Friday, April 02, 2021

OMG, four blocks!

I just can't put this project down, I'm loving it - I've prepped the fourth block, and here they are all together:

The blocks aren't trimmed to the correct size yet - on two of them a little of the excess has been cut away, but I'm waiting for now. I figure these blocks are going to be dragged around a little - in and out of project totes for show and tell, so I don't want to risk any fraying - it would be devastating if they ended up smaller than they need to be!

My newest block is on the bottom left, and all the pieces are glued in place, but I haven't stitched them down yet - that will be something fun for me to do over the next few days.

On Tuesday evening I made a new tennis skirt - the urge to have a new one for our match on Wednesday morning overtook me ... 

This one is a little different to the last ones - only in that it doesn't have any pleats. I'm trying all the options in the pattern I purchased, and this one was super easy to put together. And maybe it helped us win that day, who knows :-)

And then on Wednesday afternoon/evening the macaron chronicles continued:

Because I had decided to make the filling with a lemon flavour, of course I had to use yellow colouring for the macaron shells. Now, I can't decide if the baked shells are browned more than they should be, or if that is just what colour they were going to come out. I feel like they could be a little browned, so with my next batch I'll leave the colouring out and see what happens. I also need to get my mixture just a touch runnier so the tops are a little smoother. Apologies if you stopped by looking for more quilting content - baking has me equally obsessed at the moment!

Last up - Happy Easter to all my lovely readers. I know we're all still living in strange times, but if you celebrate, and you're able to, I hope you can spend time with your family and friends. Big love and hugs xox


Barb said...

Your four blocks are FABULOUS!!
Happy Easter and enjoy those macarons

Frog Quilter said...

Love your four blocks. Such beautiful fabrics!

Jean McGee said...

Your new appliqué project is beautiful Tara, so clever. I tasted a lemon macaroon and i was lovely.
Enjoy your Easter break 🐣🐣

Janet said...

I am still amazed how quickly you are turning out the blocks. Fantastic.
Skirt is very cute. Yummy yummy on the macaroons.
Happy Easter to you and your family.

marina said...

I can see why you can’t put the blocks down! They are gorgeous. Love the background fabric too, stunning

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Beautiful blocks - I stay stitch around my applique, embroidery projects, and now I have a quilt top that I am going to have to stay stitch around the order. This is expensive fabric and all it does is fray - You do some beautiful applique!

Marie said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Your blocks are gorgeous!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I would not call that a "big" oops. I hope it wasn't too difficult to remedy. I would like to know how you fit into that adorable little tennis skirt after those beautiful macarons come out of the oven?


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