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Clare of Selfsewn and some cookies~

If you have done any English paper piecing in the last 2 years, it's almost certain that you've heard of  Clare at Selfsewn, creator of so many beautiful quilts, and the Rose Star Block Party!!
I am super lucky to have Clare blogging on my virtual book tour today.  Please pop over to her blog and say hello.   Make sure you check out her fearless EPP style.. there is no shape that this quilter won't paper piece!
She also has a great flickr group to share photos of you quilting away from home.. check out Planet Patchwork and add your 'on the go' photos.

(You can see Clare's original Rose Star quilt on p. 48)
I have been trying to get some patchwork done this week, but the baby has been distracting me with his adorableness..
 We tested out his new beach tent in the living room.  He likes it.  Of course, so did George, so I wonder who will use it more on our vacation.

 I have basted a few hexagons with the new Rain fabric from Timeless Treasures.  It's sooo pretty.  I laid some out on the quilt because there is raindrop fabric in there as well and wanted to compare them, but Jack had other ideas.. Oh well.  I'll try again when he's sleeping.

 I did manage to try out a new recipe yesterday and thought I'd share it.
(I didn't know I could crack an egg one handed..)
 We are a little worried that Jack may have a milk allergy so I was searching for non-dairy cookie recipes and found this one from foodielovescompany.   I altered it with what I had on hand-- I only used brown sugar and used olive oil instead of canola oil.  I followed a suggestion from one of the comments and soaked my raisins in hot water before adding them at the end.
They came out of the oven a little flat and got quite brown so I worried that they might be burnt, but they were awesome.  I will definitely be making these again, even if Jack doesn't end up having an allergy.  The best part was that they were still soft the next morning (I stored them in tupperware).
At least I made something.  I wish it were quilt-related, but I'll keep trying.

Oh, and don't forget to leave a comment on Lesly's post here to be entered to win a copy of Quilting on the Go!
Drawing ends June 15th~


  1. I like that you think I'm fearless!!
    Adorable babe indeed xx

  2. another ginger child! you need to do a sequel to your video!


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