Sunday, June 24, 2012

Doing good.

I've been the host for the Peace circle of do. Good Stitches for a year and a half, and I'm so proud of the quilts we've made.

If you're not familiar, do. Good Stitches is a group of online quilting bees (put together by Rachel of Stitched in Color). Each circle has a host, four quilters (the host serves as a quilter too), and five stitchers. Each month, one of the quilters chooses a design and posts instructions for her quilt. The stitchers, quilters, and host make blocks from their stashes and return them to the quilter. The quilter finishes the quilt. For more information on do. Good Stitches (including information on how to join), visit the Flickr group.

Our circle sends quilts to My Very Own Blanket, an Ohio-based organization that provides quilts to children in foster care. We have made some gorgeous quilts for this organization, and I thought a gallery was in order!
Without further ado...behold, the Power of Peace! (Sorry...I'm watching too much Power Rangers.)

Word Quilt by Peace circle - Do. Good Stitches

Word Quilt (quilted by Paula)

  Finished (6)
Scrap Jars (quilted by Lisa Ann)

  January quilt
Yellow and aqua stars (quilted by Naomi)

  Scrappy Triangles for do. Good Stitches

Scrappy triangles (quilted by me)

  Finished! (1)

Gray and Red Stars (quilted by Lisa Ann)

  Starflower Quilt
 Starflower (quilted by Michelle)

Sugar Pop and Change (quilted by Lisa Ann)

  July Quilt for do. Good Stitches (Peace)
Rectangle Squared (quilted by Naomi)

  PEACE - Hourglass Quilt

Hourglass Quilt (quilted by Paula)

  do. Good Stitches Peace Circle
Modern Sliced Scrappy quilt (quilted by me)

Special thanks to the ladies who made these possible: Paula, Michelle, Naomi, Lisa Ann, Meg, Melissa, Allie, Laura, Dawn, and Kimberly!

I hope we have many, many more quilts to come!

(all photos used with permission)


Toni said...

There are so many awesome quilts here! I'll have to remember to come back here when it's my turn to choose for our circle again. I love the star quilts so much!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful quilts.

Heather D. said...

What great quilts - all of them! I particularly love that word quilt.

CityHouseStudio said...

What a fun review of our quilts! Thanks, Katie!

felicity said...

These quilts are beautiful, made all the more so given why and for whom they were made.

Kristie said...

Wow! This is a lot to be proud of :) Beautiful!!

Linz said...

W.O.W!!! All of those are so beautiful!!

LisaAnn said...

How nice to see them all like this! Thanks for posting this, Katie!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

All great quilts

Naomi said...

So nice to see them together! Nice work ladies!

Naomi said...

So nice to see them together! Nice work ladies!

Meg said...

So honored to be a part of such a talented group! Thanks for the retrospective, Katie! Here's to many more great collaborations.

Debbie said...

what awesome quilts!! Good work, all of you!

Laura said...

How fun to see them all together. I'm proud to have been a part of this! said...

I love your Starflower quilt. Is it a pattern that's for sale online or did you just name it that and made from scraps?
I NEED to make one!
Peggy in NJ

Unknown said...

Hello from France ! Thank you for your work, it's a real little sun in this terrible périod of lockdown !
Anne (dreaming doing patch all of the day and all of the night... but just dream about...)

Unknown said...

I was part of the Aspire Circle of do.good.stitches for 3 years. I designed and quilted 6 of the quilts during that time, and participated in dozens of others. I had to give it up when I followed my dream and bought a quilt shop. I love the quilts you have showcased here! They are a beautiful representation of people working together to help those in need. Great job ladies!