Saturday I took a class and made this small quilt. While I love the fabrics, my choices do not have enough contrast, something I always struggle with and always AFTER the quilt is done.....
This was the teacher's sample, she used batiks with a white on white print that had lots of contrast!
The pattern is made using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful.
I had success making the solid curves (the red ones on the right) but was having trouble with the pieced ones, they just didn't fit. So I decided to take the class to figure out what I was doing wrong.
The teacher had us do all the tedious sewing at home so we could get right to work sewing our curves.
The very first one came out perfect......we think my strips of fabric that were sewn together were the wrong size...I guess reading the pattern more than once is important!
Within an hour or so mine was all together.
I did a lot of fancy quilting because it was small and I need to experiment more.
This gives you a better idea of the quilting.
Ok so I named my post Ole Ole, yes it is Cinco de Mayo but it is also the first 2 words of one of my favorite Zumba songs "Follow the Leader" by Jennifer Lopez. If you want to hear the song and watch the video you can go here.
Zumba also has a lot of salsa dancing, so in the spirit of the day....I am going to give you a great Salsa recipe that I made yesterday and can't stop thinking about....
1 ( 35 oz) large can of tomatoes---- I used Tuttorosso large peeled plum
2 (10 oz) cans of Rotel Mexican Lime Cilantro diced tomatoes
1/2 c chopped onion
4 cloves of chopped garlic
1 jalapeno.....be brave and leave the seeds in!
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro---do not leave this out, it makes it taste so fresh!
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
Juice of 1/2 lime if you couldn't find the diced tomatoes with lime.
Throw all of it in the food processor and pulse only a few times, you want it a little chunky not a lot or it falls off the chip. This made 2 quart jars so you may need to make it in batches depending on the size of your food processor. Seriously, the best ever, try it you will like it!