Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Love Knot Quilt Block

     I found this Love Knot quilt block pattern in 5,500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie MaloneI drafted it to a 6" block and really enjoy making this unusual pattern. 
     My cousin Phil grew up next door to our grandparents.  In 1982, he wrote:

"Grandmother's top talents are two-fold: first, knowing and interpreting the Scripture and second, her written composition and poetry.  Each birthday card or Christmas package would include a short, original verse.  I will always remember her corn and oysters casserole, homemade cottage cheese and home-churned, turkey-shaped butter created especially for family dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 "Although she has lived ninety-five percent of her life in two places within five miles of each other, she actively developed an international perspective, and her influence in people's lives has been worldwide.

"She and Granddad opened each morning with devotions together at breakfast and closed each day sharing time together in the living room or watching the sunset on the back lawn.

"In many ways they were opposite from each other.  For example, Granddad seemed to enjoy travelling and visiting with people whereas Grandmother seemed to enjoy sharing her home.  She has always been very meticulous both in her dress and her work whereas this was not as important to him.  It was remarkable how they came together and complimented each other.  They shared over fifty-one years of wedded life together.  They both loved each other very much and loved their family immensely."

The Upper Room
Taken by Life Photographer Wayne Miller

For Saturday's baked beans, we give thanks.
Taken by Life Photographer Wayne Miller

Turkey-Shaped Butter

Grandma's Corn and Oysters
2 cans cream style corn
1 can oysters, drained
14 saltine crackers
2 Tablespoons butter

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2.  Pour one can of corn into a greased 1-1/2 quart casserole dish. 
3.  Cut each oyster in two.  Put half the can of oysters in a layer on top of the corn.  Break up 7 crackers over the oysters and dot with 1 Tablespoon butter.
4.  Repeat with the rest of corn, oysters, crackers, and butter.
5.  Bake 20 to 30 minutes until bubbly and the crackers are browned.  

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  1. I love the pictures and the family comments.

  2. What a wonderful block to end you quilt on. I can not wait to see the final quilt, having followed it block by block along with you grandmother's wonderful diary.Thank you for sharing!


  3. Lovely notes for a lovely block. Glad to hear that you have started putting the blocks together, Susan!


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