Applique, Quilting and Soup!

Baking/cooking, Postage Stamp Quilt, scrap quilts, Williamsburg Beauty

Yesterday off and on all day I worked on appliqueing the diamonds on Williamsburg Beauty – much progress was made – one side remains to do!  My diamonds are not all perfectly lined up perfectly making some a little bit off – I think I might applique a circle over each point-in between them actually over lapping the points – that way it won’t be noticeable and make me happier with it.


More progress on Scrappy Stars as well – I got 6 more 16 patch blocks made (one was left over from the day before) and cut more star points and squares – 7 more ready to finish in the next day or two – I do a lot of chain piecing so it actually goes quite fast once you got the rhythm going.


I was putting a few scrap pieces that were cut into the 2.5 inch box and as you can see it is getting pretty full too.  I will soon have to work on making a scrap quilt out of these squares.


Saturday’s quilting session on The Postage Stamp got me almost to the middle and that is where I picked up on it last night.  Linking to MCM#49 and Em’s Scrapbag.


I laid down on the floor and got a photo from the back side – I don’t usually do that but I was curious as to what the design looked like and I was satisfied.


Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for Sunday’s supper – Mike has the beginnings of a cold and it was a cold chilly day – just right to hit the spot.


Recipe (my version)

6 cups of Chicken Stock – I use the kind in the cartons
1 to 2 chicken breast sliced into small chunks
1 onion chopped
1 cup carrots sliced
1 cup celery chopped
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon hot Chinese mustard
salt and pepper to taste – two bullion cubes if you think it needs more flavor
2 cups egg noodles

Brown the chicken and onions for about 5 minutes in  1/4 cup olive oil or less, then add everything else and let simmer for about 30 minutes – if the vegetables are about done then add the noodles – cook for about 10 minutes until the noodles are to your liking.   About 4-6 servings.  If you do not like hot Chinese Mustard leave it out we think it adds a nice kick to it.

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14 comments… add one
  • Joy Nov 28, 2016

    Love your work.Like your star blocks. I would like to make some What size are the squares and triangles? I will try your soup recipe. Have a great day.

    • Karen Nov 28, 2016

      Your star blocks can be whatever size you want them to be. I am going by a photo I saw of a quilt I liked on line. My 16 patches are made up of 2 inch squares (1.5 finished) the corner blocks are 3.5 (3 inch finished) and the triangles are the same 3 inch finished

  • Marianne Nov 28, 2016

    As I made turkey tetrazzini last night, I wondered how many Americans were eating some sort of turkey casserole or soup, too. These gray days make all kinds of homemade soup perfect – yours looks yummy.

    Love the way your quilting looks – can’t believe you managed to get underneath for a photo. I have several that need pictures taken – maybe today the sun will shine!

    • Karen Nov 28, 2016

      Easy to get a photo of the underneath of the quilt – I lay down on the floor off and on to straighten out my back! LOL – it always needs it 🙂 The soup is good looking forward to leftovers at lunch

  • Deb Nov 28, 2016

    I smiled at the soup….I made a pot of turkey broth here ; got the kids started on one down at their house …they were ready to throw the carcass into the garbage! I was like STOP! I grabbed a pot and got that baby going and explained what to do the next day,
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    • Karen Nov 28, 2016

      I didn’t make a big turkey this year so didn’t have the carcass I usually use it too. I did make cornish hens but everyone was helping to clear off the table and didn’t realize they were getting tossed in the trash until too late.

  • Doreen Nov 28, 2016

    Well, I don’t see the diamond point mis-alignment as too much of a “tragedy” but your circle applique idea is a good one and may add a neat ‘punch’ to that border!!!! Saved that recipe………..gloomy, definite RAIN BUT WARM!!!!!! It’s all good…… to stitch…
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    • Karen Nov 28, 2016

      you must be heading to Texas soon

  • Mary Nov 28, 2016

    I’m going to have to try your recipe…sounds yummy.

    • Karen Nov 28, 2016

      it was and left over for lunch was great

  • Emily Nov 29, 2016

    We had chicken soup last night because DD is fighting a bad cold.
    The scrappy stars are going to be wonderful!
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    • Karen Nov 29, 2016

      I made a vegetable soup today with beef broth but I don’t like it near as well as the chicken – I don’t think I will be keeping this recipe

  • Kate Nov 30, 2016

    Williamsburg Beauty is really a beauty. I don’t think the diamonds being off a little is that noticeable, but if it bugs you then the circles are a good thought. Looking forward to seeing that Postage Stamp quilt all finished. It’s been one of my favorites to see come together.
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    • Karen Nov 30, 2016

      well it will be a couple months still for the Postage Stamp – it is going a lot easier than I thought it would.

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