Wednesday, February 22, 2012

being intentional

As you may remember, it is my resolution this year to be more intentional. I did a little intentional sewing today, which felt great!
Margaret's Hope Chest is accepting blocks for their January/February Project Hope through the end of February. This is kinda last minute, (so typical of me!!) but I figured close to date is better than not doing it at all! I think it's a wonderfully easy way to help a great cause....much easier than completing a quilt top or an entire quilt. If you would like to help too, you can find all the details here.
I've been feeling kind of burned out by this star quilt, so I decided that I'm going to be intentional by adding one star a day. So far I'm on day two...and I think it's going to help! Hopefully I last longer than a week. :)

28 comments:

**nicke... said...

good luck! it is fun to watch it grow!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Awesome! They look great. I love the colors in the pinwheels. The stars are coming along nicely ... I've got a stars quilt going, too, and it IS amazing how a little intentional-ness goes a long, long way! Beautiful work, as always!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Intentional-ness is a beautiful thing.

Kimberly said...

Ditto what Live a Colorful Life said!

And the star quilt is s stunner. Keep it up!

Brenda said...

how are you sewing the stars together? I'm making a six-pointed star with diamonds and I'm trying to avoid all those y seams. I put mine away because it was turning into a disaster, but you've inspired me to get it out and take another look.

carolyn said...

With the star quilt ...try making a star a day with the white blocks attached and once a week sew them together. you'll feel more accomplished, promise.

http://laughingduck.typepad.com/laughing_duck/2011/09/finished.html

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu faço hexágonos todas as noites,tenho (quase)13 tampos prontos,esperando ter 20 para ir junto para acabamento.Quando você postou começo,falei:Vou copiar,lembra??Comecei do mesmo jeito com hexágonos,vários tamanhos e aproveitando máximo as sucatas.Já tenho {41}prontas com as peças do entorno indo junto,e muitos outros tamanhos começadas.Continue todos os dias,não importa quantas.Perseverança é o pulo-do-gato,TEIMOSIA também ajuda,posso jurar...Força e Bençãos é o que sempre desejo para você.Beijos

Cutie and Company Quilts said...

I'm all about intention too, especially this year. I try to do a little sewing each day and if I don't find any time...well,(shrug)I try not to be too hard on myself.

I think you're doing great! Your star quilt is beautiful. A star a day keeps the doctor away!

Barb in Mi said...

Glad you posted about the HST's for MHC. Needed exactly that type of project: not too involved, done in almost no time (from stash/ scraps!)and for a good cause. Thanks!

randi--i have to say said...

i am loving the star quilt! awesome! i can see that putting it together would be a challenge though. it's definitely not a quick sew!

happy sewing!

Mama Pea said...

Both are beautiful, Amanda. Keep up the good work!

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It looks like a puzzle. I love your creativity. Indeed a very great post!

Suzanne said...

Love them! You have good intentions and it shows.

Ms. De said...

I pulled out my grandmother's star quilt last week that she was making during the 50's. She had all the pieces for probably a queen size quilt cut and it's about half-finished. I have wanted to finish it (the fabrics are so fun!) but was so overwhelmed. I love Carolyn's idea combined with yours of just a couple at a time!! Thanks for the inspiration!

bethanndodd said...

I am going to make some HST blocks and mail them out today! I have also began some intentional sewing and have a goal to make 1 block a day for a QAL I started over a year ago. Good luck to you with your stars, they are just lovely. Smiles~Beth

Anonymous said...

Your pinwheels are so perfect. I'm working on my first pinwheel quilt (only quilt #3 ever for me) and I keep losing my points. Any tips?

patty a. said...

You are committing to one star a day to try and get your top done and I have been committing to do one alteration a day to try and get them done! I think you are having more fun than me! I just want to get those pesky alterations done so I can move on to quilting again!

quirky granola girl said...

your star quilt is beautiful. though, i'd like to differ with those that encourage you to stubbornly sew it with intention. sewing with intention could also mean picking it up again when you are ready to live in the present and enjoy the project you are working on. but, that is just my two cents :)

Quilter Mom of 2 said...

I LOVE the 2 animal fabrics!!

Where did you get them?

Clair said...

I like that quilt. :)

Christina said...

I appreciate you talking about being intentional and hope it rubs off on me! BTW I didn't see when you originally posted but your QAYG quilt is so vibrant and lovely!

amandajean said...

Quilter Mom of 2-

The fabric is max and whiskers by basic gray for moda. I think it's about a year old?

Amanda Jean

Donna said...

Thanks for posting about the HST's. I am going to make up some to send off.

SarahZ said...

darling stars!!!!! the variety of your projects is a wondrous thing! so fun to see them all! :)

CathyK said...

Love the stars!!!!

JanetK said...

Fun! I love your stars, but they do look challenging.

thanks for the chance to link up too!

SeeLifeMarvels said...

Because of you, again, I've attempted something new - HST - which I'm mailing out Monday to Margaret's Hope Chest. Thank you for posting that link; thank you for all you have shown me these last 2 years. So much fun this sewing/quilting thing!!!

Nicole said...

This quilt is amazing! I am inspired by it. Keep on working! I am hand quilting a VERY SMALL quilt that I completed over a year ago, I am quilting one star a day because I too am burnt out! This looks so cute!