Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Edge Blog Hop

Welcome to day 3 of Pat Sloan's Cutting Edge blog hop! I'm so happy to be a part of the fun!

I had a chance to test out a few of the new Cutting Edge rulers by Sullivan's and Pat Sloan. They have a sharpening edge on one side, so it sharpens your blade while you cut. They are non-skid without having those little grippy feet, which is great, because I don't care for grippy feet on my ruler! Another great thing I like about them is that they are so straightforward...as in they don't have a zillion little hash marks per inch. Simple is good! My most favorite thing, which is probably really silly, is the size of this little one...it's 4.5" x 8.5". I've used it a ton already. I work with lots of little pieces and this is the perfect size for trimming off ends and odd bits. In fact, it's my new favorite tool! Being a left handed quilter, the cutting edge didn't get utilized a ton, maybe one cut out of every 10? But being a lefty in a right handed world...it's nothing that I can't handle. :)
Now, I'm not a gadget girl. In fact, I completed my first quilt using my friend's rotary cutting supplies. I wasn't sure if I would get really "into" quilting, (are you all laughing now?) so I didn't want to invest in the supplies until I made a quilt totally on my own. This is the little test quilt that I made.


I cut it out using a cardboard template and scissors. It measures 30" square. I tied it with perle cotton and added buttons at each intersection. It's quite...humbling...to look at my color selections. Like Jackie, my tastes sure have changed! I guess that makes sense, though, because it was 10 years. I guess we all have to start somewhere, and I'm glad I have this reminder of where I started. (Although I must confess, I have thought about throwing out this old thing a few different times over the years.) After finishing this quilt, without the use of any rotary cutters or mats or rulers, I acquired some rotary cutting supplies and kept on quilting. (Like you couldn't have predicted that!) And I am so thankful to be quilting with useful tools like rulers, mats and rotary cutters!

Pat requested that we share a recipe, too. It just happens that over the weekend, I tried out a new to me recipe for pumpkin bars. Oh, my, are they dangerous! If you make these, make sure you have about 47 of your closest friends over to help you eat them, or you may be tempted to finish off the pan yourself. If you want to start by licking the frosting right off the top of your bar, by all means, go right ahead. My daughter does and she recommends it!


Pumpkin Bars

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (15 oz) can solid pack pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
3 oz cream cheese, softened (i used a little bit extra, because you can't go wrong with more cream cheese)
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the pumpkin, oil and eggs. Spread in a greased 10" x 15" baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the edges pull from the sides of the pan. Let cool. Combine cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla in a medium bowl. Beat at medium high speed until smooth. Add the powered sugar, beating constantly until it is of spreading consistency. Spread over the cooled bars. Chill, covered, until serving time. Serves 48.

Yum!

Ok, now back to the rulers....

If you would like to win a complete set of the rulers, you must to leave a comment on ALL the featured blogs on their day. Make sure your comment is on the blog hop post, not just any post from that week.

Comments will be open on each stop of the blog tour through Sunday.
The schedule is below:

Mon Sept 27

Tues Sept 28

Wed Sept 29
Amanda Jean

Thur Sept 30

Fri Oct 1

Sat Oct 2
Good luck and happy commenting! :)
You can also purchase the rulers here.

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Deborah said...

Gotta get some of the ingredients for those goodies - they look and sound yummy. And speaking of goodies, what a tremendously ingenious idea for them to come out with these rules. Who would have dreamed you could be sharpening your rotary cutter while using your ruler? Someone was so dang smart! It would be awesome to win one of these. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cindy said...

The pumpkin bars sound wonderful. Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try the rulers.

pigbook1 said...

What a great recipe for pumpkin I may have to try it

so-crazy said...

Your first quilt is lovely never part with your first ones I did and am sorry now. I'm also looking forward to trying your receipe. Thanks Linda

kindacrafty said...

I'm of the less-is-more mindset, so I'm intrigued by these rulers! And mmm, pumpkin bars.

Karin said...

Coming over to you with lots of love from IHAN! Terrific stories, quilts, gadgets & recipes - AND giveaways! - who wouldn't love it! Please tell me I've won those rulers at kcallander989[at]gmail.com. THANKS!

