Saturday, 12 November 2011

Christmas QAL - Part 2

Well It's been a busy day, the Teenage Diva did what all teenage girls do, took herself out to town with her friends, came home for a quick grab of a bag and has gone off for a sleepover!

So, I've been asked about Medlars, hmm, a very old, neh ancient fruit, that cannot be eaten until it has bletted, (read as rotten) 


Not the prettiest of fruit, in fact, it has some really rather disgusting names, but we won't go into that.  You can get an insight into the medlar here.

after a bit of boiling, and passing through a jelly bag (muslin) it can be turned into the most delicious jelly...


and these ones are destined for Christmas presents ... Woohooo! 
I have another batch ready for jelly making ... probably in the morning now....

so onto the sewing ....

My plan is to finish this top, a commission quilt that I really need to get done and dusted


the sort of commission quilt that your mother sets you up for!

but I did make good progress ...


this is about 60" x 80" limited by the size of the backing fabric, in so much as that's all there is and it's just going to do a quilt that size!  And it was the only thing the lady liked!


I also got a couple more of my scrap blocks made ...

Now that feels much better getting back into the swing of things  :)
speaking of which. Strictly has just started, so if you'll excuse me, I'll be back much later for a late evening round up! 

7 comments:

Hazel said...

Lovely & clear that jelly, Trudi. You don't have to leave it to mature like you do with chutney, do you?

Love the blues in your commission too.

QuiltSue said...

The jelly looks wonderful. What do you eat it with though?

Sarah said...

Mmmm rotting fruit jelly? Looks good... I think ;-) Love how excited you sound about your commission... lol

Mrs.Pickles said...

Your jelly looks great! Love the jars. Your quilt and blocks are really nice too!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the look of the jelly! Hope the commission goes smoothly!

Annabella said...

Jelly looks great but i`m not sure about the rotting aspect of it all!!

Leanne said...

I am totally curious about this fruit and will go and read some more. Those stars are wonderful too.