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!
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.
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.
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!