Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Bedford Top: DONE! (And a Marinade Recipe...)

I had two borders left on New Bedford. I got it done! The sun was streaming in...

Here are two photos of the finished top - one in the shade...

...and one in the sun. You know I love to make intricate, complicated, hand stitched quilts. But there's something to be said for a machine sewn 'quickie.' And as I've said previously, I plan to make this pattern again, maybe in Christmas fabrics. You can find the pattern HERE.

And progress on my sewing caddy? Yes! I finished the painting - 4 coats in all. And I put the first coat  of wax on. I plan on 2 or 3 coats of wax before I call it complete and put the pieces together again.

Are you ready for a recipe? Daughter 2 had grilled chicken with this marinade over the weekend and raved about it. So of course we had to make it, too. Yes, it's delicious!

Chicken Marinade (also good on pork chops)

3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp powdered mustard
1 tbs onion flakes
Sprinkle red pepper

Marinate chicken overnight before grilling.

Here's a shot of sunset a few nights ago - I love that bit of orange peaking through the clouds...

Hope you're smiling today!


  1. Yea for you! The top came out great!!! Very, very nice!!! Marinade sounds good!!

  2. The marinade sounds good. If only I had a grill any more! Maybe I'll buy one on sale at the end of summer. Your quilt looks great, sunshine or shadows.


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