Tuesday, September 17, 2019

200 Years of Solid Color Quilts: A Quilt Study - it's available! and curry

I participated in this project - and the book has been published, hurray!  The proceeds benefit the American Quilt Study Group.  Get your copy on Amazon!  So many wonderful quilts by quilters much more sophisticated than I will ever be!  Ya, I was blown away to see mine on the cover;). 



I just got my book and can't wait to read every page.  At first glance, my thought is WOW.  Wendy and Barb have stunning quilts in it.   It's really fun to read all the essays too.






Meanwhile here in Tokyo..... I'm going gangbusters on David's indigo Log Cabin quilt.  I need 80 blocks and I have just tipped the scales, with 44 finished.  I'm in a good rhythm making four blocks a day.


Today I walked to the post office and grocery store.  On a mission to make "Kare Raisu" (curry rice) tonight.  It is the ultimate comfort food - cheap, filling, the best.  Massive curry section: 


The brand we like is called "Vermont Curry".  Trying #3 medium, tonight. 


If you happen to subscribe to New York Times Cooking, you will have seen this amazing feature about making homemade Japanese curry bricks from Sonoko Sakai.  Ironically, here in Tokyo I absolutely do not have room for so many bottles of spices, a spice grinder, etc.  We will stick with Vermont curry for now!;).

Saute chicken, onion, add in some apple.  Meanwhile in a separate pot simmer carrots and potatoes in some dashi (broth).  Combine all together, and add in a few curry bricks.  Stir, stir, stir, and voila, you have a thick savory-sweet Japanese curry.  Serve over Japanese rice, so good!



xo
Cynthia


18 comments:

  1. I was so excited when I saw that your quilt was on the cover. I too love the book despite them spelling my name wrong for the second time. People just can't resist adding that extra "n". I think they did a fantastic job though and I like the fact that there are more quilts in this one than in past year. I adore your quilt!!

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  2. Thanks for letting us know about the book. I can't wait to get it. I love the log cabin blocks. It is going to be a beautiful quilt. I've never made curry It looks delicious. Hugs

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  3. Love books like this! We need more books on the history of quilt making and less books with patterns. Keeping the past alive is so important

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  4. What a thrill to be a "covergirl"--lol! The book looks awesome and inspiring!

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  5. Congratultions on being published, and on the cover no less! I have it in my "wish list" now. Your curry supper sounds and looks positively delicious. We haven't made curry in quite awhile, but it's a great supper menu when the cold winds begin to blow.

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  6. How sweet to see your quilt on the cover! Woohoo! Wonderful log cabin blocks. Making four a day is a very dedicated effort!

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  7. Oh, my gosh!!! How incredible to have your quilt on the cover and also be in the company of Wendy and Barb. What an honor. I'll have to get a copy.

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  8. Your quilt is brilliant and stunning and beautiful. Sophisticated color choices and placement.Like modern art. It well deserves a cover spot.

    Do you read the Japanese lettering and if not how do you know which to buy?

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  9. How exciting to be on the cover ~ congratulations!

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  10. oooh gotta get this book...i love working with solids and seeing others do likewise...

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  11. Congratulations, Cover Girl! Must be a good book to add to my collection. I could even get you to sign it....

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  12. Congrats on the book!! Ordering a copy today! The colors and patterns of the fabric you're using in the indigo Log Cabin quilt -- so traditionally modern -- I love your blocks. And curry - another tradition that's easy and tasty as the days turn cooler! Thanks for the reminder...

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  13. Congratulations, Cynthia! Love that your quilt is on the cover! You're making great progress with your Log Cabin quilt. Wonderful fabrics!

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  14. Wow, that looks like a great book, Cynthia, and how exciting to have your quilt on the cover! I haven't ventured into solids much, but I think I can see it in my future. Must go visit Amazon now...
    David's log cabin is looking great! I'm itching to make another one, but its such a mess creator in my sewing room, and it seems like I just cleaned up from the last one!
    I'm with you on the curry - out of a box or packet suits us just fine.

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  15. Another book to add to the collection - yay! Indigo blocks looking great! Curry - yum!!

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  16. I was thrilled to see your quilt on the cover of the book. I can't wait to see the book!

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  17. Congratulations on being included in the book AND especially for having your quilt on the cover. Wow! Exciting!
    Your indigo log cabins look beautiful. Hey, you could have them all made in less than 10 days at 4/day!

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  18. Yay Yay for you making the cover! Your quilt was one of my favorites! Your composition and colors are so awesome!
    Will your quilt be traveling for long? exciting.
    Yum - that curry looks delicious! I love curry of all kinds, but wow that is a lot of curries!

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