Bee Blocks: August do. Good Stitches

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Sorry for the radio silence. I’ve been busy working on projects and (still) nursing my injured wrist. I have gotten a few things done lately. Last weekend I finished my bee blocks for the August round of do. Good Stitches! Kat is the quilter this month for Nurture Circle so she picked this block. I think they turned out pretty …

carlaBee Blocks: August do. Good Stitches
100 quilts for kids

Finished: Charity Quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids

carla Charity, Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting Leave a Comment

As I mentioned yesterday, after I got hurt I had a huge urge to just make something. I didn’t care if it was perfect, I just had to make. This is what I came up with. I started with the four blocks based on some do. Good Stitches blocks I saw in the main group on flickr. Then I added …

carlaFinished: Charity Quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids

Work in Progress Wednesday: Slow and Steady

carla Charity, Quilting 3 Comments

Since I got hurt a couple of weeks ago I haven’t made a ton of progress. Lots of little things (and one big-ish thing!) but not a lot of substantial progress. I worked on the Star Surround QAL. I’m very glad I’m only doing one 48″ block – any more and I wouldn’t be able to keep up. There are …

carlaWork in Progress Wednesday: Slow and Steady
Gaggle of Gosslings

Finished: A Gaggle of Goslings for do. Good Stitches

carla Charity, Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting 3 Comments

My quilt for do. Good Stitches has an official name – “A Gaggle of Goslings”. It was completed with the help of the Nurture Circle of do. Good Stitches using the no-waste flying geese method.     I quilted it with straight lines 1.5″ apart using King Tut 40 wt variegated blue thread. It is machine bound using a zigzag …

carlaFinished: A Gaggle of Goslings for do. Good Stitches

Work in Progress Wednesday: Quilting the Quilt

carla Charity, Quilting 5 Comments

This week I’ve really tried to focus on my Nurture Circle do. Good Stitches quilt. I got the backing done and the quilt based on Friday, and I started quilting it on Sunday. I got about halfway and stopped. I finished the quilting last night. It is straight lines every 1.5 inches, quilted with a King Tut 40wt light and …

carlaWork in Progress Wednesday: Quilting the Quilt

Work In Progress Wednesday: Time for a new list

carla Charity, Quilting 9 Comments

I think it might be time for a new list! I was able to get all three quilt tops off to the long armer, including Cascade! I was thinking of writing a tutorial or pattern for Cascade, but I think it might be too simple. What do you think? I also finished my July bee block for do. Good Stitches. …

carlaWork In Progress Wednesday: Time for a new list

Work In Progress Wednesday: The list is growing smaller

carla Charity, Quilting 7 Comments

I’ve made some serious progress over the last week. Not only did I get some backs pieced, I also went through and gathered all the fabric I was tired of, wasn’t in love with, or otherwise could part with and put it all in a bin for 100 quilts for kids! I am especially happy with my Tsuru Swoon backing: …

carlaWork In Progress Wednesday: The list is growing smaller

Overflowing box of fabric for 100 quilts for kids

carla Charity, Fabric 1 Comment

Overflowing box of fabric for 100 quilts for kids, a photo by zaydia {modernbias.com} on Flickr. Via Flickr: Instead of doing one of the many tasks on my to do list, I decided to go through every scrap and box of fabric I have and pull out anything I was tired of, or decided I could part with to make …

carlaOverflowing box of fabric for 100 quilts for kids