After making my nephew's quilt, I am realizing how important the back of the quilt is too. The back of his came together so nicely but I don't have any extra fat quarters to make extra windows for N's quilt. Originally I bought this Denyse Schmidt pink and red dotted material for the main panel in the back.
Although it seems early for canning season to already be starting; it in fact has, at least in our kitchen as of this morning. For yet another birthday I am attempting to start a tradition. My brother-in-law loves strawberry-rhubarb pie (who doesn't really?). The main problem is that his birthday is in December, making both strawberries and rhubarb very much out of season. So I have set out to make pie filling that he can have in December, or really whenever the mood strikes him. I found this recipe for a canned pie filling and as soon as I saw rhubarb at our farmers market this past weekend I knew it was time. Since one of the jars didn't actually seal I'm going to make a pie and test run to see how it turned out. I think that next time I will probably use less water than she calls for since it seemed a little soupy as I was jarring it up for processing. There is something so satisfying thought about full jars of sealed food lined up on the kitchen counter.