January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

And my wish for a healthy and prosperous new year for everyone!   My daughter and I will do our annual "wild and crazy" thing to ring in the new year - The Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Washington at high noon today (water temp was 46 degrees).  It's such a fun mother/daughter tradition - it makes me feel energized about starting the new year.

Another fun way to ring in the new year - Monique Dillard at Open Gates Quilts is kicking off her FREE Block of the Month program today.  The Blogger Girls BOM feature a 6 block quilt.  You can make a small quilt with 6 blocks or make 2 of each block for a larger quilt.  Stop by Monique's blog today and get the instructions for your first block.

I'm using Field Notes, designed by Blackbird Designs for Moda fabrics.  Here are my first 2 blocks, and please visit the following bloggers as they sew along and post pictures of their blocks, too.

Monique from Open Gate Quilts
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Thelma from Cupcakes 'n' Daisies
Lissa from Moda  Lissa
Denise from Quilter’s  Window
Nicole from Sister’s Choice Quilts


  1. Lisa, I can't begin to imagine doing a polar bear plunge. WOWZA! Happy new year to you and I look forward to seeing all of our finished quilts.


  2. You two are crazy girls! lol I looooove your blocks but the blue one is definitely my favorite!