Friday, July 27, 2012

Facebook Foto Friday, 7/27

"Dragonflies are Free" 2012
It's Facebook Foto Friday again, and here's the latest quilt I've bought through the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. How could I resist a New York Beauty block? The quilt is called "Dragonflies are Free" and it's by Jo Paula Lantier and Dana Merrill of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It's AAQI Priority Quilt # 10,461!

This quilt is bright, colorful, and includes dragonfly fabric in the upper left. There's a little wonkiness going on in the curve and points, and it looks like things started to fall into place after a little practice. Even with foundation piecing, this quilt design is challenging because of the curved seams and points. I applaud anyone brave enough to try it!

Since this quilt includes a New York Beauty block, it's now part of my New York Beauty collection, as well. A nifty little cross-collectible, so to speak. Eventually, I hope to have at least one quilt from each of the 50 United States, and this quilt allows me to put a check mark next to Louisiana. For more information about the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative including how to make, donate and buy quilts, click here.


  1. Can't believe you found a quilt that is bout an AAQI and NYB!

    1. Pretty cool to find a two-in-one, eh?

  2. I just love this. These little quilts touch people in so many ways as they raise money for research. Do I hear three-in-one?