Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Evacuation Project

So Hurricane Gustav created some crazy moments for us New Orleaneans recently when the city was ordered to leave under a madatory evacution along with most if not all the surrounding parishes (counties) which includes our parish, Jefferson. So we packed up that weekend and of course this time I took the Bernina and a bunch of fabrics with the impression we might be evacuated for an extended period of time and I for one did not want to be sitting in front of the television 24x7 watching hurricane devestation coverage like we did with Katrina. My goal was to begin and complete at least one halloween quilt project and I sure did reach that goal.

Before leaving New Orleans, I found and downloaded several halloween embroidery designs from I also hit my stash piles and took with me some orange and white fleece scraps (well, yardage to be more specific) with the intension of making some squares and creating a fleece rag quilt. Below is the result of my endeavor - what do you think?


Vicky said...

Fabulous quilt! You certainly were productive during the evacuation!

whimzeestitches said...

Thanks Vicky. Yeah, it's amazing what you can do with several bottles of wine and a Bernina!