Monday, April 3, 2017

Tomato Soup & Crackers

Tomato Soup & Crackers
It seems that I may be on a food theme for naming quilts this year. I've used the tomato colored fabric again, this time for a 45" square lap quilt.

I finished this one back in February, using 4” blocks set on point. The neutral tan and beige fabrics were mostly scraps from other projects, with a few new solids tossed in. The back is one red/beige block surrounded by cream strips.  Machine quilting is free motion twists.  This one is currently displayed on the wall in our living room.

Tomato soup sounds good for this week, since it may be chilly. It's comfort food that I remember from childhood. I think we just had red bud winter with dogwood winter not far behind. In Tennessee, these mini-winters usually start in late March or early April, and only last a couple of days.  I believe they're coming earlier this year.

Strawberry Winter: late March
Redbud Winter: early April
Dogwood Winter: late April
Locust Winter: early May
Blackberry Winter: mid May
Britches Winter: late May
(after this one you can wear cotton britches)

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If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature,
there's something wrong with you...