Love Entwined and Cooking

Baking/cooking, Love Entwined – Esther’s BOM

Love Entwined is growing and beginning to look a lot different than it did just last week.  At this point I still do not know if I will put all of the applique in the quilt as it shows on the original photo.  Too much?  possibly for me.  But how historically accurate do I want to make this replica?  I do know that I will be changing a little here and there and adding embroidery for highlights and depth — LOL and to cover up mistakes that can’t be fixed Surprised smile.  At the top of the photo I still need to add the 4 brown shape hearts – I hadn’t gotten that far but wanted to show progress.  I have three of the turquoise hearts at the bottom appliqued in place and the reverse applique small gold centers by the plaid on the right and left is done but those pieces and the plaid are not appliqued – a lot of work to go still.  I can already tell that my “hearts” will not be meeting sharply pointed in the center as they are supposed to do so I will either add French Knots or a small circle of one of the colors in the the center where they meet. edited:  (so I guess technically this is not a replica in the least as we don’t know the color of the original quilt and I am already changing things!!)

What’s left to add in this center medallion – a vase in each corner with a spray of flowers and leaves I do believe – I haven’t gotten the photo back out to look – I will decide as I go – it is possibly that I will leave some of the leaves out of the vase – we will see what kind of space I have available.  I will continue to work on the heart shape in the bottom of the photo and maybe have a final result of it for tomorrows post.


I saw this recipe on my husband’s uncles facebook page and thought it sounded good so I’m sharing it here – I haven’t a clue where it came from or if it taste good – it looked good to me though!

Fresh Cucumber Salad..

stays in the refrigerator up to 2 months!
7-cups unpeeled pickling cucumbers sliced thin (about 7 large dills)
1-cup sliced onions
1-cup sliced bell peppers
1-tbsp salt
1-cup white vinegar
2-cups sugar
1-tsp celery seed
1-tsp mustard seed
Mix cucumbers, onions, peppers and salt; set a side
Put vinegar, sugar, celery seed and mustard seed in a pot and bring to a boil
Remove from heat and let cool for one hour
Pour mixture over cucumbers
Put in jars and store in refrigerator
Will keep up to 2 months
Makes 2 quart jars

The recipe itself sounds a lot like the green tomato relish that I made last week (which by the way tasted like sweet pickle relish)  having some of the same ingredients – but slices instead of chopped up – so I think this will have a sweet taste to it.  I might give it a try – if you do let me know if you liked it.

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9 comments… add one
  • Cathi Aug 27, 2013

    You are making such quick progress on this! It is going to be stunning!
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  • Vicki W Aug 27, 2013

    LE is looking awesome!
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  • Sarah in UpstateNY Aug 27, 2013

    Love Entwined is starting to really take shape and its looking good. I haven’t started mine… may not for a while, but I’m saving the pattern as I liked the overall look of the quilt. I may also “modify” it a bit to take out some of the applique as there is a lot of it in that center medallion. It almost seems like your eyes need a few more places to rest between all the applique that’s on the quilt.
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  • melanie goad Aug 27, 2013

    Wow, it’s looking so good. Progress already since I saw it in person.

  • Jenny in NZ Aug 27, 2013

    Karen your LE looks fabulous, great work.
    I will definitely be trying that cucumber salad, looks wonderful.
    Cheer’s Jenny

  • Astrid Aug 27, 2013

    Haven’t had much time to read blogs lately. As I can see you are making fast progress on this quilt. Love the colors you have chosen. Very beautiful! The cucumber salad looks yummy.
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  • Glenda Australia Aug 28, 2013

    Hi Karen you are so quick with your lovely LE. It’s great to see it here and be able to have a close up look at it. Many thanks for the recipe and I will be making it up for sure as we eat lots of salads from now till March next year while it is so hot. Cheers glenda
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  • Jane in Wales Aug 28, 2013

    Your LE looks wonderful! I think you will enjoy it more when it is totally your own and unique than if it would be a replica (speak from past experience…).
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  • Marianne Aug 28, 2013

    You are keeping right up with LE, and it looks beautiful. I love the soft colors you’re using… even if it’s not an exact replica. When it’s in *your* colors, then it’s even more special.

    We are over-run with Swiss chard at the moment. I am going to make a “strudel” using a can of crescent rolls, sauteed chard, and cheese. Wish me luck!

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