Hope and Joy


This is my shop sample for my class I will teach in April at QuiltWorks.  I'll be teaching from Tonya's Ricucci's new book, Word Play Quilts.  This is an idea directly from her projects and seems a great way to introduce folks to making letters.  It actually took quite a lot of concentration to make my letters so straight!  I am much better at the wonky.  I do love this collection from Alexander Henry though- called Larkspur.  Love these birds!



While I was at it, I took the leftover letter strips and made a mini HOPE quilt.  This one will also be a shop sample, but will eventually be donated to the Alzheimer Art Quilt Initiative.  Tonya mentions this organization in her book and I plan to talk it up in my class.  By the way, I just found two gorgeous quilts to buy from the AAQI and will show them here when they come.


This one is just made from all the leftovers from the one above, including that little strip with the birdie.

I'll let you know when this is for sale on the AAQI website!  I also just finished Fun and Funky Vest #2.  Photos coming soon.  It's been a fabulously quilty weekend here due to lots of rain.  Today it's sunny and in the 50's, just right for a walk.  I know it won't last, but I also look forward to the next snowstorm.   It's nice to have a little bit of everything here.