snack saturday

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes 

For the crust:
  • 12 Oreos
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
For the cheesecake filling:
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 6 Oreos, crushed

To make the crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray each cavity of a 12-count mini cheesecake pan well with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. You may also use a regular 12-count muffin pan, I suggest lining each cavity with cupcake liners for easier removal.
  2. Add the Oreos to a blender or food processor and process until you have fine crumbs. Scoop the crumbs into a mixing bowl and add the melted butter. Mix together until all of the crumbs are moistened. Evenly distribute the filling between all 12 cavities in the mini cheesecake pan, making sure to press each one down firmly into one even layer. Bake at 325°F for 5 minutes, remove from the oven, and set aside to cool. Keep oven temperature at 325°F while you make the filling.
To make the cheesecake filling:
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, add the cream cheese and mix until smooth. Add in the sour cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract and continue mixing until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add in the egg and mix on low speed until just combined, then gently fold in the crushed Oreos.
  2. Evenly distribute the cheesecake filling between all 12 cavities of the pan and return to the oven. Bake at 325°F for 15-17 minutes or until the tops of the cheesecakes are set.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool at room temperature for at least 1 hour. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 2-3 hours or overnight. Once the cheesecakes are chilled remove them from the pan, serve, and enjoy!

quilt monday

One of hubby's co-workers had a baby and I knew exactly the kind of quilt I wanted to make for them.

I had the quilt all finished up except for the binding and once we learned that they had a little boy I went with a dark grey binding. For a girl it would have been pink.

I had just enough of my favourite chevron flannel for the backing.

I will admit, I'm not thrilled with the quilting. I wish I had gone with a different panto on it.

quilted with Spilled Ink

It didn't look terrible, just not exactly the look I was going for lol.
But they loved it and I love how it turned out; such a great quick and easy quilt.

quilt monday

This fabric line was(is) perfection. Absolutely perfect for a male quilt. I just wish it had been easier to find; it sold out locally here so quickly. But seriously, I can not blame quilters for scooping these lovelies up; I regret not doing so myself.


quilted with Bright and Breezy

This is the second of three grad quilts I made this year. I thought I had bought enough fabric but not surprising, I hadn't. Lucky for me, some Grunge fabric went perfectly for a border.

I love how these matching blocks ended up dead center in the quilt.

This pattern went together very quickly which is always a bonus.

I backed it in a brushed cotton.

Love how the pattern shows on the backing.

And I love the look on grads' faces when they open these up.

odds and ends

Hard to believe that summer 2017 has come and gone. We had a great summer, camping, beach days, amusement parks and a roadtrip to Yellowstone. On the other hand, not a lot of sewing happened but I did get a few things finished.

I made a some baby quilts.

And have another one to get too.

Worked on another secret project ;)

I was 'queen bee' for the TrueNorth bee blocks.

I love happy mail.

And I started a little something for me,

quilt monday

A few years ago, I made grad quilts for some of my friend's children. I than realized how many quilts I would end up making over the next few years lol.

Usually I am able to get idea of favourite colours etc but for this quilt? I had nothing. Luckily I was able to stalk her pinterest board and get a few ideas. This is what I came up with.

Her pinterest was mostly black, white, gold and pink. And simple yet modern. Lucky for me, she was in the midst of a bedroom redo so I found lots of inspiration.

I wanted to do feathers on this so bad but I was worried it would ruin the modern look. Instead, they were the perfect choice.

quilted with Bountiful Feathers

I went with a very pale pink for the binding.

But the backing. See, this graduate, her goal is to go to Disneyland and become a Disney princess. She is (almost) a bigger Disney fan than I am. And I knew exactly what to use for backing.

I'm pretty sure the quilt top will soon become the quilt back lol.

odds and ends

I am finally caught up with all my bee blocks now. And I will admit that this supernova block was a bit stumping at the beginning and I had to do some re-cutting. This will sure be a striking quilt when she gets all her blocks.

I got this little mini top finished. Great use of my Swoon leftovers. 

I really need to get that quilt finished.

My June FQ club happiness arrived.

So good!

And I have some secret sewing going on.

I'm pretty excited about this one!

quilt monday

I have an entire jelly roll cut into 2.5inch squares. Years ago, I attempted a quilt using a jelly roll but there wasn't enough colour variation in the roll so I pulled the entire top apart and ended up with a whack of squares. I wanted to make something quick and easy and this fit the bill.

Hello Luscious by BasicGrey and some yummy Grunge fabric-perfection.

I kept the quilting simple and did straight lines. I was also in a hurry and this was the first thing I thought of lol.

I had just enough of the teal Grunge for the binding.

And hidden in the bag of all these leftover squares, a little surprise.
There were some granny square blocks leftover from a previous project.

I quickly figured out why the blocks were abandoned when I went to trim them, the piecing was not precise on this blocks and trimming them up was a nightmare. But unless you look closely, you would never notice. I hope lol.

quilted with Double Plume

It's so narrow(roughly 9inches), it looks like a scarf lol 
But it fits the space I wanted it for perfectly.

I currently have 7(!!!!) quilts awaiting binding. One dating alllll the way back to January lol. I better get hand sewing.

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