This July in the Love circle of do. Good Stitches, bee mate Ara Jane is leading our group quilt with her usual jaw-dropping talent. Her concept is refreshingly simple, yet intriguing. She asked for 4", 8" or 12" blocks made up of neutral backgrounds with warm-colored stripes, no larger than 1" finished.
During rest time today, I made a total of four blocks all from neutral and string scraps. Love that, love that, love that! They were quick, yet satisfying. The placement and personality of the stripes offering just that bit of artistry that keeps one engaged, waiting to see how it will all turn out.
My largest block is made with Essex natural linen/cotton. As a precaution, I sewed 1/2" seams on this block. Take that, linen! No unraveling seams here.
These blocks have such an beautiful minimalism, don't you think? To see more incarnations, check out the Love circle photostream. As with all our Love circle quilts, this one is destined to brighten a child's life through donation with Wrap Them in Love. I'm so glad to have this opportunity to bless others while doing something that nourishes my soul. It's the simplest way to love.
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