Ken’s Kitchen has been sending recipes, but it has been awhile since I posted any. This seems like a great time to give you a couple. After all, what is a party without food?
Dear hubby got a cast iron skillet for Christmas so both of these recipes were made using the cast iron. When its too cold to barbecue but you are want to make a nice steak dinner, try this T_Bone Steak. It was delicious. Not in the mood for steak? Then I recommend the Chicken Cacciatore .
Back to our Northcott TransCanada Block Party.
I promised you some more challenging blocks and yes, they were. The most challenging one of all so far has been the Star of Hope from Di-Versity Quilting Supplies in Pritchard, BC. 128 pieces in the star alone. 45 degree angle cuts. Fussy cut centers. Inset corners. Thankfully, strip piecing made it manageable and I only had to make one! Somehow we managed to get it together.
O Canada comes to you from The Fabric Addict in Lethbridge AB. Their design was tied for first place and its easy to see why. The scene strip at the bottom covers us coast-to-coast. This was a fun block to make. A little traditional piecing, paper piecing, and raw edge applique.
One of my personal favorites is Kermode, the Spirit Bear form the Red Barn Quilt Shop in Campbell River, BC. Kermode is a rare sub-species of the American Black Bear. Estimates peg their population at less than 400; 10% of which have a white or cream coloured coat due to a double recessive gene. I love it when the quilt stores give us the story behind their design.
The last one I will show you today is the Inukshuk from Earthly Goods Quilting in Edmonton, AB. A very simple but striking design.
That’s it for now. Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by and reading my post.