Thursday, January 29, 2015

Read Between the Lines {Finished Quilt}



Last fall I became a quilter for the Haven Circle of do. Good Stiches.  I have been involved in do. good stitches for a few years, but only as a stitcher, making my blocks every month and sending them to the quilters.  Our circle lost a quilter, so I decided to step up to the plate.

My first month to be quilter was November 2014.  I wrote a tutorial for a block here.  It was so exciting to see the blocks trickle in and play with them on my design wall.  



I did have a few blocks that measured a little small, so I had to get creative on the layout and turned the corner blocks on point.  I'm really happy I had to make a design change, as I probably never would have without the smaller blocks.


I quilted on the diagonal and used the eco friendly Quilter's Dream Green batting.  Oh my gosh, I don't know if it's the diagonal lines or the batting but it is the softest quilt!  I backed it in this wide ikea print that I bought in a destash from my friend, Lisa.  I love it and love that I have enough left for another quilt back!


Of course the binding had to be text print, so I chose one of my favorites, from Carolyn Friedlander's architextures line.  

I just need to get it labeled and then this will be on its way to comfort someone in the unimaginably difficult circumstance of being in a women's shelter. I've written about this before, but I just love that do. Good Stitches provides such wonderfully beautiful objects of comfort to the recipients.  People that surely have seen one to many hand-me-down or cast off item.  Warms my heart.

So, it looks like I am getting back into the groove of blogging lately!  I'm really enjoying being back in this space and I hope I can keep up the momentum.  Thanks for reading and for your continued support of my creative endeavors.  xoxoxox, Courtney



3 comments:

  1. Yay! I knew I would enjoy this one. Turned out great! Smart idea with the turned corners. Small blocks happen =)

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  2. It turned out so nice! great idea for the corners-(oops, sorry, one of them is mine.) -i NEVER would have thought of doing that!

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  3. What a great quilt. I had missed the original tutorial so thank you for linking back to it.

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