Monday, March 17, 2014

done Good {Cheer 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'm taking up the habit of cheering for them from here, in the way of finished object posts.  About once a month, I'll share some "done Good".  Today, Cheer Circle takes the spotlight!

do.Good Stitches Cheer circle Jan 2014

In January, Lindsey of Happier than a Bird Quilts served as lead quilter for the Cheer circle.  Quilter's take turns setting a vision for the monthly bee quilt, usually defining the block style, colors and block size.  Lindsey requested Antique Tile blocks in shades of pink, cream and white, showing this sample block to inspire her team of 9 other members.   

Antique Tile block #1

Bee mates each made a pair of 12.5" blocks.  I love this gem by Party of Eight, aka Gina.  That deer is adorable as are several others, but the music score print is my favorite.

Cheer Circle do.Good Stitches January Quilt

The finished quilt?  Dreamy.  I love the soft, truly antique-looking finish.  Such a simple color scheme and straightforward assembly, but the results are gorgeously classic.  Lindsey used free-form swirly quilting to create a gentle, all-over texture. 

#dogoogstitches #cheercircle September '13 #freewheeling quilt being donated to the charleston chapter of #projectlinus . block design by @tachabr

While I was at it, I couldn't help but notice this spunky work also completed recently by Cheer Circle.   This one was led and quilted by Brandy of Thirteen Quilts.  Such a totally different attitude and artful block style.  Well done!  Congratulations to Harmony host Lindsey and the entire Cheer circle, Flickr names:  HappierThanABirdQuilts, SeeMaryQuilt, FreeRangeKnitter, Bethadeezoo, ThirteenQuilts, MexicanYarns, PartyOfEight, Juliepepperpea, Free2bQuilting, Meg.Sews.

Cheer sends finished quilts to local chapters of Project Linus, who delivers handmade blankets to children in need in hospitals, shelters and more.

**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.** 

4 comments:

  1. Both of these are indeed beautiful. I love being part of this wonderful on line community.

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  2. This is such a great way to give back. What a blessing these quilts will be!

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  3. Great quilts and what a worthy cause!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring others to quilt (craft) for charity.

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  4. They look very nice. And what a lovely thing to share with others.

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