Monday, March 23, 2009

The Reveal And Looser Monday Check In

From this.................................. to this!What a fun class and what a cool way to turn charm squares in to whirly thingies. Fast, easy and tons of fun! My friend Evelyn made a oh so cute cherry topper, and my friend Carol got creative and added a wonderful red border to her pretty charms. Another person in class used her stash of pinks and browns, and then there was a finished sample for us to drool over!! Ten people in all, and each and every one pretty darn snazzy!!!

Looooooser Monday report.....same old same old. No loss no gain, again I had that coming :-)!!! My two great friends informed me on our Sunday class day that points didn't count, so it was a free for all with food!!! I am sure I will pay for that no point day on my Thursday weigh in, but boy we sure did have fun including the McFlurry I had on the way home!!! General Geranium wanted us to post a recipe with fruit, so here goes my entry.

Bananarama Wafer Puddin' (This is from the Hungry Girl Recipe book)
2 cups fat free milk at fridge temp
2 medium bananas, sliced
24 Reduced Fat Nilla Wafters
1 small (4 serving) package sugar-free fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix
Optional: fat-free whipped topping

Combine pudding mix and milk in a bowl. Beat with a whisk for 2 minutes or until thoroughly blended. Set aside. In a medium bowl or casserole dish, arrange a layer of wafers, and then top with a layer of banana slices. Continue alternating layers until all wafers and banana slices are in the dish. Top dish with the pudding and let it seep down in between the wafer and banana layers. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. If desired, add whipped topping before serving. Makes 6, 1/2 cup servings. 3 points per serving.

Thought for the week.....beware of friends telling you that there are no point days :-)!!! Happy week everyone.

27 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow...the whirly thingies are so cool! How did you do that?

Quilt Hollow said...

Please share how you did that or direct me to the pattern! Charm squares you say; easy and fast? Please, please share! They look fantastic and I bet that was so much fun!! OH...just went to type the word verification and this is what it tells me WHIREL Funny!!

Beth said...

I love the Whirligig!!! Is there a pattern for this??? or could you share a tutorial on how to do this?? I have a ton of charm squares waiting to become quilts!!

Thanks for sharing :)

Jackie said...

Looks like a fun class. I love the results. Don't worry about the weight you didn't lose, remember you didn't gain. No point days, why didn't anyone tell me about that??

Belvie said...

What pretty whirly thingy quilts!! I so glad you posted those pics. I have 2 more baby quilts to make and I had thought about a pinwheel. Your pics help me decide....yes, one will be a pinwheel. Thanks for helping me make up my mind!

Here's hoping your Thurs. weigh in won't even show you had a free day this weekend. Weight is such a battle for me too.

happy zombie said...

I love your magic whirly thingies quilt and am intrigued how it went from this to that! And I love "whirly thingies"!

Sinta said...

The suspense is killing me! How did you do that... what a fun class:)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love, love, love those pinwheels.... how did you DO that?

Sherri said...

I love your quilt...did you really piece the charm squares together first and then cut them to make the second quilt...I'm amazed...is there a pattern?

Robin said...

How Cool! Please share how to make the whirly thingies. I have tons of charm squares I could use for this.

Carol said...

Love your newest quilt...sounds like magic...from this to this...LOL! Your banana dessert sounds YUMMY! and a McFlurry...there can't be too many points in that can there????

Annelies Dease said...

You have to share your Mary Englebreit secret....or pattern that we can purchase. I love anything Mary!!! In fact I just got back from a minvacation and what did I bring back....a fat quarter pak so I can make more MERRY quilts!!! Hugs to you and counting days til quilt camp. XXX Annie

Doe said...

I saw your photos on flickr this morning but your blog wasn't updated yet. (Look who's talking?) Please direct us where oh where we can purchase the pattern, please. I need new patterns to use my charm packs.

jen duncan said...

Some clever cutting is my guess? Very clever! And super cute, too. Thanks for the recipe. I've been keeping nilla wafers around "for the kids" lately, but funny thing; even when they're not here the cookies get eaten. :-) I need to look for those reduced fat ones next time.

Carol said...

Cute quilts.

Carla said...

Love the whirly thingies but like the original too!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Such great quilts...I love that pattern. Thanks for the recipe too, sounds yummy!
~Karen~

Janet said...

Love the quilt! Looks like lots of others do too. I hoping you'll post info about the pattern.

Almost forgot my Monday post - so guess I'd better get busy!

Kim said...

WE both shared an HG recipe.. aren't they delish! I would love to know about that quilt pattern..it is very cute. I have so many charms... and one more way to display them would be good.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

YUMMY that dessert sounds good. Love your quilt. That looks like the square dance one that we did here with Nancy. Love it.

Carrie P. said...

From squares to pinwheels. How in the world does that happen?

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you had fun Cheryl -- love those whirly quilts!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Yum. And Love the 30s whirl!

Chookyblue...... said...

I love the whirly thingy's.......the others look good too.........

Susan said...

Cheryl, thanks for stopping by; been reading your blog for many months (I should comment).
I like shortcuts whenever I can get them.
The whirlygig is so cute.

Carole said...

Lovely quilt! I just love that pattern! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Wow what is this a beautifull quilt.
Can you help me and tell how you did that?
I was the first time I visited your blog!