Sunday, May 20, 2007

Flower Power

I just can't get myself to work on anything remotely traditional these days. I think it's a real longing for the energy of spring and summer. We've had some rain lately, so the leaves are finally on the birch trees outside my sewing room window, but not yet on the linden trees outside the kitchen. I really should be working on my cousin's medallion quilt (I already missed their first wedding anniversary), but instead I'm working on a baby quilt potentially for their firstborn - due in July. Possibly, it will end up with another baby - there are a lot of babies on the list these days!

I was inspired by this quilt on Sarah's blog a few months ago. (Seems the top was a gift from Susan.) I wasn't happy with my first attempt (top), but am much happier with the second (bottom). I'll make 12 10-inch blocks in all.

I also wanted to make some room in my freezer this weekend, so I got out the last of last year's rhubarb and made a batch of Moominmamma's Ginger Rhubarb Jam from this great Estonian food blog. Nice and easy and it turned out quite well!


8 comments:

Beth said...

Lucky you to have access to fresh (even if YOU froze it) rhubarb. Last year I had to buy a strawberry rhubarb pie for Thanksgiving! The young man in the produce dept didn't even KNOW what rhubarb WAS! GEEZE! Now I have found it frozen in one grocery store. Seems to me its time to make another pie!

Pille said...

Dear Hedgehog - now that you've made your jam, you need to make some pancakes to go with them:) By the way - the rhubarb & ginger jam is also good with mannapuuro.

Libby said...

Rhubarb jam and cute quilt blocks . . . sounds like a song *s* I'm going to have to check the farmer's market for rhubarb - haven't had it in so long.

Sue in western WA said...

{sigh} I miss rhubarb! Your little jars of jam look so cute :- )

Have fun with those blocks! I have a baby quilt to make too... will definitely have to consider that pattern as a possibility.

Dorie said...

those blocks rock!

Helen in the UK said...

Love the blocks (and the original quilt that inspired them - thanks for the link) :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The baby blocks are fun and happy, I love them and so will the baby! Yummy-- ginger and rhubarb together in one delicious jam... I'm hungry now!

Clare said...

I used to love the Moomin books. Unfortunately they have got lost over the years of loving so Alex hasn't read them. She's probably too old for them now - heigh ho.

Love the flowers.