Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jam and Pumpkins

Firstly, I would like to say a "heartfelt thank you" for all your sweet, kind and supportive words. I appreciate each and every comment and feel so much love from everyone.

I made some blackberry/raspberry jam on the weekend. The blackberries were picked by my youngest daughter and her boyfriend and the raspberries came from my back yard. I love homemade jam and try to make some every year. Since I didn't have enough of either berry, we now have a mixed berry jam which is an excellent combination. Oh....buttered toast and jam is so delicious.
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As promised here is the pumpkin quilt I've been working on. The pattern can be found in this book by the Joined at the Hip ladies, the book has some great folk art patterns. I'm not sure how I'll quilt it or where I'll hang it yet. I sure love the colours of fall especially when pumpkins start coming out. Happy Fall!!

29 comments:

quilterpolly said...

I can taste the jam...love the quilt:)
Polly

Karol-Ann said...

We have not been blackberrying this year as the weather has been awful, but I do love homemade jam - delish!
Love your pumpkin quilt. You are always up to something great!

Jackie said...

Fresh berries are the best, but fresh jam is better! I love it on scones!! MMMMM.....my mouth is watering. The pumpkin quilt is really pretty and perfect for the fall.

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely love it!

Karen said...

Toast and jam, jam and toast - I think that's part of a song from Sound of Music or maybe not, LOL. Anyway it sounds yummy and looks so pretty in the picture. I used to make jam years ago - should try my hand at it again. Oh I love that pumpkin quilt - very very cute.

Sending you hugs sweet friend
Karen

Sherri said...

I absolutely love your pumpkins quilt!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Beautiful quilt! I love it :o)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

The jam looks soooo yummy. I'll be thinking about you at breakfast tomorrow when I have plain old toast with butter.

julieQ said...

Yum, raspberry is my big time favorite. Your fall/autumn quilt is so very cute, your background fabric choices are wonderful.

Stephanie said...

Great wallhanging! Oh homemade jam...something I've never done. Homemade is best.

Darlene said...

Double YUM! HMMMMMM!

Julia said...

Mmmmmmm, that jam sounds yummy! I made peach/raspberry this year. It turned our really good. Do you make freezer jam or regular cooked jam? I love homemade jam on toast or warm bread, fresh from the oven!

Cuuuuuuuute quilt! Are you going to big stitch quilt it?

Judy said...

Sounds really Yummy! Love the pumpkin quilt too! Just perfect for the season!

Knot Garden said...

The jam looks and sounds lovely and the stuffed berries make the perfect accessory :) I've never made jam but my mother used to make it. Your post brings back memories of blackberrying in the country lanes near where we lived in the 1970's.

Carol said...

YUMMERS! I'm on my way for toast and jam! LOL! Love your pumpkin quilt.

MARCIE said...

Wonderful fall treats! Homemade jam and pumpkin quilts! Darling!

Carole said...

It all looks so delicious! That is one cute wallhaging! I love pumpkins! I should get started on the one I've been collecting fabrics! Happy Autumn!

Lynn said...

The jam looks so good - and lucky you to have raspberries right in your back yard. I just made peach jam - one day I'll make a combination jam like yours.

Linda said...

You have been busy creating - feasts for the tasting and the looking. Love it!

Stina said...

Mmm... that looks really tasty... we don´t have blackberries where I live... and I know they are yummy... ;o)
Love your pumpkin quilt...Joined at the Hip have a lot of lovely patterns!! :o)

Karen said...

I have the book but have not made the quilt. Nice seeing that someone has made it up.
The jams look delicious!

Kathy Wagner said...

So sorry to read about the loss of your quilting friend Jenny.
I think you should curl up under one of Jenny's favorite quilts, and enjoy some tea with toast and jam, and just enjoy all your happy memories of her.
Sending big hugs for you.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh that jam looks yummy! I love your pumpkins, have to go check out that book!

Catherine said...

Oh yes..buttered toast and homemade jam, Yum!! Love your felted fruits..very real! Cathy

Kate said...

mmmm nothing better than homemade jam....except perhaps fresh homemade scones topped with homemade jam!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Love you pumpkin quilt :O) and yummmy on the jam!! I froze my blackberrie this year...I had so many I should make some jam!

Kathie said...

so is this a book I need to own????
can you tell me what else is in that I will just want to make?
I LOVE your new wallhanging, very cute!
love the fabrics you chose to make it with.
thanks
Kathie

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Ohh I LOVE your pumpkin quilt!!
The jam looks mighty tastie too =)

Melissa

Quilt Enthusiast said...

Very Sweet Strawberry pincushin.
Is that a pattern? Let me know