I made a small quilt block yesterday, intended for a hot pad. Its called Love in a Mist from the Modify Tradition blog and I love it. The directions were for a 12″ finished block and while I wanted a 9″ finished block, my math was off and I ended up with one closer to 7″. I’ll just add a border though and it’ll be fine.I used the blue and grey colorway of Denyse Schmidt’s Hope Valley and I can’t wait to make a whole quilt out of this line (or maybe two). I almost don’t want to make it a hot pad because it might get worn quickly but where better to use a quilt block than somewhere it will be often admired and prove useful?
Speaking of the kitchen, we made a pretty good dinner tonight. I made a savory cheesecake to be eaten tomorrow, since they’re supposed to rest 4 hours or overnight so I’ll let you know how that turned out later (overcooked, I know, but hopefully still good). Marcus made aioli fried new potatoes, steak, and green beans. We’ve made the potatoes a couple of times and this might have been the best yet. I have been on a sweets kick (lady time = chocolate time) so in the last week I’ve made cheesecake brownies and blondies with whiskey and chocolate chips.