So on Christmas Eve, my husband came home from work feeling a little under the weather. We took it easy that night and he went to bed early. Unfortunately, to no avail. 🙁 He woke up Christmas morning feeling absolutely awful and stayed in bed all day. I managed not to catch his illness… until the day before New Year’s Eve!

I didn’t feel too bad on NYE, but New Year’s day I spent on the couch and after exerting myself too much on Wednesday, I came down with a little fever. So please forgive my lack of blogging!

When I have felt well enough, I’ve been working on the Chasing Chevrons quilt along that Jennifer is hosting. I kept thinking while I was sick on the couch, how much I wished I had a comfy quilt to snuggle up with rather than my fleece blankets that were making me too hot! After receiving my Coal Kona fabric I got to cutting… and cutting… and cutting… then pressing… pressing… pressing… and then cutting AGAIN! I think I finally finished all my cutting for this quilt, thank god!! :hi:

This is what all of my chevrons will look like once I’m done sewing them together.

My chevrons!

I’m so excited!! I can’t wait to get step 2 (can you believe I’m only on step 2??) OVER and DONE with and move on to piecing the quilt top together!!

Chasing Chevrons quilt along

Once I saw that Jennifer over at That Girl … That Quilt was starting a quilt along, I knew I wanted to take part, as soon as I saw the theme:

That Girl... That Quilt

I even picked out my fabrics:

My grey and yellow fabric selections

Unfortunately, life has gotten in the way… I’ve been desperately trying to finish my quilting projects in time for Christmas. Then, I mis-calculated how much of the bottom fabric I had, and ended up running out as I was cutting it. x_x I ordered some Coal Kona Cotton Fabric from Marmalade Fabrics to replace it, so that slowed things down (even though Tammy shipped SUPER quickly! Thanks Tammy!).

On top of all that, this is a very busy time of year for my company so I haven’t had a whole lot of free time to quilt. 🙁 Luckily, I have a couple of free hours today, so I think I’ll spend that time catching up on the quilt along. 🙂 Wish me luck!