Sunday, October 2, 2011

do. Good Stitches

I am so excited about do. Good Stitches! This is a wonderful quilting circle started by Rachel of Stitched in Color. A long time ago it was common to be part of a quilting circle, or bee, where a group of ladies would get together and all work on one quilt at the same time. This way a person could actually end up with a completed quilt in a faster amount of time. They would take turns working on each other's quilts, sharing sewing secrets and chatting about life, becoming dear friends.

Well, isn't it fantastic that because of the internet I can now be in a quilting circle with a group of ladies from all over the country and we can work together on quilts for children in need?!?!? I think it's amazing. Every month a different person is in charge of designing and completing the quilt. She sends us our assignment - this month it was the "love in a mist" block - and we were to use deep autumn colored fabrics from our stash. These are the two blocks I came up with.

My blocks are packed up and ready to go in the mail tomorrow. Our fearless leader will receive all the blocks, put them together into a finished quilt, and send it to Alternatives for Girls, a charity benefiting homeless and high-risk girls. It's such a blessing to be a part of this, so wonderful to be working with like-minded women who have a heart for kids in need, and a real treat to try out fun new quilting projects!

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