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: Belts & Buckles (Pattern Release and Giveaway!)

carla Finished in 2015, Finished Projects, Quilting 8 Comments

Hello everyone! I can’t believe my last post was on New Year’s Eve! Where does the time go? Work has been absolutely insane, but I was able to carve out time to test a quilt pattern for Rebel Craft Media called Belts & Buckles, designed by Melissa Kirk (aka Tension Issues on Instagram). In celebration of the pattern release my …

carlaFinished: Belts & Buckles (Pattern Release and Giveaway!)
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First Night

carla Finished in 2014, Finished Projects, Quilting 4 Comments

As we get ready to leap into 2015 I wanted to post a quick note reflecting on my year and wishing everyone a happy new one. This has been an exceedingly tough year for me. My grandfather died in February, I had shoulder surgery in April, Jewel (my cat) got sick in August and I finally had to have her …

carlaFirst Night
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Finished: Modern Alphabet

carla Finished in 2014, Finished Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

  For this quilt I used Tula Pink’s Modern Alphabet quilt pattern. I made this quilt for my friend Laura who was pregnant with her first child over the summer. This quilt was really simple to put together, which was good, because I made it while I was in the early stages of recovery from my shoulder surgery. I probably …

carlaFinished: Modern Alphabet
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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
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Finished: Denyse Schmidt Wedding Sampler

carla Finished in 2014, Finished Projects, Quilting 2 Comments

You may remember that just before my surgery, during Mid-Atlantic Mod and the week afterward I pushed hard to finish my Denyse Schmidt wedding sampler top. Well, it was finished beautifully by my longarmer up in New York and I was able to take it with me on the plane to Santa Fe, New Mexico when I went to their …

carlaFinished: Denyse Schmidt Wedding Sampler

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