Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Done and doughnuts

Recently I finished up this Wiggle Whimsy quilt.

Today I was able to take a few pictures in the nice early morning light before the school bus came for the first time this school year.

But still I seem to have two different shades of blue going on for some reason.

I'd say the first photo looks most like the true blue of the quilt top.

I used a bright blue batik for the background and some black and white strips for the squares. 

These fabrics have been in my stash for awhile and I'm happy that I finally put them to good use!

My fabric selection was inspired by what I had available in my stash and by a Schnibble quilt that my friend JoAnne made last year. 

Her bright, fun quilt really caught my eye. 


Once I find a backing fabric I like, I plan to quilt it and use the leftover black and white strips as the binding.

Wiggle Whimsy is a pattern from Moda Bakeshop by Rebecca Silbaugh.

I made it as part of a quilt along that Terry put together at the beginning of the year.

Thanks so much Terry!


And on to the doughnuts!

My boys all ran in three races last weekend!  One of them was Saturday morning near a yummy doughnut shop.

Of course, we had to stop in and pick up a dozen and I couldn't help but take a few pictures of them.

We don't treat ourselves to doughnuts often enough very often.

They were beautiful and tasty!

After the strenuous morning of cheering for the runners and holding the car keys, the Salted Carmel Pretzel doughnut in the bottom right corner was calling my name!

It has to be my favorite doughnut ever!

Do you have an all time favorite doughnut?  


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Loving that quilt! My favorite donut is pretty boring. An Old Fashioned cake donut. Yum yum

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely job on the quilt. I just like cinnamon dounuts, but I will get home-made cider dounuts in September as another local apple orchard - oh, they are delish!!

Terry said...

Your wiggly whimsy looks fabulous! I really do love that blue for the background! :0)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great Whimsy quilt and most any donut without chocolate or sprinkles call me. I haven't had one for ages.

Joyful Quilter said...

Your quilt turned out great, love the blues with the black and whites.

OMG those donuts look good. I'm an old fashion girl...glazed old fashions are my fav donut.

Izzy said...

Your Whimsy is beautiful. I love the blue. I'm not a huge doughnut fan, but my favourite is a plain old fashioned one.

JoAnne said...

I love how your quilt turned out. It would be a perfect complement to mine! It would be fun to photograph them together. As for a favorite donut, I'm not sure that I have one. I like whatever strikes me at the time. I love the sound of the salted caramel one. Unlike me, my husband always wants a filled long john with chocolate frosting.

Needled Mom said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I'm sure I could beat you to that caramel pretzel doughnut!

Lynn said...

Yum!! For both the donuts and the quilt! I love the quilt, what a lovely background that blue makes.
I would never turn down a warm blueberry donut, ever.

Candace said...

Cute and colorful, Michele! I can think of a lot of scraps in my stash that would work for this! Oh....donuts, I have a love/hate relationship with them...love how they taste and hate how my hips expand with them! We just picked up a bunch for hubby's old ofice today and I made sure there were lots of maple bars in the mix!