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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another Block Finished Despite Car Shopping

Hello Boys and Girls!

Yes, I did happen to get another block finished. This is Block 4 from
Pieceful Nights: A Sampler Quilt. As mentioned in a previous post, this sampler is from Oak Leaf Quilts http://www.oakleafquilts.com/ and when I finish one block on time, I get the next one free. It is a  great way to get a quilt practically free. The fabric is not batik, http://www.batiks.com/ which is my fabric of choice, 2nd only to Civil War http://www.bonniebluequilts.com/, and a close 3rd to hand-dyes, and coming up 4th to anything from Moda http://www.modafabrics.com/. Seriously, I love just about all fabric!

This Sampler Quilt is designed by Lori Smith http://www.frommyhearttoyourhands.com/. Check out her web site. If you are a traditional quilter, you will lover her work. I don't know where I fit...traditional, artsy quilts, off-the-wall quilts, baby quilts...I love them all. Well almost. I am having a time with the Washington State sampler from Gathering Fabrics in Woodinville, WA http://www.gatheringfabrics.com/. Basically, the theme blocks are floral but the latest block was a birdbath and bird. I had a problem with the bird because it was a blue bird. Washington state bird is the American goldfinch http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/birds/wa_willow_goldfinch.htm. So, I proceeded to change the block with a goldfinch at the birdbath. What do you think?

Well, now on to dinner. I tried another Thai dinner. The problem is this: I only had a few things in the refrigerator. Here goes another hit or miss! This is what I had on hand.
  • celery
  • tofu
  • Chinese cabbage
  • sweet red peppers
  • venison sausage
  • onions
  • scallions

OK, I thought I could make something tasty. So, I chopped the celery and onion and got those heating in the wok. Then I chopped the firm tofu and added that along with the fish sauce and chili garlic sauce. Take my word for it...you only need 1 teaspoon of this stuff! So far so good...smells good. I add the venison almost
last because there is no fat in the vension sausage. OK, stir fry all this,

add 1 TBLS corn starch to a bit of water and thicken the sauce. Add coarsly chopped Chinese cabbage.
Meanwhile, boil water and place the rice noodles in the water to get soft. By the time the noodles are soft the main foods are ready. It was not bad. Oh, we did add a little soy sauce to the finished product. This is low sodium and very good.

So, no matter what you have in the fridge, something tasty can be made. You have to use a little imagination and be brave. It would help to be really hungry too!
Let me know what creations you come up with only 7 ingredients in your fridge. Good luck!!


  1. Very nice Pieceful Nights block! I can't believe you are going to make it for free! It is one of the most time consuming quilts I have made. Cutting all the pieces takes awhile. I can't wait to see the next block!

  2. Oh dear...you the Queen of Tiny Piecing! Did you count how many pieces are in Block 4? I did have to buy the pattern. I will post more pictures of it as I go along. YOU are my inspiration! Just don't get me excited about Dear Jane!!

  3. Katie! I am almost finished!
    The center block is really daunting...Now I am making 200 flying geese to border my Labor Day Madness quilt.