Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 7 - Minick & Simpson

I love Fall and I love pumpkins. This is one of the new "Together" quilts, "Pumpkins & Geese". The pattern is available now. You can get it at your favorite quilt shop or if you can't find it click on the title and get it from us. (The kit will be available soon - if you belong to the Quilt of the Quarter club, you'll get it with a 15% discount.) The quilt is 87" x 97". Flying Geese and Pumpkins - 2 of my favorite Fall things.

Anyway, besides showing a quilt each day that makes me happy - this really does tie into the Moda County Fair blog post for Day 7 - Minick & Simpson.
Polly (Minick) and Laurie (Simpson) are just the nicest people in the world as well as awesome designers. Be sure to hop on over to their blog to get their free pattern and a chance on some really great fabric.

This is Victory Girls - one of their latest quilts and a KC Star book you just have to have.

And you have to read Polly's favorite County Fair memory. It's about cupcakes and brought a huge smile to my face. Way to go Polly - you're my kind of cook.

Which brings me back to pumpkins. I know, my mind kind of jumps around, doesn't it? :)
Pumpkins and cupcakes. Polly & Laurie weren't able to come to Market so didn't have a recipe card. Here's the recipe for my favorite cupcakes - Pumpkin, of course. I think I'll make some for the munchkins this weekend. Thanks, Polly.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cupcakes

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

2 eggs beaten

1 cup canned pumpkin

½ cup cooking oil

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate pieces

Line 15 muffin cups with paper bake cups or grease muffin tins.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder & soda, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Set aside.

In another bowl combine eggs, pumpkin and oil. Add mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chip pieces. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.

Bake in 350 oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from cups. Cool completely.

Ice with canned chocolate frosting.


  1. Wonderful fall pattern. I am working on finishing my christmas hexagon topper, then I need to see what fall items I have and what I need to make to get my house decorated for fall.


  2. Like your new pattern and I especially like this recipe. May have to give it try tomorrow - YUM!

  3. I love that Pumpkin & Geese quilt, so pretty.