Quiltathon Report – The End!

The next Quiltathon is a weekday – March 18. Put it on your calendars.

Wouldn’t you know it . . It’s Quiltathon weekend and I had options! I so rarely have options. We sit home day after day and night after night. Honestly, that’s how I like it so I’m not complaining.

Last night was the annual Chamber Dinner. Vince wanted to go (I think simply because it was a free meal!) I didn’t want to go. We went last year and once was enough for me. Thankfully, he decided he really didn’t want to go.

Friday Vince came home and announced that it was going to be so pretty on Saturday, he wanted to drive down towards Branson. Huh? It’s Quiltathon weekend! I have to stay home and sew. I am the leader!! I think he just wanted to put some miles on the car. How weird is that . . we have to plan trips just to put some miles on the car. Let’s see . . it’s 9 months old now and still has about 1,000 miles on it. Haven’t even had the oil changed yet. I took it to the Toyota dealer and they said . . nope, drive it some more and come back. Dang it . . we don’t go anywhere!

After years and years months and months of snow and ice and ice and snow, we’ve had a gorgeous weekend. The kind of weekend when I wanted so badly to be outside doing something . . anything! Nope, it was Quiltathon weekend and I stayed inside to sew!

Do you see the obstacles I had to overcome to get to sew? Oh . . one I didn’t totally overcome – Vince decided we really had to find some receipts from repairs/upgrades we had done to the two houses in Owensboro. How is it that I knew exactly where those darned receipts were before we moved and I cannot find them anywhere now? I spent several hours of good sewing time looking for receipts. Never did find them.

I did get enough done that I’m pleased with my efforts.


Here’s the quilt – all quilted, binding on but waiting for the handwork to be done. It’s packed in this bag, along with the sleeve. I’ll do the handwork while at mom and dad’s.

Last night when I was halfway done, I was tired and decided to stop. Then I decided I could finish it. But, we can’t run water after midnight because that’s when the water softener does whatever it does. And, if you use water during that time . . you get salty ice and salty water and the water heater dies. Ask me how I know all that! Anyway, I was racing against the clock to finish the quilt and get my shower before midnight. 11:53 p.m. and the water softener comes on. Darn it! Vince was still up and I had to get him to come do whatever has to be done – turn it off or bypass it or something. So now I know that the water softener comes on at 11:53 and not straight up midnight. Won’t make that same mistake again. Men!!!

The best thing that came out of the Quiltathon for me is that I am fired up about sewing again. For the past few weeks, I just couldn’t get myself in gear and get busy sewing. Here’s what I’m working on. I need to make about 200 of these little rascals!


Looks pretty boring, huh?ย  But I think it’s going to be . . not boring at all! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. 1


    I don’t think that looks boring at all! I can’t wait to see what you do with those blocks!

    I was so wanting to Quiltathon this weekend, but I had an obligation quilt that had to be finished. It was! I sewed, but not on my Quiltathon project. I might just start cutting it tomorrow night after work and have my own mini Quiltathon next weekend! LOL

  2. 2


    Judy, I am soooo excited that you picked March 18th for the next quiltathon. Can you guess why???? Cause it’s my birthday! I feel so special. Just the way I felt several years ago when they scheduled National Quilting Day on my birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you. I really enjoyed this weekend and getting things done. Take care and God bless, Cory

  3. 3


    I’ll sit the next one out, simply because it is a weekday and I have to work. ๐Ÿ˜› I did have fun with this one, though. It was just the kick that I needed to get a project done. I finished my quilt top. I am just waiting a while for batting to go on sale I have now completed one quilt this year, and two tops are now done. I have a few more tops to go, and some other garments for Etsy, but I think I have a good start on my projects for the year. I’ll jump in on another quiltathon later. Maybe then I’ll have some batting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 4


    Well, I didn’t participate much but I did get a top loaded tonight and ready for quilting AND I finally started assembling the blocks on my design wall.

  5. 5


    200 of those? eek! lol!

    i’m hoping to get in on one of these quiltathons soon. congrats on finishing your quilt

  6. 8

    pdudgeon says

    March 18 it is!
    got it on the calendar, and that’s a great date for me too because i have a sit-and-sew the next day, so i get to do a double headder again.