Monday, September 20, 2010

Big Truck Tacos Wins Americas Favorite Food Truck

Woohoo!!  For the past several weeks I have been voting online at the Food Network channel for a local food truck, Big Truck Tacos, to win America's favorite Food Truck.  AND THEY WON!!  Here is the link to the Food Network if you want to check it out.
My daughter's friend Cally is one of the owners.  They have a restaurant in town also.  They create their own recipes and their food is delicious.  Definitely worth visiting if you are ever in OKC.  They win $10,000 and a chance to compete on the next Great Food Truck Race that airs on the Food Network. 
Congratulations Big Truck Tacos!!

P.S.  I have a new Iphone 4G that I have been playing with for the last week.  My blogging has suffered because of it but I am having fun.  

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pieced Quilt Tops

Hello.  Welcome to Empty Nest Gardens and Quilts.  Today I am finally going to show you that I actually do a little quilting (piecing) from time to time. 

I have 3 quilts top that I have finished piecing and all I need to do now is machine quilt them.
First, let me tell you that I don't have anyone to help me hold my quilts during my photography sessions so my dear trusty swing set serves as the holder.  My husband would help if I ask but he is really not the type to model quilts...lol.
The quilt above was made from a jelly roll by Tula Pink.  The fabric is Neptune.  The quilt top is in 2 pieces.  I will be machine quilting it in sections using my Bernina sewing machine and a method taken from the book Divide and Conquer by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan.  Their book is out of print but I was able to purchase a pdf document of the general directions on this method from their website Great American Quilt Factory.
This is a table topper that was made from a charm pack.  I used the Disappearing 9 patch pattern.  You may be able to tell that it is already layered (top, batting and backing) using the 505 temporary fabric adhesive.  I started quilting this one yesterday. 
This will be a queen size quilt.  The pattern is called Springtime in Oklahoma and I used Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  I left it in 2 sections so I can again use the Divide and Conquer Method. 
This is a quilt top my daughter cross stitched.  She wants me to put a backing on it to cover up the stitching on the back.  I haven't decided how I want to do this since it is already quilted.  Some how I want to add a thin bat and a backing, then do a little quilting to hold it together, then add a binding. 

I have 5 more quilt tops started so there will be more quilty blog posts coming soon.
Until next time,