Thursday, December 29, 2011

A 007 Project Revealed!

We have had an unusual amount of snow this holiday season...which has made for a wonderful Christmas vacation!

Finally... I can reveal one of my 007 projects!  Ya-Hoo!  As you might recall, last year I made Sister DillyDally a Christmas themed quilt, you can see it here.
Sooo...this year it was Brother's turn!
Pattern comes from Sherri Falls of This n' That Designs and fabric is from Holly and Taylor.
The pattern I made is called Confetti and is pictured on the back cover.  As you can see, I left the corners square on mine...Brother DillyDally literally wraps himself up in his quilts when he uses them, square corners make that a bit easier! ;-)  It finished up to be 60 X 73 inches ... perfect lap size!
These center blocks were all made with a "jelly roll" ... love that!  I love patterns that use precuts ... half the cutting is done ... I get to the piecing part faster! ;-)
Sherri's patterns are a pleasure to make ... her instructions are always clearly written ... and accurate!  Love that ... makes it a completely enjoyable process!
  I backed it with a black plaid (printed, not woven) flannel.  Local long-arm quilter Linee' Perkins did a terrific job quilting it for me.

I had purchased the pattern and supplies a year ago when QBee Diane and I visited Heavenly Patchwork Quilt Shop on our Mini MN Shop Hop, here is the post.  Sherri often publishes recipes in her books ... she had asked for recipes on her blog while writing and designing this book.  I had submitted a holiday favorite, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms ... and she included it!
Here are the ingredients.  I have made these every year of our marriage (30 yrs!) it would not be a holiday without them!  They really are easy to make ... we make ours with Alaska King Crab, but they can be made with any type of crab or shrimp ... for those of you without access to fresh seafood, canned will work!  I had intended to take a picture of them cooked and ready to serve, but our company was here and I forgot!  Just trust me ... if you have Sherri's book, give the recipe a try!

I have finished three of my knitting 007 projects and have only one remaining!  Yep ... the end is in sight!  I'm not complaining ... each one is a dillydally choice!  It is the secrecy that is difficult for me! ;-)

Look again at the first picture in this post ... do you see something in the water?
Sea otters are a very common sight here in my remote corner of the planet!  They are very difficult to photograph ... especially with a simple point and click camera like mine!  Fortunately he held still for a fraction of a second!

Do what you dillydally!


  1. LOVE the 007 project! I think I have that book - shameful that I'm not sure - but if I do, I need to put that quilt on my to-dilly-dally-do list!
    Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. How lovely. I love both you quilt photos and the scenery. We really loved alaska in 2009. My hubby is going to Eagle to see the YukonQuest in Feb.