Friday, September 6, 2013

October 2013 Block of the Month

The October block of the month is quilter's choice with a Halloween theme. Anything goes! You could use Halloween novelty prints, combine solids in Halloween colors, applique a jack-o-lantern or bat, paper piece candy corn, create a spider web block, etc. Here are some images to get you thinking.

The block should measure 12.5" x 12.5". Make one block or many blocks. Bring your block(s) to the October 2nd meeting for a chance to win them all.

Some of the fun blocks from last October.

Candy Apples(from Martha Stewart)

Unsalted butter, for parchment paper
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
6 medium apples

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; butter parchment, and set aside. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, 3/4 cup water, corn syrup, and food coloring, if using. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-high. Insert candy thermometer and continue to boil until temperature reaches between 300 degrees and 310 degrees (hard crack stage), about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, insert a wooden stick into the top of each apple, pushing about halfway through; set aside. When mixture reaches temperature, immediately remove from heat. Working quickly, dip apples in sugar mixture until completely coated. Transfer to prepared baking sheet; allow to cool.

1 comment:

  1. Love it when you give us a recipe to go with the BOM. (Now if you'd just give us a sample too)!