Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's Up Wednesday: new beginnings

Happy Leap Day or whatever the appropriate sentiment is!
I had my blog post drafted early this morning, but didn't have a chance to hit Publish before I left the house for a day of running around.

My newest project is a baby quilt inspired by Jolene's star quilt for Maddie which I pinned on Pinterest forever ago.

Only six blocks have been completed so far, but it's a start, right? These squares are ready to be made into stars.

Speaking of Pinterest, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild now has a Pinterest (and a Twitter) page...and y'all were worried about my free time?!!!

These shot cottons arrived from Glorious Color yesterday.  They are really quite lovely and prettier in person.  Thanks Cindy for your help in color selection and where to purchase.

A sample of the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts made by OMQG Members

Tomorrow begins the March online auction for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  Michele wrote about how AAQI Liberated Quilters Meet 12 Month Goal, and she was nice enough to include me.  Like Michele, I wasn't home to answer the personal thank you call from Ami Simms.  I do, however, have a nice voice mail message saved on my phone!

Now to begin my next new project.....


  1. Pinterest is such a fun place to spend a couple, three, four or more hours isn't it! lol

    Thanks for the kind email...meeting for a day or weekend of sewing would be awesome. Heaven really after a day of laundry, grocery shopping for three hungry boys, dishes, pet patrol...ahem...

    Love the new quilt blocks. Sew very happy!

  2. Great stuff! I better go check on your cowboy quilt. I am keeping an eye on it. I wonder if it will get up for sale this time around! I still love it and want it!

  3. Sweet little baby quilt. Hope the action is a huge success! Such a great cause.

  4. Love your star blocks - but Jolene's post today made me :( Her work is so inspirational.

    Your shot cottons look awesome! I haven't had a chance to work with them yet.

  5. Congratulations on reaching your 12 month goal. I am not surprised. The baby quilts are fabulous. I always love your color selections. I am so glad that you share the pictures of ROO. Is she not just adorable.

  6. I love your blocks...gorgeous!!! You are always great about linking to sites for tutortials, inspiration, etc...but my quilting bucket list is getting SO long. And I love how you showcased the collection of AAQI quilts. Am I told old to say that when I grow up I want to be just like my sister?? ;-)

  7. I totally am inspired by the way you have displayed your Priority Quilts!! That's a great idea . . . I have a collection but haven't figured out how to get them on the wall. I think you have shared an inspired idea! Thanks!