Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's Back!!!!

My MOJO that is!!!!

I finished 48 blocks, put them all together and will pin this weekend. I think it will make the perfect "park quilt" for our bitty Clare, who is now taking a few steps.

Then I made this quilt top for a certain baby boy who should be born ANY DAY NOW!!!! I am going to back it in a delicious orange minkie which is his Daddy's favorite color. I can't wait to see Donovan playing on his new quilt.

The pattern is from Moda Bakeshop ( with a few tweaks I added). Did you all know that MBS is having a wonderful progressive dinner for all of us quilters???

I know I have a HUGE appetite for anything Moda!!!!

When searching for my MOJO I didn't need to go any farther than my classroom.

Helen is the daughter of one of my Wednesday night regulars. Elaine, who is the most AMAZING Mom, found this kit for her daughter to learn the process of quilting . Brilliant!!!! Her smile tells it all.....quilting is FUN!!!!

My students Fernando and Eliza show me that friendships are what make quilting such joy.

Nancy and Kim work at a neighboring quilt shop....but always bring their smiles and creativity to share with me.

I love that there isn't a competition, but rather a meeting of like minded people who just share the joy.

My students are my extended family. So many of them have been making gifts for our bitty baby. How sweet is this knitted blankie.

How much do I love KIM and all of my students!!!!

SEW from my youngest student to my oldest, it was easy to find the joy of quilting !!!!

....and speaking of students, I spent some time last week in Meghan's classroom. It was her last week ( for awhile) and the kids all shared the most lovely "baby gifts" for her.

This little one wrote the sweetest essay, filled with love and rainbows.

I guess I didn't have to go far to find the joy I was looking for. It is always there, but maybe I was a bit tooooo preoccupied with a baby that is coming soonest.

Now I need to get back to my sewing room and start on some thing that will be SEW much fun!!!!


annieb said...

Glad to hear the mojo is back. Enjoy!

Meghan said...

Yeah!!!! What a cute quilt for Donovan. Love it!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I love how you did your eat play sleep repeat quilt! I made one a few months ago and did it different from the pattern on MBS, and different from yours too. It's so fun to take a design like that and make it your own. Lucky little guy!


Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Yeah - your mojo is back! Such cute quilts - and lovely photos of family and friends. Ah - life is good (smile)!