Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Years Eve

A time for reflection, a time for letting go of the old hurts and problems in favor of a new beginning. I love new beginnings, wiping the slate clean and starting over, tucking away the good memories to review at a time in the future and taking a step forward. New Resolutions, New Goals.

As a quilter: a time to muck out the sewing room, reorganize, reassign, make lists. A time to finish up the old and start new. In that vein, I made a block for a hug quilt for an online friend. I used some old to start something new:

Just a block made from 1.5" strips of red sewn together and hearts cut from the piece, fused to the background, buttonhole stitched down. (And signed in the center -- that's not frayed fabric, it's writing with a red pen!).

I wish you all a Happy New Year!


Laurie said...

Cute block! And happy new year to you as well!

cher said...

I like this block too...and enjoyed reading your blog.

Finn said...

It's a lovely block Joanne and what a good and simple idea! Leave it to you to think of that. Just strips pieced and a shape cut out? Great idea...and very pleasing to look at. Happy New Year friend!p.s. I got brave and listed my UFO's, but I did it at Stashbusters as the DYS doesn't have a spot for '06 as yet. My goodness, I had more than I thought...LOL and have found a couple more since this morning. I'd better get busy!

JudyL said...

How cute and very thoughtful too!

Judy L.

Dona said...

Hey Joanne, I sure like your little quilt and I am not one bit fond of hearts. I always enjoy reading your blog to see what you are doing.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Hi Joanne - Happy New Year to you too. Here's to new beginnings. I like the way you used your red scraps - so sweet and thoughtful - the recipient is sure to feel hugged.



Mary said...

I like the idea of the strip pieced hearts. I have tons of strings and am always looking for ideas to use them up. Unfortunately they reproduce faster than I can use them and I'm now starting to fill up my third bin.

sammy_bunny said...

Very cute and a simple idea. Those are usually the best.

The Calico Cat said...

Love the hearts. HNY to you as well!