Friday, April 22, 2016

done Good {Together 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.  Every month or so, I'll share some "done Good".  Today, Together Circle takes the spotlight!

In June, Ursi (aka by Niveas) served as lead quilter for the Together Circle. Quilter's take turns setting a vision for the monthly bee quilt, usually defining the block style, colors and block size.  Ursi had fallen in love with Jodi's version of the Star Crossed block and created her own blocks as samples:


All the small pieces of this block lend themselves well to a scrappy look.  And, any scrappy style block tends to be a good candidate for a quilting bee!  With all the fabric variety that naturally occurs when we each sew from our own stash, the results are bound to be true scrappy.


To create some unity in her bee mates' blocks, Ursi asked them to be inspired by this bit of color inspiration from Design Seeds.   I think she found just the right jumping off point to capture fireworks at sunset!  Each member was asked to make and send (2) blocks to Ursi, whose task it would be to assemble the quilt top and complete the quilt.



Well, I for one love how it's come together!  The finished quilt is so colorful and dynamic.  It has that classic, scrappy patchwork charm that few could resist.  In contrast, the back is almost minimalist, the perfect foil. 

Together Circle is a mainly UK-based circle which donates quilts to charities in their communities.  This quilt was donated by Ursi to a women's shelter in her hometown in Switzerland.  

Well done!  Congratulations to Together host Mary (The Wool Palace) and the entire Together circle, Flickr names: carol @the running hare, by niveas, sarah.duckegg, svea p, finallywakingup, Jo Jo 33, suespatch12, Wendy Booth-Boyd and kellys korner. 

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.  Right now we're in need of new quilters!


15 comments:

  1. Stunning! I love how it looks as though the stars are shooting off little sparks of light. So pretty.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! And I love that one lone star on the back. Striking!

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  3. This is a beautiful quilt. I really love how Ursi provided a color guide. That is brilliant. The quilt is so beautiful!!

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  4. Beautiful finish! Great idea to use design seeds for the color inspiration.

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  5. Beautiful quilt and it went to a wonderful place!

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  6. Love how this quilt came together from so many different sewers. It is gorgeous - and going for a special cause.

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  7. Fantastic work in the blocks and in uniting them into such a colorful piece.

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  8. Beautiful and such important work.

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  9. Beautiful, great idea for the colors.

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  10. Ursi's color inspiration card is fabulous and so is the block design. The finished bee quilt is just beautiful and I love how it sparkles Rachel!

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  11. i agree with you - it's absolutely lovely! well done, ladies.

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  12. Wow beautiful quilt. Love how it turned out.

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  13. Oh Wow! Thank you all for your kind words. As usual I'm a bit behind with reading this blog and so this surprise reached me a little late. But I feel so honored that our quilt was picked by you, Rachel. It's always a pleasure to see all the fab quilts that are finished from do. Good Stiches circle. And it would be great if some more members would join us! (By the way our circle is actually a bit short of members. So we would glad to see one or two new members ;)

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  14. Oh Wow! Thank you all for your kind words. As usual I'm a bit behind with reading this blog and so this surprise reached me a little late. But I feel so honored that our quilt was picked by you, Rachel. It's always a pleasure to see all the fab quilts that are finished from do. Good Stiches circle. And it would be great if some more members would join us! (By the way our circle is actually a bit short of members. So we would glad to see one or two new members ;)

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