Sunday, January 8, 2012

Strings and Waffles

 It did create a huge mess and took quite a few hours, but

I did get all the paper of the string quilt!!! Netflix and Skypeing with friends helped.

I chose to use paper for the foundation instead of fabric because I wanted to keep the quilt light and thought that an extra layer of fabric would be too heavy. This will be a summer bed quilt for my son and I am planning on trying silk batting for it. The quilting will have to wait for a while - until there is a sale on batting.

I pressed all the centre seams in a spiral to reduce the bulk.

My next project is a table runner for someone special. I used the Apple Core die for the GO! and will add some appliqué.

I have been so pleased with the new waffle maker (Cloer form London Drugs in Canada) and thought I would share the recipe (this recipe comes from my BIL).

 Norwegian Waffles

2 cups milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla (or 1/4 tsp cardamom or poudre douce)
2 cups flour
1+1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

With an immersion or hand blender mix the milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add the flour and baking powder, when mixed add the butter. Let sit for 15-20 mins.

I cut the butter (I use less than the recipe calls for) up into small pieces and melt in the microwave until almost all melted. Then I stir it until it is all melted and put in the freezer while I prepare the rest of the batter. It is then cool and ready to be added.

You could probably replace some on the flour with whole wheat flour, although I haven't tried that yet.

This recipe does keep in the fridge for a few days. I make it the night before to speed things up in the morning - it doesn't take any more time than frozen ones in the toaster and tastes so much better. I like them best with strawberries and some maple syrup.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Ruth said...

Your string quilt is great! I really love them and am amazed at how good they look! The waffle look scrumptious. I think I'll save that recipe as I like cardamom. Fresh waffles are so good. I got my waffle iron as a wedding gift, so it is almost 50 years old and still works great. Of course, now, we shouldn't eat them.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Your string quilt is absolutely great, but I must say your dedication to collecting paper trash is impressive ;) I once had to rip free motion stitching out of an entire full size string quilt..don't ask...and it was a nightmere. Paper is a pain but so much easier! Now, mine strings are major winter weights with fabric foundations and I check the fmq constantly on the back ;( Lovely fun!

Needled Mom said...

Your strings look so fabulous!!! It will be a stunning quilt.

The waffles look so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

Deanna said...

I had never even heard of silk batting until now. What is it like? Advantages? It must be cooler? The quilt is so happy. Your son is sure to enjoy it.

Terri said...

Love your quilt. I'd make mine with paper, too, and want to make one before too long.
Thanks for the recipe. Looks yummy.

Judy said...

I bet that you were quite glad to get all of that paper off! I love the table runner that you're working on. Silk batting? I didn't know there was such a thing. I'm curious to hear how you like it.

Linda said...

I love your strings! I was lucky to have some help tearing off all the paper on the last string blocks I made. They sure do make a mess!

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