Sunday, 3 February 2013

doing Good

A couple of years ago I answered a call out from Rachel, of Stitched in colour, to establish a do.Good Stitches Circle here in Australia and the result was the Cherish Circle.  This wonderful group of women have made lots of stunning quilts, all destined to be gifted to people who would benefit from a quilty are a few of them.....

these can all be viewed in Flickr do.good Stitches group
Late last year however, I made the decision to  bow out for a while - my school work is getting more full-on and with various other commitments, time is at a premium.  We found a new member to replace me and Anne very kindly took over the leadership.  All I had to do was finish the last quilt - which was supposed to be finished by November 2012.......

Anyway - yesterday I decided it was next on the list - so I loaded it on the Gammill (I have these new Red Snapper things that make loading and unloading quilts onto the frame an absolute breeze) and freehand feathery quilted it all over.  The backing I pieced out of a few lengths of fabric that suited and the binding - all done by machine (and I have those Clover binder clips - wow - they make such a difference too) - was a blue stripe I've had for some time too - so now it's ready for a label and then handover to the recipient.

crap photo - another thing on my list of things to improve...

I've really enjoyed making with the Cherish group - I'll keep calling into the Flickr groups to look at what stunners they have come up with and there's always lots of inspiration in the main do.good Stitches group too.

All the best ladies - you made my tenure as Circle mama so very easy and I wish you all the very best.


  1. I love those Clover binding clips. They are fantastic :) Love your quilt.

  2. Very very nice. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled.

  3. This is all the texture...and all the different greys. Take a bow!

  4. We'll miss you Kay! I like the new quilt too.

  5. Katie it is stunning x love your quilt are getting quite proficient on the machine now x hope to catch you up on Skype this week 9th would be a good day!! Love you x your big sister Heather xXx

  6. It looks great, glad you managed to get it all done in the end :o)

  7. Love the quilt,gorgeous colours. Glad you were able to tick that off your to do list.

  8. Sounds like you were busy as circle mamma, and definitely time to stand down and let someone else take a turn. Good luck with all your other stuff


I love to read your comments - so please feel free!!