Monday, January 02, 2012

A New Year

Happy New Year.  It's been a while.  Household work and Christmas and other activities have kept me out of the studio and away from Blogger.  I hope to be back.

I did make my mom a birthday card,

and yesterday I had a lovely afternoon.  I fired up a Glee marathon through Netflix streaming and worked on these cute blocks for Quiltmaker's Project Linus quilt.

I've made one of these several times in the past and have enjoyed it.  I'm not sure this time though; there's a bit too much paper piecing for my taste, so I may just finish a few blocks.  If I do continue, here are my fabric choices.  Love them!  That may keep me going.

Also on the schedule is the Hoffman Challenge.  I do have an idea, and need to start sketching, and I need/want to make some more pieces for the Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative.  All my previous ones have sold.  Incidentally, the January auction is underway, and the quilts are very good this month.


jenclair said...

Love the ballon blocks, Kay. I'm about ready for a Glee marathon, myself. I've been recording, but not watching. On Netflix streaming, I've been watching Kingdom with Stephen Fry.

Eager to see what you come up with for this year's Hoffman challenge!

jenclair said...

balloon. balloon. balloon.

Not ballon.

*karendianne. said...

Well a very Happy New Year to you if I haven't mentioned it but I think I might have. :) See a lot of love for Mom in your card in the fabrics and the details and, I am, of course so happy to read of your day. How cool is that?! I love that project but I couldn't speak to the paper piecing. If it's too fiddly for you… gosh I wouldn't know what to think! I will say I'm looking forward to the creativity you'll be sharing with the Hoffman Challenge. That fabric is something else entirely as I recall. Isn't it always?! Sheesh. Thanks for the FYI on the ALZ Auction for January. Peace and Joy for the New Year. *karendianne. who is pleased to be along for another year with although the last half of the year was for slackers (both sides) so lets beef it up a bit, eh?

Liz said...

I'm lovin' those balloons. It's going to make a cute quilt so I hope you keep at it.

I've been thinking about the Hoffman challenge myself. I've got an idea, but need to do some experimenting to see if it will work. Good thing we've got seven months!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Happy New Year, Kathy...those balloons are darling too!

Libby Fife said...

Glad that you are back to some projects after a nice break-great way to start off the New Year.

I do love those bright fabrics but I can see where you might find the paper piecing fiddley after awhile. Still...:):):)