March 8, 2013 § 15 Comments
The sun is sparkling today and Sparkle No. 1 quilt is done. Sparkle No. 2 quilt is pinned and ready for quilting.
Let me back up. Last November I joined a charity sewing group on Flickr called Do.Good.Stitches. There are many sub-groups within the larger group and I joined the Faith group. There are ten ladies who sew blocks every month while one person organizes, collects & assembles that month’s blocks. Our charity that we are donating quilts to is Restore Innocence, an organization that rescues girls from human trafficking. This is a tragic issue that is finally getting more exposure & help through organizations like Restore Innocence.
January was my month to organize and assemble. These are the blocks that I asked everyone to make. We used the Sparkle tutorial to make the blocks. And with each of us making 2 blocks I had enough to make two quilts. This is the first one. The second one is pinned and ready for quilting. I was inspired by Amanda’s honeycomb quilting but used a slightly different stitch. It’s stitch number 19 on my Janome 7700. It’s more curvy than zig zaggy. I love the ripply effect after washing! I’m definitely going to use this stitch again for more quilting. I just love it. The finished size of the quilt is approximately 60″ x 69″.
I’m linking up to Amanda’s Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts