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Mrs. D

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Sometimes I see a photograph of a quilt I'd really like to make, or try a variation of . . . 

Saw this lovely table topped on Pinterest, called Brown Sugar.  I have lots of these warm fabric colors on hand and could create something similar.  It's a good candidate for my scrappy quilt syndrome.
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What my eye chooses 2nd in this photo is the viridian green book, and how lovely it looks against the yellow ochre quilt sashing.  Here and there in the quilt, a 4-patch with viridian green squares joins the chorus. 

Oh my gosh yes, I so want to do a queen size quilt version.  I'll call my version, Burnt Sugar Quilt.

I'm not a baker, but somewhere on the dark side of my brain I think my Mom made a frosting she called Burnt Sugar Icing.  I can't remember what kind of cake she put it on . . . can anyone elaborate on that? 

Interesting photograph, isn't it?  Tell me the name of this sewing machine.  I don't collect this type of chain stitch machines, but I've seen lots of photos by VSF members.  I'd like to know more.  

The warm colors of this table topper quilt remind me of a painting I did 35 years ago, "The Violin".  The painting was unfinished when I sold it.  

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How silly of me to think I could pull off a theme of, "wine, women, and song".  

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I try to stay calm and remind myself . . . every project has a beginning, a middle, and an end. 

The middle part should be the most enjoyable, but I'm always impatient.  "The middle" seems to go on and on, then suddenly there it is, "the end".  

I'll share more photos as I begin the Burnt Sugar Quilt.  And now here's my favorite song from Guy Lombardo







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Tell me the name of this sewing machine.  I don't collect this type of chain stitch machines, but I've seen lots of photos 


Looks like a Willcox & Gibbs.  There were a couple of copy-cats, and a couple of sub-licensees, but it's most likely W&G.

That is a very pretty table-topper.  And we all know it will be an outstanding quilt.

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I think it was a brown butter frosting but only because nobody wants to burn sugar. 😉
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Burnt sugar is sugar cooked in a pan until it turns light brown.  Then add boiling water slowly, cook some more and add all the other ingredients for icing like butter, cream, and vanilla.  Goes over a plain cake.  Can't wait to see the quilt, I love those colors.


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Mrs. D, looking again at your painting. So beautiful and evocative of the era.
Painting brought you great peace, didn't it?
Now your creativity brings you great pieces! :)

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