Tuesday, September 6, 2011

One for you, one for me.

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: 
Grace Circle August Postage Stamp Blocks

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? 


  1. Everything is shinny and new! I love your postage stamp pillow but the dresden is fantastic too.

  2. Beautiful! Can't wait to see your new home. xoxo

  3. So super cute. The thing about "scrap" projects is that to me, they always end up looking like they exactly go together. Love all your contemporary fabrics and how they work so well together.

    And I could have a chair that color in every room of my house. Love those! :-)


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