.

Bake for 45 minutes or until top is slightly browned.  Cool completely before cutting into squares.


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Lutka And Co. said...

The quilt turned out beautiful! And the backing is so pretty, it can be it's own quilt :)

marlu said...

The quilt is gorgeous! Several years ago a friend entered a quilt with a colorful, printed backing in the state fair. The judges deemed the backing "not appropriate." Should have been muslin. How strange. Just remember, there are no quilt police. We can do what we want!

annquilts2 said...

I am a County Fair judge and I would give extra kudos for a back this creative! High Five Carol! Blue Ribbon for 1st, Purple for Outstanding and a frilly white one for Best Of Show!

Leslie said...

Your quilt looks wonderful and so do the fruit bars. So gonna make those for the family.

Carla said...

Hi Carol, just came across your blog while searching for quilters. Your quilts are lovely. I only hope that one day I will be able to quilt with ease.

I will add your blog to my blogroll!