Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DO.GOOD STITCHES

If you follow a number of blogs, you have probably noticed people making blocks for different groups they have joined. Recently I joined an on-line quilting bee called Scrappy?Sew be it. Also, I received an invitation to join HEAL at Do.Good Stitches.  This particular group makes blocks for one member each month. That person will then make the blocks into a quilt, and donate it to hospice.
These are my first two blocks for the group.







Melissa asked for star blocks in all solids. I got a wonderful roll of springy solids from Katja's and got to work. She also asked for the seams to be pressed open. This I had never done before. I had a little trouble lining up my seams, but it came together alright.
These two 12 inch blocks will be whisked off to the states, where they will be lovingly sewn into a quilt to comfort someone in Hospice. I am so pleased to be part of something like this.

Also this past week-end was my daughters grad. I will show you just one picture of her and her friend, before leaving for their photo shoot : )


okay, and one with two of her brothers   ( I think her hair had come unglued)



okay and one with.............just kidding   ; )

19 comments:

Cindy said...

That is a beautiful dress. What a proud mama you must be. What did she graduate from?

Gramma Quilter said...

So love that dress. I saw some photos on FB. Handsome boys you have too.
Oh and love the solids! I think they look great. Using all solids has a unique look.

Debbie said...

haha. It's tempting, isn't it? Great pictures...and love the do.Good blocks!!

Peg said...

Do Good Stitches - now there's a group that I could enjoy. With a lengthy vacation coming up, now's not the time, but will try to keep it in mind for the fall.
Beautiful daughter, lovely dress - wonderful memories in photos!
Love the block, too, for your sewing bee swap!

Diane-crewe said...

love the colours in your blocks xx lovely pictures xx

quiltmania said...

What a great idea to share blocks to make Hospice quilts!

vintage grey said...

Such lovely star blocks! Love the colors you choose! What a beautiful daughter you have, and such a gorgeous dress. xo Heather

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Beautiful dress and I just love your star blocks! Welcome to the heal group :)

Karen said...

Such beautiful children and your daughters dress is stunning...isn't it amazing watching them graduate!
Lovely blocks as well!

CitricSugar said...

Your blocks are just gorgeous.

And that family!! Wow - that's a good-looking brood you got there...

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Daughter looks fab, hope shw had a great night. The star blocks look great too. I usually press my seams open, so many different methods!

Sana Saroti said...

Lovely blocks for a great cause! Your daughter looks so pretty. Beautiful dress!

**nicke... said...

ha! and one with the cat and one with the dog and one with a flower. she is beautiful! congrats to her! and thanks so much for joining in with us! so happy to have you!

Janine said...

I love your star block. Congrats to your daughter :)

Missy said...

I've never heard of doing this, but it sounds fun!

Connie said...

Beautiful blocks! Sometimes I do this as the pieces will lay flatter. Beautiful family!

Jodi said...

Beautiful solid fab stars, and beautiful children you have! Thx for stopping by my blog and liking my orange in the baby quilt :-)

Jodi said...

Beautiful solid fab stars, and beautiful children you have! Thx for stopping by my blog and liking my orange in the baby quilt :-)

Fabraholic said...

You have a truly beautiful daughter (and she an awesome dress)