Friday, September 13, 2013

done Good {Haven circle}

do. Good Stitches is a modern online community that quilts for good.  Over the years the bee has grown and grown, so that these days I find myself struggling to keep current with all the beautiful work being done.  I wish I could do better to encourage members, so I thought to try cheering for them from here, in the way of finished object posts.  About once a month, I'll share some "done Good".  Today, Haven circle takes the spotlight!

HAVEN July blocks

This July, Emilee Mason called for Patchwork Wheel blocks following Don't Call Me Betsy's tutorial.  Members were to make 2 blocks, each in one main color and using either a neutral solid or low volume text print for the background fabrics.  Emilee made and posted the above blocks, so her bee mates could follow her lead.

Boy vs. Girl Patchwork Wheels...Take 2!

What a great block for using scraps, especially when you can choose your desired color focus.  I often find my do. Good Stitches blocks are scrap-friendly though!  In this bee each quilter works from her own stash, so it's key that we tend to buy and use fabrics that mesh well together.

These blocks by Kelli H. are well nigh, perfect, aren't they?  I heard she made a second set of blocks (this set) because her first weren't exactly right.  Thanks for your dedication, Kelly!  Those kind of decisions make it so much easier when it comes to assembling a collaborative work.

do.Good stitches August HAVEN circle

And here's the just-finished quilt!  This was Emilee's first time serving as a quilter (a member who takes a turn every 5 months planning and finishing the group quilt), and she did a wonderful job!

HAVEN circle July quilt back.

I especially love the blue on the pieced back and her diamond quilting.  Congratulations Emilee, Haven host Sara (Knottygnome) and the entire Haven circle, Flickr names: Goin' Dixie, Down to Sew, CosbyGryffin, Nell_quilts, CyclingJanes, CourtiePie, Hohnstreiter_Ohana and Scrappinsassy!  

This quilt will be sent off to Alternatives for Battered Women, a shelter in New York. 

**Learn about do. Good Stitches here.  While quilts of all styles are wonderful acts of charity, this bee intends to bring together active Flickr-users who enjoy sewing with modern fabrics.  To join the wait list, please use this form.**

19 comments:

  1. So pretty... I love that block in those gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing the link.

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  2. Yay Haven Group! Thanks for the moment in the spotlight :) ~Jenny @ Downtosew

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  3. This is wonderful! It will serve as my design inspiration for a quilt I am trying to make that I had a bunch of prints for and couldn't decide how best to put them together. I have one "text" pattern and the rest prints in the theme I'm working with.
    thank you

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  4. Go Haven Group! Love the quilt!

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  5. What a beautiful quilt - I am sure it will be well used. Maybe another block to add to the "try one day" list.

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  6. Wow what a stunning quilt! Someone will treasure it forever!

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  7. Wow what a stunning quilt! Someone will treasure it forever!

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  8. What a lovely group project. Great job Emilee. The lucky recipient will be absolutely delighted with it.

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  9. oh my! I love the yummy colors in this quilt!! it's so pretty!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  10. Wow! I'm knocked out to have this quilt featured! Thank you!

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  11. What a lovely quilt and worthy cause it's going to ~ will certainly cheer up someone who really needs it!

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  12. What a lovely quilt! It’s always so inspiring to see what blocks other circle quilters come up with!

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  13. Love it. Guess I am more a modern quilter also. I sketched this block on my pad a few months ago. I love the colors. Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. You are one of my favorite bloggers.

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  14. Thanks for featuring the group, Rachel! Emilee's quilt is amazing.

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  15. I agree with Jenny, Yay Haven Circle! It turned out amazing!! :)

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