Sunday, April 8, 2012

Buns and boo boos

I baked my hot cross buns last Thursday all ready for good Friday's breakfast. I made them less spicy this year to suit DH's  but next year I'm going back to more spice.
I don't bother glazing mine, the sticky topping annoys me but we do enjoy them served warm with butter dripping off them or split in half and toasted on the soft side. There's still a few in the freezer, the rest got devoured by family.

As for the sewing, it's amazing how much I can get done with a bit of focus. I'm half way through doing the trapunto on the borders, it's getting exciting.
It's not easy to see the details but if you click on the photo, you'll be able to see the design much better. Ignore the yellow pen marks which will wash out and imagine it looking like white work.

I had a bit of an accident when using the scissors from the back. I snipped right through to the front of the quilt. See that hole? Gasp!
I may have used a swear word, ok, I did. I sat and stared at it for a good while and wracked the brain for a solution.
Step one
I decided to shift the sprig of berries so that the offending hole would be in the middle of one berry
Step 2
Applique a circle of background fabric to that berry. Once it's quilted, who would pick it? It's a good feeling to know how to fix the boo boos. I do know that basted stem is crooked, that will get sorted during quilting.
I hope you're all enjoying your Easter break.

40 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Your hot cross buns look very tasty. I can imagine them dripping with butter or toasted. Yum!
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one having little accidents with scissors. I'm not surprised that you have found the perfect solution for fixing it. Nobody will be any wiser!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your quilt continues to amaze me! It is such a stunner!!!And good for you fixing up the boo-boo!!!! Your hot cross buns look very yummy too!

Kathie said...

oh I like the buns like that too!
looks like the perfect solution! I knew you would come up with one and in a year you won't even know where that snip is!
keep going and staying focused it looks amazing!
Kathie

Jessica said...

How clever you are fixing your boo-boo like that! It is looking terrific!

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

You know I have done the exact same thing. Like you said, the first thing you want to do is cuss. Then you know you have to solve the "little problem" I like you added applique over the little snip. Great job!!! your quilt is beautiful

Cathy said...

I love how your fixed your mistake Janet, you are amazing. No one will ever know. Your trapunto is looking amazing and yes, I would love to come to your place for afternoon tea!! xo

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your hot cross buns look so perfect!!!! I like them with extra spice. Your heart must of sank when you cut into your quilt but your plan to fix it will work really well. Phew!!

Mimi said...

That is quite an undertaking... your trapunto is lovely. Thanks for showing how you fixed your bow bow...who knows we might have one some day.

Fischtown Lady said...

The buns look very delicious!
Your accident with the scissors, I would panic! You have repaired things fabulous. You can not see it anymore.Your quilt is very impressive.
Happy Easter, Marita

Susan said...

"A bit of an accident"? Oh my gosh...I would have had a stroke! I'm glad that you were able to recover so nicely!

Have a very happy Easter!

Miriam said...

Your hot cross buns look fluffy and delicious! I love mine toasted on the soft side too.
The trapunto is looking amazing!

Ooopps with the scissor slip. Clever save!!!!

Happy Easter!!

Stephanie said...

Warm buns dripping in butter...mouth watering. Only one swear word? I'm so glad you figured out a solution. You are always clever and that's a good thing...as dear Martha Stewart would say.

Mary said...

Yum, yum....hot cross buns! Oh I would have used a few choice words with that little snip!!! Good fix tho....love the trapunto!!!

YankeeQuilter said...

I just had our last hotcross bun...too good. Great solution to the scissors issue...this is a beautiful quilt!

Lori said...

It's looking fantastic! We quilters have a way of fixing our boo-boo's. Nice work and happy Easter!!

taylorsoutback said...

Clever adjustment! The trapunto work is really moving along for you...

I know you have mentioned the particular yellow marking pen you are using but can't remember the name??

Lina said...

Happy Easter Janet! I love any bread, your hot cross buns looks yummy! I know the feeling snipping a piece of fabric from a quilt top!!! Enjoying the process of your trapunto! I am going to do a machine trapunto on mine. Thanks again for sharing your pattern!

imquilternity said...

