One really NICE thing about 16 patches, 4 patches, 9 patches...
There doesn't have to be a plan.
There doesn't have to be a pattern.
You can just sit down at your machine and sew.
You'll have some blocks ready to go
when you DO decide who's getting a quilt!
These 2 1/2" squares multiply at my house!!!
They're always available!!!
I don't even have to CUT anything
when I want to sew some together.
The only thing I have to do is...
decide what COLOR MOOD I'm in!!!
They wait here in this plastic drawer.
Every time I add a binding....
I throw the leftover piece in here.
(Sometimes I even cut it up into squares
BEFORE putting it in the drawer!)
I've also been known to cut 2 1/2" squares from scraps
after a project when I have the time.
this drawer gets replenished FREQUENTLY!!!
I'm happy to have squares available....
anytime I need to clear my brain.
Quilts and CAKE.
What a winning combination!!!!
Maybe you'd like a piece of a simple cake
with that SIMPLE block!
I'm making this for the senior lunch today
and thought I'd share the recipe.
I have memories of eating this at my Aunt's when I was a little girl.
In my mind....
It's a "home cooking" kind of dessert. ;)
This is ALL it takes!!!!
It's called a POKE CAKE!
I changed the recipe a bit
and used a 9"x13" cake pan.
You make a white cake.
Then you get to poke the cake when it's cool!
Make up some jello.
(recipes differ on how much water to add to the jello mix.
I used all the HOT water the jello box asked for
PLUS a little bit of cold)
and pour it on!!!