Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stockings for Kids Charity Event

Stockings for Kids

Have you been to Purple Panda Quilts blog? She's one of the quilters in my circle for do. Good Stitches and she does beautiful work! You can tell she also has a really good heart, because she works with foster kids.  This fall, she's organizing a Stockings for Kids drive - all the info is on that link there.  She's hoping to get 50 stockings, and I'm hoping she gets even more!  There will even be prizes, donated by some great fabric shops.
She's got a tutorial on her blog for a cute stocking that will hold alot of goodies, and I'm going to try one soon.  Her instructions look easy to follow, which is great for some of us 'advanced beginners.'  You'll want to follow her blog too, because there will be a free stocking tutorial every Tuesday from now until the end of the drive.  Stockings are due by December 1st.

Hop on over to her blog to learn more, and get then sewing!  There is a flickr group too, so you can see everyone's work.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

September do Good Stitches Blocks

Do you ever think the end of the month sneaks up on you?  That happened to me in September with my do. Good Stitches blocks.  The lovely Bijou Lovely was our hostess this month, and this was her inspiration for our color scheme.


Great color combo!  Orange, a plum purple, grey and white.  She requested square in a square blocks with random sizing and a white border.  I finally finished on Monday, an embarassing 3 days into October. 

These were fun to pull together.  Kind of unplanned but with a goal in mind.  I started in the center and built my way to the outside with what was available in my stash.  Looking at the other photos in our Flickr group, I think this will be a great quilt!