Browsing the do. Good Stitches flickr group, I came across a ton of recent finishes. How encouraging to see that fruit from our Celebrate Good Stitches event! I was struggling to choose just one quilt to feature today when I noticed that several of my favorites had been completed by the Grace circle. And then.... wow! Grace had finished SIX quilts in December!!!
Early on in December, Robin of Tip Toe Tango turned this quilt top...
into this finished quilt, bound for My Very Own Blanket and the arms of a foster child. Grace is one of do. Good Stitches' oldest circles, and as such has undergone many, many changes in membership. Robin is serving as Grace's new host. She finished this quilt for retiring host, Jenny Squawk. It's great to see members work together to come to a finish when life gets crazy. Nicely done all!
I also have to share the quilt back. Don't you love that dark fabric and contrasting bright pink binding? Beautiful! You can find a tutorial for this enlarged Star Crossed block on Jenny's blog.
In September, Irelle of Jibberish Designs led the Grace quilt, requesting this block from Sew Mama Sew's Modern Block of the Month. It might look humble, but check out what she did with it....
Woa, Nelly! Is that not the most unexpected and fabulous layout you've seen for a bee quilt? Simply stunning!
Plus, did you notice the quilting? Irelle said, "I started the center of each spiral as free motion quilting and tried to keep the lines about 1/2" apart. Once I got to about 8 inches, I put on my walking foot and rotated the quilt around and around and around and around..... I like how the circles intersect which creates more interest than if I had just done one large circle over the entire quilt. My plan was to start in the center of each large block but once that part was done, it needed one more circle on the lower right hand side. It was very time consuming but I was pleased with the outcome."
Lastly, I'm eager to share this gorgeous wintry finish by Laura of Little & Lots for Grace circle. I shared the blocks I guess-contributed awhile back. Laura's c-c-c-cold color scheme doesn't disappoint!
And since today there is SNOW on the ground in South Carolina for the first time this season, I can feel right akin to miss Laura! Yay, for pretty snow!
This Grace circle quilt was made with the Stars Align block from Stitching and Bacon. What a beauty!
That's just 3 of Grace Circle's 6 December finishes. Maybe visit them at Flickr to see the rest and send some encouragement their way? Congratulations to the entire Grace circle, Flickr names: Tip. Toe. Tango., littleandlots, Jibberish Designs, quiltfairy33, Sing All You Want, megmormel, onelittlethread, rockETgum, beadqueene, klinky04, Melissews.
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