I love summer. The days are long, the pace is slower. The lemonade flows. The grass is green (and then brown) and the ocean calls. The neighbors are out and waving. And daisies are in bloom. Simple and sweet and happy.
|Project Linus Quilt|
|Adopt-a-Family Dots and Dashes|
|Adopt-a-Family Crazy Long Cabin|
|National Quilting Day Project|
In 1989, the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society organized a "Quilters' Day Out" on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the rich tradition of quilt making in Kentucky. In 1991, the NQA officers were so enthused with the concept and success of "Quilters'Day Out" that they voted to take it to a national level. The name changed to National Quilting Day. This year the day fell on March 21. The organization selected a quilt pattern for the year. I made mine a bit differently in that I put a border on mine.
I continued to make Fidget Blankets for some of the residents at the Health Center where my mom is a resident. I delivered six more.
I was given some beautiful blocks from a friend, but they were already quilted, some with a fleece backing. I believe the person who gave them to my friend had tried to do the "quilt as you go" method but it didn't work. I didn't know what to do with them, so finally made pet bed pads. The Oregon Humane Society loved them.
The last project I worked on this spring was a mosaic project. I have always wanted to make a bird bath for display on my porch and that was what I decided to make. I love the finished project and it sits proudly on my porch.
I have three more quilt tops ready, but they will wait until my next major project is completed: my new long-arm quilting studio. That is the exciting next step!
Happy summer peaceful adventurous summer!