Quilting, Farming, Variety

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Orange and Green

Two lovely fall colors, orange and green; a little mixture of what's left of warm weather and the coming of cold weather. Today I'm freezing turnip greens for the winter meals; picking, washing, cutting them up and cooking,

what started out as a big bowl full, and hoping for at least two boxes to put into the freezer.

And the old maple tree throws in her version of green and orange once again. Pictures don't capture the true beauty.

In between other chores, I work on my own version of orange and green, finishing the edges of the "white ribbon quilt".



  1. Another beautiful quilt! And, I just love the colors of autumn, too.

  2. First, I will send Hubby over for fresh "greens"...he loves them. Great kitchen picture with your "old" sink. The binding on your quilt is just the thing, and the colors really do mimic the colors of fall.

  3. Your quilt is just beautiful!
    The greens looks yummy. I am the
    only one in my family who loves
    greens so I cook them just for

  4. It all looks good.

    I am loving seeing the changing trees. Such beautiful colors.

    I love your quilt too! Very pretty.

  5. Beautiful quilt. I love your kitchen sink as well

  6. Such a pretty quilt! I love the colors of fall time! blessings,Kathleen

  7. Beautiful quilt, you sure stay busy. I love turnip and mustard greens. I put mustard greens in the freezer. They are so good in the winter..

  8. Those greens sure are going to taste good this winter...!

  9. I love turnip greens, and they sure are good in the winter, but I really hate washing them! One time I saw on the "Good Eats" program that you can wash them in a pillowcase in the washing machine, so I tried it. Let's just say it was a FAILURE, ha ha.

  10. What a lovely post. Such beautiful colors. The quilt is exquisite! Your veggies in the sink make me smile in anticipation of the garden I'll have next year!

  11. I'm not much for eating turnip greens, but I do appreciate the nutrients they put in the soil. The greens are very pretty too. (Did you have many Turnips?)

    Your quilt block is lovely. I love the Dresden plate. You've designed the orange and green fall colors perfectly.
    I wish I talents like yours, for color combinations and for quilting so beautifully.

  12. Oranges and greens seem to be everywhere!

  13. Ooooh~ the quilt os SO pretty, Charlotte!
    We had mustard greens for supper this week- I never thought about freezing them. Do you cook them then freeze them?

  14. Love the colors of the maple and quilt. I've never eaten turnip greens, although I've eaten turnips many times. I need to know more about these turnip greens.