Sunday, July 14, 2013

Christmas Quilt Along - Post #2

Hello Everyone,
Here are the results of my QAL project so far.  One cute, little 7-1/2" block that needs something in the center.

I tucked a little plaid flange between the two pieces of fabric and top-stitched it down. 

Here's a closeup of the flange.

So my plan is to make a series of little blocks in all shades of neutral, with a flange, and with different little Christmas "things" in the center.  It's going to be petite and delicate....just like me!  Wink, wink, chuckle, chuckle!!
More to come next month during the QAL.  I had to cut this month short since we have company and we have some exploring, hiking and eating to do!

This is what we just enjoyed for breakfast.....Fiesta Brunch.  Now we are ready to hit the hiking trails again.

Fiesta Brunch

1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chilies
6 corn tortillas cut in strips
1 pound bulk sausage, cooked and drained
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated
8 eggs, beaten
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon onion salt
½ teaspoon paprika

-Spread half of the chilies on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 x 2 inch glass dish.  Top with half of the tortilla strips, half of the sausage, and half of the cheese.  Repeat layers.
-Beat eggs, milk, and all spices except paprika.  Pour over the layers of chilies, tortillas, sausage and cheese.  Sprinkle paprika on the top.
-Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
-Bake uncovered at 350° for 50-60 minutes.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
-Serve with sour cream and salsa on the side.  This may be frozen after it has been baked and then reheated.
-Yield 6 to 8 servings



  1. Will look forward to seeing what you put into your perfect little circles! As for that breakfast, sure looks yummy! Enjoy the time with your friends!

  2. Oh, I like these little circle blocks. There are so many options for the centers.

  3. Just love your new little round blocks!
    This is looking absolutely darling so far!

  4. Loving the circle block. I am waiting to see what appears in the middle. Enjoy your company and hiking.

  5. Well its adorable with nothing in it! Cant wait to see it finished!

  6. I think you should stop showing your recipes - they all look so delicious I'm sure my keyboard is at risk when I keep dribbling all over it!

    Your little blocks look great, this will be a super quilt I'm sure.

    1. quilt Sue, you will have a wonderful time with Lynn. She is great! You will gain weight, she a fabulous cook!

  7. How lovely - your circles form wonderful frames for the centre (whatever that may turn out to be!)

  8. Oh, my, you treat your guests well. That does look delicious. Your blocks are beautiful. Love the bows.

  9. Inspired! That is a beautiful frame! Thanks for the ideas!

  10. Oh, I'm loving what you are doing and can't wait to see what you do in the centre. Enjoy your company, as I'm enjoying mine.

  11. Your circle blocks are intriguing. I can't wait to see what goes in the center. Your egg dish looks yummy...what are the muffin type things on the right? They look good too.

  12. I so love your Christmas QAL project. AND now I'm hungry.....I already had supper, I'm sure I did :D

  13. Your Christmas challenge project is going to be adorable! And that recipe looks quite tasty. I'll be putting it on the menu for DH.

  14. I'm loving what you are doing and can't wait to see what you do in the center. Delicate work as always XXX