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Friday, December 12, 2008

LIttle Quilts...

I've stitched up two little doll quilts in the last week...I absolutely love making them!
I love choosing just the 'right' fabrics, then hand-piecing & hand-quilting them...

...it is a soothing respite from counting (cross stitch)
and much more quiet than needlepunch (click-pop, click-pop!!)

This one I'll call...

it measures approx. 11" square...
...it reminds me of a Saturday morning spent doing laundry & housecleaning...
I've used vintage ticking, early blue calico, repro 1800's brown calico, muslin and another blue/brown repro for the border and backing...the design looks like a dash from a butter-churn to me, too...so it's a little quilt to remind me to keep humble...

... in every quilt I make, I will include a
"Humility Patch ~or~ Block"
...the Amish & Mennonite Women & Girls are known for their quilting abilities,
yet however perfect their stitching is,
they intentionally make a block that is imperfect...
to keep them humble...

Can you find the Humility patch or block in my little quilts here??

This little one below I'm calling
"Sunday Picnic"

it measures only 7 1/4 " square...
I've chosen mustards & reds for this one...reminding me of , what else?
... mustard & ketchup...
the backing & the border calico print reminds me of tiny ants marching!

I'm not sure if I'll list these on ebay, or keep them for myself...
let me know what you think of them?

Well, Gentle Folk, I'm headed to the farmhouse...the woodstove needs banking since the temps have dropped again this aft...I'll be frying buttermilk chicken (recipe to follow:) for supper tonight and making oatmeal raisin cookies for our snack later...

Blessed be,

~Notforgotten Farm's Buttermilk Chicken~

4 chicken thighs
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups crushed saltine crackers
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp rosemary
1 tblsp melted butter

Soak chicken in buttermilk for at least one hour,
(although, soaking longer makes it better...)

Mix cracker crumbs, garlic & rosemary
and coat wet chicken with crumb mixture...

Melt butter in frying pan
and arrange chicken fatty sides down...
turning to cook fully.

Serve with crusty bread and a cold green salad...


Sherry said...

The humility block on the second doll quilt is on the lower left row. Both are very cute. Wonderful work. I will be posting a few of more of mine soon. I really want to make a few tablerunners and small table topper quilts.

the purple plum said...

I love your little quilts.It makes me want to learn to quilt.

primitivebettys said...

They are darling, Lori! You really are making me want to try to make a little quilt of my own! :)

Lisa said...

The chicken sounds yummy - you should do a cookbook!!!

Cinlyn said...

The chicken sounds yummy...been wanting to try buttermilk chicken for awhile but I rarely fry chicken anymore.
Good job on the little quilts! There is something about quilting isn't there? I just don't get to do enough of it! Something else I've been wanting to work on myself but just aren't enough hours in the day!
Hey! I FINALLY ordered myself a cameo punchneedle!

Sherry said...

Lori, did you say you might design some quilt patterns? I think that would be a wonderful idea!

I just re-read your post. I hope you plan to keep these for yourself! If you do list them on ebay though, make sure you take pictures of them to put in a journal!

Nancy said...

I love your little quilts! They give a very comforting feeling. And, the fact that they have a humility square is very sweet.

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