Happy New Year

I spent the better part of  New Year's Eve cleaning up my studio.  Although I didn't finish all those UFO's in 2010, I am still resolved to get them completed by the end of 2011.  (HA!)  Famous last words, eh?
I pulled out this quilt .  It is a mystery quilt from Electric Quilt.com that my quilt guild did several years ago.  We were even featured on the EQ website with some of our almost completed quilts. I am thinking to myself about what could I do with this quilt if I finished quilting it.  
I realized that even though I never make New Year's resolutions, I could challenge myself to make more cuddle quilts.  There are far too many children who live in shelters without any parents or siblings.  This is something that they could have as their very own.  Something that they can wrap around themselves and feel that they are being hugged and loved. 

So I got this one all ready for quilting.

But wait, while I was cleaning up a stack of fabrics I found a fat quarter that I didn't know what to do with.  It was just rows of  kittens. OH!   Why not cut out each kittie and free-piece strips of fabrics all around each one.  The first block took around 15 minutes, maybe less.  So part of New Year's Day was spent piecing this quilt. 

  Now to get it sandwiched and ready to quilt.  This is a first for me.  Making a quilt in less than 6 hours. So  I should be able to make one each month.  What about you?  Can you do a quilt each month?

I hope that each child who will receive these quilts will feel the love that I felt as I sewed each and every stitch.  I hope that it will help to make them feel more secure and know that they are cared for.  I hope that it will give them hope for a happy and bright future.  I wish for them a happy and bright future.  So now, I know what to do with all of my other unquilted tops.  There are far too many children of all ages who need to feel love.