Anya said...

Great recipe and great giveaway! Thanks!

Winona said...

Those pumpkin bars sound yummy. I will have to wait till the kids are coming home to make them. LOL These rulers sound better all the time. Your first quilt is cute. I would hang on to it. Winona

Marj said...

Liked your first quilt story and the Pumpkin bars sound delicious.

Leslie said...

these rulers look so amazing. i actually love the button detail from your first quilt. the recipe, oh my...you are right i would have to give it away to friends....i can not bake anymore unless there are people to share it with.

emmy said...

The 4.5 X 8.5 does sound like a good size to work with. Big enough for 5" to 8" blocks without being unwieldy. Recipe sounds delicious and I bet the house smells wonderful when baking. I have your blog on my favorites list as I refer to your tutorials frequently.

Melinda said...

I might be making those pumpkin bars if I hadn't just made a TON of zucchini muffins.

Debbie said...

The 4 x 8 ruler sounds like a really useful size. If I don't win I'll be buying one of those. Your first quilt looks great.

marilyn said...

My two sons are lefties and I get how hard things can be for you guys! I have a soft spot for you. He has had to learn to use right handed scissors because it is just too hard to find left handed ones :(
thanks for the chance to win these great rulers.

Nanbon44 said...

the pumpkin bars look so good, I will be trying the recipe this weekend...
My first quilt was like yours, blocks. But the quilting bug didn't really bite till much later, now I am so sorry I didn't start earlier in life, guess my Mom had me spoiled with making me quilts.

Nonna2e&a said...

I want it ALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!! Pumpkin bars and new rulers!!!!!!! We have one of most things, but 2 rotary cutters. My daughter will stand, holding the cutter and wait on her turn for the ruler and mat. I keep saying "someday, I buy another one". Maybe I won't have to. Love your site!!!!!!

Linda said...

Yum--I will try the bars---I am getting so hungrey from reading these blogs----good thing I am hoping to keep off the weight.....I want that ruler too..

Linda said...

Yum--I will try the bars---I am getting so hungrey from reading these blogs----good thing I am hoping to keep off the weight.....I want that ruler too..

Gloria J W said...

Those pumpkin bars sound positively dangerous!!! Yummy, delicious... and sinfully decadent. Just as well that we don't have the correct spices and cans of pumpkin here in Australia. Love the rulers though... I think if I don't win, that I'll have to shout myself some. Smiles Gloria

Lee Ann said...

thanks for the review! I, too, am a lefty and was wondering how it would work for me.

And, thanks for the recipe!

hilltopmom said...

Ah, the sharpening feature would be great. I hate paying for blades.

Vicki said...

those bars sound great and I would love to try the rulers

Anonymous said...

MMMMMMM puppkin bars may be on the menu for today! Please enter me in the give away
Jill

lovetostitch said...

I have refreshments for next month guild meet, so I think the Pumpkin Bars will be a great treat and like you said makes lots!! Thanks! I think your first quilt is so sweet - glad you stuck with it! Thanks!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

These rulers look like a great idea. Thanks for testing and the review. And yum! The recipe looks terrific!

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

Boy oh boy you must have been thrilled to make your quilt with rotary cutter and mat after cutting out all those squares with scissors!! Thanks for the yummy pumpkin bar recipe!
Melissa
lussier99@comcast.net

Kare said...

my current rulers have seen better days as they've been used so much that the markings are worn off, and lets not even bring up the 6x24 ruler that was snapped in half while inside my suitcase . . .

jillquilts said...

Oh, those do look and sound yummy!! I think that I will have to make them and share with co-workers. THANKS!

Becky said...

These rulers sound great! And pumpkin bars? Oh I'm a sucker for pumpkin-yum!

Kyle said...

Thanks for your quilting inspiration and review on the rulers, as well as delicious pumpkin bar recipe. I look forward to reading more on your blog.

Mystica said...

I came earlier and couldnt find this post and was very disappointed!!!!
I love your blog and your quilts.

Thank you for this giveaway.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Monica said...

