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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Sewing for do. Good Stitches {a Charity Bee}

Star flower blocks, my first for do. Good Stitches
Some time last year I came across the blog Stitched in Color. I was fascinated with the charity quilting groups that Rachel ran and thought I might like to join one when I heard that there may be an Australian group being formed. I was too late to join that group, but my name was placed on a list and I am now part of an International group. You can read about do. Good Stitches here on flickr. We are in the midst of making our first blocks. I am pretty excited about this endeavour and have just finished stitching these beauties. They have yet to be pressed and have a decent photo taken of them, but I figured you would want to see them anyway! They were fun to make. I really love making half square triangles and this is an interesting block I wouldn't mind making a quilt from. I will put it in my book of quilts to make (it's getting quite full!) and see how I go. I also spent more time sewing my Good Fortune quilt today. I had no plan for that at all and today I worked out that it is big, and possibly too narrow for it's length. (How I know this I don't know. Miss 25 thinks I am crazy, but I feel I need to do something to the quilt top to widen it a little. Right now the top is folded up on a shelf. I will have to think about it a little more.


Pip said...

The Star Flower blocks are really nice, they look pressed to me, I have a star quilt in my quilts to make list as well. I suppose your Good Fortune quilt looks wrong to you and that is how you know that is needs to be wider.

Lotti said...

Nice blocks. The project sounds reallly nice.

Suzanne said...

Looks like a great charity project. I've set the goal for 2012 to do a different sewing related charity project each month.

seabreezequilts said...

Got to say I am partial to that block too.