10 Feb

Brushfire Blocks

I’m having a serious attack of so much to do and so little time. In the flurry of making pillows and skirts, some garments for me,  and even working on an art quilt, my mind is going a million miles an hour. The doing begets more ideas and my sketchbook is overflowing! Then there’s the stuff not on the list that pops up, like the Mushroom Swap — count me in!

Yesterday was an appeal for quilts in response to the devastating brush fires in Australia. I usually like to donate closer to home since wherever that is, there always seems to be one group or another on the edge. But, seeing as I’ve recently donated locally to the Red Cross and the Hawai’i Food Bank, plus this particular project is the brainchild of another US military spouse (who I met through a playgroup military mom friend from back in Germany — the military is a small world) and we all look out for each other (for the most part), AND it was just two blocks, not a whole quilt — well, count me in again!

I’d never done these Liberated Stars before (although I’d seen them and understood the concept). They are fun to make! Great for scrap bag management!

These are off to Australia soon, and I am back to trying to bring some of my ideas to fruition.