Monday, March 23, 2015

Little Tents for good

Hey, friends.  We had a drippy, drizzly, wet Sunday that didn't allow for photographs of my Clambake quilt finish.  As such, I've decided not to host the final link up for our Clambake Quilt-Along today since I really want to have those photos to share with you.  Not so bad to have a few more days, right?  Let's shoot for Wednesday.  Thanks for your patience!

Little Tents for do. Good

So today I've been working on March bee blocks for the Love circle of do. Good Stitches.  I know my bee mates would have understood if I wanted to skip blocks this month, but this project actually hit the spot: new, clearly defined, quick and scrap-friendly.  I was happy to pull out some pesky triangle scraps to start off.

Little Tents for do. Good

Daisy of Ants to Sugar is leading our quilt this month. She showed us how to make little tents lit from the inside on a dark night.  It's an improv block.  You surround the yellow triangles with aqua strips and then add dark blue to fill out the block.  Adding the dark blue is probably the trickiest step, but this is the type of thing I think you can learn by trial and error if you're willing to dive in. 

Little Tents for do. Good

Daisy called for a smart mix of form and freedom.  Our blocks could finish 6.5", 12.5" or 18.5" wide and any height.  It's going to be cool seeing the blocks puzzled together into a whole.

Love circle makes quilts for children living in poverty through Wrap Them in Love.  We are one of many circles of do. Good Stitches.  Lots of our circles make quilts for children in intensive care.  I can attest that these quilts do make places like the NICU a happier, more homey place.  There are sweet quilts on every bed in our NICU made by some local groups!  If you're interested in joining our Flickr-based virtual quilting bee, you can read about how it works and sign up to join the wait list.  Prospective members need to have some recent sewing/quilting history loaded in their Flickr account so that we can evaluate if you'll be a good fit for our bee.  Thanks!


10 comments:

  1. I love the thought that Daisy put into this block, and the hope and warm glow that each tent represents. Sorry about the weather, but how awesome that it freed you up to make these beautiful blocks.

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  2. Wow, I love these blocks and looking forward to next week's clamshells.

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  3. Rosemary B here:
    Hello Rachel dear flower. These are beautiful and so are you.
    ❤️

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  4. Love these little tents full of hopen and warm in the dark <3

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  5. I can't wait to see how Daisy puts them all together. Your additions are wonderful!

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  6. Adorable! They take me right back to the campground!

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  7. I love improv blocks. The freedom is so relaxing. :D

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  8. Praying for your family. Blessings on you

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  9. Oh, I love this!!! I so want to make one of these! The Nurture circle is focusing on boys this year, and this would be perfect!! Love it!

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  10. I sent in the form to be on the wait list. How will I know that I am in a group (when a spot opens up)?

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