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My little penguin in his day care parade. He wore it again tonight - nary a smile... oh well. He did look cute even if I do say so myself.
That is the magic number for the "pattern" which would give you a 21 x 21 layout. But with a little help from my friends, I have 504 charms - enough for a 21 x 24 layout. Which based on my piecing method is a 7 x 8 9-patch layout. The charms are 5 inches square (@ 94 x 108), so I will get a queen sized quilt.
With only a few execptions they are all different. I'm not saying that I don't have more than one cat, but where I have a cat print that depicts a cat swimming, sunbathing & diving - I only chose diving to be depicted on this quilt.
& I officially have everything in there including a wash tub!
(I might need to cut some more for my scrappy back... Or maybe sew them 10 x 12 instead of 11 x 11 for a 100 x 120 back instead of a 110 x 110 back.)
Yes, you do see a baby snack food container in the background as well as my June Taylor cutting/pressing mat on my cutting, ahem dining table.
squares that I cut came directly from this pile. Mostly from the bottom. I cut the ones that were half yards or fat quarters & that did not need fussy cutting. I did not want to wrangle a large piece of fabric & I did not want to fussy cut while catching up, checking out what everyone else was up to, & eating... I think the next cuts will be from the "Pillow Panel" type prints. (aka easy fussy cutting.)
I am hunkering down at work today... Today my supervisor is off - so what was the point of staying home? :o)
BTW It's Blogtober 21st! & I have barely had to dip into my "blog fodder" list.
I hope that your Columbus day Weekend is healthy & happy.
Yesterday I fell with the baby - he is fine, I got 10 stitches under my right knee. OWIE!
The fall photos are still in my camera...
So I guess this is Blogtober 12th... No cutting on my pile of 71, I still hope to get those cut by the end of the month...
(Another favorite quilt) Kristie (Quiltingcowgirl.blogspot.com) asked, "What is on your bed?" A cat charm quilt is on my bed. It is backed in flannel and toasty warm.
Well we are off to Cumberland, Maryland to see some fall foliage. Enjoy your Saturday.
To begin, this is my type of recipe. 1 pot, simple preparation.
Caveat, I liked the soup, my husband did not. I think the ginger "makes" it, he definately did not care for the ginger.
Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 pound butternut squash, peeled and diced
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 medium-size Yukon gold or russet potato, peeled and diced
6 cups chicken stock
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. Heat the oil in a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger and stir together until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the squash, sweet potatoes, regular potato, and stock, and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste, reduce the heat, cover and simmer 1 hour, or until all of the ingredients are thoroughly tender.
2. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup. Adjust salt and add pepper to taste.
This is what a stack of 71 novelty prints looks like. I need to either cut a 10.5 inch square or a 5 inch square (or both) from each of these. I hope to accomplish this task this month. :o)
So far I have just moved the stack around.
With that said, yesterday I did some obligation sewing - aka something quilty!
Now I have a stack of things to mail out!
As you can see he has baby toys - in reach no less, but he has found an abandoned cat toy to hold instead. :o)
Loving that it is long sleeves season! Happy Blogtoberfest day 3.
Hey two posts in a row & I got a "thingy" to work. (Does this count as a first post?) Ihope to do something "quilty" everyday in October & post it here - even on the weekends & holidays.
Wish me luck.
I will of course be posting random drivel as well. Like the soup that I plan on cooking on Saturday - I am so excited!
Which reminds me:
Do you cook the same things over & over?
When does a recipe that you tried become one that you cook more than once?
Are you a plain or fancy cook?
Do you collect recipes?
How often do you try out a recipe that you clipped?
No this is not going to become a cooking blog, but cooking has been on my mind & I am no longer substituting cooking with watching cookery shows, but I may have substituted collecting recipes.
With that said, I tried a beef barley soup recipe last night that was good - especially the way it played nicely with my leftover beef brisket! (The recipe was very close to the one on the Quaker quick cooking barley box. But I also saw it on a blog. Mine was somewhere in the middle.)