Even thought I felt lousy all weekend with this cold, I did manage to make progress on the Millennium quilt. I added the additional 5 pieces to each of the rows in the section of 12 rows that I had previously sewn together to make each row 50 pieces long. Then I got all three sections sewn together. So here are the 33 rows handing on my 8' x 8' design wall. Only 7 more rows to go!
I spent Friday evening cutting out all the wonderful fabric everyone has been sending me. I bet the postman is wondering why I have been getting so much mail! The fabrics have been great - vintage 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, feedsacks, novelty prints which I love!. There was fabric with leprechauns (I am Irish so I loved that), cupcakes, ducks, a pheasant, and the year 2000 on it. Here are four rows I sewed together. I am going to wait to finish assembling these until the rest of the fabric arrives. I want to make sure I get pieces in the quilt that are coming from New Zealand and Spain as well as from everyone who is contributing to this project.
Congratulations to Austrialia's Cadel Evans for winning the Fleche Wallone bike race!