Sunday, November 29, 2020

French's Onions to the Rescue!

Last week was one of those where I spent more time in the car than I did in the sewing room. We had closed out the previous week with another gorgeous sunset on Saturday.

It was actually more like the pink reflected in the water.

I accompanied Alex back to Nashville for the CT scan on Tuesday and took advantage of the mileage to pick up the second Christmas quilt at the LAQ.  I managed to get the binding on and turned in record time.

Yes, same rainbow stripe on two quilts; they both will go into the washer and dryer later today.  Woohoo, two gifts off my list!

I tried to get a bit of time in the studio each day and my eclectic design wall shows some of the results.

I finished two more monster blocks.  That colorful hexie piece bottom right is one I started on one of our earliest quilt cruises, circa 2011.  It's my first attempt at English Paper Piecing (on a very large scale).  I think the teacher was Chris Porter.  I pulled it out this week because I want to finish several small hand projects next year.  The HSTs came from a box labeled "Quilt With No Name" -- one of those things I began to use up some bright fabrics quite a few years ago.  Time to do something with them.

The first row has been trimmed to 4-1/2" and assembled.  With a colorful border it will make a nice baby quilt and the remaining background fabric can go on the shelf.  Like I said, it was a slow week.

In the Kitchen - We had a quiet Thanksgiving, just the two of us with a small boneless turkey breast.  On Friday I made a "refrigerator stew" to use up dribs and drabs of leftovers from earlier in the week.

Pork, marsala noodles, tiny youkons, carrots, zucchini, creamed peas ... you get the picture.

Anything becomes an elegant meal with French's onions on top and Grands biscuits on the side!


  1. I love a striped binding and an eclectic design wall - they're just fun! Your refrigerator leftovers meal sounds yummy, too. I think it was a good week at your house, Libby!

  2. I look forward to seeing your finished gifts. Love the striped border. Playing with HST's is so much fun!

  3. Rainbow LOVE!!! That binding is awesome and so is the baby quilt you've got going on the design wall, Libby.

  4. Isn't it great to come across units all prepped for a project? The rainbow binding fabric is perfect -- and it would work well for your HSTs. And you're still playing with scraps when it comes to cleaning the fridge!

  5. Scrappy sewing, scrappy cooking, and a fabulous stripy binding! Throw in a bright (scrappy?) sunset and you've got a near perfect week!


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