Another branch of New Leaf Stitches

Loose Ends….

I thought I better get some loose ends tied up before I head off for market later this week.  So, here goes…


If you are going to be at market, you will find me at Schoolhouse for Martingale, doing demos in their booth and at the Brewer booth.  Stop by to learn the technique used in, Twice as Nice; Quilts with Scrap-Saving Bonus ProjectsThe book’s cover quilts will be showcased in the Maywood Studio booth, too! Hopefully we will bump into each other!



I’m excited to announce that I have another block in the fall edition of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine!


There will also be a blog tour, November 5-9.  So, please

Since I had issues with commenting a few posts ago, I mentioned that I would appreciate having people leave comments last time and I would be having a give-away.  The two patterns and a Clearly Perfect Angles go to….

Shirley B.!! 

Shirley,  will you please send me your mailing address?  (

Now, on to something totally unrelated to quilting.  We had our whole family home this weekend…it was wonderful!  I love having a full house…especially with the little ones to cuddle with.  Anyhoo,  my daughter-in-laws have gotten together up here the last few years and we make Sweet Jalapeno Jelly.  It’s one of those things that is hard to stop eating once you start.  Thank you Annie and Liz!

Jalapno & Red Peppers

Cookin’ & Stirring, & stirring, & stirring…

So very good!

Sweet Jalapeno Jelly 

6 Jalapeno Peppers

1 Red Bell (sweet) Pepper

6  1/2 Cups Sugar

1  1/2 Cups White Vinegar

2 (3 oz) envelopes Liquid Pectin

Wash peppers, pat dry, remove seeds and veins (wear gloves).  Chop into fine pieces.

Combine sugar, vinegar and peppers in a heavy sauce pan.

Bring to a boil.  Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Add liquid pectin. Return to a boil and boil for an additional minute, stirring constantly.

Immediatly pour jelly into hot, sterilized jars; filling to within 1/4″ from the top.  Wipe jar rims.  Cover at once with metal jar lids and screw on bands.

Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.  Cool & store in pantry or refrigerator.

Yields:  6  8 ounce jars.

I guarantee, this is worth the sticky mess and time!  Enjoy!

I hope to have lots to share with you about market!  Until we chat again,




3 Responses to Loose Ends….

  1. Judy says:

    I’d love to try the Clearly perfect angles!I don’t think I’ve ever seen this! Looks like a great angle sewing guide!

  2. Anne Bryson says:

    OMG that jelly looks fabulous! Take lots of pictures at Market. So sad I won’t get to see you. Good luck with school house and book signings!

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