Sunday, February 22, 2009

February Quiltathon

OK - A dollar short and little late but I finally got around to doing some quilting this month and it so happened that Judy was hosting her monthly Quiltathon as well, be sure to check it out by clicking here. I've been wanting to start a new quilt and finish this one before the spring holidays arrive - I just loved this quilt when I saw it in the January/February 2009 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine - it's the I Wooly Love Ewe pattern. I got my last few fabrics bought the other week and well, I thought I would have started yesterday but so many things got in the way of those plans. We wound up heading out yesterday afternoon to see the super Krewe Endymion's mardi gras parade - if you ever get to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, this is the one parade you don't want to miss! Well, it was a little chilly last night and we were probably 15 or so people deep along both sides of the steet, so we plunked our Eddie Bauer big boy fold up chairs in the back row, knowing we could only see the second story of each float that passed by, but that was OK with us and we wound up heading out for a bite to eat shortly after we had enough mardi gras for the night.

So Sunday morning arrives and I get a jump on things and start cleaning the catch all area of the den/computer/sewing room - and of course, it's 3:00 before I know it and i've not even cut my first square of fabric. But then I did and for the next six or so hours, with some interruptions, I was able to cut most of the block fabrics (minus the applique shapes) and started piecing some squares. I got a total of FOUR stepping stone patches completed but I feel I accomplished a lot for a mini-quilting marathon.

5 comments:

CJ said...

I love this quilt, it's going to be gorgeous! If I didn't have such an aversion to applique, I'd be all over this one!

Vicky said...

That's a wonderful quilt! Love your fabrics! I'd say it progressed nicely considering you had a Mardi Gras parade to attend!

Judy Laquidara said...

How's that quilt coming?

Kim said...

Now where did I stash my Fons & Porter mag...the more I see of this here on your blog the more enticing it becomes. Ewe are making a pretty quilt. Are you using cotton or wool for the applique?

momtofatdogs said...

How is your prgress on this? I'd like to see! I whimped out aobut trying to get anything that looked similar & ordered the kit.....

Sam in Middle TN