Last week's baking seemed to go down as well with you as with us. Mr G and I shared the jam pizza, and the rest didn't last very long.
I was going to bake again today but there's not enough time. So my clever idea will have to wait until next week. The clever idea is this - make a cake in a ring tin, and put a mixture of nutella and toasted chopped almonds in the centre of the sponge, so that every slice has a gooey chocolate centre. What do you think?
I was partially inspired by The Food Librarian (found via DeliciousDeliciousDelicious) who has just spent her second year celebrating National Bundt Day (only in the USA...) by making a bundt cake (that's a cake cooked in a ring tin if you're not being fancy) every day for 30 days (ok, well I think one was a meat loaf and one was a jelly but even so...). I think that requires more baking stamina than even I have!
Meanwhile, back at the Lila Tueller quilt....
I whaled around on the floor again, this time with my (allegedly) blocked and properly rectangular quilt top and pinned it to the wadding and backing again. Then I discovered that although the width was a lovely uniform 36" all the way along, the damned thing was an inch longer on one side than the other. I gave up! There's only so much hanging in mid-air that my bump can take, and I don't think anyone will notice unless they get a measuring tape out.
So to quilting. I was semi-tempted to hand quilt it but decided I would probably lose the will to live half way through, so machine quilting it is. And I feel that I'm making surprisingly good progress. I started quilting the centre last night, did a bit more this morning and suddenly it was done. So all I need to do now is the long band around the outside.
I'm doing double parallel lines about 1cm on either side ot the seams. Can you see what I mean...?
I didn't draw on any guide lines. I just shifted the needle to the far left and followed the seam with the edge of the presser foot. And then shifted the needle to the far right and did the other side.
So the back looks like this:
Now I need to finish off all the lose threads - probably one of the most tedious jobs in the world - and then I can quilt the border and bind the edge.
So (famous last words) by next weekend, it should be done. And then I can celebrate with cake!