do. Good Stitches Wonky Star Quilt

Sunday, August 14, 2011

do. Good Stitches by jenib320
do. Good Stitches, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Finally finished up the Hope circle's April quilt for do. Good Stitches today! It's been weighing on me for a while to get it down. Between everything going on, it got put to the back of the to-do list. I'm SO happy it's done! :)

I asked members to create wonky star blocks using fun colors based on the border print, which is Rodeo Star by Alexander Henry. I happened upon 8 yards of it for about $3 (total!), at a thrift shop last year, and knew it would make someone smile! It was a great way to use up some yardage for a good cause.

do. Good Stitches by jenib320
do. Good Stitches, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I kept the back simple, using two blocks that I made as well as more yardage of the star print. I decided to free motion quilt it using big loops. The border is quilted with a single row of giant loops and the stars have smaller loops. The quilt rounds out at 60" square!

do. Good Stitches by jenib320
do. Good Stitches, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I usually just pull from my stash for binding, but I just didn't have anything quite right. Plus I thought that maybe if I got some special binding fabric, it would push me to finish this quilt up! And it did, I bought the fabric yesterday! It's from Ann Kelle's Remix line. :)

The Hope circle of do. Good Stitches benefits Threading Hope, who is currently providing handmade quilts to those in Malawi, Africa suffering from HIV/AIDS. To learn more about the do. Good Stitches Charity Bee and how to get involved, check out the flick group here!

18 comments :

  1. I've been reading for a while, and commented once when you announced you were moving to Madison, as I'm a Madison girl myself. Now that you're here, I have to ask, where have you bought fabric in town here? Or do you buy online for the most part?

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  2. @Katrina- Stitcher's Crossing is the only place in town that I've found with fabrics I like, although they don't have nearly the selection I want. Come to the Madison Modern Quilt Guild meeting next week! We are a new group just getting started. Tuesday the 23rd @ 6:30 @ the Sequoya Library.

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  3. Hi Jenni..I have just spent a lovely 10 mins browsing and reading the last five posts I've missed recently! You've moved, taught us about vintage sheets, made a splendid skirt and this marvelous quilt..you're an amazing girl!

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  4. So awesome! The border fabric was quite the find--it was a great jumping off point for this quilt! I know it will bring joy to someone who needs it.

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  5. What a beautiful finish for a great cause!

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  6. What a happy print! and a gorgeous quilt too! I really want to make a star quilt someday, but it is still in the planning phase.

    Wish you a wonderful start of the week!

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  7. loverly fabrics, loverly quilt. think its time i attempted a quilt (a small one to start i think!)

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  8. This is so fabulous! The two blocks with the double stars just make it. And I love the binding fabric you chose.

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  9. It's so great, Jeni! Looks like another awesome bee quilt. :)

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  10. It's a beautiful finish! I love the backing that you pieced.

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  11. Hurray! Congratulations on the finish. It was fun to hear how you came across that yardage to begin with. I had wondered because it is a bit unusual for you, perhaps? Anyways, thanks, Jeni!

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  12. Love how you put all those blocks together and $3 for the AH??! you sure know how to thrift!!!

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  13. We hvae some dear friends serving in Malawi as missionaries. Love the quilt, love the deal you got on the fabric and my favorite part of the whole thing is the binding. Ive always loved that zig zag, colorful pattern:)

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  14. it's so fun! love the colors and the bright prints.

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  15. The quilt is so fun! If there is a quilt pattern I will always have as a favorite, it is this! So much fun to make and always so happy when I see on other's blogs. Yours is wonderFULL and I love the back! So glad I saw this! Em at http://mcelebrates.blogspot.com

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