Thursday, July 7, 2011

Do. Good Stitches May 2011 Quilt

do. Good Stitches Love Circle - May 2011 Quilt
I'm a member of the "Love" circle of the do. Good Stitches bee over at flickr.  (There's a link to our bee in my sidebar to the right.)  May was my month to finish the quilt and I decided to let everyone choose a color and do whatever type of 12" finished block they liked. It was so exciting to see the blocks arrive!

I tried numerous arrangements for this quilt, but eventually decided on random. I like the way it turned out.  The binding is a diagonally printed black and white stripe and I used a bright floral vintage sheet for the back.

Long arm quilting the do. God Stitches quilt
There's something special to me personally about this quilt too.  It's the first quilt I've quilted on a long arm machine. My new friend, Angela of The Jilted Quilt, rents time on her wonderful long arm machine.  She donated the time for me to quilt this charity quilt and it was so much fun to learn and play with the long arm. Thanks, Angela!

do. Good Stitches Love Circle - May 2011 Quilt
Long arm quilting was very relaxing.  It was so easy to get into "the zone" and just go with it.  Next time, I think I'll take my headphones and quilt to music.  I was disappointed when I finished.  I wanted to keep going!  (I just have to add that Ara Jane went over the top with those gorgeous pink hexies.  See a close-up at flickr.)

do. Good Stitches Love Circle - May 2011 Quilt
So, a big thank you to the do. Good Stitches "Love" ladies.  I'll get this quilt packed up and shipped to Wrap Them in Love right away.

11 comments:

silversmith said...

what a gorgeous quilt! i love the bright colors and the variety of blocks. there's no doubt that the new owner will find comfort in this quilt. kudos ladies!!

mlm said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love all the bright colors.

SeeingStars said...

Your quilt turned out so nice. I like the idea of doing various patterns and colors! It's perfect for a group effort too. What a terrific way to get comfortable with a longarm machine. :)

Linda said...

It turned out to be just beautiful! And you did a fantastic job of the quilting!!!

felicity said...

I love everything about this quilt: the rainbow of colours, the sampler style blocks, the quilting, the binding. Nicely done!

amanda said...

Woot! It looks awesome!!

Lee said...

Wow, I love it. It looks wonderful.

pinsandneedles said...

I love how this turned out...so bright and cheerful!

Ricki said...

What a wonderful quilt! It looks fantastic!

arajane said...

it turned out so beautifully, melanie! and i was happy to spend time doing hand stitching. thank you for the freedom to be creative with this one!

Chrissie Grace said...

This is so gorgeous!