This is a wonderful and simple quilt made with hand dyed fabrics.
Here is the hand quilting-
I can't remember if I've talked about labeling small quilts. Mary B. and I started doing it this way years ago. Just a simple hand top stiched postage stamp style label. They are easy and quick!
Thanks Mary for this wonderful gift - I enjoy it so much this time of year!!
A few of my other favorite things about autumn -
Carmel apples, love them. I consider this my fall "fruit" is that wrong? I save on dental bills by cutting them into wedges ;0
Here is the recipe for the Pumpkin Cake, which I clipped in the 1980s and still love. It's a Susan Branch recipe from Country Living.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10" bundt pan.
In a large bowl combine:
3 c unsifted flour
2 c sugar
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
In a smaller bowl beat:
1 16 oz. can of pumpkin
3/4 c veg oil (I substitute with applesauce to save calories)
1/3 c apple or orange juice
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
Stir mumpkin mixture into flour mixture until well combined. Fold in 1/2 cup nuts and 1/2 cup dark raisins (if you like them, which I don't).
Turn into prepared pan and bake 55 - 60 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. I loosen the sides with a knife before turning it onto a cooling rack.
Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and enjoy! It's good with apple cider, milk, tea, coffee and, oh yea, wine.
Enjoy the beautiful season~