Thursday, October 8, 2009

mysteries revealed

For several years (I've lost count) female relatives have gathered at our home to attend Quiltfest in Jonesborough, TN in July. The gathering has evolved and grown to a house full of sewing machines and laughter and lots of quilting. About five years ago we started doing a family quilt challenge.
This year is to be a mystery quilt. One person knows the end result and e-mails, monthly or so, directions to the others. We were given a fabric shopping list before we parted ways last July. The above picture shows my three fabrics and the result of the first cutting and sewing instructions. It is now packed away until the next instructions arrive. We will show our finished quilt tops at the Friday night Quiltfest banquet. It is fun to see different quilts during show and tell time there.

I have received a request for the Rhubarb Crunch recipe.

3 cups rhubarb
1 cup sugar (can use less)
3 T flour
Place in greased baking dish.
1 cup brown sugar (can use less)
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups flour
Cut in 1 cup butter and sprinkle over rhubarb.
Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.

Since it is apple season I will send along my revised recipe for Apple Crunch:
3 cups apples
1/2 cup suger
3 T flour
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cup flour

I just recently read, If you are out of brown sugar, make your own by adding 1 - 2 T molasses to 1 cup sugar. It works great!

1 comment:

  1. Those fabrics are looking good! Also, we are going apple picking tomorrow so I may have to make a crunch or two......yum.