If you compare the two blocks below you will see a clear difference as far as definition of the piecing.
My first process for a quilt which is getting 'custom' work is to do the
stitch in the ditch and get all the parts stabilized, then do the
decorative work inside the borders, sashing, and blocks. If you want
the piecing to be enhanced, s.i.d. is a necessary evil. I say evil
because it is backbreaking work which requires a high degree of
accuracy, and it is certainly not glamorous. So, for Longarm quilters: put on your big girl panties, um, I mean your big BASE, and go for it.
Stay tuned and you'll see a finished pic of this quilt in a few days.
Steel Cut Oats are a staple in my pantry now. I make a large pot and heat up a daily portion every morning. Poor dh learned how to cook these while I was dealing with my broken arm (which is recovering just fine, thank you for asking!).
My recipe is 3 cups water, 1 cup oats, 1 cup raisins. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Just like rice, after the 20 minutes of cooking time, give it a stir then let it sit for another 10 minutes. I add liberal quantities of cinnamon and scoop a serving into my bowl. I find the raisins add enough sweetness to the mix that I don't need sugar. The remainder goes into the fridge for the rest of the week. This gives me 5 servings total, leaving one day for zucchini loaf with almond butter and one day for pancakes.
First bouquet of the year.