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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 🙁