Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Donuts and Doorways

First, a little WIP Wednesday.


I have 42 blocks for the Scrappy Stash QAL sewn and squared up to 9 1/2 inches.  I’ll be working on it more tonight and hopefully can get it done within a week for the linky party.

I saw on Debbie’s blog A Quilter’s Table that she would be posting about donuts yesterday, so we made some in the morning since my oldest was off from school and we were just hanging out.  When I went shopping last week, I picked up a tube of biscuits so I could make donuts like my mom did when I was a kid.


This method of donut making is fun for the kids, too.


There’s really nothing too it.  Just heat veggie oil on high.  Divide each biscuit in half so it’s not so thick, pinch out a hole, and brown on both sides (it only takes about 4 minutes).  Then cool on a few paper towels and let the kids cover them in cinnamon-sugar.


A few hours later, after we ran some errands and before going to the polls, we stopped at Dunkin Donuts and had donuts a second time and hot chocolate.  So yesterday was definitely a donut day! 

I have one last thing to share.  When I first started the Scrappy Stash QAL, my scraps were a hideous tangle of fabrics smooshed in a basket.  I gave it some thought, and since I don’t have any free shelf space in my sewing room, I decided to go with a hanging shoe holder to organize everything by color.


I would have preferred clear plastic, but Target didn’t have much selection and after sorting everything and hanging it in place, I am really pleased with the organized result.  It was a pretty inexpensive storage solution.  I think I read this idea in Sunday Morning Quilts, which has a pretty comprehensive section on scrap organization. 

Have a happy Wednesday!  We might have snow on the way this afternoon, which we are all really excited about.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday and Tuesday at the Table.


  1. That shoe organizer idea is awesome!

    My Gramma also used to make donuts that way with the biscuits from a tube only she would do a chocolate icing on them. Now I want to make some donuts that way too, I haven't had them since I was a kid.

  2. wow, Jamie, your scrappy blocks look wonderful. Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt, I bet it will be gorgeous. Love how you organized your scraps, and the donuts look so yummy!

  3. oh tasty donuts - we've made these before too!! Thanks for sharing & for linking up! And novel idea for scrap sorting! Very clever.

  4. I love your idea for organizing your scraps. And your scrappy blocks are super cute.

  5. What a great way to organize your scraps! Wonderful! The doughnuts sound wonderful too. :-)

  6. What a great day you had with your girls. They are so cute. What a clever way to organize your scraps. Hope you are having a great day.

  7. Great organizing idea! And those donuts look yummy- I remember making those with my kids too :)

  8. Your Scrappy Stash QAL blocks look great, looking foreward to seeing them together! Now that your scraps are so nicely organized- I´m sure we´ll see more happy scrappy quilts in the future! P.S. Tell Esther I envy you that there is still the right weather for pretty dresses at your place ;-)

  9. We used to make those donuts with the kids :) Love the scrap organizer idea! Your blocks are looking good,good luck in getting the quilt finished. We are supposed to have snow this weekend!


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