Tuesday, March 22, 2011
piecing for Good
There's something delicious about using scraps! Today as I was piecing this "Stashbuster" block, I daydreamed of cutting up all my smaller scraps into 2" squares. Just imagine all those fun fabrics thrown together in a classic postage stamp style! Oh for all the time in the world to sew, sew, sew (at least as long as I fancy).
This pair of blocks is the March block for the Faith circle of do. Good Stitches (a virtual charity quilting bee). The pattern is from Kathy Doughty's Material Obsession 2. Once Alecia has finished the quilt, it will be given to a baby girl suffering from birth defects.
Earlier this month, I made this set for the Love circle of do. Good Stitches. It's Ara Jane's turn to design the quilt this March. She posted instructions for her blocks, which are inspired by a quilt in Joelle Hoverson's Last-minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. I'm super curious to see how Ara Jane works with this unique block shape to compose the quilt. Quilts made by the Love circle are donated to needy children through Wrap Them in Love.
If you're curious about our virtual quilting bee, you can check us out here. That reminds me - We have almost enough people to open a new circle this April. We just need 1 more quilter to complete the circle! Our wait list is so full of stitchers (who don't have to plan or finish quilts), but seriously lacking in quilters. I get it - the extra responsibility and skill and all. But, I think it's super fun to quilt. I love planning the quilt and seeing it all come together. That's my cup of tea!
Hope your week is off to a great start! I'm trying to decide what to tackle next...