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

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

March do. Good Stitches – Mosaic Block & Paper Piecing Tips

carla Quilting, Tips and Tricks 3 Comments

I’m getting started a little early on March’s blocks because I know paper piecing might be new to some of my circle and I want to give you a little extra time. I’ve been inspired by Amy from During Quiet Time. She created a beautiful block called Mosaic in response to the Economy Block Quilt-a-long that’s happening on blogs and …

carlaMarch do. Good Stitches – Mosaic Block & Paper Piecing Tips

WIP Wednesday: Blocks & Sleeves

carla Quilting 2 Comments

After a very long week in Michigan, it ended up that everyone else was leaving on Saturday so Friday night we changed my flight from Sunday to Saturday. As a result, my week wasn’t a total loss sewing-wise. I spent Sunday morning looking at block patterns for the NURTURE Circle of do. Good Stitches. This month Stef asked for any …

carlaWIP Wednesday: Blocks & Sleeves

Work in Progress Wednesday: Bits and bobs

carla Charity, Fabric, Quilting 4 Comments

I’ve been working on things here and there. I went over to Amy’s for a belated birthday hangout and she generously offered 2.5″ strips of 125 green fabrics for my “green” quilt. I’ve decided to use Camille Roskelly’s pattern “Swell” from her new book Simply Retro. There are some really special pieces and I’m very excited about it.   After …

carlaWork in Progress Wednesday: Bits and bobs

Bee Blocks: August do. Good Stitches

carla Charity, Quilting Leave a Comment

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

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