January: The Month for
Your Inner Squirrel
Did you hear the song, "Everybody's talkin', there's a new squirrel in town"? I meant 'girl.' Or actually a new link party? Sorry, so much squirrel talk these days with Sandra from mmm!quilts. Sandra has a new link party starting this weekend, and it's all called DrEAMi, and there's nothing confusing about it. It means...
Uh, can we say, "She's singing my song?" There are those of us quilters who bounce along doing what we're supposed to, and suddenly a wild idea comes along that is SO tempting we throw abandon to the wind, and divert. Not unlike a dog who is squirrel crazy, and spies a squirrel! Nothing else moves them until they give all their attention to that pesky squirrel. Oh, boy, does that mean me this month! I had a very big squirrel.
Shortly before New Year's Eve I called a quilty friend, and wanted to know just exactly what were the dimensions of a charity quilt. (Preferred size is 60" x 80", and up to 72" x 90".)
I had been putting away my loot from Black Friday deals, and it wouldn't fit. Those of you who know how much storage I have will attest that it was high time to move fabric. My choice of destashing is use it up for charity quilts.
All these quilts were either made 'so far this month' in the studio, at home, or laid out on the design wall at the Connections Thrift Store in Kidron, Ohio for volunteers to sew and tie into MCC comforters there.
Cascading Crosses I
Cascading Crosses II
Baby Furrows I
Scrappy Trips Around the World
4" Zippy Strips
Quilted, trimmed, and binding made.
"Queen of the Borders"
The Queen needs side borders yet to bring it up to size.
"The Houses on Cherry Ridge"
How impatient I am to tell the story of this quilt's name! Soon, I promise. It's my motivation to get it finished.
"15 Stars 'til Midnight"
But the biggest squirrel of all happened when I was asked if I wanted help out regularly in the quilt room. This is a part of the Connections Thrift Store in Kidron where comforters are made and tied both for sale there in the store, or sent abroad for relief around the world where there is need. Sure, I did!
So in the end, your Inner Squirrel can be a wild animal in the yard that takes you away from the task at hand, OR you can see it as leading you toward wonderful discoveries! My advice...
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.
Proudly linking up this squirrel post with~
Sandra at mmm!Quilts