Saturday, June 4, 2011

Looking for a small quilty gift? Try the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

I am still having great fun with Bella, so no new projects from my quilt studio.  I just wanted to invite you to take a look at all the wonderful small quilts available for sale over at AAQI.  The June quilt auction is also open right now.  Those quilts may be found here.  I have my eye on a couple of the auction quilts.  AAQI has raised over $500,000 for Alzheimer's research and education since it began in 2006.  Purchasing a gift quilt, or one that you want to hang in your own home, is a wonderful way you can participate in finding ways to cure this horrible disease.  Please hop on over and take a look at what many great quilters are doing.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Playing with fabric

I am going to be watching Bella for the next seven days, so I won't have a bunch of time in the studio.  I have been working hard to get all my blocks made for the various guild blocks I said I would make.  This is my stack of 28 mock log cabin blocks for the guild bee.  The only thing I have left is to start on the mystery quilt.  I have not decided on fabric for that one yet. 
Speaking of fabric, I decided I wanted to play this afternoon, so I made some fabric.
The second May BOM for 15 Minutes Play is a pinwheel block, and I decided to make my spokes blue.  I started piecing scraps until I got enough to put an 11" x 11" block together.  After I got this made, I thought I might like blue and orange spokes instead, so I made some orange fabric.
I cut the blocks to five inch squares, then sliced them diagonally to create the spokes.
Now, all I have to do is piece it all together.  I do love working this way.
I hope everyone has been enjoying a great holiday.  I will blog when I can over the next week. 
Joyful quilting, everyone.