Sunday, July 31, 2011

Some time in my sewing room.....finally!

But first.....some cake pops. If you haven't tried making cake pops yet they are so much fun to do. You start with a cake mix and make as directed. Let cool overnight if you have time. Crumble quite fine and add about 2/3 of a can of frosting. Lots of mixing here to get it all incorporated. Roll into small balls and refrigerate til rather firm. Dip stick in melted chocolate, push into ball, cool in fridge again. Then dip cake ball into melted chocolate and tap lightly to remove excess chocolate. These are made with a strawberry cake mix and cream cheese frosting with a handfull of miniature chocolate chips added to look like seeds. Dipped first into white chocolate and then into green chocolate. When you bite into them......they look like watermelon! Cute huh?

Now down to the sewing room. 35 blocks made several weeks ago are now getting the first of red polka dot sashing. Gotta love that chain sewing!

Blocks turned into pairs and pairs turned into rows.

7 rows ready for horizontal sashing. Ooops....forgot the sashing on the right end.

This week I should get all the rows and sashing complete and ready for the 2 borders. Feels so good!!

Happy Quilting! Lynda


Oops-Lah said...

Love your cake pops. Are they as good as they look? And you did quite a big of sewing too. That's going to be another beautiful quilt.

QuiltSue said...

The cake pops look great - I've never seen anything like that before.

The quilt looks fabulous. I love the polka dot sashing.

Brenda said...

Yummy post - cake pops AND your quilt!

Tonya said...

I cannot stand watermelon. But since they are strawberry flavored I guess they will do. No, honestly they are very cute!

Nina Lise Moen said...

Looking yummy - both the cake thingies and the blocks!

Pokey said...

I've seen the cake pops, but yours are really cute! thanks for the info makin', too.

I'm loving these star blocks, Lynda! I think it's the RED you've chosen. So pretty!