In March, Kathryn of Kathryn Jones Quilts served as lead quilter for the Cherish circle. Quilter's take turns setting a vision for the monthly bee quilt, usually defining the block style, colors and block size. Kathryn requested the Starburst Cross Block, a free tutorial by Jessica Kelly. She imagined a "sunny, starry quilt in grey and yellow. Something about the sun breaking through all this rain!"
Here is a block completed by Cherish member Nurdan. Such beautiful, crisp points!
Soon Kathryn had received a collection of blocks from her bee mates and began considering layouts....
In this capture from Kathryn's Instagram feed, she asked for feedback on these two options. Both work well, but I have to agree with the popular vote for random!
And just look at that quilting! Wonderful work, Kathryn!!
Many times our do. Good Stitches charities benefit children. But this quilt from Cherish Circle, based out of Australia, was designed and donated for Assist-A-Sista. It will be offered as bedding for for a domestic violence victim setting herself up in a new living situation. The grown-up, but positive palette and asymmetric design strike me as perfectly suited.
Well done! Congratulations to Cherish host Kim Moran-Jones and the entire Cherish circle, Flickr names: KMJ_creations, Nurdan Kulluk, Faffling1, KathrynJonesQuilts, evenlypieced, Cathy Cates (aka CrafteeCC), Mad Maddy, Schmunter, sewpurplecamels, Curlyque665 and thequiltmachine.
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.