Monday, February 6, 2017

brown sugar pound cake

I came across this recipe online for Brown Sugar Pound Cake((click here to go to recipe). It sounded really good and, even better, it called for toffee bits and sweetened condensed milk...both were items that I bought on closeout after Christmas.

I scaled the recipe back a bit for a smaller cake but still used the whole bag of toffee bits. Also cut back on the amount of sugar used in the caramel glaze.
 It was a good cake - the recipe is a keeper.

 Here's what's going on in the sewing room.  I am sorting through my smallest fabric bits and cutting them into 1 3/4" squares.

I'm sewing them into nine patch units.  I'll be needing about 300 of them.
Hmmm...300 x 9...equals 2700.   Eek!   2700 little squares to cut!

Actually, it's fun to match them up and they're quick to sew.

And here's what else...I ordered a whole roll of batting.  I've been thinking about it for awhile.
It's always hard to get the wrinkles and puckers out of the folded packaged batting, and then there are the odd strips and pieces left over when it's trimmed to fit the quilt.  
This way I can cut just the width I need. It should cut down on waste.

I watched and waited until JoAnn's had a 50% off sale and used a free shipping coupon, and used up a gift card from Christmas...but it was still an investment.  And it takes up a lot of room.

This is a nice quality brand of batting and it's made in the USA.
It's 90" by 40 yards.   It will last me a loooong time.

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