Monday, August 24, 2015

Summer in the Country Blog Hop


I hope you’ve been enjoying the projects from the Island Batik Ambassadors.
My fabrics were part of the fiery
Jewels and Gems collection.


Need a quick hostess gift? How about a fun table topper and hot pads using appliques from one of my favorite designers, Sindy Rodenmayer of Fat Cat Patterns. Her designs are adorable♥


♥Chubby Chick Table Topper♥


Pattern used: Chubby Chick by Fat Cat Patterns
Center panel: Cut (1) 12 1/2” x 12 1/2” block
Side panels: Cut (12) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” blocks
Backing: Cut as needed - finished size is 12” x 20”

♥Eggbert Pot Holders♥


Pattern used: Eggbert by Fat Cat Patterns
Center panel: Cut (1) 9” x 9”
Backing: Cut (1) 9” x 9”

NOTE - Eggbert is designed for a 12” block. You will have to shrink him down to fit on the 9” block. On my computer the option is part of the printer dialog box. I printed the templates at 75%.



♥One of my favorite summer recipes♥

Tortellini Salad


2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup sliced carrots
8 ounces Tortellini
1 cup ham cubed
1 cup green bell pepper cubed
1 cup red bell pepper cubed
1/2 cup sweet onion cubed
1/4 cup zesty fat free Italian dressing

Cook Tortellini and broccoli (I don’t like raw broccoli). In a separate pan cook ham and onions.  Place all ingredients in a big bowl and toss with Italian dressing.

Serves 4 ~ Enjoy!

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one bundle of 7 fat eighths (9” x 20”) 
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Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a great project and the batiks are prefect for it!

Janie said...

Love your project. Thank you for sharing.

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Love this collection, lots of depth in value!

Lu Hare said...

Cute, chunky, chicks, I like them!

Needled Mom said...

Those are darling. I have been wanting to make a runner with that design and it is so nice to see your mats finished.

beaquilter said...

cluck cluck these are great!

Calicojoan said...

LOL!! I knew I saw a chicken...I did, I did!
Those are too darn cute. I'd recognize Sindy's designs anywhere.
Your tortellini salad sounds wonderful, and I do have a BBQ I need to make something for this weekend! ;-) What a fun post!

Allison CB said...

Love the chubby chickens!! Very cute!!

Betty Oatsvall said...

Very cute! These will be a perfect addition to my friends kitchen!

anna brown said...

Ty love your chicks they will make cool pot

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What an adorable project!!

Lori said...

these chickens are too adorable. thanks for the site. your salad looks yummy. thanks

teachpany said...

What a cute project! The salad looks great, too!

OhioLori said...

Loooove your Topper & Hot Pads!!! Thanks for where to get the Patterns!! Looove those Chickens!! & Thanks for chance to win fabrics...they are Beautiful! :)

Lee said...

Love the chickens!!

Joyce Carter said...

Love the chunky chickens! Very cute. They would make a great addition to any kitchen. I can see placemats, potholders, table runners and all kinds of cute things.Thanks for sharing.

JANET said...

Cute chickens!

apple blossom said...

Too Cute! love your creations.

adele said...

Love the cute chicks and the colors are perfect!!!

apple blossom said...

adorable! I have these patterns now I have food for thought. ;P More work as my mom would say.

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Cute chickens!

Betsy said...

Those are so cute. I have the patterns but have yet to make them. Thanks for the inspiration

DebraKay Neiman said...

TOOO CUTE! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Barb said...

I just love Fat Cat designs, in fact, I made a whole quilt using those husband would love your hot pads...awesome!