Happy Easter – Slow Sunday Stitching

Happy Easter and may you have a peaceful day. The weather is nice here in South Texas, but summer is a coming this week – into the 90’s! We have scheduled a week away to Durant Oklahoma and a Casino Visit! I am so looking forward to this trip. It has been over 20 months since we have been able to take a trip. It is so wonderful to have a trip to plan. We will mask up and go listen to all the noise and I will come home refreshed and ready to quilt and just enjoy life!

Today is Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy! I have been working on my Indian Summer quilt and am almost finished with the “mountain” side of the quilt. I should be able to finish this portion today. Then I will study the 3 borders and decide what to do next. Jaydee always tells me that the quilt will let me know what to do next! I am listening! LOL

The last week I have been pampering myself with some French General fabrics. Clay and I visited the Mesquite Bean Shop in San Antonio about a week ago and I picked up 2 pieces of the line along with some 108″ backing fabrics. If you purchased the end of the bolt you received 10% off and 2 of the bolts that I liked were a little over 4 yards each – fairly good buy.

Jan Patik fabric on the left and a Grunge on the right

I purchased some French General Fat Quarters last year – in fact I accidentally purchased 2 of the Le Beau Papillon packages – think I was not thinking! LOL But the fabric will not go to waste! The first fat quarter bundle I purchased was from their Chafarcani line. I purchased 2 yards of Chafarcani and La Rose Rouge from the Mesquite Bean Shop. I did not have any of that line so I went shopping at Hancocks of Paduchah and found 3 sets of fat quarters to be able to make another French General quilt. I love the reds that they have and all of the entire lines will go together. French General has been around a long time, but I am just now getting to where I wanted something different and this is it!

Le Beau from French General

Chafarcani by French General

La Rose Rouge Fat Quarters

OMIGOSH is a quilt top! I have auditioned fabric for the border and decided on a nice reproduction red. I am going to follow the pattern with a 1″ finished border of the red and Bella solids and then a 4″ border of the red. There are 5,400 pieces in this quilt. It will be approximately 56″ x 66″.


Star Spangled Liberty by Pam Buda

Have a wonderful Easter and a great week and happy stitching!

Hugs, Nanette

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16 Replies to “Happy Easter – Slow Sunday Stitching”

  1. When I saw your photo over at Kathy’s, I just had to stop and visit. I love that southwest/desert landscape. Your quilting really sets off the pattern nicely! Have fun on your trip!


  2. Oh wow! What great fabrics you have added to the stash. OMyGosh is amazing. Love the quilting you are doing. Enjoy the trip and hopefully you will return home peaceful, refreshed and raring to stitch.

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    1. I spoiled me – so now I really have to get to work on using it up! Thank you on my OMIGOSH quilt. I am having fun with Indian summer. Yes a trip away is going to be great – even with the mask! Hugs


    1. I have so many Southwest patterns that I had wanted to make and so far have not achieved that goal, but this one will be finished! I am happy to be finished with that challenge quilt. Hugs


  3. Gorgeous French General fabrics Nanette. Can’t wait to see what you do with them. OMIGosh on OMIGosh 🙂 Nice to read your gonna get away and have some fun. Long overdue for you both.

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    1. I do hope that the fabric is easier to work with on the next quilt. OMG is a OMG! It is amazing how much better I feel to have something fun to look forward to. I am starting to go to the grocery store locally and not do curbside anymore. Hugs


        1. I have my list (yup always do) run in early and get what I need, yesterday I just needed some rice crackers and chips and I checked out by myself at self serve – no contact and not near anyone! It does feel good to get a little normalcy in life! Hugs


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