Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Donut Muffins

I'm a lover of the muffin in all it's many flavors.  I'm not sure, but it's probably because it's an excuse to call a sweet treat breakfast.

My latest endeavor in muffin making was applesauce donut muffins. These were delicious and the recipe made plenty for breakfast with leftovers to pop in the kids lunches.

They muffin itself is not overly sweet. The batter includes applesauce and just a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Before completely cool they are dipped in a donut glaze. Needless to say, my sweet tooth was satisfied.

muffins with glaze placed on a wood tray

If you love muffins too, you'll want a variety of muffin recipes to choose from. Try these TO-DIE-FOR almond poppyseed muffins with a lemon glaze. Or pumpkin chocolate chip are always yummy and easy to make.

Coming soon is my kids most requested - The Snickerdoodle Muffin!

If you're looking for more of a healthy muffin, try my applesauce oat muffins.



Thursday, February 13, 2020

Quilted Table Runner Tutorial

Learn how to make a quilted table runner with this free pattern! This runner features nine patch quilt blocks made from fat quarters and a flowery embroidery pattern in the center.


quilted table runner tutorial

I've made a few table runners in the past, like this fall table runner with three dimensional flowers. I also made a no-sew winter runner with snowflakes. But I think this one is my favorite. I love the spring vibe from the floral embroidery and the light patterned fabrics.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

9 Patch Quilt Block

A nine patch is one of the most basic quilting blocks. At it's most basic, it is nine different squares of fabric sewn together to form a larger square.

Patterns can be created with the 9 patch. Or you can keep it totally random, like I've done. These are really easy to make and perfect for beginners.


nine patch quilt block


Nine patch quilt blocks can also be a compilation of smaller quilting units like the 4 patch or half square triangles. You can see an example of this with my Jacob's Ladder quilt block.