{ Happy New Year } 2010 To Do List & DQS8 Gearing Up

Happy New Year Everyone! Can you believe we’re in the second day of the year 2010?!? I feel so behind already. There are so many things I want to try and accomplish this year. My list is growing by the minute. Among the many items to check off is paper piecing. I’ve been terrified to try this one quilting technique in the 5 years I’ve been a quilter. Stay tuned to see if I can hack it. I’ve also been invited to join a local quilt guild! Meetings start this month!

News has been quickly spreading today that DQS8 (Doll Quilt Swap) is gearing up to begin. How exciting! I emailed Susan this morning to put may name in for a spot. This swap is so fun. The quilting community on Flickr has been so amazing. You couldn’t wish for a nicer group of friends. I’ve met some great people who share so many of the same interests. Maybe one day we’ll get a chance to meet face to face. Maybe a flickr quilting mini con? Anyone?

The group moderators have asked us all to make inspiration mosaics for our partners. Here are some recent quilts and blocks that have caught my eye.

1. Laughing Out Loud, detail, 2. aqua & orange friendly flock, 3. Doll Quilt Swap 6, 4. Quick-Pieced Red and Aqua Mini-Quilt, 5. dresden mini, 6. Mini Quilt in a Bag Swap, 7. Stacked scrap quilt for a baby boy, 8. STUD November swap – received, 9. close-up

I can’t stay too long today, as I’m about a month behind making a pillow for another flickr swap that I will not name. Oh the shame. I can’t believe life has been so crazy that I couldn’t get this project done on time. Yikes. I hope this isn’t an ongoing trend for me. I hope my partner will forgive me. I’m also still wrapping up that end of 2009 post. I have so many wonderful swap quilts to show you from some awesome partners. You know who you are!