I'm definately going to be checking out these rulers...and thank you for the pumpkin bar recipe.

Susan McCrea said...

Guess what? Those pumpkin bars will be a treat for my DH's rock n' roll band which practices at our house! They will love them! All summer I've been getting food ready that they can eat in a few minutes(between sets) and your recipe will work.
I'd love to win some new rulers but I'm enjoying the "first quilt" stories and good food recipes! It's the process that gives me a daily shot of pleasures- thanks!

Marjorie said...

Mmmm...thinking about how good my house will smell Saturday morning when I try this recipe.

PunkiePie said...

I'm not a pumpkin fan but the bars sound delish. Maybe I'll give them a try for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I really like your quilt. Trip Around the World is one of my favorite patterns. And, I like the addition of the buttons.
It would be great to win these rulers. I've been dying to try them since Pat wrote about them in her Blog. And, thank you for the recipe. May have to make this one to share with my quilting friends!

Anonymous said...

This recipe sounds wonderful!! Thanks for sharing it. Love the rulers!

Rose said...

Don't you throw out that quilt! It is your first one and just lovely. I'm a lefty too and it does get frustrating at times. Love that recipe.

Jodie said...

So funny that you borrowed the supplies in the beginning! Wow these rulers are a really neat idea. I hope that I have the luck to win some. thanks for giving us the chance.

SarahVee said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe - and sharing your first quilt. Those buttons must have been challenging! I made my first quilt with cardboard templates too! Thanks for joining Pat on the hop.

Nan S. said...

The pumpkin bars look wonderful. I just printed the recipe and plan to try them soon. Thanks for sharing!

WvHmmngbrd said...

I would love to win these rulers!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

angela said...

Those rulers look so cool!

And YUMM pumpkin bars!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

I'd love to win just one of those rulers,what a great idea to sharpen as you cut! Mmmm, pumpkin bars...
Love your quilt.

Diane said...

Your first quilt reminds me of my second quilt - all squares, buttons at all the intersections (because not many squares matched up with their neighbors). I, too, didn't want to invest too much money in this new craft, so I bought "cheaper" supplies. Wrong, wrong, all wrong.

Hope I can win the rulers - a big step up from what I had been using!

Time to make the pumpkin bread now - thank you for sharing!

stampmeup said...

The recipe sounds yummy! I love pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream (from Braum's)... yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for entering me to win the rulers, too.

Julie
stampmeup@hotmail.com
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/

Jackie said...

Sounds like a great receipe - thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Aren't pumpkin bars wonderful? I'm not allowed to come to Thanksgiving dinner without them.
Thanks for a great giveaway.

Caryl W said...

It's fun to hear the sizes of rulers that are favorites!! I liked your first quilt story...thanks for sharing!!

thegoose said...

Pumpkin bars and a chance to win rulers. That's a good thing.

tricialee said...

Lovin all the recipes I am finding on this blog hop. I love pumpkin squares, my mom makes them sometimes.

Betty Crocker wannabe said...

I'm starting my first quilting class on Monday! It will be fun to see how my tastes will change over the years and a set of rulers will come in handy!

Linda said...

I can't believe you continued quilting after using cardboard templates...but I'm glad you did!

patty a. said...

Pumpkin bars with cream cheese - they do look dangerous! Of course, anything with cream cheese is dangerous! Thanks for being part of the giveaway.

Jane Z said...

MMMmmmmm...Yummy recipe. Thanks!

polly said...

The recipe sounds yummy!
The rulers sound great! Hope to be trying them out soon!
Thanks for the chance.

Amy said...

I love your use of buttons on that first quilt. I have a huge button tin that my mom gave me in college. There's plenty left, and I just may have to use your idea. Thanks!

Thankful~Threads said...

Tasty, tasty, tasty! Your recipe sounds so good, that I think I would be afraid to make it. Way too good. Thank you for all of the great information about the rulers. My favorite size is also 4" x 8-12". Thankful~Threads ~Kathleen

Bea Lippott said...

