Wednesday, July 8, 2015

done good {Wish Circle}

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, Wish Circle takes the spotlight!

do. Good Stitches Fieldcrossing Quilt


In November, Caitlin of Salty Oat served as lead quilter for the Wish circle.  Quilter's take turns setting a vision for the monthly bee quilt, usually defining the block style, colors and block size.  Caitlin decided to make Cloud 9's Fieldcrossing quilt, based on the free downloadable pattern.  Working from a rosy Purl Soho palette, Caitlin requested various shades of pink, yellow, rust and mustard.

Fieldcrossing Quilt Blocks


Wish host, Erika Jackman, posted this set of finished Fieldcrossing blocks to their Wish Flickr group.  Such beautiful, precise work.  In fact, Caitlin said, "Everyone did an excellent job of making blocks within the color palette, using prints and solids from their stashes."

Now I'm always a fan of on point squares, but it's the way these blocks are sashed and set that really makes the quilt...

do. Good Stitches Fieldcrossing Quilt


I mean - wow!  Don't you agree?

I love Caitlin's creative straight-line quilting.  The outer diagonal lines emphasize the block formation nicely.  Plus, in between blocks she created cute crossing shapes.  Such nice details!

do. Good Stitches Fieldcrossing Quilt


And for the back she used a much-prized Heather Ross mermaid print, plus Heather Ross Briar Rose binding.  I especially love how the warm brown, multicolored binding frames this pretty quilt.

do. Good Stitches Fieldcrossing Quilt


Thank-you, Caitlin, for donating your special fabrics and wonderful design sense to Wish circle!  Wish makes charity quilts for an organization called Project Linus, which delivers quilts to seriously ill children to soften their hospital experience.

Well done!  Congratulations to Wish host Erika Jackman and the entire Wish circle, Flickr names:  ErikaJackman, stephjacobson, saltyoat, lynnmariewood, Daisy Spirits, Momma Thomps, Kelleigh z, Blue Bird Sews, renecreates and magpieknits.  

p.s. Learn about do. Good Stitches here.  While quilts of all styles are wonderful acts of charity, this bee intends to bring together active Flickr-users who enjoy sewing with modern fabrics.  To join the wait list, please use this form.

18 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt. That mermaid quilt is scarce and sells for up to $60 a yard on some Etsy sites.
    Even the scraps are a fortune.

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  2. What a lovely quilt! Well done, everyone

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  3. One of the most beautiful bee quilts I've ever seen! Stunning!

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  4. Love everything about this quilt!

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  5. Wooo really attractive.
    This quilt has positive energy :-D I like the colors!!

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  6. That quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love that it will be going to someone in need. For we all know what one kindness can do!

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  7. So beautiful! Someone will treasure it forever.

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  8. Beautiful quilt. I love what these bees do.

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  9. Would love a pattern for this quilt. It is quite beautiful....any chance of getting one?

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    1. Hi, Louise! The quilt pattern is a free one, released by Cloud9 Fabrics. Rachel linked to it in the post. Thanks!

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  10. Beautiful quilt, the colors are perfect!

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  11. Oh, my goodness, I LOVE this quilt!

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  12. WOW - is right! The simple layout is so striking and I love the color scheme. Great work Wish Circle :)

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  13. This is a beautiful quilt the. The design pulls my eye right in. The negative space surrounding it makes the design and fabrics really pop!!

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  14. Gorgeous blocks, love the use of colour. Amazing!

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  15. Thanks so much for the feature, Rachel! This quilt headed off to its new home last week.

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