or loosely translated in 'southern' .... Let the good times roll! It's a saying I heard many times growing up in south Louisiana. I really miss the culture, the food, and the traditions of my youth. The spoken language of my childhood combined all sorts of French, Creole, Cajun and just plain old 'local' linguistics. My granddad loved to throw around his French phrases and loved getting the expected responses from his grandchildren.
I made this quick and easy table runner while I was on retreat last weekend. I used 8 strips (2"x 16") for each block. Since I only used four colors, I repeated two of each color in each block. By sewing the strips together into a panel, then folding the panel in half lengthwise and sewing the first strip to the last strip, making a tube, I could then slice the tube into 2" sections. I unstitched each section at a different seam and arranged them into the cascading order for each block. I did this in one day. It is much speedier and easier than it looks, I promise! Take a peek at Angie's version HERE and see what she's making with this block. Isn't it fun?
I always miss the Mardi Gras Season this time of year. One year, I made this quilt to help with the homesickness. This year I decided a wreath and a table runner were the answer. The extra beads leftover from the wreath project ended up in a bowl on the table. I really want to make a few more quilts to celebrate this season, but those might not happen this year.
I will say that I do love the sunsets this time of year. The cold rainy weather and lack of any carnival season here in Georgia, along with the short daylight hours, make this the hardest time of year for me. It's a countdown to spring for me and I always feel like I have triumphed once I've survived January. So if I can't go to Mardi Gras, at least I can create some reminders here at home.
Happy Mardi Gras Y'all!