Your pumpkin bars look so yummy. I think our daughters sound simialr with the frosting. Mine actutal asked every week at the grocery if we can just get frosting for her to keep in the fridge for her to eat a spoonful every now and then. To her disappointment the answer is always no. Thanks for sharing.

Peach Rainbow said...

mmmmmmmmmm... the Pumpkin bar looks yummy!
and making such a lovely quilt at 10 is simply amazing!

Me said...

Mmm- the recipe looks good. (Making me hungry - no breakfast yet.) I'd LOVE to win those rulers.

arjanz at xplornet.com

Lynn said...

Your recipe looks terrific. I could certainly use a new set of rulers. Also, I'm happy I found your blog through this blog hop.

kautz potatoes said...

Love quilting gadgets! LOVE pumpkin bars. LOVE love LOVE cream cheese frosting!

liz taylor said...

Amazing! Why didn't anyone think of the sharpener before!

Terriaw said...

Looks like cool new rulers! Isn't it amazing how much more enjoyable quilting can be with the right tools? Now your pumpkin bars look absolutely delicious! I have been craving pumpkin the past few weeks, so I might try these bars this weekend.

Sooz said...

I'm so glad for this blog hop! I love seeing everyone's "first quilts". Humbling, perhaps, but also so beautiful to see where our journeys begin...
And thanks for the Pumpkin Bars. Oh boy...

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I'm enjoying seeing everyone's first quilts. Such fun!

The pumpkin bars look yummy :)

Moneik said...

I love the 4.5"x8.5" size as well. It's one of my new favorites and gets used often. Very interesting to hear your beginner story. I learned to quilt making a king size t-shirt quilt with plaid flannel. It really was not the best choice of anything, but I learned and now looking back can't believe how much my style has changed in just 12 years.

Sue said...

I'll be making the pumpkin bars recipe in 2 weeks when I'm quilting in the PA mtns. with my fav sis-in-law for 6 days. :) Love love love the polka dot plate in your photo!!

kathy said...

Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway chance.

Kathy

Garilyn said...

Oh, the more I read about these rulers, the more I want to win them. And the pumpkin bars sound soo yummy!!
blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

Lee said...

Thanks for the recipe and for the review of the rulers!

Sara said...

These rulers are so great-if I don't win I will most likely be buying a few;)

Pumpkin bars I have made before and YES they are deli-sh:)

bprinz said...

New rulers would be fantastic! :)

Pat said...

We all have to start somewhere with our quilting. Showing one that you think is less than wonderful (I think it is adorable), may inspire a new quilter who thinks they will never get better. We all need to crawl before we can walk.

fiberchick said...

Your quilt is very sweet and you should never get rid of it! Thank you for the chance to win these rulers. Love the self sharpening concept...

Mary said...

The pumpkin bars are making me hungry, I may need to make some of those. And I sure do love those rulers! Thanks!

Ruthie said...

Yumm...Pumpkin bars

Stephanie D. said...

Gonna have to pass on the pumpkin bars, but oh, they do sound good!

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

MMmm I love pumpkin bars. Thanks for the recipe and great review of the Cutting Edge Rulers

Quilt n Queen said...

I am a gadget girl and I love rulers....all rules.....the more the better. The 4.5"x8.5" size is a must.

I love anything baked with pumpkin and so does my hips. My BFF Mamaspark and I are in a weight loss challenge again and are trying to stay out of trouble. After our challenge I'll be making the pumpkin bars. I have a similar recipe with bananas and you are sooooooo right......invite a crowd or you will want to finish the whole pan yourself. I love golden raisins and am going to add them to your recipe. lol

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Wow the pumpkin bars look delish. and the quilt is cute.
Thanks
Regena

sharon said...

I am going to have to make the pumpkin bars, they sound scruptious! Thanks for the review of the small ruler, that is one size of ruler that I do not have. Great for paper piecing and small bits. Another thanks for hosting in the ruler give away, Sharonj.

VickiT said...

Oh gosh, it's a good thing I've eaten today because I'm seeing a lot of great recipes throughout this hop. Your pumpkin bars are no exception. This recipe looks wonderful as well. Thank you for that.

