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.

5 comments:

Jean said...

lol sounds like you are having fun rediscovering your fabrics...I am quilting today too, seems to be a good Sunday activity...

Anonymous said...

I "was" doing a Dear Hanna quilt-Put it back for a while and kinda forgot about it--BUT-I'm on a kick that some of these UFO's are going to get done--so, I plan to work on it by doing at least one applique block and one pieced block a week. I MEAN IT!!!! Hugs, Bobbie

Mary said...

I love this block - I don't really have any shirting fabrics in my stash but I love them.

whimzeestitches said...

Lot's of fun to dig into the stash and find thing a few years old that you can incorporate into a new quilt. I'm sure I'll get to that point one year myself!

Kucki68 said...

This little block is one of my favorites!