The thing about having no children at home is: you don't have to cook Thanksgiving dinner!
I remember the first time I cooked dinner for lots of people. It was when we lived on Andrews AFB in Maryland. I invited a bunch of my co-workers from the Air Force Frequency Management Center, plus assorted away-from-home airmen from my husband's office. Carolyn Thomas introduced my DH to "real" mashed potatoes (until then, he had been content with instant!). The next week, a neighbor commented that I must "really like to cook." Umm, no, why do you say that? "Oh, because you invited so many people for Thanksgiving dinner!"
The next time I made a "big" Thanksgiving dinner, I cooked for three days after work and early in the morning before work. It took my nephews less than 10 minutes to empty the table.
This year, we're eating out for Thanksgiving! I will miss the five kinds of dressing I usually make, but not the mess and expense.
Which means today I have time to work on the next Jelly Roll Party sample. The pattern is from Eleanor Burns, "Swirling Stars." It comes with its own little acrylic template, and can be made with strips, fat quarters or yardage.
I'm using Moda's "Vin du Jour" jelly roll. OK, two of them. I'll tell that story when I post the finished quilt.
I threw the blocks up on the design wall to arrange the colors. I see that I will need to do a little more aranging. The finished quilt has sashing and cornerstones. Here are the fabrics I'll use for the sashing, cornerstones, and borders:
I really love this collection. Good thing, since I have about 30 leftover strips.
The sky has finally cleared so I can look out at the snow on Pikes Peak while I sew. Isn't it gorgeous?
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
Have a lovely day tomorrow, whether it be Hanukkah, Thanksgiving or just another Thursday!
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