Sunday, March 18, 2012

Scrap Happy

 Last week, I left off settling in for the 
evening to sort scraps. 
I sorted larger pieces from smaller ones. 
I sorted by color until I found the floor again, 
and then found myself surrounded by a beautiful rainbow.
 Having decided on a scrappy nine patch design
and a color scheme, I dove into all those piles
and began cutting squares.
Lots of squares. 
 Those squares became half square triangles, 
 and today those triangles were paired and pinned,
ready for the sewing machine.
Tune in next week to see how the blocks come together.
(I can hardly wait!)

Well, after all the sorting, cutting & pinning
these homemade protein bars made for a delicious treat.
Meagan is right, her bars really are pretty tasty!
This recipe calls for coconut oil, which has recently 
been getting attention mainly for its properties 
that may minimize the onset of Alzheimer's.  
I don't know if that's true, but I do know it was 
interesting to use and tastes good.
Refueled, the sewing machine calls.


  1. A beautiful rainbow indeed! Can't wait for the next installment!!!

    1. I am thrilled about this process. Loving every step and can't wait to get to the next one! xo

  2. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Thanks so much for the link to the protein bars. I can eat them, and they sound really good!

    1. Hi Bonnie - Try them and tell me what you think. I have 2 suggestions: pour into muffin tins (both regular sized tins and mini) and keep them frozen or refrigerated. They warm up quickly and turn to mush. They are soooo good. :)

  3. I know that pretty pink hand dyed fabric! Can't wait to see the quilt!

    1. Aw, thanks Lara! At 4:00 this morning I was sewing and pressing, and tonight I'm going to begin auditioning block placements. :) Yay!!

    2. 4:00 am? You really are a morning person! It's going to be beautiful!