Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What's Up Wednesday: OMQG

I love Wednesdays for a variety of reasons.   The reason I love the first Wednesday of each month is because it's Orlando Modern Quilt Guild meeting day.  It's hard to believe our group is starting its third year! 

Our March block of the month is a string block.  Leigh has a tutorial on her blog for an X string block which I bookmarked a while back.  I played around with my stash and scraps to come up with four different color ways. 

Amy took the tutorial and changed it up a bit.  I made this sample string block following Amy's layout.  Wouldn't a quilt made with both the X string block and the O string block (Amy's version) be fun?

Here's my February Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt.  I usually wait until the end of the month to finish and register my quilts;-)  I have the OMQG to thank for my timeliness this month as we had an AAQI challenge due today.

We blindly picked two crayons as our color inspiration in making the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts.  My colors were mango and lemon.

I used a pretty Kaffe print for the back and had leftover plaid binding from who knows which quilt another project.  This quilt is still unnamed, so feel free to leave a suggestion.  

I am so happy that our members made FIFTEEN Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts!!!!  We have a wonderful group of talented, fun and generous quilters!!  In addition to the fifteen turned in today, Michele and her friend Yumi made another four for February, and Jodi joined the $1,000 Promise group!

I enjoyed listening to each member as they presented their quilts and explained their process.  I felt like a proud mama!  I am sure there will be more quilts made by our group for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Here's a shot of all of them (except for one that still needs a few more binding case you are counting)!  Aren't they pretty?!  As the Goddess (love that title!), I got to take them home.  They will live with me for a few days before they are mailed.

Happy stitching!


  1. So beautiful and such a good cause!

  2. Great quilts. I really love your orange and yellow one. The Xs and Os would be really cute together.

    I keep going to the Alzheimers page to try to buy your cowboy and cowgirl quilt, but it seems it's not for sale yet.....

  3. Lovely! The string blocks are especially gorgeous.

  4. These quilts are so pretty. I need to hop on board and use up some of my smaller pieces of fabric. What about "Crazy for Citrus"?

  5. Fabulous group array! Love your crayon challenge...very clever. The February auction started yesterday...check them all out! I feel so good about getting my QAM done with so much craziness in my own life! Miracles happen! Tell your group I love all of their quilts!

  6. Oh what loveliness to be blessed to be a part of...for such an awesome cause!

    Rene' are the bomb!

  7. The AAQI quilts look so cute hanging out all together! It was a fun challenge. I think we should do it every year.

  8. I love all the mini quilts made by the OMQG. What a talented group of ladies. And you always use such fun fabric!!! Love it!!!

  9. Rene, your group's quilts are amazing! The crayon challenge is inspired - thank you so much for sharing information about the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative! I lost my Dad to Alzheimer’s in December of 2010 and have been committed to raising money for research through AAQI since he was diagnosed in 2006. I am a quilter and I love that the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is a grass roots organization that is totally staffed by volunteers so that every available dollar can be used to fund research. I love your little quilts and am thrilled that your guild has taken up our cause!