April Nurture Circle block for do. Good Stitches

carla Charity, Quilting 2 Comments

This month I’ve decided to take a more free-form approach to the blocks for do. Good Stitches. I’m asking my fellow Nurture Circle members to create blocks that feature diamonds. Size and shape are up to you. Here is my color palette: and my sample blocks: There aren’t a lot of rules, but here goes: Use the palette below to …

carlaApril Nurture Circle block for do. Good Stitches
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Finished: Rainbow Triangles for do. Good Stitches

carla Charity, Finished in 2014, Finished Projects, Quilting 2 Comments

My quilt for the June edition of the Nurture Circle of do. Good Stitches is finally complete. This summer has had some serious setbacks for me, but I’m absolutely thrilled to have this done. I think it turned out amazing and I have my bee-mates to thank for that. I asked for brightly colored blocks and I received enough to …

carlaFinished: Rainbow Triangles for do. Good Stitches
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Finished: Mosaic for do. Good Stitches

carla Charity, Finished in 2014, Finished Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

    This quilt was formed from blocks collected as part of my month for the Nurture Circle of do. Good Stitches all the way back in March. I used the Mosaic block which is a paper pieced pattern. I asked for brights, a fussy cut in the center, and low volume intervening rounds. I really like how bold this …

carlaFinished: Mosaic for do. Good Stitches

100 Quilts 4 Kids – 2014

carla Charity, Quilting 2 Comments

Welcome to my stop on the DC Modern Quilt Guild’s blog hop for 100 Quilts 4 Kids. This is a quilt drive started by our friend and former guild president Katie Blakesley of Swim, Bike, Quilt. Since Katie moved away this summer, the DCMQG’s treasurer Heather from Quilts in the Queue stepped up to host. Last year I was able to …

carla100 Quilts 4 Kids – 2014

For Pinks Sakes Blog Hop

carla Charity, Quilting 4 Comments

I know it’s been radio silence around here for a while, but I’m popping in to share my contribution to the For Pinks Sakes Blog Hop that I’m participating in, hosted by my friend and DCMQG Secretary Anna at Life Sew Crafty. Anna’s family is one of many who have been affected by breast cancer. Specifically her mother-in-law’s fight inspired this …

carlaFor Pinks Sakes Blog Hop

Quilt Top: March do. Good Stitches

carla Charity, Quilting 1 Comment

I wanted to share a few quick shots of the March do. Good Stitches top I put together from everyone’s mosaic blocks. They look amazing. I’ve sent it off to the longarmer since I won’t be able to quilt it myself for a while. I hope to talk one of my friends into helping with a photoshoot when it’s complete. …

carlaQuilt Top: March do. Good Stitches
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do. Good Stitches June Blocks and 60 Degree Triangle Tutorial

carla Charity, Quilting, Tutorials 1 Comment

Hi Nurture Circle! I’m getting this post out early as my surgery is scheduled for Friday and I’m not sure how much typing I’m going to be able to do for a while. Hopefully my recovery will be faster than I think it will be. For June I’m asking for four 60 degree triangle blocks measuring 8.5″  tall if you …

carlado. Good Stitches June Blocks and 60 Degree Triangle Tutorial

WIP Wednesday: MAGFest and a full accounting

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MAGFest was this past weekend so I haven’t gotten a lot of sewing done since New Year’s Eve when I spent most of the day quilting my Briar Rose Giant Star quilt. Related to MAGFest, I’m thrilled to announce that my Link Pixel Quilt sold for $675 at the MAGFest / Child’s Play charity auction! My friend Ian was the winning bidder, …

carlaWIP Wednesday: MAGFest and a full accounting
2013 makes

Hello 2014!

carla Charity, Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting 2 Comments

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last year in the final hours of 2013. This blog is nearly a year old now – just a couple more weeks – and I’m personally astonished at all I’ve been able to accomplish both creatively and on the blog and I’m thrilled to have a small but loyal following. …

carlaHello 2014!