Saturday, November 12, 2016

More Madder

Sounds like really poor grammar, I know. But after completing the top for Lori's recent Quilter's Madder SAL, I realized that a few months ago I had begun hand quilting another little madder quilt that was a Lori SAL, and I hadn't touched it for quite some time. Now the quilting is completed, but the binding is only pinned down on the back.
Small Quilt finish #44 for the year!

Lori named her little quilt Harmony, and since I played fast and loose with the design, I call mine "Close Harmony". It finished at about 14 1/2 " square.

Here it is with the more recent (and as yet, not quilted) Quilters Madder.









I hand quilted this one. I don't do that very often anymore. Gidget gets jealous.








That is all the quilting I have to show for the past week, but I will share the last couple of "80 minutes a week" challenge projects I have completed recently. 
I made gluten free, vegan chocolate chip pumpkin cookies. Pretty good, if you haven't tasted a "real" chocolate chip pumpkin cookie for quite some time.




Next I baked up some gluten free crusty seed rolls. They aren't pretty, but they taste good. : )




Hopefully next time I will have some machine quilting finished that I can share. 
Until then,
Janet O.



35 comments:

  1. Such sweet little quilts! Love how you named it Close Harmony...too cute!

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  2. That blue teally adds a fantastic pop to Close Harmony.

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  3. Those warm colors in Close Harmony really speak to me. Your hand quilting is beautiful! Those seed rolls look wonderful to me, being a bread lover. Warmed with a bit of butter - perfect snack in my book!

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  4. Another lovely masterpiece! Mmmmm.

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  5. I like the "Close Harmony" name and the touches of blue oh so good. I have always like blue with rusty colors.
    Seems like we hear and read so much more in recent years about the need for a gluten free diet for some people. Do your baked goods have as many calories as their counterparts?

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  6. Close Harmony just might be your most beautiful little quilt yet. Love it.

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  7. Darling mini madders! Love those rich colors. Your muffins look delish!

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  8. I love your Madder quilts, especially "Close Harmony". Cookies look good. I love chocolate and Pumpkin. Hugs, Cathy

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  9. Oh I like the blue in that little quilt. I wouldn't have thought to use any with the madder, but it works. I need to start stretching my color play a bit!

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  10. The baked goods look scrumptious, but your Madder quilts make my heart smile... very, very nice!

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  11. Very beautiful and warm little quilt ! I definitely love madders !
    And what about your muffins ! Already eaten ? :)))

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  12. So glad to see harmony finished up!

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  13. What a great idea baking rolls in a muffin tin! Sweet little quilts, especially with hand quilting. Sometimes special projects deserve hand quilting, so glad you were able to on this one.

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  14. Thanks for showing your sweet madder quilts! I love the little pops of blue in the Harmony one and the hand quilting looks wonderful, too!

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  15. As always, love your hand work! Just gorgeous! And those cookies and rolls look fabulous!! Yum, yum!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  16. VERY nice. I think that Gidget will be very jealous!
    And what's the 80 minutes a week challenge? I don't think I've heard of it...
    Must feel great to pull out an old ufo and get it done!

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  17. 44 Mini Finishes! That is almost one per week, since the year isn't over. Gidget can get jealous. Some quilts demand to be hand done! Happy you have found some things to make that you can enjoy. Fun to have successful recipes.

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  18. Well, that dang Gidget!! She should be more willing to share your talent with your fingers!! Close Harmony is gorgeous!

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  19. Looking at your little harmony quilt I realized why I should press seams to one side instead of open: I could quilt close to one edge instead of a quarter-inch away. I like the look and I'll consider changing on my next quilt. It's a sweet quilt.

    I have a friend who has two children who need a gluten-free diet and two who don't. She packs their lunches. One of the non-GF children came home and commented how her sandwich stated really strange and suggested the mom had mixed up the bread. Mom was certain she hadn't. One of the GF children came home and complained about his sandwich and insisted that his mom had mixed up the bread. He said to her, "I don't know how you guys can stand to eat regular bread. It tastes awful." I guess it's all in what you get used to, huh? It's probably easier to give up gluten when a child than when an adult with so many years of eating and enjoying the flavor of foods with gluten.

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  20. Two sweet madder quilts. It's a wonderful color, perfect for fall. As well as, pumpkin cookies, which are one of my faves.

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  21. Beautiful quilts, Janet, and they look great together! Agree with all who said that blue in Close Harmony was an inspired choice.

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  22. "More Madder" sounds a little as if you've fallen down the rabbit hole my friend LOL!!! Love Close Harmony - that touch of aqua really brightens up the muddy reds :). And those cookies look really scrumptious. I love any kind of bread that has "crusty seeds" in its description!!!!

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  23. Close Harmony is always nice in music, and it is perfect in your beautiful little quilt! Great job --- again! ---"Love"

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  24. as usual janet, your little quilts are stunning...and baking looks delish!

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  25. I finally looked up "madder" to understand exactly what made madder quilts unique! I love the internet...and you were right; these quilts are right up my orange/red loving alley! Your baking looks yummy! This makes me very happy for you! :)

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  26. Oh, I love the "Close Harmony" quilt. I am a sucker for medallion quilts and of course for hand quilting. The cookies and rolls look good, but then cooking is not one of my strong suits. Enjoy the day.

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  27. Love your colors. IT is so nice to be able to hand quilt a small project. They look great!
    Mary

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  28. Great little madder quilts. You are so accomplished at both hand and machine quilting. I also love those bobbins!
    Yay for baking great GF treats. those rolls look yummy!

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  29. I love the names that you come up with for your quilts - I rarely do that! Kudos!!!! Hope you have plans for a wonderful holiday next week!

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  30. I am amazed at how much detail I can see in your minis! Hand quilting? What's that? And, I would love to grab one of those cookies out of my computer screen!

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  31. Where does where does one find the patterns for all your cute little quilts??? Dearly love them all!

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    1. Nancy, your profile is set to "noreply" so I cannot respond directly to you. Don't know if you will see this response, but in the post I have links for both quilts on Lori's blog. You can use the search feature on her blog for the instructions for all of her little sew-alongs for doll quilts.

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  32. Your gluten free baking looks wonderful! Glad you're finding some good recipes :)
    And the madders are lovely...colors and patterns!

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  33. Long time since I have visted blogs and see that I missed ALOT! LOVE the two madder quilts....favorites of mine also......Very Nice border on the latest QAL from Lori.....been sitting on the fence about adding a border and now, after seeing yours, I think I just might!

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