Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Crescent City Charm

HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!

Cresent City Charm was a Block of the Month from The Quilted Owl in New Orleans in 2014. I was able to purchase all of the block patterns before we moved from there. I started working on it last year and just finished the last block last week! I could not wait to get this one to the "top" stage. I plan on quilting it right away. I had to show it off on Mardi Gras Day!!

It was very windy outside, so these aren't the best pics. I will take more after it is quilted.

I started on the backing today. I wanted to use up some of the 2" strips I had.

Here they are all sewn together in different color piles!

Now they are cut into strips 5" longer than the quilt top and are ready to be sewn into rows.

Here is what I have so far! I am going to piece larger pieces to the top and bottom. This section will be in the middle of the backing, hopefully!! Oops, just now noticed that it is upside down! The purple will go at the top!!

Thanks for stopping! I am linking to Freemotion by the River. Stop by Connie's to see other quilty goodness.

.........Sew till next time..........

Peggy

 

4 comments:

Sally Hurley said...

Very cool. The back looks pretty neat, too!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Those blocks are terrific, and you must be so glad you snatched them up! They will forever remind you of where you used to live. Love this backing idea. So colorful and evocative of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Libby in TN said...

A great way to remember New Orleans!

Lealoo said...

The back looks amazing, Mom!