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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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