My left coast brother reports from a Portland brew fest last weekend that a new brew is one that reminded him of me....isn't it nice when your family thinks of you??? And I don't really even drink that much! (attention Sister Mary Awful: comments from you on this subject will be blocked!)
Created by the brewery's founder,
Quilter's Irish Death is an
Imperial Sweet Stout with
a big malt body and
Over half a dozen malts
combine to make
this one dark, smooth, and
hi-octane ale...the name
is a necessary reminder
that despite the surprising
this beer weighs in at a
hefty 7.8% ABV.
Meanwhile back at the farm.....
I told you last week that these little dresdens were haunting me.....now they are multiplying.
I can't wait to see what happens next!
btw, I got a few questions on the templates I used. It's a set by Marti Michell that makes 3 and 6" pointed and rounded dresden plate blocks. It's hard to get the angles just right for this block, so the acrylic templates makes for a much better finished block because the angle of the pieces are more precise and the pieces come out the same every time (unless I'm chatting and not paying attention to my cutting).
I'm sure there are other ways to get a really good cut, but for me these acrylic templates are the quickest, most consistent way to get those quilts done that require not-your-normal-geometry type shapes. I do find that using a smaller rotary cutter works better on some of these smaller shapes---it's easier to see what I'm doing.
Hugs and Stitches!