Saturday, January 16, 2010

2010 Quiltathon










Today started very early. Bonnie Hunter's Carolina Christmas top was assembled (in my case Mardi Gras). Tonight and tomorrow, the borders will be added. The colors chosen were purple, green and gold against a black background.












Around 1:00, my sister Phyllis joined the party. She brought the coolest little gadget called the "Knifty Knitter". She brought 3 hats already made and started another one for my demonstration. I have to get one of those things.


We then started pulling from the stash to start a baby quilt. Using the split nine-patch, this bright top was finished while we watched the New Orleans Saints stomp the Arizona Cardinals (so sorry). The first border has been added and the pieced border is being auditioned. We hope to finish this top tomorrow so it can be quilted. Both of us have the day off Monday, so our quiltathon will continue into overtime. (If anyone knows who designed the "split nine-patch", please let me know and I will add the information).

5 comments:

Sharie said...

I really like both of your quilts. The colors in the Bonnie Hunter quilt are super. I like the orange and the choice of colors in the other quilt. Orange was not one of my favorite colors but it has become so. The manufacturers have come out with the greatest oranges.

Sharie-Moss Bluiff, LA

Barb said...

Love both quilts - and envy you for your extra (Monday) overtime! The name Mardi Gras fits perfectly. Enjoy the rest of your quilt- and knit-athon.

Quilter Kathy said...

Wow you accomplished a lot! Love your Mardi Gras!

scraphappy said...

It looks like you have two fabulous projects to work on. I love the bright colors on a black background. I'm not sure who designed the split nine patch, but is certainly can be arranged lots of different ways.

ginaquilts said...

Both quilts look great.