I mentioned in a previous post that I joined do. Good Stitches in January. It’s now been seven months and I have really enjoyed this group. I love being able to give back through volunteer work, so being able to combine my love of quilting with charity makes it that much better. Here’s a run down of the first three months:
January was hosted by Amanda of My Sewcial Hour. She asked for two 12.5 x 12.5 inch blocks with different placements and sizes of sawtooth stars. Her colors inspirations were reds, pinks, white, and a touch of grey. She linked us to a tutorial at thought & found. As our first month together, this was a nice project to ease use into the new year. The finished quilt turned out great!
February was hosted by Sarah of Sarah Stitched. She asked for two blocks from the Sew, Mama, Sew’s September Modern Block of the Month. She asked for a white background with whatever colors or prints we wanted to use. This block was a bit of a challenge, but it was great to try out something new. Still awaiting the finish on this quilt.
March was hosted by Jess at SewCraftyJess. She asked for two upsized Japanese x and + blocks. She guided us to a tutorial on Badskirt, but changed the measurements so that the blocks would finish at 11.25″ instead of 7.5″. We could use any fabrics in our stash which made it great to use up some scraps. This block is so fun and easy that I am thinking about using it for part of my Echino squares collection.
Look out for a post on April, May and June blocks and quilts coming soon. If you are interested in joining do. Good Stitches, you can find sign up information here.