Monday, November 13, 2006

The border's on



Well after going to quilting group this morning, where I sat and hand stitched a little bit of a Christmas project I'll maybe show you in a day or two once I've done a bit more on it, and popping into the bank whilst in town with some school paying-in (in my own time I might add!) I came home to stitch and cook.

Cooking will be for tea tonight - Chicken and White Bean Casserole.

This comprises of browned chopped chicken breast cooked in a 'gravy/sauce' of chicken stock, chicken gravy thickening combined with three tins of various soups lurking in the back of the cupboard - ie pea, lentil and mixed vegetable. Then to all this I added tinned cannellini and flageolet beans, chick peas and green lentils. The final top secret ingredient is white turnip and butternut squash boiled up in chicken stock and mashed to obscurity prior to adding it to the casserole complete with cooking water in the vain hope that my almost totally veggie-phobic son won't twig that it's in there. At least this way he'll get some of the vitamins from them because the ONLY veg I can get past his lips is garden peas - pain in the rear little chap he can be!

Then onto stitching and as you can see from the photo the border's on the baby quilt - I'm not sure - I think it looks a little bland and might just hand applique some light and dark blue largish stars in two opposite corners to lift that boring border up out of the doldrums. Then to sandwich, large meander quilt and bind with the duller light blue - just like that!

10 comments:

Libby said...

Looks great -- a little applique would be cute, but it's just nice the way it is, too *S*

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great Quilt! Dinner sounds good to me.

Hedgehog said...

The border really makes it (and I'm not usually a border person!).

Fiona said...

It is lovely, but I agree that a applique stars would just 'lift' it that little bit.

Doodlebug Gail said...

I like your quilt Anne, but I do agree with you that it looks a little bland. Your idea to do some applique in the border is a good one - perhaps using the dark navy fabric.

ForestJane said...

I like it, the combo of blues and beiges are great for a little boy. He'll have fun driving his cars on the zig zaggy blue roads when he's a little older.

So - I'd be tempted to applique little cars and trucks in a couple of places. Maybe a little red volkswagon and a little green truck. :)

Sandra said...

A little bit of applique in a border always adds pezazz to any quilt :-) Dinner sounds great - I like those 'made up' meals and do them a lot myself.

YankeeQuilter said...

I like the way the quilt has turned out. Railfence makes a good background for applique.
Sio

Dawn said...

I think it looks lovely!

paula, the quilter said...

Or you could applique cat silhouettes on the 'stairs'. You know, going from one stairstep to another or looking down at another cat.