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Thursday, January 22, 2015

First challenge of the year

Three things to be happy about:
(1) fuzzy slippers
(2) looking thru old magazines
(3) Aveeno lotion

I discovered about 2 weeks ago that Mary Fons (of Fons & Porter fame) is a new Washington, DC resident!  She's had an ongoing challenge getting settled but (all things considered) she seems to like our city.  And if you are a Quilty magazine fan, here's a heads up - the May/June 2015 issue of that magazine will be the final one.  Check her blog for info...

I missed our January guild meeting (yikes, the first one of the year!), but there's a mini-challenge that's due at the February meeting... we have to make something with a heart - wall hanging, post card, mug rug, garment, mini quilt - anything we want to.

Someone gave me this book, Threaded Together, a few years ago.  The book features photographs of quilts and blocks from the Pink Ribbon Quilt Project that was organized by Mimi Dietrich in 1999.  

I've browsed through it several times, and when I found out about the challenge I knew right off what I wanted to make!

Since I had pulled my Christmas fabrics out and hadn't put them away yet...

... might as well use em!

Here's the finished block - 3-1/2" squares, 3-1/2" half square triangles, 2" border strips...

I just need to quilt it and bingo - a little heart quilt!  Not perfect, but it meets the challenge.

We had a bit of snow yesterday, the flakes were pretty big but they didn't last too long.  No accumulation to speak of, at least not in DC.

Have a great day today, sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. Hey, it could mean 'I Love Christmas' - but you did meet the challenge.

  2. Ah yes, I need to find a new pair of fuzzy slippers!
    Love that "heart of Christmas" quilt


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