Not what you were expecting? We all get so preoccupied with Thanksgiving and Christmas, but if I asked you what holiday comes after Christmas, I know many would probably say Valentine's Day. That is, unless you live (or are from) Louisiana. For us, Mardi Gras is next! Mardi Gras day falls on the Tuesday right before Lent, but we actually let the good times roll for an entire season, beginning on January 6th. This day is also known as Twelfth Night, Three Kings Day, or Epiphany.
Many Louisiana folks decorate their homes for Mardi Gras, and some even take the decorations off of the Christmas tree and replace them with ones of green, purple, and gold (not me, by the way). This quilt is for a friend in Louisiana who wants a Mardi Gras quilt, and was very clear about the fact that he had no qualms about it being loud and busy. After all, Mardi Gras is a glitzy holiday, so why should a quilt to celebrate it be any different? I chose to make a diamond pattern because it reminds me of harlequin masks, which are often used in the decor of the season. I just need to get this top squared up, and get going on the backing!
Alrighty then! Check out some of the highlights from last week's fabulous party! Afton from Quilting Mod shared this fun mini-
Beth from Cooking Up Quilts showed off this quilt, called Snap, Crackle, Pop! Isn't it awesome?
and Heather from QA Creations linked up her newest quilt, Forging Steel. Gorgeous!
So, maybe you're working on holiday projects of a different kind; or maybe some holiday gift sewing; or maybe just something fun for yourself? I can't wait to see!
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