mini tutorial that I gave you a couple of posts back on how to sew the Old Italian block as I had a question from a reader as to what size to cut the strips that create the crisscross, so here's a few more details.
My initial instructions suggested starting with one 8" block, but you really start with two, one light and one dark.
Repeat this cutting sequence across the second diagonal.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
It's called the Old Italian Block (isn't that just a lovely name?) and looked like it might be a good start for a charity quilt or table runner. If nothing else, it got me dreaming of far off Italy and enjoying a glass of wine in a café on the Amalfi Coast hillside, but I digress.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Shrimp Risotto with Fresh Herb Butter - total comfort food. It's been a while since we've had this and it was delicious with steamed asparagus. I like this recipe because you don't have to stir it for an eternity.