Lucy Boston

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Ides Are Here! Wait, The Ides Is Here?

Ides is plural so are - Ides are here... 

it is a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

For today, the sun is shining
and it's almost 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Notice that I said today the sun is shining??
Tomorrow, temps are dropping again
and 4 to 6 inches of snow could be coming our way.
Wa-hoo! March in Ohio!!

Anyway, back to today.
It is the middle of March, the Ides...
and I have a finished quilt top!
I've entitled it
 'The Distraction of the Ides of March':
I love it.  To get a good picture, I took it out into the March sunshine and placed it onto the mossy rock pathway that leads to my back door.  It looks great, I think!
I have the backing pieced and pressed, so as soon as the long-arm machine is emptied of the 30's Dresden for a customer, this green baby is going on!

The particulars:
  • I started it on March the 3rd, 2014 (yes, THIS year!), using 'found' 10-inch squares of celtic-looking fabrics, which were a gift from a friend.  
  • I used the pattern from Terry's Treasures sew along:  Good Night Irene pattern HERE
  • You can see the beginning of my quilt and story here
Another good thing about this project?
A whole bunch of these cut-offs:
Leaders and enders to sew together
to make a whole bunch of these strings-o-squares:
Ready to trim down to perfect little 1 1/2 inch squares.
They are sure to make into something else fun!

Thanks, again, Terry for the great, fast pattern/sew along.
and Thanks, also to D, the friend that gave me the Irish Stack!

Happy Ides of March!


  1. Happy St Patty's Day to you. Great wear'in of the green project. No stitching here. My twin sis and I were up in your neck of the woods for girls day out shopping in the great weather. I think everybody else had the same idea. CRAZY!

  2. Very nice quilt; and a perfect finish for St. Patrick's Day!

  3. that turned out very nice and fast, too! love your colors. please show a close up of your irish fabrics, please! happy middle of March to you also. t in tx

  4. LOVE it!! Happy St. Paddy's Day to you!

  5. It's beautiful! You did a great job on it! :0)

  6. I was looking over your quilt again today and wanted to tell you that I REALLY like it! And when I reread about it I realized that you just started AND finished it in a couple of weeks! That is amazing.
    My thought to you is OUCH! STOP IT!.
    Now I think I will have to make one too. Thank you so much for twisting my arm. lol
    thanks, cuz
    ps-You know I'll get you back :)


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