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& the next one were hanging in the quilt shop where my mini-group "sew-n-tell" meets. (Seminole Sampler in Catonsville, MD) I have no idea why, but I love to see one pattern done differently (colorwise)...
Once upon a time ago (just after I learned about value & variety of prints) Made a green & purple - aka grape themed - trip around with world where the squares were cut at about 6 inches, the quilt is generous lap sized - it is square & not long enough for twin. My quilt was made 1 square at a time...
I then made a wall sized TATW using the 1 square at a time technique - more squares, but they are smaller.
& Then I took a class & learned a strip pieced technique & made a queen sized (still square) quilt.
So I think that TATW is out of my system, but I still like to look at them & occasionally think of a color combination/fabric selections to make another one... (Maybe after all of my UFO's are done.)
Background, not unlike you, I travel the same routes quite often. & at one spot, I have often seen a sign that sas "Quilts" & then a telephone number. This sign is on Maryland 97 in Howard County, near a county complex. I had never stopped nor had I jotted down the number...
Well yesterday after leaving my sew-n-tell meeting, I saw that there was actually a sale going on. So I stopped & asked if I could take pictures. After I got permission, here is one of the results.
This is a common BAQ block. I have also seen a quilt or 2 that used this block over & over - VERY Effectively. One of my sew-n-tell buddies is doing this as a charm quilt - She was in a group that traded red & green charms for a year.
On another subject entirely:
This is why I distrust High Fructose Corn Syrup & Changing the name to Corn Sugar will not change my mind.
Meanwhile - I will still eat Pecan Pie - even though it is loaded with cory syrup! (Seriously, I expect HFCS to be in sweet stuff, but it is in ketchup, salad dressing & other savory stuff. You wanna know why? For the same reaon that you start a baby on veggies not fruit. Humans LOVE sugar.)
With Jinny's shop right close (& in a beautiful - aka posh - neighborhood) you are almost guaranteed to have a Jinny quilt in my local shows & the state fair was no exception.
My Jinny UFO is "this" close to be a giveaway... Stay tuned. (If I can find it & it still look intact...)
Another thing you can expect to find in Maryland - a crab quilt! :o) (I have/had a pattern for a crab made out of thangles. I used it in a round robin of sorts.) I have that crab boil fabric in my I SPY stash... Oh & that newsprint. :o)
& yes, you may have seen it. It was in a quilting magazine & I purchased the kit... Called My Guy, designed by funquilts.
Can you use prepared & powdered mustard interchangeably? I have a recipe that calls for prepared mustard, I want to know if I can use powdered mustard instead. (The liquid is not necessary as it is added to tomato sauce/vinegar/etc.)
Orange juice - Are you a fan? I'm not. I don't dislike it, but I have to force myself to drink it. Force may be a bit strong...
I don't usually use recipes that use orange juice either - after a 1/4 cup that in my opinion doesn't add any flavor, you are left with a half gallon... So I decided to try a cake that called for it & for a change, I decided to follow the recipe faithfully. (I even purchased a tube pan!) After purchasing the orange juice & tube pan, I ran to the liquor store for some vodka - screwdriver might help with the OJ - Since when is Vodka a "grain" alcohol? I had two choices for potato vodka - luckily one was $30 less than the other...
So I made the cake & it was GREAT. I found out about it from Floribunda (http://floribunda.blogspot.com/) who found it on smitten kitchen (http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/09/moms-apple-cake/) & it was good (I'm still not sure if the OJ is necessary - I'll try it without next time.) I was less than satisfied with out my regular apple cake came out of the bundt pan - the tube pan made me try this recipe - less nooks & crannies for the batter to get stuck in.
Since I had the OJ, I added some to my tsimmes too & that dish was none the less for the addition. (Though I make it without all the time without complaint as well.)
Tsimmes (my way)
In a large casserole, add the following ingredients roughly in the order written
sweet potatoes - peeled & cubed (quantities are a variable with this recipe - I used 2 large)
baby carrots - half of the smaller bag (Or peeled & chopped - 4ish big ones)
prunes - a hand full - maybe a cup
cinnamon - I am a liberal user of the cinnamon - keep shaking until it looks good
honey - drizzled liberally
OJ - 1/4 cup - totally optional
water - @ 1/2 cup
Stir it around & spread it out more or less evenly.
cover tightly with foil Bake 350 for 1 hour - or until the veggies are tender. (I added it to the oven with my chicken...)
I guess with our proximity to Baltimore, one would expect to see several Baltimore Album Quilts & there were at least 3 at the state fair - unfortunately they were all folded & hung from the rafters. This one was judged to be the best.
O.K., I am not a huge fan of dogs. (In quilts, I would rather spend the time working on cats - specifically the applique project that has traveled to Australia, Israel, & the Caribbean.) & in real life I am o.k. with a visit, but I wouldn't want to live with one. (Except for when I think about the built in exercise = walks, but then I think about walks in the rain...)
With all of that said, if I had a swath of tartan plaid, I would be tempted to do something like this.
than this hoot owl looks!
Which is code for, "No, I did not stitch any on my bindings yesterday. Thanks for asking. Oh, wait a minute, noone is keeping me accountable..."
I did move the top priority quilt to my main "stitching on binding location" & I have my sewing box there as well - so one more excuse has been cleared out of the way...
Jacob & I are going out for dinner tonight - one more excuse eliminated...