A Hidden Path to the Wild Side

I decided to name this quilt, Hidden Path to the Wild Side, because on one side,  I used the pattern for Hidden WellsHidden Wells Tutorial ), which is how I got the "Hidden" part of the name. I also used a wedge template to get a curving "Path". Finally, I used cheetah print fabric in the quilt. Thus the "wild". 

Here is the Hidden Wells Pattern. Once I took a photo of the other side, the dogs ran over and I couldn't get them out of the shot, so I gave up. 

This is a close up of one of the corners and it shows the fabric better. On the Hidden Wells side, I quilted in the ditch. Then on the curving side, in the middle, I followed the curves echoing the seems. On the edges, the above image, I quilted in the ditch down the straight part of the the wedge section.  

This is one of my patches. This is how I covered up some of my mistakes. I tried taking the quilting out three times as I repeated to make mistakes almost in the same spots. I couldn't eliminate the wrinkle and puckering, so I decided to hide the mistakes instead of ripping the thread out until I got it right. I might never have gotten this quilt finished with that method. 

Low Carb Breakfast to go

I got this idea from the internet. Use cupcake tins to bake eggs to make them round, like a biscuit. Then wrap the finished "biscuit" in wax paper and they are ready to go. 

You can add anything to the eggs, much like an omelet, even bacon. I used the large muffin tins, instead of the regular cupcake tins, and used two eggs for each biscuit. 

With the large muffin tins, it took 35 minutes to bake at 350 degrees. 

Candy Santa Sleighs

 I decided to try my hand at a candy Santa Sleigh. 

I started with the above list. For each sleigh, you will need: 2 candy canes, 6 Hershey Nuggets (or other rectangular candy) 1 Kit Kat, and hot glue. 

After I bought those, I found a bag of candy called Santa's Super Sack by Palmer. It had the Santa and snowman shapes, along with the bells and balls. It also had miniature peanut butter cups, so I stacked them on as well. 

 The hardest part for me was adding the rails. Turn the Kit Kat upside down and hot glue the rails as seen above. Make sure the Kit Kat is near the edge of the desk so the candy canes have space to hang over. 

 Then stack the candy to look like presents. The bottom layer of the presents are six nuggets super glued from back to front in two rows of three. On top of those, are six nuggets glued so they are perpendicular to the bottom six. Then I glued the other candies in different patterns (I couldn't decide which I like best) and added the snow man and Santa to the front to drive. 

Here is a different formation that I also liked. I placed the bells on top of the peanut butter cups and added the balls in front of them. 

Pet quilts

This is one my charity projects, pet quilts/pet mats for our local animal shelter. I tend to use scrap fabric or fabrics donated by people that I know. I just got a great haul of upholstery fabric. 

In the above photo, the center block had matching fabric, used on the corners. Then I found some coordinating sashing. The outer border is made from three separate fabrics. All the fabrics had different textures. Hopefully, the animals find that interesting. 

I discovered that I didn't have the skills to get sharp points with thick upholstery fabric and that my math was off, so the borders do not match nicely on the ends.