Good Morning, Quilters!
As I was machine quilting Mason Jars and thinking about canning, I got one of those big belly laughs…
Years ago, my sister, Teri and her friend decided to make Dandelion Wine. They spent several hours collecting the dandelion blossoms from yards all around the neighborhood and then proceeded to follow a recipe for Dandelion wine similar to this one on Allrecipes.com.
They worked very hard collecting, cooking, bottling and corking their little concoction. After several hours, they bottled two gallons of dandelion wine and placed them neatly in the basement cellar next to our Mom’s pickles and tomatoes.
A few nights later, as we were sitting at dinner we heard a LOUD noise…
The bottles exploded! Apparently Teri’s corking method was improper and the fermentation process was, well…. explosive!
Poor Teri spent the next several hours cleaning the cellar–scrubbing all the bottles that had been sprayed…
And of course…we never let her live it down!
THE DANDELION WINE WHOLE CLOTH QUILT
I’ve decided to name this quilt, Teri’s Dandelion Wine Quilt and ship it off to her!
Thanks, Teri-for a story that never ceases to make me laugh!
I’m sure YOU are laughing too!?
What should YOU do if you’re not good at machine quilting?
Most quilt recipients prefer personality over perfection!
So if YOU are not perfect at machine quilting (and NO ONE is!) add personality to overcome!
Personalizing quilts is a great way to add fun to YOUR quilts.
Personal touches make quilts instant heirlooms!
THE DANDELION MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL
What about YOU?
What personal touches do YOU add to YOUR quilts?
Do YOU leave hidden messages in YOUR quilts?
Have YOU ever made Dandelion Wine? If so, how did it taste–Teri is still wondering…LOL
Has anyone read Ray Bradbury’s, Dandelion Wine? It looks like it might be a good summer read!
Do YOU have a canning disaster story?
Could YOU add a motif to tell a story to YOUR next quilt?
What motif would YOU include?
We’d LOVE to hear!
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade….
but when life gives you dandelions….
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