September do.Good Stitches Quilt

September was my month to be the quilter for the Trust Circle of do.Good Stitches, and this here’s the finished product.  I think it turned out rather well!

I asked for Card Trick blocks in blues and greens, and was really excited about what everyone produced.  The sashing was tough, I won’t lie–I would have gone with a default Kona white or snow, but some of the blocks were backed in near-whites, and a white sashing was washing those out and making them disappear.  Instead, I used a Robert Kaufman tone-on-tone yard-dyed green for the sashing and binding, and really love the depth it gives the blocks.

Backing is primarily a Keri Beyer print from a couple of years ago, along with some classic Amy Butler and a little square in the lower right corner containing a machine-appliqued heart and one of the do.Good Stitches logo labels Rachel sent over.

Our circle benefits foster children, and I’m hoping that any little boy or girl would feel the love that all of us put into this quilt!

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  • Kristy Daum
    November 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Oh WOW!! I’m so glad that I got to be a part of this quilt. It looks beautiful. Thanks for putting it all together.

    • Deborah
      November 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Thank YOU for all the hard work! I’m really pleased with the outcome–and all from stash fabrics, too! I hope the child who gets it really feels wrapped in warmth. 🙂

  • kay
    November 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    the sashing colour is inspired – you’ve done a fantastic job on this. well done to your circle and you.

    • Deborah
      November 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      Oooh, thanks! That was honestly the toughest decision of the whole quilt–but like so many other sewing projects, once that one piece fell into place the whole rest of it really came together. I’m so glad you like it!

  • Darcy
    November 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    This is gorgeous – love love love the colors.

  • Liz
    November 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    This looks fantastic!

  • Rachel D
    November 4, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Darcy took my word – gorgeous!

  • Amy in VA
    November 4, 2011 at 10:36 am

    The earlier post showing the Card Trick block was the first time I’d seen one. I love the finished product.

  • Rachel at Stitched in Color
    November 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Agreed – the sashing really is inspired. It really ties everything together so well. And, I always feel like white is not the most practical choice in some situations. Thanks for sharing this, Deborah!

  • Emilie LaFave
    July 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I have made quite a lot of these blocks, on the way to making my grandson a quilt, but it looks like you didn’t have the problem I’m
    having. Your turned out absolutely beautifully. I will cut the piece,
    and then when I sew them together, seems like some of the pieces
    are too small and I have to add a little strip to them. How can I cut
    them out so that they are the right size and I don’t have to add strips to
    them to make them big enough to work? If you ever have time to
    reply to this, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks, Emilie in NC