Thursday, April 9, 2009
Is it a quilt or is it clay? and The main course!
This is the first journal quilt I made. One of my goals which I have been accomplishing slowly is to integrate my work in polymer clay with my quilts.
For this piece I sliced up some of my complex clay canes into very thin slices and applied them to a sheet of black clay. I then rolled the whole thing until it was very thin. I used a liquid polymer and applied the clay to the hand dyed fabric and baked it so they are one piece.
The quilting is a simple machine echo quilting around the clay sheet. I chose matching binding as I did not want to take the eye away from the clay piece. I was quite satisfied with this piece.
I received an email asking me what was the main course I served last night.
It was Easy Chicken Casserole. It was one of the recipes I used when I taught Foods classes.
I have served this to family and friends many times and everyone always loves it. I make notes on my recipes and on this one I wrote "Easy is right" and "Excellent".
So I'll share this recipe with you. Let me know the response if you serve it.
Easy Chicken Casserole
1 cup uncooked regular white rice
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package dehydrated onion soup mix
1 1/2 soup cans milk
1 large fryer, cut in serving pieces
Salt and pepper
Mix together the rice, soups and milk.
Place in a 3 quart casserole. Put the chicken on top, skin side down and add salt and pepper to taste.
Make this 3 hours ahead of time.
Place in a preheated 250 degree oven, uncovered for 3 hours. Turn the chicken over once. That's all.
Tonight's puzzle is the first Journal quilt.