I was playing around with paper piecing. I have an awesome idea for a table runner/wall hanging, which would involve 3 or 4 of these little buggers (it only measures 6 1/2 inches square) but am not sure if it looks like what I was intending it to look like. I still have to embroider on the bottom 2 spindly. . . .
. . . .chicken legs.
Yes, it is supposed to be a chicken - paper pieced. The last time I tried paper piecing (back in 1999 or so) was on a log cabin block and I hated it - with a passion. Swore I would never do it again. Yet, here I am. . . .playing around with it. For 2 reasons: a) I cannot find a patchwork chicken block that I like and I am in the mood to MAKE IT NOW and b) I am no where near creative as Jacquie and drafting my own blocks (and believe me, I have spent the past hour trying!!)
He looks a little wierd to me - maybe it's my color choices. . . I'll have to play around some more. And maybe once I put his legs on and a "bead - y" little eye, he will look better. Then again, maybe once I do a few more of these, they will look very chickeny.
he looks a little better with his "bead"-y eye
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts - grilled or baked
2 cans tomato sauce
garlic powder, minced onion, italian seasoning, parsley flakes, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano, basil, salt pepper and sugar to taste (I think I went a little heavy on the garlic). And I have no clue how much - 2 tsp. to a tablespoon of each, maybe?
Heat the sauce with spices until boiling, pour over cooked chicken breasts in a pan, top with grated mozarella cheese - bake 15 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered at 350. Tyler liked it last night with mac n cheese (go figure) - the rest of us ate buttered noodles and bread with it.
Have a good weekend. . . .