Monday, August 29, 2011

Star of the West Includes the Pioneer Woman

This is my version of block #35, Star of the West, from Brackman’s Civil War Quilt this week. 

35 Star of the West

Not my favorite block as far as fabric choices, except Jo Morton’s blue corner squares and the trusty star background.  However, when I place it with the others on the design board, it looks fine.

I am a Pioneer Woman blog fan.  Her tales of ranch life, family, and cooking  really get me laughing and ahh-ing.  She now has a cooking show on the Food Network.  After watching her first show, I've decided that the secret to her cooking seems to be BUTTER.  Lots and lots of butter.  So much butter that my arteries seized up while watching her make mashed potatoes on Saturday’s show. 

mashed potatoes

Looked so good, but don’t think my hips and arteries could handle it.

One of my Facebook friends (thanks Jay) has this quote on her status.  "It's so dry in Texas, that the Baptists are starting to baptize by sprinkling, the Methodists are using wet-wipes, The Presbyterians are giving rain checks and the Catholics are praying for the wine to turn back into water. "  That about sums it up.  Our watering is being rationed now.  The lakes are getting so dry that you can walk across them in some spots.    I ‘m ready to head north to the much cooler Rocky Mountains.


Praying for rain and lower temperatures here at home,
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  1. I wish I could send some of our clouds to you!! Over here it's raining and raining and... No harvest is possible, our cellar became visit from rain!! and it's cold: 55 degrees!!

  2. I love your CW block. Love the fabric. And I like the pioneer women. Been following her blog for a while. I saw the Foodnetwork show too. I loved the way she made those mashed potatoes but the butter was over the top.

  3. The Star of the West block is great! I love the fussy cut stars in the corners. I'm a PW fan also - have her cookbook and BUTTER is the primary ingredient in most of her recipes! I do want to try the mashed potato recipe - looks like it would make Thanksgiving a bit easier. And who counts calories on Turkey Day!?!

  4. I like your block Donna, especially the fabric you used in the corner segments!!! Not all my blocks are my favourite either, but once they are all together they will all look great in a quilt!! I love mashed potatoes with lots of butter too!! but I try not to have it too often LOL!!!!

  5. Donna - beautiful block!
    YIKES..that looks really dry in TX!
    Wishing you some much needed rain.


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