Positivity Quilt-Along Begets Positivity

Positivity is really infectious, don’t you think? No matter how crabby you may be, if you meet someone who is positive it’s hard to stay crabby. You may think to yourself, go away – I’d want to stay crabby. But darned if they don’t turn your whole mood around before you know it. Positivity begets positivity. When Preeti called and asked if we would participate in this quilt-along, I instantly said an enthusiastic YES. We have often discussed the changes we would make if we were “in charge.” If we had a voice . . . but wait, we do! We are spreading positivity all throughout blog land and beyond. This quilt-along is for Mercy Hospital in Sacramento, CA.

Quilt-Along Details

The free quilt-along has a nice, easy pace. Can you go faster? Of course, you can! What if life happens and you have to drop out or stop altogether? That’s okay. We’re sharing positivity, not stress. Preeti has shared the schedule and some details about different block options. There are even sponsors – some fabulous ones. Preeti will be sharing oodles of layout ideas and fabric requirements as well.

Our potential Positivity fabric choices!

Bernie at Needle and Foot coordinates for the Mercyful Quilts program. She shared some excellent details about the charity as well as quilting/mailing options. If you are on the fence about joining, please take just a moment to read more about it. There are so many, many great charities out there. Fourteen weeks, giveaways, camaraderie, and a good cause – what more is there?!

Mojo is Back Baby!

Many of you know I’ve been struggling with a BIG lack of sewing mojo, and many of you also, unfortunately, joined me. I am so happy to report that my mojo is back with a bang. Let me in that sewing room! I can slay the dragon today or anything else that needs to be slain, a.k.a. sewn. Maybe it’s those pretty new fabrics that jumped into my cart? That’s an Allison Glass – Trinkets fabric on the right. Maybe it’s the thought of being positively positive? Who knows, but hang on! We’ve got plenty of new projects lined up for me to tackle. Sue has been a busy bee, cutting fabric like a fiend. There are some appliqué projects for me to enjoy: Addison’s big girl quilt, Sissy’s table-toppers – the saga continues. Also, the pile of to-be-quilted has grown to astronomical proportions and I need to get a wiggle on finishing them.

More fun fabrics that have motivated me! I just HAD to get the popsicles because of these two littles, sitting on the porch, eating ice cream! We’ll have to introduce them to the joys of popsicles and maybe even make some ourselves.

Join Us If You Can

To wrap this up, we’d love it if you can join in on the quilt-along. If you aren’t able to, we certainly do understand. {{Hugs}} Have a happy and safe Memorial Day, if you are in the USA.


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17 Responses

  1. Roseanne it’s good to hear your mojo is back. How could it not be with such vibrant, inspiring fabrics to play with. Preeti’s QAL looks so intriguing, but the cost of shipping quilts to America is prohibitive for me. Have fun and spread that positive feeling. I’ll be cheering from the sidelines. 😉

  2. Cheree Hull says:

    I’ve had some mojo issues myself. Hoping my choice for the positivity quilt works well because that will be icing on the mojo and then I’ll REALLY want to kick things into gear! Yours looks like it will be positively cheery!

  3. Kathleen McCormick says:

    I am positively in, and hope to do some cutting when I return from PA. I love the colors…so much fun. Of course, I am working from the scrap heap, so we will see what happens, although I do have a batik white I could use and that would be fun. Decisions, decisions….but I am glad to hear your mojo is back. Mine is on its way too!

  4. Mary says:

    I’m also glad your Sewjo is back! I’m definitely participating in this QAL and making the first 24 blocks is my June OMG. Love that AG trinkets fabric.

  5. yay for the mojo coming back!!!! and what beautiful colors for the Positivity quilt – can’t wait to see yours!!!

  6. Gail Sheppard says:

    Looks like fun!!! I would love to join Pretti, but I happen to know what is around the corner for me and I just won’t have time!
    However, I will be cheering from the sidelines!!
    And the popsicle fabric is perfect!

  7. Chrisknits says:

    Fudgesicles are my pop of choice! Lovely fabrics, I am sure you will be positively delighted with them!


    Great to have the mojo back. It was like your best friend was on vacation without you! I’m winding up Sandras QAL and think I’ll add Preeti’s (and yours) to my project list. I’m sure I have enough fabric here to make a quilt without having to go shopping! Happy Memorial Day. I’ve got popsicles on my shopping list!

  9. Karla says:

    I’m glad you got your sewing mojo back, believe me I know how it is! You are so right about positivity — love your fabric choices!

  10. Bernie says:

    Roseanne, what a wonderful post. You are so right – if we spread a little positivity out wherever we go, it is absolutely infectious. Preeti is a huge example of this as are you. When you comment on blog posts you always say the nicest things and I see you commenting all over within our community. Thanks for supporting and promoting this QAL. I am still wavering on the fabrics I want to use so I need to make a decision and start cutting my strips!! Choices, choices!

  11. So happy your mojo is back, Roseanne! I’m having trouble, but will get there. Now that my company is gone, and no more carline breaks in the middle of my sewing day, hopefully I will get back to stitching this week and enjoying it. Hmmm, what to start with??? I’m way behind in my PHD list so maybe one of those?

    One of my favorite memories from childhood was my mom making us popsicles using Kool-Aid in those Tupperware popsicle molds! I even made some for my daughter as she grew up! I think I need to find some and make for my grandloves now!! Thanks for that popsicle memory!! That fabric is really cute!

  12. Nanette Chopin Cook says:

    Welcome back Roseanne! I am glad that you are over the hump. This is a nice project for charity and it will provide a way for everyone to be positive again. Hugs Great post!

  13. Barbara Esposito says:

    Hey Roseanne, I am thinking on joining up but I can’t seem to find the start info on Preeti’s blog. would you be kind enough to hook me up? and I am SO happy your sew-jo is back. I am coaxing mine along…Your fabric choices are fab by the way (as usual!)

  14. Wendy Tuma says:

    Welcome back to your sewing mojo – woohoo! Are those your Positivity fabrics? If so, they are really cool. And of course you needed the popsicle fabric!! Love that photo!

  15. Vicki in MN says:

    It makes me positively happy that your sewing mojo is back on track!!! Pedal to the medal girls:)

  16. I’m ready and I love Preeti so I’m going to try again to join a sew along! Love the kids eating their popsicles! Hugs!

  17. Maybe you’re sewing mojo came back because ‘schools out for summer’! Now you have more time for sewing. I’ll have to check into the positivity quilt along and see what I’ve got planned for June. I always forget how much time I need to spend outside in the summer.

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