I am pretty excited to say I have made 81 cross and crown blocks over the course of the year. They are ready to be packed up and sent to the UFO closet ( I mean spa vacation). I have a wonderful collection of civil war reproduction fabrics, and, I rarely use them. I am going to add the scraps into the regular scrap population, so, they might show up occasionally. I have no idea how I am going to assemble them to make a quilt. I was interested in working on precision piecing with these blocks. I think I can say that I improved a bit.
I took advantage of the sale on cabbage for the new year and made a very yummy batch of sauerkraut. It is much easier than it looks. We were happy with the fermentation at about 4 days. The big jar was a goodwill purchase a few months ago. It was big enough for two heads of cabbage. I used peppercorns to add a bit of spice. I will definitely omit them next time. Biting into one is unpleasant, and, they are hard to pick out completely. haha
I haven't had homemade sauerkraut since I was a kid. My grandmother made it. Yum! Your quilt blocks are so pretty in those Civil War fabrics.ReplyDelete
The cross and crown blocks are coming along. nicely. Good idea to "integrate" the scraps--I, too, tend to keep genres separate and thus create too many scrap piles and baggies.ReplyDelete
What size are the blocks, 10"? They look beautiful, I hope their spa vacation isn't too long!ReplyDelete
Those cross and crown blocks are very pretty! I've never had homemade sauerkraut but I bet yours is delicious. I am chuckling remembering that our daughter asked us to please not cook any sauerkraut when she visits - she hates the smell. I always tell her not to let the smell of something keep her from trying it, but I've given up on her ever trying sauerkraut. And she's not a kid - she's 47! :DReplyDelete
Such pretty blocks! Not sure how you resist sewing them into a top immediately. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete