Thursday, January 8, 2009


Well, it is a new year, and I have resolved to be more active in my Heartstrings quilt group. I also want to get involved with the charity group here locally-I can't think of the name right off hand-but they make quilts to donate locally. Some of them might enjoy the Heartstrings project too. I started off the year by making 201 Happy blocks and just about finished a blue and yellow string quilt. I am going to quilt this one myself and donate locally. The Happy blocks are for some small quilts to give to Sally House and the rest will be sent to the Heartstrings block collection. They will be combined with others from all over and made into quilts for kids at a sew-in some time in the spring.
I also have just about finished a QOV quilt-Quilts of Valor. These are donated to returning soldiers, many of whom are wounded. I will send this one to a lady with Heartstrings who is collecting them for soldiers. Her goal was to have 400 of them to donate...not sure if there is a dead line or not.
I do have a few new things for my etsy site as well. I did manage to finish a basket quilt that is cute to sell. I still have a big pile of quilt tops waiting to be quilted, so my second resolution is to finish 5 quilt tops a month from ones I already have made. That is the goal anyway, so if I shoot for that, I may clean out my backlog of quilt tops by the end of the year! Will post some new pix soon...I'm writing this on a break at work!

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