September do.Good Stitches, Trust Circle: Progress

As host of a new circle over at do.Good Stitches, the Circle of Trust, I had the privilege of planning the September quilt.  I asked our circle to create Card Trick blocks using blues and greens, and they totally delivered.

I’m in the process of completing the quilt top, so I’ll just tease you with a “progress shot” of the blocks readied for stitching together.  Our ten circle members really dipped into their stash and sent some lovely sewing!

Also, and totally as a surprise to me, the lovely Rachel of Stitched in Color (who developed and hosts do.Good Stitches) was unbelievably sweet and stitched custom journal covers for each of the circle hosts–amazingly thoughtful, and so lovely!  Speaking of dipping into the stash: there is totally some Heather Ross double gauze on here, people, and don’t think I haven’t been caressing it lovingly.  It’s hand-quilted, y’all!

So not only do I have the distinct honor of stitching up a quilt for a foster child in need, but I get a lovely and unexpected gift in which to plan future ones.  Giant thanks to Rachel, for organizing the bee and for sending along something sweet to folks who were happy to be part of something so cool, even without a reward.  Today is a good day.

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  • Dolores
    October 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Oh my! I LOVE that first block in this post.


    • Deborah
      October 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks so much! That was one of the two that I contributed, and I am pretty smitten with it myself. 🙂

  • ThirtySevenWest
    October 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Love the top picture! The colors and the design are very fun! Cannot wait to see how the whole quilt comes out.

  • Kim
    October 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Does do.Good Stitches have a role for slacker stitchers who can’t commit to 2 blocks every month? Say, signing up to stitch one block on a specific month?

    • Deborah
      October 19, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Ha! I’m not sure that’s an option, but if we get this house we’re bidding on, I might contract you to make MY blocks in November!

      • Kim
        October 19, 2011 at 10:57 am

        Deal, girlfriend!

  • Amy in VA
    October 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Oh! I’d not seen a Card Trick block. It looks amazing (and slightly tricky to get the fabric lined up beautifully)