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March 7, 2021

More Bits and Pieces

I finished the expanded “My Bokeh” quilt top today and purchased a backing for it this past week.

You may recall that I thought I’d finished it. Only, it kept calling to me, and I had more fabric. So I turned what I had on its side and added more rows. Now it is a lap-quilt size: 60 by 72. And I like it a lot.

Now it has joined the other ongoing projects on the bed next door to my quilt room. There are two finished quilt tops that need to go on the longarm, all the ironed fabric for the blue/grey log cabin for my niece, backing and binding fabric for the log cabin, a pile of fabric sent by Sewtopia for this month’s Color Collective project, a BIG block I cut out to see how it would look that needs to be sewn together, and the “funky” wedding quilt project I’d like to try out—the one Debbie on A Quilter’s Table blog tried and posted, from a book by Gwen Marston and Freddie Moran (COLLABORATE AGAIN) about “funky” quilt blocks and projects (see a previous post for pics).

I cleaned off the design wall and put up the log cabin blocks I’ve already made. My niece and her husband chose a barn raising format. So now I’m really excited to cut more fabric and to make more blocks. I’m thinking 8 rows at the very most—that would be 96 inches square. But it is already looking really pretty!

The best thing about roasting a big chicken may be what comes after that first meal, as in the gorgeous lunch salad the next day:

Or the broth-dense soup for dinner last night:

Unfortunately, I’ve reacted slightly to this soup, so now it’s a benedryl nap day. I don’t know if it is that the stock cooked too long in the Instant Pot, or if it is the teaspoon of tumeric I added, or both. I’m resisting throwing out the other half of the soup. The 5.5 pound chicken produced 2 dinner meals, a big lunch salad, 3 soup meals, and 4 cups of stock frozen in 1-cup portions. AND, some really healthy and delicious meals.

My boy was so pretty yesterday that I took a picture of him.

That’s “the look” that says it is well past time for us to do something TOGETHER.

And so we did.

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  1. Louisa that Log Cabin quilt is going to be spectacular!!! Such pretty colors. Your niece is a lucky lady.

    On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 2:04 PM Louisa Enright’s Blog wrote:

    > louisaenright posted: ” March 7, 2021 More Bits and Pieces I finished the > expanded “My Bokeh” quilt top today and purchased a backing for it this > past week. You may recall that I thought I’d finished it. Only, it kept > calling to me, and I had more fabric. So I turn” >

    emaislen

    March 7, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    • Have to agree with Beth; that will be a spectacular Log Cabin quilt.

      Sharon A Flanagan

      March 7, 2021 at 4:41 pm

  2. I really enjoy looking at your Bokeh 😊 isn’t it interesting how simplicity yet colour placement can be so memorizing! How big are those squares?
    Your log cabin is another wow, I love the colours but also all of the variety’s of prints.
    I also really enjoy a whole chicken and the wonderful meals afterwards…I hope that you are feeling better! I find it interesting as I made a too strong bone broth once this winter thinking more time was better however it did not agree with either of us.

    wendysquilting

    March 8, 2021 at 7:07 am


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