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Borders, borders, borders…

I spent most of my Labor Day laboring away on borders.  First, I finished the commissioned memorial quilt top, by adding the borders to it.  Then, I decided it was time to work on a “me” project.  So, I got out my E. Burns 9P & Stripes tops.  I got the darker one trimmed and ready for the first border, and measured and washed the fabric for that.  Then I got busy on the lighter one.  I had already added the first inner border to it, and the next step was the pieced border.  Whew!  That was a job, but I enjoyed working on it today.  This top is getting big, so not a great pic of it, and ignore the lumps of laundry under it.  I’ve also labored on laundry today, in between sewing sessions.

I have a bit of a design dilemma.  I don’t have enough of the light fabric left to do the final border.  So, I was planning on using the red.  However, this will make the border 9P red squares on the edge, not show up as clearly.  I would use the green, but there won’t be enough of it left, either.  I guess I’ll just go with the red.  What do you think?

Now then, for Jan & Connie:

Sand Tarts

  • 1 lb. softened butter
  • 4 T. powdered sugar
  • 2 C. all purpose flour
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 2 C. finely chopped pecans

Cream the butter, add in the powdered sugar, flour, vanilla, and nuts, in that order.  Shape the cookies however you want.  (My Mom always makes them kind of crescent shaped, so I do, too).  Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes.  You want them just starting to brown.  Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar.