Sunday, February 22, 2009
Quiltathon Day 2 Progress - Updated
My progress so far. It took me two hours to dig through the Civil War Fabrics and find all the shirtings scattered about the stash room. They're now residing in a couple of plastic tubs. I've started cutting these fabrics.
Some of these fabrics have been in my stash for a long time. Some of those shirtings are a Judie Rothermel Indigo Collection. I must have gotten those in 2002. I only started quilting in late 2001, and I remember these being the first shirtings I bought. I pulled one piece of dark blue from the Pennsylvania Plain & Fancy line by Anita Shackelford. It has 2002 on the selvedge.
I'm glad worked down all the way to the bottom of the two huge wire baskets of Civil War fabrics. I found my Jane Stickle blocks that I had put in there so I wouldn't lose them! LOL. And I also found a billion Civil War 3" nine-patch blocks from a swap a few years back. I have a plan forming for those. Time to get them into a quilt!
I've had more fun this weekend! I could really fall in love with my stash! I really could! :) :) :)
Update: Well, after cutting most of the day, I decided to stop and make a block. This is going to be another quilt that will take me some weeks to finish, but I'll stick with it, probably working on it between other projects. I have it about half cut. Instead of using half yard pieces as the pattern called for, I've dug in my Civil War stash and pulled out a lot of small pieces of blue, a lot of fat eighths. So I'll have many more than 12 blue pieces. I'm going to enjoy working on this one.