Saturday, 8 October 2011
Jam with me?
Each month, our Guild has a Block Lotto, where each of us make a 12 1/2” block (or two or three or…..more) under a theme and we put the names of the people who’ve contributed into a hat and draw one name out to win all the blocks. If we have lots, we might share them out between 2 or 3 winners ….some months it’s a block with a colour theme, some months it’s a style, this month, the theme was ‘Spring’ in bright colours with a neutral background. I thought I’d do something different to the usual when I saw this free pattern and tutorial last week on Madame Samm’s site featuring our very own Aussie, Helen Stubbings. So I did the usual tracing and ironing weaveline ( a lightweight, iron-on interfacing) onto the back and then took out these…(nothing flash….no specialty pencils here!)…. and got colouring using the Colourque technique Helen is famous for! And here is what I ended up with…… And believe me….I am NO artist…..stick figures are pretty much it for me, but I was soooo happy with how it turned out….I felt like a little kid again, and now, I don’t think I want to give it away….but….I guess I can always make another, can’t I ??!?! We got 5 kilos of these beauties and after eating our fill, I hulled them and sliced them and put them in the pot…. cooked them for a while with some lemon juice and sugar and it magically turned into this….. …the most delicious strawberry jam…..now tomorrow I must make some pikelets and scones and whip some cream to have with my jam!!! Want to join me for the perfect Sunday Devonshire Tea??? Sugary Hugs XOX Wendy :O)