do.Good Stitches quilt
Every other Thursday during winter, my church has "Sewing". It's a day where we're all welcome to come together and do a variety of sewing related activities, all for charity. I normally enjoy going, but this last Thursday, my four-year-old had the sniffles, so I stayed at home and declared it the day to finish up this quilt for do. Good Stitches.
For those of you unfamiliar with this name, it's an online quilting bee group that makes quilts for charity. You can find out more about it here.
So for my month (which was way back in September, oops!) I asked the members of my quilting circle to make green blocks with any design they wished. The only requirements were the size (12.5" square) and that they include one 'jewel' scrap of another color in each block.
I received back some wonderful blocks, and although I've had them all sewed together in a top since before Christmas, now was the time to finish this thing up!
As you can see, I decided to tie this one. I've been falling in love with this method, due to the lovely quilts over at PosieGetsCozy.
And I can say that I LOVE it and will be doing it again! I used a crochet cotton, so the ties are not that bulky. It's really fast, and makes for a veeeerrryyyy soft and squishy blanket.
I pieced together a bunch of blue fabrics for the backing, and used orange for the binding.
Does this photo convey the softness of this quilt/blanket? It's tempting to keep it for my children, but they obviously aren't in need of more quilts!
It will be going to My Very Own Blanket, an organization that gives quilts to kids in foster care.