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Monday, January 26, 2009

Map Quilts

Map Quilts by Leah Evans
Leah Evans is a textile artist doing some innovative quilting. Each quilt features a map with intense, hand-sewn details that create abstracted patterns. The quilts map out imaginary places.
See of her work here
Quote by~Stella Adler
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

Leonardo Di Vinci invented the scissors.
Months that begin on Sunday always have a Friday the 13th.Pearls melt in vinegar.George Washington grew hemp in his garden.Blonde beards grow faster than dark beards.

To keep your cutting board from moving around
Put rubber band on the ends.
Free up bathroom draw space install a rack
made of wood backing strip and cup hooks.
Prefect place for hair dryer or shaver.

Apple Upside -down biscuit cake
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 lb Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin wedges

For biscuit cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425°F. Make topping:Heat butter in an ovenproof 10-inch heavy skillet (preferably well-seasoned cast-iron) over moderate heat until foam subsides. Stir in brown sugar and remove from heat. Spread mixture evenly in skillet and arrange apples, overlapping, in 1 layer. Make cake:Blend flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer to a bowl and add buttermilk, stirring just until mixture is moistened. Drop batter on top of apples and gently spread, leaving a 1-inch border around edge of skillet. (Cake needs room to expand.) Bake cake in middle of oven until golden brown and firm to the touch, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool cake in skillet on a rack 3 minutes, then invert onto a platter. Replace any apples that stick to skillet on cake.

Serve warm.

Crafts and Tutorials
Obama hat (pdf) knit
Have a wonderful fun fill day! Lord bless you all!


Pecos Blue said...

Great stuff as usual : )

Leigh said...

LOVe the recipe and I LOVE those quilts! It would be PERFECT in the bedroom that I just did for my son...who BTW is obsessed with geography and history. I am going to have to save my pennies!

Thanks for visiting my recipe blog. I have a project in the works so stay tuned.

And thank you so much for leaving a comment.....which is how I found your great blog! Thanks! I love new friends!