Hanging from the thick strands of my wisteria vine, my baskets quilt found a home for a few minutes, while I took photos. Many of these blocks were made for me by my beemates in the Gridsters Bee, and while I was in recovery, I made some more. I finally got them all sewn up, after trying to figure out the arrangement, and got the borders on. I’ll send it off to Darby soon (I’m working on finishing another quilt top, and want to send her two), and then finish this up.
It seems like I’m in a Finishing Mode right now, and it feels good to get some of these quilts out of the cupboard and done.
This giant cookie is a first for me: first gluten-free recipe ever made, and first recipe that has tahini as an ingredient. Recipe from Joy the Baker. Review: I liked the tahini, but husband didn’t. Baked it in a 9-inch cake pan, it needed 10 more minutes baking than she said in her recipe, but 8 more minutes would have been better. I thought it was yummy.
The garden is slightly underwhelming right now, as we’ve been eating the winter vegetables of Rainbow Chard and lettuce, but the addition of March’s blocks to my Temperature Quilt livens things up! I decided to plant my tomato seed directly into the garden, and then put plastic cups over where I’d planted, so I could keep it moist. I’m happy to report that all four varieties have now sent up sprouts. The big-leafed plant in front is a zucchini, from the garden store.
From food baskets, to a giant cookie, to gardens, this post is now at an end. To bring it full circle, the genesis of the basket quilt was that I had been saving food fabrics for eons, and finally decided I wanted them to go into baskets. So I close this post with some food quotes:
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner. ~Byron
“Here, dearest Eve,” he exclaims, “here is food.” “Well,” answered she, with the germ of a housewife stirring within her, “we have been so busy to-day that a picked-up dinner must serve.” ~ Hawthorne
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. Proverbs 15:17
Enough is as good as a feast. ~John Heywood
To veer off theme just a little, I enjoyed this article in the New York Times about the traditional quilting of Hawaii.