Friday, February 11, 2011

do. Good Stitches December quilt

I'm a member of the do. Good Stitches {a charity bee} at flickr started by Rachel at Stitched in Color. My first moth to be the quilter was December and I decided on playing with color and asked my fellow stitchers to make these blocks. If you like these blocks, be sure to read the comments. There are some great suggestions for alternate construction methods.

So here's the finished quilt. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
(Remember, I'm giving up on perfection; this quilt proves I'm serious.*)

Everyone did a lovely job on the blocks. They worked so beautifully together. The quilt measures 50 x 58".

I had two extra blocks and I cut each of them into four pieces for the back.

I couldn't get a good hanging shot of the back to show the quilting, but it's a large double diamond with ties in the middle of the diamonds.

This quilt is being donated to the Wrap Them In Love Foundation and I would like to think it's got a long life ahead of it. I'll get it packed up and sent out tomorrow.

I wanted to share this photo too. I recruited my hubby to help me with the basting. He's such a good sport.

*Yes, I messed up when I sewed the blocks together. I noticed it when I took it out to take photos of the quilt top. But, I brought it back inside, took it apart, "fixed" it, and finished it up. When I removed it from the dryer, I realized that my solution to the problem wasn't a solution at all and I had created a row of blocks turned the wrong direction! I'm hoping maybe you didn't notice until I told you and I sincerely apologize to my fellow bee members for goofing it up.

22 comments:

kelly said...

i wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything! it looks gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job and I seriously would have never noticed!

Jennifer :)

The Tulip Patch said...

Nobody will notice except you. Looks great!

angie said...

I still can't find it! I think the colors are fantastic and it looks great!

Becky said...

wow, what a cheery happy quilt! It's gorgeous. Great work. And I still don't see what is wrong with it.

Jo said...

I didn't notice till you pointed out! I'm sure the charity will be thrilled with it, and your fellow bee-ers will be proud to have been a part of it.

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

really sooopah ... did anyone try anonymous's trick for sewing the squares from the original post?? I'm going to have a go this w/e ... very inspiring and a lovely lovely project :)

liz said...

I love this and don't see any flaws!
Curious to try that alternate technique too. Thank you!

Rachel Hauser said...

That flaw was very hard to see. No apologies necessary! I love how you did up the back too.

Robin at TipToeTango said...

Say What? I don't see a thing :-). It's lovely...

Meghan said...

It's lovely, Melanie! I didn't notice the mess-up until I read your note at the bottom, scrolled back up and hunted for the row.

Jessica said...

It is gorgeous! I didn't notice either until you mentioned it, and of course I went back for another look.
Isn't it funny how when we show people a quilt we point out all the flaws, if we didn't say anything they would think it was perfect!

Bea said...

I'm still not sure I see what the problem is. I think this quilt is fantastic!

Heather said...

This quilt is lovely - so cheery! And its eventual owner certainly won't care about perfection either. I have to try out these blocks on my next quilt...

Sarah said...

I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything. I think the quilt is absolutely beautiful Melanie!

Anonymous said...

Melane, how can I learn more about the do. good stitches group? Love the quilt! Great job everyone!!!Julia

Tyra said...

What a beautiful quilt!

I just linked over here for the first time from sew sarah and saw your header with the color wheel quilt! I just finished one myself and posted about it on my blog, www.silverlilysews.blogspot.com

Lana said...

All I see is a lovely quilt. Boooo to anyone who says different! :)

mmae said...

Oh, i love this quilt and the lovely, happy colors! It is perfect and you did a wonderful job.
Your dear husband is more than a good sport, he is a Saint!!
Thank you for your fun and inspiring Blog.
Marise

Dear Spring Green said...

I don't see it, I think it looks just beautiful!

Terri said...

I make rules for my quilts, too... but unless you share what the rules were the viewer wouldn't know if you made a mistake. I think you've made a perfectly beautiful quilt! That's all that matters, and the recipient will be extatic.

Wendys Hat said...

I love these and yours is fabulous!