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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Rainy Saturday

No gardening got done today, it has rained all day.  It's perhaps a good thing really, we both felt a bit tired with all the physical activity that we haven't been used to for quite a while now.
So, instead I decided to start a quilt.  I saw a fabulous quilt on Laurie's blog and she told me that the pattern is Ohio Star.  I went over to Quilters Cache and found the instructions.  Here's my first block
It's not quite how I wanted it to look but I did enjoy making it.
Right, about the cake I made yesterday.  It was a bit stodgy and not very sweet but it was acceptable.  I didn't get around to icing it because I wanted to try it and it was still warm when I cut it (mmmm yummy).  I was glad that I'd added the orange to it, I think it would have been a bit too bland without it.  If you want the recipe leave a comment and I'll post it on my blog for you.  I will make it again as it is a good, no sugar alternative to my usual cakes.


Laurie said...

hi, I think you need to put dark fabric in the centre, not light and it will be like mine also centre square can be all one piece not 5.
I think mine is an adaption on the Ohio star...mind there are so many adaptions it is difficult to work out which is which.
But looking good... well done

Peggy said...

Hi Ann, the block looks good,complicated as usual but you work around it!Will all of the blocks be the same or do you have to work out colour combinations for matchingblocks.