Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Quilt For Two

May was my month to be a quilter for the FAITH circle of do. Good Stitches. I chose to create quilt for a sweet family in our church that just seems to give, give, and give. They recently had a set of beautiful twin boys, and are moving near family now that the husband has finished school. Since most everything they own needs to be for two (how cute are double strollers?), I thought it'd be cute to have A Quilt For Two. :)

A Quilt For Two
A Quilt For Two
I asked each of my bee members to prepare me four string blocks, two in an aqua-yellow-grey-white colorway, and two in an aqua-orange-gray-white colorway.

A Quilt For Two
Each baby gets their own side. :)
I also asked them to please include scraps of non-traditional quilting fabrics that have an interesting texture for the babies to explore. I love the way this came out - I received blocks with scraps of fleece, minky, satin, linen, corduroy, and even tiny pom-poms!

A Quilt For Two
See the fleece?
All in all I used 32 of the string blocks on the front, and framed it all in Kona Ash.

A Quilt For Two

This left me two extra string blocks, and one special giant block from Rachel at Stitched in Color. I put these together with a little herringbone, Kona Coal, and Kona Ash into a back I love just as much as the front!

A Quilt For Two

I decided on straight line quilting with 1.5" between each line. I wanted an all over pattern so it would work with the front and back designs, and 1.5" gave it a nice texture without getting too stiff.

A Quilt For Two

I finished it off with binding in Kona Coal. I really love the Ash and Coal pairing.

A Quilt For Two
Gratuitous rolled quilt shot. ;)
Of course, I *have* to thank the wonderful ladies in the FAITH circle of do. Good Stitches. You all did a wonderful job! Thank you ladies!

The quilt was given to its new owners last Sunday, which will be their last out here. We'll miss you guys!

<3 Kelsey

I'm linking to Quilt Story and TOO Cute Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

do. Good Stitches June 2011

This month taffyjane-Des asked us to make lollipop trees modeled after this Love Beads tutorial from Moda Bake shop. Here are my four blocks for the month:

June 2011 - FAITH Circle

As usual, all of the ladies did a lovely job. Check out this mosaic of the blocks submitted at the time of this posting:

do. Good Stitches - June 2011 - FAITH Circle

1. DGS Faith June blocks, 2. 100_4889, 3. do.Good Stitches {June} ~ Lollipop Trees, 4. Lollipop 'trees', 5. lollipop trees for Faith Circle, 6. do. Good Stitches bee, FAITH circle - June Lollipop Trees, 7. June 2011 - FAITH Circle

Can't wait to see the final product - I love all those dots!

<3 Kelsey