Thursday, April 29, 2010


Let's start with the most exciting news first.  Electric Quilt has a new version, EQ7.  We love eq, we use it almost everyday, in fact most our designs are done on it.  We have been interviewed by eq and even featured in the Amy Butler version.  Sarah and all the ladies over there are so helpful.  So,  head over to and read all about it.  WE CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUR HANDS ON IT.

Janice and I are up to our ears in fabric, patterns, quilts, flowers, bags, you name it, we are working on it.  Market is coming way too fast.  We do have one new pattern that is now ready to purchase on the website,  It is called MA BELLE, and has a fun, french flair.  We used Provence from RJR for the pattern cover.

We made up this beautiful version using moda fabrics.  It is just patiently waiting for binding.

Have to get back to work, so have a great week.

Janice and Marcea

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Sorry, just no way to break the news other than to say, I am heading to Kaui, Hawaii, in the morning.  I know, it's rough, my niece called two days ago and asked if I would go and help her watch her two little babies.  Her husband has been detained with work meetings.  Darn.  Janice is in Pennsylvania visiting her daughter and three grandsons, so this post will be short.

One quick grandpa story.  Janice's husband, Kevin called me on the phone yesterday to check a recipe.  He usually makes a cake called 30 MINUTE CAKE which he decided to make but did not have the recipe.  He found one of my recipes, TEXAS FUDGE CAKE, so he wanted to know if it was the same.  Yes, I said.

He called back a couple of minutes later, but I missed the call, so I called him back about thirty minutes later.  "There is no frosting recipe,"  he said.  "I think I remember it though."  While we were talking I could here this yelling in the background.  "Are you babysitting Kevin," I asked.  "Yes," he said, three boys ages 5, 3 and 1.  "Who was that?" I asked.  "That was Noah,"  he said.  Noah is the 1 year old, just turned 1 last week.  I asked Kevin what the baby wanted.  Kevin said, "He is eating a corn chip."  I asked him if the baby had any teeth to chew this hard corn chip with.  Kevin said, "Yes, he has two on top and two on bottom."  I asked him if he thought the baby could chew up the corn chip.  Kevin said, "Sure, he just put too many in his mouth at once."  We finished our conversation and all of a sudden a very strange noise.  "Oh no," Kevin said, "the baby is starting to gag."  I told him goodbye very quickly and suggested he go help the baby. 

As you can see, the three boys survived their day with grandpa.  On a side note, this is the same grandpa that gave the same baby blue marshmellows out of the cereal box when he was two months old.

Thought I would throw in the recipe for this cake.  I am pretty sure you have all had it, but just in case.

Have a great week, we are, and make sure that all your grandpas act like little boys.
Aloho, Janice and Marcea

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Don't you just love spring,  yesterday, 69 degrees, tomorrow, 62 degrees.  This morning, woke up to 3 inches of snow on the ground.

It was 35 degrees outside when I took these pictures.  I wanted ya'll to know the sacrifices I go through for your viewing pleasure.

Next on this list is a brand new pattern.  You have followed the progress and now MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR is finished.  Here is the final cover.  The pattern is really three different patterns in one.  It is on our website, so go check out the details:
The back shows all three quilts.

Finally, I posted this picture last year, and several people wanted the recipe.  Janice has called three times for the recipe.  The problem, I don't use recipes, but I have finally written down a recipe for it.

The pie has no sugar, which makes it great for the diabetics.  The picture has a real pie crust, but the recipe has a nut crust.  My step-daughter has a wheat allergy, so I changed it up for her.  It is also very low in carbs and high in protein.

Remember, you can double click on any of the pictures of the recipe and it will give you a bigger picture to see the details, or in the case of the recipe card, you can print it off.

Have a great week.

Janice and Marcea