Thursday, March 1, 2012


That extra day of the year proved to be a fruitful one for me.  I hunkered down and started working steadily through sashing the 2011 Civil War block of the week quilt.  I tried several layouts.


Made an adjustment here,
Setting 1

and an adjustment there,
setting 2

and with a little input from my eagle-eyed Sweetie, settled into a final decision. You have to stop moving blocks around sometime or you will never get finished!    More sewing together in store for today.  Hope to get it completely sashed with cornerstones and ready for a border by the end of the day at least.

Another thing done to commemorate Leap Year 2012 was for purely hopeful reasons – to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.  I made a monetary donation to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative in honor of my dear mother-in-law who is suffering through the latter stages of this terrible disease.  You can find a link to the AAQI in my right side-bar.  Be sure to visit and if you can, purchase a small quilt to further the cause of research for a cure.
Arizona Historical Society Museum
Tuscon, AZ
I also want to share with you this wonderful video featuring Arizona Historical Society Museum’s 100 Year 100 Quilts exhibit.  Click HERE to view the stunning quilts on display.  This is an exhibit I would truly love to see in person.  History and quilting go completely hand in hand with stunning results.
Goodbye for now -



  1. This quilt is just too fabulous for words!!! Love it!!! I know what you mean about moving blocks around you are so right! The only way to finish is to start sewing!

  2. You can see the quilts, please come to our Quilt Study Days March 23 and 24th. You aren't that far from Tucson. We would love to have you. Here is the website info.

  3. Your sashing is coming along WONDERFUL! This is going to be an amazing quilt!

  4. How good it must feel to be at this stage with your CW quilt! I'm still struggling to get one more extra block completed LOL!!! I love your different coloured cornerstones with the blue sashing, it looks great!!!!

  5. Sweet to have an eagle eyed assistant! Beautiful quilt.
    I'm an AAQI supporter too - great organization.
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. You had a very productive Leap Year Day! The Arizona tape is pure Arizona. I don't think you would see any of those quilts else where. Such a strong statement in this era of everything everywhere --- wouldn't a book of these quilts be great for my "history" shelf.

    1. I would love to see the AZ quilts exhibit in person. Maybe a summer vacation trip?

  7. Your top is looking great and you are making good progress. Well done! I have much to do, decided on a layout, just need to move it from my mind and onto the design wall! lol
    Love your colors and your layout works the colors perfectly!

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  9. I like all three. But as the maker, I'm sure you see things very differently.

    We were just in Arizona in early February, but it was before the quilt exhibit opened. What rotten luck!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing information about the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative! So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law - this is a horrible disease. I lost my Dad to Alzheimer’s in December of 2010 and have been committed to raising money for research through AAQI since he was diagnosed in 2006. I am a quilter and I love that the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is a grass roots organization that is totally staffed by volunteers so that every available dollar can be used to fund research.


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