Monday, January 19, 2009

National Day of Service

There's so much going on here in the USA today and tomorrow! In case you've been living in a cave (in which case, how did you get out and find access to the world wide web?!) today is a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and tomorrow is the historic inauguration of our newest President. We have been encouraged to use this as a day of service. To that end Cheri over at Jovaliquilts has invited quilters to work on a quilt that will be donated to the charity of their choice. Unfortunately, I've spent most of the day feeling like I'd drunk too deeply from this cup:


(DD and family gave this to me for Christmas. It was one of my favorite gifts this year.)

I did, however, pull out a small UFO that has been on my mind to turn into a preemie quilt.

The hospital I donate my preemie quilts to wants them to be at least 24" x 30". This top currently measures 26" square. My plan is to make some flying geese units to create borders for what will become the top and bottom of the quilt, thus bringing it up to size. Well, actually it will end up a little bigger than it needs to be but that's okay. So when I'm feeling better this will do double duty as my January preemie quilt and my bit for our national day of service.

I was hoping to post my Birds of Change give-away today because I know it's already the 20th on the other side of the globe. Not happenin'. Tune in again tomorrow, dear reader, to find out how my birds turned out and how you might be able to win one :- )



2 comments:

Paula Hewitt said...

preemie quilts are a great idea for your day of service. nice and small too. i like the red and white.

YankeeQuilter said...

What a great preemie quilt that will make! Hope you are feeling better soon...