09 December 2013

Crazy Penny

Risking frostbitten toes this morning, I managed to take a photo of my finished Penny Patchwork quilt top. 

The recipe is from the Penny Patch Quilt-along at Stitched in Color.  Because of the scrappy nature of my version, it looks a little crazy.  But my family loves it.  There was a chorus of "oooh... pretty!" from my children, and my husband declared it his favorite of all the quilts I've made so far.

And speaking of recipes, I made this little gem yesterday.   

I saw a picture of a chocolate-glazed banana cake at JulieLou, and Julie was kind enough to share with me the recipe she used.  The only modification I made to was to replace 1/4 cup of white sugar with brown sugar to make it a little richer.  I would have added walnuts, but the littlest one has a nut allergy.  I used this recipe for chocolate glaze, but replaced the water with milk, then added a couple of ounces of melted milk chocolate.  Divine.


  1. Your penny patch quilt is so cute! It really makes me smile! :)

    Oooooooh, your banana cake sounds delicious. I very much approve of the substitutions you made -- I'm tired of seeing people making recipes healthier. Bleah. Brown sugar == yay! Milk instead of water == more yay! And buuuuuutter! :D

  2. Gotta love the crazy colours!

    I'll pass on the cake though with my banana allergy ;o)

  3. Love your bright and scrappy quilt. Your cake looks better than mine - my husband always substitutes brown sugar instead of white when he bakes, seems to make everything slightly caramelised.

  4. Totally love this happy scrappy version! Especially those bright blue with red birds :)


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