You sure can tell how much your color selections have changed over the years. I'm sure it's fun though for you to look back at some of your earlier quits and then your more recent ones to see such changes. I follow your blog and just LOVE your quilts and only hope to make some of my own to look even close to yours.

Joan said...

Oh, yummy Pumpkin Bars--Saw pumpkins at the stores yesterday. Now will have to get one and try the bars.
Your quilts are great. Will come back and explore your blog later in the day, hubby has Dr appointment this AM.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the review and the yummy recipe ... and I totally agree with you on the cream cheese LOL!

live a colorful life said...

I just ordered two of the rulers yesterday, but not the size you like. I wonder if it's too late to add it to my order...

One of the best things about fall: pumpkin stuff. Now if only I could get the weather to cooperate and cool down!

Shirley in Canada said...

OH those bars look delicious!! Thank you for the recipe! And the rulers? Well who can't use a new set?! My 6 1/2" and 4 1/2" have gone MIA and have no clue as to where they maybe. Winning these would give me my sanity back as I wouldn't have to think of other places to look for the missing ones!! :)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Great rullers. Delicious recipe: Can't wait to try them both.

QuiltSue said...

Ooh, those pumpkin bars look delicious, adn so do the rulers.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Thanks for your review of the rulers. I may have to have at least one of these. And I know I have to make those bars! Looks so good!

JayTee said...

The rulers sound great. The pumpmkin recipe sounds delicious... too bad the stores are slow getting pumpkin...I asked yesterday for some & they said none had come in yet

Donna said...

The rulers are intriguing. A sharp rotary cutter is a must. Thanks for the recipe. Happy blog hopping!

Debbie said...

That's a very nice "test" quilt, Amandajean. Cute with the buttons.

deserae said...

Yum! Pumpkin bars sound delicious!

mean sarah jean said...

so glad you posted this recipe. i can't wait to make them!

Tressa said...

I too am a lefty and appreciated your review. Too bad they don't make a lefty set (along with everything else I wish came in a lefty variety) but you are right in that you learn to deal. I love pumpkin recipes so thanks for sharing what looks to be a very tasty treat.

Britney said...

Can't wait to try the pumpkin bars! Love your blog!

sndy1 said...

You are right about the pumpkin bars--they go down easy and are addicting. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The pumpkin bars sound yummy! Enjoyed your blog! Glad I can post as Anonymous...couldn't do that on all the blog stops...

Zlaty said...

I would love to win those rulers! Please count me in the giveaway!

Ann said...

The pumpkin bars sound wonderful, thanks for the recipe.

Sandi said...

Your first little quilt is really sweet. Don't ever throw it away. Keep it "just because". I still have the first quilt that I made for my daughter. She "loved it to pieces" and so it's quite worn....but it should be....it's 40 years old and she used it from the time I made it when she was born all the way up through college. It was just a patchwork lap size quilt that was so soft and comfy. You are right about pumpkin bars.......friends are needed to keep from eating the entire pan. :-)

House of Mouse said...

What a lovely quilt. I can't wait to get home tonight to try these pumpkin bars...they look yummy!


Anett

Donna~~ said...

Enjoyed your story--especially about borrowing the rotary tools as you weren't sure you'd get into quilting--LOL! I did have to scroll quickly by the pumpkin bars--think I picked up 5 lbs just seeing the photo! (they sound wonderful!)

Mary said...

The pumpkin bars look wonderful. And your first quilt is charming with the buttons on the ties. I have quilts with corners that could use a button disguise. (not that i'm assuming yours do)

laurie said...

Cute first quilt! Would love to win the rulers!

Texana said...

Hmmm, must be providence...I have a can of pumpkin on my counter and you post a great recipe for pumpkin bars! Thanks for the chance to win the rulers too! Off to bake now!

blop said...

These rulers look like the best..gotta give 'em a whirl!
Bars look pretty tasty too.

Lyn said...

Love your recipe and your first quilt. I would really love the rulers Too!
Thanks for being a part and will visit again.
Lyn

Brenda said...

thanks Amanda jean for the yummy pumpkin recipe,my 8 grandkids will love it, love your quilts too, really liking the cutting Edge rulers,cant wait to try them see ya brenda in Utah.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Can't wait to try these rulers out so I hope I win.

