Have you heard of do. Good stitches?
Well, it's a really cool.
It's a charity quilting bee.
Basically, a bunch of quilty peeps sew a couple assigned blocks a month and then send them across the country to another quilty peep who sews them all
together into a pretty sweet finished quilt.
And, since it's a charity bee, the sweet quilt gets donated.
That's the do. Good part... but it also feels good.
It's also a good way for me to learn new techniques and try out new designs
I wouldn't normally choose,
a few blocks at a time.
So, here are my Postage Stamp blocks for August:
Even though I've done patchwork before, I've never worked with
such small squares
(2.5" unfinished, 2" finished).
Turns out, I loved it so much I made myself a pillow cover!
The charity bee blocks were only 6x6,
so I extended the pillow cover with more squares to make it 8x8,
which used 64 2.5" squares.
It's a great way to use up your scraps!
I pieced the back as well, and I thought I took a picture, but I guess not...
It's made from my stash and super-cute.
You can take my word for it.
Anyway, the new cover looks nice paired with my
and placed on my
newly painted chairs
against my newly painted walls
in my newly inhabited home.
It's just another step forward in trying to live a more handmade life.
Next project for keeps are some handmade place mats for my new kitchen table...
I'll just add it to the list, right?