Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Camper Quilt - No Guilt :: Go Quilt #4 :: GIVE AWAY

Since I have joined two Block of the Month Groups and both are related in themes - It's A Wild Life and Let's Go Camping - I will be combining the blocks and making one quilt with the sole intention of it living in our camper.  I am therefore calling it "Camper Quilt"... so original, right?

Now, granted, because the blocks will take all of 2018 to make, it will not be ready until next year... or until I see that I have enough blocks to make a queen-sized quilt to cover our sleeping area. 

None the less, I am having a great time making these blocks.  The "Wild Life" blocks are offering a few whimsical touches with applique - the deer last month and the bunny and bird this month.  A pieced version of the block was offered and that is what I have used...

... because as I have stated several times, applique is my least favorite technique in quilting and, honestly, I have considered omitting the bunny and bird from the pieced tall tree block... I am still undecided... but for now my trees are complete.

I will be working on the April block from Pat Sloan - Things We Take.

Now this will only take about an hour... what will I be doing the rest of the day???

Well, there is this Dresden Tie Memory quilt that I am quilting.  It is so slow going!  But I am determined that I WILL get it done.  

The idea of using some flowers from the table cloth as the center of the plate looks great!  But there are so many twists and turns... **sigh**

I know in the end I will love it!

So to make the day a little easier for me I will be using another freezer crock pot meal.  This one will be Chicken Teriyaki.  Super easy and yummy...

I did a half recipe so that we don't have so many left-overs that we tire of them before they are gone.  Also, note that the cornstarch (I will be using tapioca starch) and water are not added to the freezer pack - they are needed the day of cooking.  Also the green onions re a garnish.

And as a bonus - here is one of my favorite recipes that I hope to be able to enjoy as my dietary restrictions get lifted.

Tortellini Soup.

1 small bag of fresh spinach - chopped
2 cans of Italian style diced tomatoes
4 cups of vegetable broth
1 block of cream cheese - diced
1 lb Italian sausage - broken into bite sized pieces

Place the above ingredients into a freezer bag, if freezing.  Add 1 bag of frozen tortellini 30 minutes before serving.

This soup is delicious!  Serve with cheesy garlic bread and you will have one happy family.

Sew... I need to get to my sewing room and get going on all of the twists and turns.  Dinner is taken care of. YAY!  

As I had mentioned last week, I will be hosting some give aways!  And today is one of them... I will be giving away 5 of the crockpot liners that help to make the clean up of the meal so easy and fast...

Just leave me a comment to let me know you are interested in a chance to enter this give away.  You can tell me which recipe you might like to try... or tell me what you have been working on... or let me know how you follow me.

If you leave a comment by midnight Thursday, April 12 you will be entered.
The winner must be located in the US
The lucky winner will be announced on Friday, April 13th. :)

Quilt happy!


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  1. That slower cooker chicken recipe looks great!

    1. Thank you Lee. It was tasty for dinner :) Congratulations are in order... your name was randomly selected as the winner!

  2. Teriyaki chicken sounds wonderful. Like you, I would make it half portion.

    1. It was so yummy, but I also discovered that I needed to use the full amount of the liquids as my chicken absorbed all of the liquid when I shredded the chicken. I was able to add a little water and it was all good. :)

  3. I've been working on quilting the elephant quilt. Glad to hear that some of your dietary restrictions are being lifted. This recipe sounds yummy. I've never used crockpot cleaners. I guess I've never looked for them. I follow by email. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

  4. The teriyaki chicken recipe intrigues me. What a super idea for some easy dinners! What great ideas for a camper quilt. This one will be so perfect for your camper. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  5. wow!!
    such great projects and a fun recipe too!!
    you rock!

    thanks so much for linking up!

  6. Love your tie dresden, and when it's done, you will too! And what time is dinner? Looks too good to pass by!

  7. I have never seen these liners before. What a great way to clean up! And thanks for the great recipes.

    1. I order mine on line, but they can often be found in the same area of the store as the foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags. I love them!

  8. I tried those crock pot liners a few times, thought they were great, and then my friend who is all Earthy-Crunchy-Save-Our-Planet SHAMED me for using them -- she said that chemicals probably leach out from the plastic and I'm slowly poisoning my family. Ah, well -- we all have to die of SOMETHING!!!!

  9. Hi there, love your projects- a special camping quilt will be so special. I have a bag of collected ties and keep meaning to do something with them. I have never heard of crock pot liners. Happy Stitching from me outside Ottawa, Canada.

  10. I love the idea of combining the two QALs into one quilt. That is going to give you so much flexibility with blocks you want to include! Love it!

  11. I discovered your blog today and have read through much of your historical posts. You are an inspiration to me as both a quilter and child of God. Thank you for sharing so much of your life and wisdom. Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com