Debi said...

I would love these rulers and thanks for the recipe they look yummy.

Brigitte said...

hmmm, the pumpkin bars are looking yummy - thanks for the GREAT blog
Greetings from Germany
Brigitte

hannah said...

The pumpkin bar recipe sounds wonderful -- will have to try it soon. Also would love to win the rulers. Thanks for the opportunity!

Kay said...

Amanda, what a great receipe for this time of year. I love the sound of those new rulers! Thanks for all of your valuable lessons.

Kay

Francine said...

I'm loving hearing about everyone's first quilt. I learned from my grandmother & Great Aunts when I was a small child, but the quilts I worked on were already pieced. SO when I decided as an adult to quilt again I started with a cheater quilt- it was all preprinted onto the cloth & all you had to do was quilt as desired. My daughter still has that quilt. I doubt she'll ever give it up. These new rulers seem like such a great idea. I too am not a gadget girl, have a slect few items & only add when I find something my other tools can't do. I love the fact the rulers sharpen as you go. Happy Blogging, Thnaks for sharing. And I will try the receipe whne I'm having family over.

Wilma NC said...

Love your site. I want the rulers.

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I would LOVE to win a complete set of rulers! My mother in law has hers all neatly hanging on a wall of her craft room ~ I would love to have mine like that one day!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marg McCulloch said...

That's too bad they can't (don't) make the rulers to work for lefties, but as you say I'm sure you're used to it. The pumpkin squares sound yummy, I'll have to pick up the ingredients. Thanksgiving in Canada is coming up quick!!

Phyllis said...

Loved your story of how you started. I did the same thing,seems like it was so long ago. Come to think it was! Recipe sounds great. Phyllis

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Another yummy recipe! :-)
I really like the idea of a ruler that sharpens your cutter. Would love to try it!
Thanks for sharing!

kensjewl said...

Hopping to be a winner.

Erica said...

I love reading your blog! I really like the buttons on your 1st quilt too!

Melissa said...

The pumpkin bars look delish, and the rulers are simply genius!

margil said...

Those pumpkin bars sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Vickie said...

I wasn't sure about quilting either and now I think I own about every quilting gadget there is-love gadgets. The bars look sooo good-can't wait to try them! Thanks for the blog!

cvdnurse said...

All these recipes sound fantastic - gott a go restock the pantry!
Susan in NC
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

These rulers are such a clever idea. Mine are old and in sad shape. I feel like I'm food hopping with all the delicious recipes being shared.

Jan said...

Changing taste is a good thing, it shows you/we're evolving. Better than being stuck in a rut. The recipe sounds fantastic.

Patti said...

Yummy! Can't wait to try the Pumpkin Squares!! It's been so fun reading about everyones first quilts. Templates, calicos, plaids and tying, those were the days!!

CaraQuilts said...

Having just bought another pack of blades I want to try this!

Those bars look yummy!

Cheri said...

That pumpkin recipe looks soooo good. Have to get some pumpkin. Enjoying all the blog sites.

betseykerr said...

So much yumminess all in one post! Quilting, pumpkin bars, frosting, and FUN rulers!
Thanks!

Lilac Barries said...

I totally didn't even think about the left handed aspect when I first saw these. Which is just silly of me, also being left handed I usually think of these things. Thanks for the info.

Despite the fact its been in the 90's where I'm at I am all about fall right now and have seriously been wanting to make something pumpkin, these sound evil and delicious!

Carla said...

My goodness those pumpkin bars look good! Too bad I can't have them. :( Love the rulers too.

Kim said...

ooooh...those pumpkin bars look great!

Birdena said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, just so happens I need to bake something for Saturday and I think I will try your pumpkin bars.

Mary said...

Here's hoping I get soem of those rulers to keep my Rotary cutter sharp. Thanks for the chance to win!

passingdowncrazy said...

The pumpkin bars look amazing!!!

Deb McHugh said...

