Monday, May 28, 2012

Block party serving some TOAST....and JAM....

Breakfast is being served, beginning with some toast from Debby......


Debby Kratovil was Special Projects Editor with QUILT Magazine for 15 years, with over 600 articles published. In 2006 alone, she saw 54 of her quilts published, with another dozen sewn for major fabric companies. She has seen 25 of her quilts make the cover of quilting magazines, with 9 covers in 2006 alone. As she says, "I sew for the camera, making sure my quilts are very photogenic." She is a popular teacher both locally and nationally, as many happy students will attest. Debby authored "Bold, Black & Beautiful Quilts" (AQS, 2004), six quilting calendars for Accord/Andrews McMeel Publishing (2006 - 2012), a perpetual Quilter's Block-a-Day Calendar and companion CD by Martingale. Her latest book, Supersize "Em Quilts, is filled with 22 projects to appeal to any quilter's discriminating taste. Debby is a prolific quilter, designer, and illustrator. Her next book, "Perfect Paper Pieced Points" is due out in February 2013. Best of all, she enjoys every minute of it.
Currently she designs and sews quilts for 3 fabric companies and her quilts appear in a variety of magazines. She loves to travel and teach and working for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo takes her to a dozen cities a year.
Debby takes her wide range of quilting skills from a pile of fabric to a finished quilt, then to creating the patterns and professional illustrations print-ready. Debby likes to say, "I've never met a fabric I didn't like." One of her special talents is making a beautiful quilt using challenging fabric collections. She is on very good terms with her computer and computerized sewing machines, which enables her to take a project from start to finish quickly.
Debby lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband Phil and dog Belle. She has 3 grown daughters and an awesome grandson!

Editors note....from Mdm Samm

And what is toast without a spoonful of  JAM...?

I am adding this, as I get many requests for a great jam that is perfect 
for low calorie reducing plans and especially diabetics.

ST-Dalfour here is the link..
What is nice about this...is you can now get it everywhere
in the world...U.S. Canada, UK, Europe.

I was raised on this Jam( we called it la gelee) , in France, where it originated it was
the only Jam the sisters supplied us with as a treat with our home made biscuits...
I ordered it from France for years, now it is here...
My favourite is the gourmet pears and royal fig...

So while making yourself a nice toast block, treat yourself to this
JAM, you will be glad you did....

It is only sweetened with fruit juices. nothing artificial about this...

Thank you Debby for supplying us with yet another great block...

Toast anyone?


  1. Great block. I really like this type of block and how they look if the right fabrics are used. Thank you for the instructions.

    I have a Block A Day Calendar Companion CD and love it. It's great to have all the blocks on one CD like that which you can go through very quickly to see each one.

    Samm that jam looks really yummy. It looks similar to jam my Grandmother used to have all the time.

  2. My favorite thing to eat is a thick, buttered piece of bread from LaFarm with two eggs cracked on top. After being in the oven for 10 minutes, it is pure heaven. In short, I love toast.

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  4. Mmmm, I can see this incorporated into some sweet kitchen projects! Thanks for a wonderful block, Debby!

  5. Thanks Debbie! This looks easy enough for me!! I am a attendee of the Original Sewing & Quilting Expo here in Lakeland, Fla every year. Next year I will look for you!

    Thanks Madame for the tip on the Jam, I will be looking for it!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  6. Funny you should post this Samm - I just found a recipe yesterday for strawberry jam sweetened mostly with juice. :) blessings, marlene

  7. Que lindo ficou o trabalho, parabéns. Vc é muito talentosa e caprichosa. Já estou te seguindo pra ficar sempre atualizada.Venha tomar um café e ser uma seguidora do nosso cantinho. Será um prazer recebê-la.Bjs e boa semana pra vc.


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