Sunday, August 17, 2014

Muffins, Wendy Briggs, Kathy Schmitz & kiwiana

Raspberry, banana and white chocolate muffins! Does this sound yummy? Fancy making some for yourself...................because licking the screen doesn't work!

Quiltmekiwi's Raspberry Banana White Chocolate Muffins.

2 1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup white chocolate chips, or buttons chopped
1 cup milk
1/4 cup yoghurt ~ I used vanilla
125g butter ~ melted
2 eggs
1 cup frozen raspberries
2 banana's ~ mashed

Preheat oven to 180 C. Line muffin tray with paper cases.
Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in sugar, white chocolate bits and raspberries.
In large pyrex jug whisk together milk, eggs, butter and yoghurt. Mix the wet ingredients carefully through the dry ingredients, spoon into lined muffin pan and cook for about 15 - 20 minutes.
Make a coffee or tea and eat your yummy muffins!

Does anyone remember the designer Wendy Briggs? An Australian designer, who doesn't seem to be designing any longer, which is such a shame as I love her naive/rustic stitcheries. I do have patterns for some of her stitcheries that were put together as a Block of the Month by Cottage Flair many years ago.

My first block completed! I have a delicious fat quarter bundle by Kathy Schmitz called : "Piecemakers", one can't keep the fabric in a pretty bundle forever! So the cutting began.

Using Cottage Garden thread "Lyrebird Walk" and Aurifil in brown and tan. I am calling this Wendy Briggs Piecemakers. Real genius of me I know!

I finished quilting up a Kiwiana cot panel as a shop sample for The Country Yard in between a custom quilting job.

A loose meander/stipple over poly batting, then a leaf vine for the border, I made and attached the stripy binding ready to be hand stitched in place.

The backing was fun, frogs playing musical instruments!

Wishing you a happy Sunday!


  1. Hi Leeanne thankyou for sharing your recipe and boy you do such beautiful work,well done.xx

  2. You are right licking the screen doesn't work!!! Beautiful muffins. Love all your projects.

  3. Woohoo, the muffins look great! Ithink I need to undo my bundle of that fabric! It sews up so great - lovely block one :-)

  4. Oh yum looking muffins, thanks for sharing - and loving the stitchery and fabric, cant wait to see more!! xxxxxx

  5. Well I tried licking the screen but it didnt work !!! Yummy muffins, wish I was at your house.
    I love those Wendy Brigg stitcheries & have those patterns somewhere, shall have to dig them out. Gorgeous quilt there too Leeanne,

  6. Those muffins look way too good! I love muffins and these look like winners!
    That stitchery is so very sweet. Wonder why she quit designing--I'm sure her style was well loved!

  7. You could send some of those muffins down with my cuppa!! Might have to give your recipe a crack!

  8. Yummy looking muffins, I have quite a few of Wendy Brigg's designs and have often wondered what became of her :) Barb.

  9. Yummy muffins, maybe someone will make them one Thursday for the Country Yard Sewing day ?????!!!!!!

  10. I love the kiwiana panel. Might need one for a little boy I know.

  11. Those muffins look delicious. I was a big fan of Wendy Briggs too - just loved her style.

  12. oooo noms - makes me feel like baking! Love those quilted leaves especially in all the great quilting!

  13. Oh yummy muffins, I don't bake much these days but these are a must to try.
    I do remember Wendy, loved her stitcheries.

  14. oh I do want to lick the screen. aweseome muffins

  15. yummy muffins.
    your embroidered block is so sweet.

  16. These muffins are going in my recipe book - grandchildren will devour these pretty quickly!