Those buns look amazingly good and sound good too! You really have accomplished a great deal on your quilt. I commend you for having the patience and the tenacity to see it through. It's going to be a masterpiece. Happy Easter!

Heather said...

I do love this quilt and aren't you a clever girl for figuring out a perfect solution. No surprise really considering your talent. :) Those hot cross buns look wonderful, my mouth is watering!

Mary said...

That's a great fix for the little snippet. I wish I could come visit some day when you're baking - your breads always look so good!

Ann Champion said...

Your trapunto looks fantastic! I can just imagine the horrible feeling when you realized you had snipped the fabric. You figured out a brilliant way to fix it. No one will ever be able to spot it?

Barb said...

nice save, Janet! No one will know but you.
What great looking buns - I'll have to try those next year!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Your solution to the "snip" problem is right on. No one will know the difference when you are through. It's a lovely project. Could you ship one of those buns to Texas? They look yummy.

Marie said...

That's the perfect solution Janet - well done! And it is looking beautiful. By the way, so are those hot cross buns - I'm a sucker for bread and cold butter.

beaquilter said...

uhh these buns look awesome, I've heard of them and never thought they actually had a cross in them! I need to look up the recipe now. drool!! sorry about the boo boo, but great solution!! Happy Easter

Shirley said...

What nutcase starts a diet the week before Easter? It is torture, no chocolate and now those buns are making my mouth water and I want one, or two. No one will know what you did Janet and no one will ever see it. The trapunto is looking even more sensational.

Janet said...

A heart stopping moment for sure. It looks like a very good fix - whew! You are making excellent progress - your work amazes me.
The hot cross buns look so yummy!

Julia said...

I like the buns spicey, toasted and dripping with butter...no calorie counting over Easter..
What Boo-boo!...no one will ever know!

Molly said...

Knowing how to fix boo boos is essential to life. Being able to work around them and decide that you "meant to do that", is my philosophy.
I was closing the scissors as I put them on the table a few days ago, when I heard a snip sound. I'd cut off 4 inches of my sweatshirt tie. Not traumatic like your snip, it made me laugh so hard. I was at the sewing machine so it was fixed in a minute.

Lurline said...

Clever Girl! Oh, I would love one of those buns right now. it is just so good to be reassured even the best can have little traumatic moments, lol!
Hugs - Lurline.

Darlene said...

Yummy looking hot cross buns!

The 'band aid' on the boo-boo is perfect. I knew you would have a terrific solution.

Happy Easter!

Sue said...

Janet, can you please tell me what recipe you used. I also made some HC Buns, and although they tasted lovely ( I put peel in them as well as currants) they were like lead bullets. I was doubtful when I was making them as the recipe seemed too dry, but I was abit nervous to muck around with it.
Yours look like they should LOL!!

Dar said...

Your hot cross buns look so much better than mine turned out. I'll have to try again next week with a new recipe. What a beautiful quilt! You fixed the boo boo so well I can't see it at all. It is gorgeous.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I think I would have cried at that point!! Good save, no one will even notice!!! It is really going to be a stunner with all that beautiful trapunto.
What spices do you use in the buns?

Nedra said...

I am gasping with you. That was quick thinking and a good solution.
My mother purchased hot cross buns every Easter, and I haven't tasted any in years. You really brought back some childhood memories!

Thimbleanna said...

Brilliant solution Janet! I think I would have just cried. Next time, I'll cry and then call YOU! ;-D Your buns look delicious!

Nanette Merrill said...

Your buns look great. I feel bad that some of the traditions like special buns, have gone out of my family. Keep it up.

Karen said...

As always - your work just blows me away! Glad to know we all have boo boo's from time to time.

Cardygirl said...

Clever fix! Looking fabulous!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

GASP!!! Oh double dare GASP!!! I feel your pain. I have done this only w-a-y back when I was garment sewing, trimming and had sleeve/back/side of shirt bunched up in left hand as right hand was trimming.....oh agony!!! Seems you have come up with a good solution though.....not many solutions for a shirt though!