Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Lundi Gras

Lundi Gras is the day before Mardi Gras, which is of course, Fat Tuesday. The people celebrating Mardi Gras have been celebrating since Saturday.  Eating New Orleans food, drinking Jax, Dixie or Abita Springs beer.  Or drinking things like Hurricanes or Sazaracs.

It is also called Shrove Tuesday.  But in the middle ages Catholics were not allowed to eat meats, eggs, dairy during Lenten Periods.  However, if you contributed to the Crusades you could eat eggs or dairy in exchange.  Ah, the selling of indulgences continues even today despite Martin Luther.


I had Sawyer today so I didn't get much done in other venues.   I will have him again at the end of the week.  Andrew's mother will have him the next two days, for which I am ecstatic. 

I finally finished the binding on 100 Meter Swim just in time for the Olympics.  Granted, it is the Winter Olympics, but Olympics nonetheless. 

And a finish is a finish.  So let's call it a finish.

The Pool, as it is nicknamed in my world, is one of my favorite quilts.  I am thinking of entering it into the Kaleidoscope of Quilts this fall.  If they have it, their venue may be under construction and the quilts stand a chance of not being hung.

 I quilted it on the longarm freehand using thread from Connecting Threads.  the pattern is similar to Bernadette Mahr.  I have one of her books and this one is from one written in German.  She is amazing if you want go check her out. 

Tomorrow will be Mardi Gras, and then 40 days of Lenten sacrifice.   So what will you give up as a penance? 


  1. Oh, look. I see a Chinese Coin quilt. How clever of you to add lane markers as sashing. Love the back. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

  2. Congratulations on the finish! This is such a cool quilt!

    Instead of giving up something for Lent - I don't follow the rules of the Catholic Church anymore - I plan on making more of an effort to do something nice for someone. I don't know that it will happen every day, but when I see an opportunity I will jump at it. For tomorrow I will bring Valentine cut out cookies for the staff here at the high school.

  3. I will be giving up sickness! Usually I refrain from drinking soda, eating chocolate, and meat on 2 days a week. I just love your "pool" but still think the "nudes" need to be swimming in the pool.

  4. I remember this one! I still like it a lot, so it's lovely to see it finished up. It definitely deserves a show.

  5. Nice job on the free motion! All those circles takes time but they add some great texture. A quilt for a show definitely .
    I never understood why one would give up things they love to show love for their God. I thought God wants us to be happy.

    Anyway happy Mardi Gras!


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