1. Colorful churn dash blocks on my design wall! I’m getting ready to figure out the layout for my month of Do. Good Stitches. I am so in love with these little 6″ blocks.
2. Only 3 days left of school! ack. This year has completely flown by and I can’t believe I will have a 1st and 2nd grader next year.
3. Tomorrow I’ll be at Bless My Stitches quilt shop in Murphy, NC. Sweet Dana from Old Red Barn Co. and the shop owner, Karen, invited me along to the book release party for Modern Baby. Dana is SO wonderful and I loved getting to met her at Sew South. She’s the cover girl! Isn’t her fishy quilt cute?? The party starts at 2pm, so please come say hello if you’re local.
Have a great weekend!
Rachel from Stitched In Color is having a celebration of her charity bee, Do Good Stitches!
I run the one of the circles, Dream, and the quilt below is representing us in the Best of 2012 contest.
Go check out the beautiful quilts and vote for your favorite!
There is also an opportunity to enter a charity quilt you’ve made, even if you’re not a part of Do Good Stitches.
I’m waiting for my partner to receive her package, so I thought I’d share with you!
This swap was between the hosts of each circle of the do. Good Stitches charity bee.
I made my partner a sewing machine cover and a journal cover (which I forgot to photograph, gah!).
I used this tutorial from Notes from the Patch. Very easy to make and I really like that it fully covers the machine and the pocket addition.
I’ll share my package tomorrow, I’m SO excited about it!!
My first quilt finish of 2012!
This is the boys quilt for the Dream Circle of do. Good Stitches.
November was my month to design, piece and quilt. You can read a little more about my troubles with these quilts here.
I was able to get this boys quilt to work like I envisioned, woohoo! I do still love the way the girls quilt is coming though. It’s in the process of being finished now.
I had to piece and fill in with smaller squares, and this one is my favorite. I LOVE these glasses!
I’m looking forward to getting the girls quilt finished and then delivering them to the Project Night Night participating shelter here in Atlanta.
My month is coming up again in April, so I have got to start brainstorming. It will be here before I know it!
I managed to get the boys Dream quilt working like originally planned. Hooray!
I have 2 more spaces to fill in with smaller squares and then piecing everything together. What do you think, too busy?
I also finished a new wallet today and listed it in the shop.
Ahh… I love Anna Maria Horner. Do you have a favorite fabric designer?
The Dream Circle of do. good stitches started up in November. I’m hosting, so the first month I was in charge of designing and quilting our 2 quilts.
My idea was to do a quilt like this:
Source: flickr.com via Val on Pinterest
Each of the ladies made gorgeous blocks!
I messed up though.
I should have assigned a few people to make single squares, blocks with 2, blocks with 3 etc. Instead I just said, do what you want!
So, I got lots of single squares and not very many multiples and the sizes are too large for a baby quilt to get the look I was going for. Lesson learned, in a bee like this, specifics are important!
I needed to come up with a new plan since I have blocks for a boy quilt and a girl quilt. I brainstormed for awhile, folded the fabrics and arranged them different ways and this is what I came up with.
Crossing my fingers the ladies are okay with the fact that I reconfigured their blocks. eek!
We are making quilts to benefit Project Night Night. They are a wonderful organization who provide little bags with a quilt, book and stuffed toy for homeless children.
I hope that the quilts can be a source of security and comfort for these kids. Something that can stay with them no matter where they are. I know how much my kids love the blankies they sleep with at night.
I had a few small pieces left over and decided I wanted to piece the word ‘dream’ into the quilt somewhere.
I’m excited to finish this and the boys quilt and get them delivered!