That recipe sounds soooo good! I think I will try it for a party this weekend. Good to meet you!

Cranberry Country Quilters, Inc. said...

NEED rulers, and enjoy pumpkin bars.

Patricia said...

Monday is my birthday so it would be great to win such a gift like this!

Kathi said...

Thanks for the chance to win those rulers!

paulette said...

The pumpkin bars look incredible...I think I will try them! I would also love to try those rulers..they too look incredible!
Paulette

deborah said...

The rulers are a genius' idea!
I love pumpkin anything, so am writing down the recipe for the bars!

momto2wasd said...

The recipe looks great! I'm going to keep that one handy!

SueB said...

Simple is good. Cant wait to try the ruler and the pumpkin bars.

Polly said...

Thanks for the awesome ruler blog hop!! Polly

free indeed said...

I have a similar recipe for those bars and sometimes I use applesauce or pumpkin sauce instead of the oil to lighten them up some...but, yum, great taste of fall! Lefty? I'm sure that will be thought of next time a new gadget is being tested.

Mama Spark said...

Pumpkin anything is a favorite in my house! Looks like you enjoyed checking that ruler out too!!

Sequana said...

Don't ever toss that first quilt! Maybe it will be back "IN" someday......*L*

Thx for the chance to win these great looking rulers.

Kathy said...

Yup, it's time to start baking and thanks for the giveaway.

Jamie said...

The pumpkin bars sound wonderful and I think your first quilt is beautiful. If you don't want to look at it anymore, I know I gave away my first peice (it sure wasn't perfect) the ladies at the local nursing home would probably think it was a wonderful thing on the wall to look at!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Love the quilt, pretty colors! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Agnes said...

My first quilt is super humbling too but it was only from a few months ago! I don't know what I was thinking. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway!

Busty LaRue said...

All of these yummy recipes are going to make me so fat! I have absolutely no will-power, and those pumpkin bars sound delightful.

AnitaS said...

Luckely our taste is changing. It would be terrible as we were making the same thing year after year.

Thimbleanna said...

You are toooo funny. I'm sure happy you took the plunge and finally bought a rotary cutter. Can you imagine is you were still quilting by scissors and template? Instead of 100 CrazyMomQuilts a year, we'd probably only get 80! Thanks for the recipe -- it looks Yummy!

jahogan said...

How sweet your first quilt is. Please don't throw it away. Thanks for the recipe. My family loves anything pumpkin.

Sharon said...

I actually am impressed with your first quilt. Here is my comment and I hope I win the rulers. Seems like they would be neat.

Robin C said...

recipe looks great and the quilt is so cute. Love these rulers!

Maribeth said...

I think I need to make the pumpkin bars-the frosting looks delish!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Thank you for the recipe. I love pumpkin no matter how you bake it and to combine it with cream cheese frosting. I going to make this one! Also thanks for the chance to win the rulers! They look wonderful.

Nancy said...

The pumpkin bars sound delish - and thank you for the giveaway!

Sandy said...

Those bars look yummy! Thanks for the opportunity to win what sound like awesome rulers.

HeyJudee said...

I love the colour combination in your first quilt...guess that means my tastes are changing cause normally I don't like greens...LOL Wish I could help myself to that bar sitting on the screen in front of me. Oh well at least I can go make my own. Thanks for the recipe! Would love to win those rulers...I'm a righty so they'll work great for me...LOL

bearcreekquilter said...

Do you think I can win these this week as a birthday present, since Friday is my birthday?

simplejoys said...

What a great design for those rulers. I would love to try it. Thanks for the recipe, it will satisfy my hubby's stomach for sure.

Kathryn said...

I'm always looking for a way to save money, and the sharpening aspect of these rulers look like a way to reduce my blade costs. kathie L in Allentown

AnnieO said...

I like your first quilt's colors, Amanda Jean! Very traditional :) Please don't throw it out!!!!

Pumpkin bars---yummm. We had some at Bunco the other night that sound a lot like these. Decadent!

I'd love to win some of those rulers. Happy giveaway!

DianeY said...

