29 May 2017

Charity do. Good Stitches Blocks - June & July

For over the past year I have been involved in a Charity sewing bee called do.Good Stitches that started in America by Rachel @Stitched in Color and has spread around the world.  I am part of the Cherish group her in Australia.  The group has about ten members and each month one of the designated quilters picks a block for the rest of the group to make and send to them.  Then the quilter assembles the tops, quilts and binds to donate to a local charity.  Last year I was just a stitcher but I put my hand up this year to also be a quilter.  Hopefully my machine will be back up in running by the time all the blocks come in.   Fingers crossed.

I thought I would share the tutorials with all of you in case you had some scraps piling up just begging to be made into a quilt. 

For June I selected the Star Flower Block by McCalls but remixed it to be done with squares and I worked out the square sizes to be able to do multiple sizes for one quilt.  I think it will be a fun scrappy quilt and the different sizes will provide a lot of interest to the top.  
You can get your copy of the tutorial here.  

Here is two of the blocks I made so far. 

For July we are going to be doing  a log cabin style block, not sure if it has a proper name.  I am looking for roughly 16 1/2" blocks and I will cut each block into fours and mix them around to form a quilt top. PDF Tutorial  

Here are two blocks that I already made. 

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