Monday, 14 December 2015

Studies in Lavender by Sandra

Sandra likes to work in lavenders and soft greys and she made this lovely lavender quilt all with plain fabrics from her scrap stash.  Sandra was hoping to put a dent in her lavender fabric scraps, however I believe she found (like most of us and our scraps) that she still has a lot of lavender left.
Studies in Lavender quilt

The Square Dance pantograph by Anne Bright and a grey thread complete this attractive quilt.
Square Dance pantograph
Philip Jacobs Sky Brassica fabric is an excellent choice for this quilt back.
As I’ve been writing this post I’ve been thinking of my son’s favourite cookie, Lemon Lavender Shortbread, so I’m going to share the recipe.

Lemon Lavender Shortbread
¼ lb (125g) butter, at room temperature
1/3 Cup (80ml) white sugar
½ tsp (2.5ml) salt
1 tsp (5ml) lavender
1 tsp (5ml) lemon zest
1 cup (250ml) all-purpose flour

1.   Beat butter, sugar, salt, lavender and lemon zest until light and fluffy. 
2.  Add flour and beat until a soft dough results.  Cover and refrigerate dough for 20  minutes. 
3.  Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper.  Form the dough into a 4 inch (10cm) diameter log  and chill for 1 hour. 
4.  Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).  Slice the shortbread dough into ¼ inch (.62cm) thick   slices and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes until edges are  lightly golden. 
5.   Enjoy.

I love lavender—both the color and the smell. And the sound (be quiet so you can hear it).  ~ Jarod Kintz

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