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. Every month or so, I'll share some "done Good". Today, Comfort Circle takes the spotlight!
In March, Eva-Marie of Zusje B served as lead quilter for the Comfort circle. Quilter's take turns
setting a vision for the monthly bee quilt, usually defining the block
style, colors and block size. Eva-Marie was inspired by a Broken Dishes quilt from Rita of Red Pepper Quilts shared way back in 2011. In her project prompt to the Comfort Circle team, Eva-Marie said, "I have never made an all solids quilt and I don't own enough solids to
make it. That is why I would love to make it with you." And, indeed, that is some of the fun of being a quilter in a bee like do. Good Stitches. You get help making some of your quilty dreams come to life, and all for a truly good cause!
Eva-Marie requested any colored solid fabric paired with white. Her bee mates chimed in to say which colors they were making so as to work towards a well-rounded rainbow. Soon finished blocks were popping up in the Comfort circle Flickr group. Some member, like Quiltification, even sent more than the minimum 2. Comfort circle is a very chummy group. I'm thinking it's the little gestures, like sending extra blocks or communicating when you're going to be late, that create that sense of real community.
So the finished quilt? Such a beauty! I admit, I'm partial to all solids quilts. They're so crisp, colorful and bold. You really can't go wrong with pure color. This happy quilt is sure to cheer someone's day again and again.
And Eva-Marie's choice of playful backing and classic stripe binding are perfectly delightful. Thank-you, Eva-Marie, for your many years serving generously in do. Good Stitches!
Comfort Circle is based out of Western Europe (mostly the Netherlands) and benefits charities local to the quilters. This quilt was donated to some young children in need.
Well done! Congratulations
to Comfort host Nicolette (Dutch Comfort) and the entire Comfort circle, Flickr names: DutchComfort, Muriel (doucepoints), Lotje M, zusjeb.blogspot.com, Silly Banana, molsig, Alphenquilts, Asarlieve1, quiltification and Coser Tejer Crear.
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. We're always in need of new quilters!