My mother use to make her starch (Argo was name of starch) in a large pan using hot water. She would put things in the starch and then wring out. She would roll them up and place the pieces in a damp towel and put in ice box.
Wow! This is beautiful. I think the white around the blocks is a nice touch and really makes them stand out. Your quilting on back is gorgeous.
I have both granite and honed marble countertops and like them. However, the granite we got has some mica mixed in; it looks nice, but it susceptible to chipping. And the marble on our island had a lemon sitting on it for some time and it left a mark. We have some of the quartz in our bathrooms and really like that too. If I were to redo a kitchen, I would definitely choose quartz for durability and ease of care. Even in the 5 years since we did our kitchen, they are able to create very nice patterns that look very much like real stone.
Hi quilter7. I had my kitchen remodeled last year we put in Quartz counter tops & they are beautiful.
I have granite counters and love them. There are two downsides to mine. One being that there are a few chips in it around the sink from where a heavy pan/pot hit it and the other thing is that it is very dark and my hubby can't see crumbs on it, LOL! Though it can take the heat of hot pans, I never put glass pans on it from the oven because the glass can't take the coldness of the granite. I hear that quartz is the strongest material, but I'm very happy with what we have, no regrets. Best of luck!
I remember when I was a girl the lady next door did ironing. She would make up her starch in the sink and dipped the clothes in it and ring them out and roll them up and put them into a big bag place them in the ice box to chill and then ironed them. She had a glass bottle with a sprinkle like top that she used like a spray bottle of today to rewet the clothes as she ironed.
Your quilting is astonishing! I am inspired to make some place mats for gifts and myself. Thanks for sharing
Beautiful job...love the idea of Christmas fabric
A beautiful quilt with a beautiful story of friendship and sharing! Let us see it after it's been quilted.
Beautiful quilting on a beautiful quilt.
Absolutely beautiful and the quilting is wonderful...very well done!
That is just lovely-the quilting is amazing!
How beautiful. You are a fantastic quilter.
Beautiful . . Love the colors
What a bright and refreshing quilt. I love everything about it. Perfect!