Sunday, 1 August 2010
Ice Cream Colours
I'm feeling so pleased to have my bento box quilt finished and bound! This quilt started as a swap here when the ladies at PP exchanged strips of ice cream coloured fabric. Can you spot the flavours? Strawberry, mint, tuti-fruiti, blackcurrant sorbet, chocolate, vanilla, orange . . .
I've backed it with a lovely turquoise batik, so I'm thinking it will make a lovely picnic mat.
My lovely friend Jane has the most glorious garden which yields the most fantastic fruit and vegetables. She invited me to come over and pick some berries. These giant fruits are Jostaberries, a cross between a gooseberry and a blackcurrant which grow on a tree (with no thorns!!).
And these are red gooseberries (which do have enormous thorns!) but are delicious.
Jane's receipe for these two fruits is to cook equal quantities together in a large pan, puree and sieve out the pips. Add a little sugar and whipped creme freche and you have a wonderful summer pudding.
Hope you're enjoying the weekend!
Labels: Ice Cream Fabric Swap