Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Take a Hike

Well my "Birdie" quilt raised 75.00 for AAQI. I am so proud to be a part of this endeavor.

This month was very difficult for me. I was not able to sew for the first two weeks. Lot of pain but I just didn't want to give up. It took all month to make my little quilt. A few minutes of sewing time here and there. I wanted something whimsical to take my mind off of my recovery from surgery. I needed to smile. This was out of my comfort zone as far as fabric choice was concerned. Why can't a house be made out of crazy fabric? Why can't a red bird wear rubber boots? Why not! I tend to stick with fabrics that read more solid, tone on tone or are normal in color for the item I am trying to express. The wall hanging for my daughter's birthday was also out of my comfort zone. I enjoyed making it as well. What do you thing?


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Birdie - Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initative

A few months ago I sent in a AAQI quilt called "Birdie".  It is May and it is up for auction at Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative. I am so proud to have a quilt up for auction. I make them with scraps and love. It is a great way to learn and practice new techniques, but more importantly it is a great way to help raise money for Alzheimer's research. We all have been touched by this disease. My neighbor past away a few weeks ago from Alzheimers. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by friends and family. The very first quilt I made was in Jean's honor called  Wonky Relish. That was only a little over a year ago and now she is gone.

 Help fight this disease by making a small priority quilt or buying one at Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Bonnie 2

Okay! So I took apart the block. Boy was I all mixed up! Everything had to come off.
Here are the 2 blocks in there correct setting. Now I am getting that wave effect/or dark and light effect.
My dark is really brown. My daughter loves brown and blue and brown and pink. Time for a NAP!

Post Script.
After I posted the picture, I noticed that I still have an error. No biggie but something I did not notice at all  before. The dark block is suppose to have the light triangles of the QST touching the squares, dark up and down. This makes the star glow. So the QST are positive and negative! Oh well! I will think about fixing this block in the future. For now I will just do the next one the correct way. This is why it is always a good idea to make a sample block! LOL


My Bonnie lies over the Ocean

I have not been able to sew since my surgery for more than a few minutes at a time. Yesterday I decided I really wanted to see what the Orca Bay block looks like in the fabric combo I used. I liked it but realized this morning that I put the wrong block in the middle. So today will be 15 minutes of Rip-it Rip-it! LOL

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


I was very surprised to find out that my AAQI quilt called "Birdie" is being auctioned this May. Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative was started to raise money for researching for a cure. I have made several quilts this year for AAQI. This is the first that has gone to auction. I hope my little Birdie will bring in some money.