Insanity Revisited

Dear Jane - "Insanity Revisited", Dutch Oven Cooking, quilts

Well I got done with the first row of triangle borders! now on to the squares and of course the triangles & scallops will be done little by little now all the way up both sides.  Here is the corner that needed to be completed – did some echo quilting here and you can see that the plain triangle and scallops are done also.

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And here it is on the left side.  I will mostly likely just be reaching that pieced triangle and do one row of blocks at a time – easier for reaching that way.

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Right now it is 6 rows across and 5 down – I have pieces to do one more row making it 6 x 6 rows or about 48 inch square – none of these finished blocks are sewed together – just up on the wall so I can rearrange color as I want.  After I get done with the 6 blocks on my table I will search high and low through the stash to see if I have any more of the darker colors to put up there – I might but really not sure – it might be in order to make this a twin size I will need to incorporate more shades of the colors – still keeping the dark pieces dark but possibly adding in some browns (these are burgundy/reddish/purple) and the lighter shades are blues/greens/lighter purples by rearranging the blocks it might work – I will let you all know what happens with it I’m sure.

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I tried a new recipe for the Dutch oven for when we go camping but I’m not sure if it is a keeper – you wrap corn on the cob with bacon, cook for about 20-30 minutes with about 8 coals on the bottom and about 16 on  the top.  Rotate cover and oven in opposite directions every 10 minutes to prevent uneven  cooking.  I saw this some place – pinterest perhaps? It was ok, but Mike didn’t say “please make this again” so that means he wasn’t really crazy about it.

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When done – I had to turn the corn once to prevent it getting too dark on the bottom and the bacon fell off so I just kind of draped it over.  Do you have any great Dutch Oven recipes to share with me?  I have been looking on Pinterest and found some and a couple blogs on it too but would like to find a few more good ones.

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And yes! we finally had a really good outside day and I cooked outside – 78 for a high, dryer air than it had been I had the windows open until 5 PM when the house just started to get too hot and needed to be cooled off before we went to bed.  I was actually in jeans all day although I was barefoot – cool feet keeps me from getting hot!  The yard still needs a day or two to dry out before grass can be cut – keep your fingers crossed – 60% chance of afternoon storms 🙁

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  • Kathy ... aka Nana Jun 12, 2014

    So glad you got a bit of a respite from all that rain. Hopefully the rain won’t materialize this evening, but if so, hoping that the next several days will be dry ones. I’m loving seeing your progress on your IR.
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  • Thimbleanna Jun 12, 2014

    Your blocks are looking great up there on your design wall! The little light blue blocks really sparkle among the darker blocks — very pretty. That corn recipe looks interesting. Fattening and interesting LOL!

  • Archiethewonderdog Jun 12, 2014

    You’re doing really well with the quilting on ‘Insanity Revisited’!!
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  • Debbie Jun 12, 2014

    I am getting caught up on all my favorite blogs…glad I did! I love the two finishes you recently got done, Patchwork of the Crosses and Sunny Days…and those log planters are so fun! I will always think of our Grand Canyon trip when I see dutch oven recipes…we did lots of desserts and pizza in our dutch oven.
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  • Nedra Jun 12, 2014

    Your quilting on Insanity Revisited really is wonderful! You have such a talent.
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  • audrey Jun 12, 2014

    Always so interesting to see your progress on the latest stitching project. Loving how much it’s adding to the texture of your quilt.:)

  • Vivian Jun 12, 2014

    Wow, you are moving right along. Did you ever get rain? I was in Fort Smith most of the day. I don’t think we got any but I don’t know for sure.
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  • Astrid Jun 12, 2014

    Great quilting as always. Love the blocks. The corn dish looks yummy…Well, I can have the bacon but not the corn – lol – never liked corn! 🙂
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