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, Heal Circle takes the spotlight!
In June, Emily of Quilts by Emily served as lead quilter for the Heal circle. Quilter's take turns
setting a vision for the monthly bee quilt, usually defining the block
style, colors and block size. Emily was inspired by Square Deal quilt in Block Party, which is a book about the modern quilting bee movement. Anticipating the patriotic season, Emily requested red, blue and low volume whites and grays, showing this sample
block to inspire her team of sewists.
Emily's large 22" square in square log cabin block, is quartered as 4 equal sections. It's a pretty quick way to make blocks!
Although I'm not usually a red, white and blue person, I can't help but be completely won over by this quilt. It all works together so well, both the bold colors and the clean, angular block design. I love how these quartered log cabins look almost layered or overlapping when neighboring blocks have high contrast.
Emily, who by my count has now finished FIVE quilts for charity through do. Good Stitches, quilted this work with durable, all-over free motion meander.
A few more blocks on the artful back, make such a nice, cohesive finish. Thank-you, Emily, for your many years serving faithfully in Heal circle! Heal makes charity quilts mainly for Hospice, comforting those nearing the end of this life's journey. However, this particular quilt made its way to a young boy recently diagnosed
Well done! Congratulations
to Heal host Nicke Cutler and the entire Heal circle, Flickr names: Nicke Cutler, QuiltsbyEmily, stayathomelibrarian, birdydanana, shimmyblisster, kelseysews, sew fantastic, Carlaf2, cknitress, kylnq, tinkingalong and raqueltencza.
p.s. Learn about do. Good Stitches here.
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