I'd love to try those rulers! But the pumpkin bars may have to take precedence

the girlfriend gap said...

Hello,
Thanks for sharing your life as a quilter. Hope to win those wonderful rulers. Who would want to be without them????? Wish I had thought of the idea!! Pumpkin bars.....count me in as a friend to devour them! I have been hungering for something pumpkin but have to use up the mounds of zucchini first! have a fabulous day!

LizA. said...

Mmmm, pumpkin -- my favorite. I'm going to have to try those bars, right after the peanut butter banana bread recipe.

The rulers look intriguing....

mascanlon said...

I love these bars and always take them to garherings in the fall. I "turn it up a notch" by baking some sugar pumpkins and then i have fresh puree the whole season. Thanks for the chance to win the rulers...they look yummy too!

K8 said...

Thanks for sharing your review - and the pumpkin bar recipe :)

ytsmom said...

Thanks for the recipe. I love everything pumpkin! And how about those rulers??!

Editor said...

Oooh! I just bought a pumpkin so the recipe for these bars is perfect timing! I love your first little quilt...you should never throw it away...you'd be sorry you did!! I dig out my first quilts occasionally to show my students when they say, "My quilt doesn't look like yours"! I hope not! After 20 years of quilting, I'm happy to see improvement over my first quilt LOL

Kay said...

The pumpkin bars sound great & I will have to try them this weekend. Can't wait to try these new rulers.

Cecilia said...

I will definitely have to try your recipe. It sounds delicious. I would also love to win the rulers.

teachpany said...

Love the early quilt, and the recipe. Lol on waiting to see if the quilting bug would stick. Thanks.

Katie B. said...

The recipes and the rulers sound awesome!

cw said...

I love your Eleanor quilt! I think I need the new rulers to make one for myself!

Betsy Lynn said...

Love pumpkin bars, will definitely try your recipe! Great story, I remember my first quilt, all the marking and cutting out with scissors, UGH!
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Julia P said...

Thank you for a great recipe and your quilting story.

Loris said...

MMMMMMMMMM! The recipe got me! I've got to make those. Thank you and I can't wait to try the rulers too!

Beverly said...

I collect buttons so I really love the buttons on your 'test' quilt. The recipe sounds delicious as well. I'd really love to try those rulers. Thanks for a chance.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I am a gadget girl~ especially if something works like it is supposed to. I can't wait to try one of these rulers. Thank you for the recipe~ sounds very good!

Sharrieboberry said...

Any excuse to buy a new gadget. But the rulers sound really cool. And if they extend the blade of my rotary cutter, that sounds bonus!

I don't have any pumpkin pie spice. I 'll have to google it and see if I can wing it with ingredients on hand.

~Michelle~ said...

Yay for dual-purpose gagdets! I would love to win the new rulers, I accidentally cracked my big ruler the other day (who knew you weren't supposed to step on them??)

Rita said...

I agree that simple rulers are the best. Some rulers have so many marks, it actually makes the job harder.

Cassy said...

Pat Sloan has always rocked, but this time she out does herself with these rulers!
OMGoodness! I know what I am having for breakfast tomorrow! Yum. Thanks for sharing

BettyK said...

Wow, I just read where there is a shortage of pumpkin in the can. Are you the cause of it with this receipe that sounds and looks delish. Can't wait to try the rulers when I win them, lol.

Karen said...

I may just skip the pumpkin and just make a bowl of icing -it's my favorite. Can't wait to try the rulers!!

krisgray said...

may have to try those bars this weekend - yum!

lil said...

thanks for the chance to win and the bar receipe

Jacqueline said...

I was just about to make a purchase of some new rulers, I'll pop over now and check them out! Pumpkin bars.... yum!

Mom of two said...

Would love to win these rulers!!

Angie said...

Yum I love those Pumpkin Bars!! Wish I had some right now! And I would love to have some of those rulers!! :)

Judy in Idaho said...

Love your blog. I'm going to try
and duplicate your "first quilt"!!
it is too cute and I love the colors. be proud. I will be making
those pumkin bars for the grandkids
soon,and will buy those rulers even
if I don't win them. thanks alot

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