Thursday, September 1, 2011

Harvest Time...YUM!

I returned to Colorado and immediately dove into my 1880 sampler blocks.
Nothing like the US Open Tennis Tournament and a little time with Bernie! 
 Just two more blocks and I will have all the patterns written through October.  One more row is actually ready to set, but I will finish Autumn Houses first.  I also have a pattern for a trio of mini quilts that I am itching to get started on. 

My flower garden is in its full splendor and my vegetable garden is quite prolific!
The zucchini is just about to turn in to a delicious chocolate bread, the carrots and green beans will be savored with dinner tonight, those little yellow heirloom tomatoes are in my belly, and the larger red ones will be on my sandwich for lunch.  Last night I used up my Japanese eggplant to make croquettes.  I am a big fan of eggplant and even my husband enjoyed these.  The recipe can be found here.  The only thing I changed was to add some fresh basil from the plant dear Kathy gifted me and I used Parmesan flavored Panko bread crumbs. 

I received a comment from a non-reply blogger (mkrlar) requesting a tutorial on how I prep for applique, especially making those sharp turns on the windows of Autumn Houses.  I would love to share my tips, but I would need to do so using video. 
 I wonder...can that be done and shared? 
 Anyone know how? 


  1. Beautiful blocks Cheryl!
    What a lovely harvest of veggies too!

  2. Look at all of the beautiful produce - yummmmmm!
    Your blocks a gorgeous :)

  3. Gorgeous blocks!!
    Also thankyou for the link to the receipe for the eggplant, one of my favourite veges!!!! So nice to be able to eat from your own garden!!!!

  4. Beautiful blocks! Those veggies look yummy and so does that recipe. A video tutorial sounds wonderful, but I know idea how to do it.

  5. Just look at those blocks & yummy vegetables !

  6. I am really enjoying making your blocks Cheryl. Your instructions are really great to follow - you have done an excellent job! Thankyou!

  7. Good to see some more 1880 sampler blocks again.
    Those veggies look so fresh and tasty. We have an abundance of parsley at the moment and it is chopped on everything. Spring seems to have set in and everything is budding and blooming.

  8. You always inspire me. Love the 1880 blocks, but how about the recipe for the Chocolate Zucchini Bread. Sounds delicious.

    Linda in IN


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