Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tumalo Trails/Cowboy Up top is done

Happy New Year 2015 everyone !!!  VERY cold in western Nebraska - we are at zero today, with 10-12 inches of snow on the ground. 

I'm fiddling through an unfamiliar method to add photos - always confusion --I accidently DID IT! 

Above is my finished top, Tumalo Trails, aka Cowboy Up, because those plaid look so ... country and western-like.    This design is from Quiltville.com - many thanks, Bonnie!  Not shown is another medium value 2-inch finished blue border around the last edge.  Dimensions now are approx. 86 x 105.  It will take up about 4 to 6 inches each way after quilting.  Binding will be dark blue, same as that narrow dark blue flange in the photo.  That wiggly looking fabric is really a tiny blue and white stripe.   
Here is a corrected corner - I was so engrossed in the border I did 3 of the corners wrong.  LOL

Another subject - a mystery -- below is my favorite cake pan that I love because it has the metal top that snaps into place. and the aluminum is heavier than other cake pans.  I don't do much cooking any more.   However, look at those holes!!!  Where did they come from????  I had just finished baking ribs and poured off the grease, then baked with BQ sauce.  I don't see any puddle of grease in the oven, I didn't smell any grease smoking or burning as I slow-cooked the ribs.  When I went to wash it - OMGOsh and there are even MORE, not seen in the photo!  I tried to stab a hole in the pan with a knife to see if the pan was actually worn thru, nope - I couldn't make a dent, much less a hole.  Dishwater just dribbled thru those holes.  This metal is not thin and wimpy.  Note the holes are not where one would cut bar cookies or a cake.  A mystery!  DRAT! 

13 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! Your quilt is beautiful and the holes in your cake pan is a mystery

Carol said...

I have a 13x9 metal pan as well that has a coupe of tiny holes like that in the bottom--and the pan is quite old. I can still use it for things that are not liquid-like when I bake granola. I have no idea either where they came from and no gouging, etc, so I assume they are weak spots that maybe something acidic cooked in it finally wore through. Another use is in the sewing room. I've seen on blogs photos of large cookie sheets (with a lip) or pan used to hold stacks of cut pieces to keep altogether while working on that particular project and transporting back and forth to ironing board.
I have a time throwing a pan away!

Michelle said...

Love your Tumalo Trails...it turned out awesome! If the BBQ sauce was tomato based, it might have eaten through the pan...it's very acidic and if the pan has weak spots from wear??

Linda said...

Elaine you make the most beautiful quilts!! You do keep me inspired. And I do not have a clue about your pan. Interesting!! lol

Janet O. said...

This is such a handsome quilt! Love that plaid!
Very curious about your pan. : (

Anonymous said...

Hi Elaine. Acid foods can eat holes in aluminum. In very thick pans it causes pitting which can make keeping the pan clean an issue. Hope the ribs were tasty!

Donna said...

Wow, love the Tumalo Trails quilt! Your pan is definitely a mystery1

Lynn Dykstra said...

lovely, lovely quilt

Mary said...

I've had the same thing happen with two different roasting pans. They're the ones that are blue and look spattered with white. Tiny holes appeared in them, too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Elaine--We had the exact same thing happen with a (very nice) aluminum pan, one of those you buy in the high school fundraisers with your name engraved on it. All of a sudden the holes "appeared" and turkey juice from our good holiday dinner oozed all over the fridge. I believe aluminum pots and pans will "pit", and these thin ones just "pit" right through! I am recycling mine into a tray in my sewing room for organizing quilt units, etc. Works great.

--Gina in Missouri

Jen said...

Your quilts are great! Love the plaid.

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful finish! I love your
Cowboy Up quilt!

Vivian said...

Oooh, ahhh, another beauty! I haven't gone through Bonnie's projects page lately, seems like I need to get on over there because that design's a winner (love the scrappy nine patches)!

Re: the pans -- they just don't make 'em like they used to.