Our do Good Stitches July Quilt

Yes, the July quilt!


And yes, I know it’s November! It’s been done and wasn’t too far behind schedule! It’s just taken me a bit to get it photographed and put up on the blog….


Remember the ‘Low Volume with Bright Contrast Crosses Postage Stamp Quilt block’ I showed you a while back? Well, this is it done with all the blocks from all of our group members! I asked everyone to use low volume blocks for the back ground and bright colors for 3 to 5 crosses in each block. I love how the bright colors just pop!


Once I got all the blocks, there were all just a tad different sizes. So I got scared. I couldn’t figure out how I was going to put it together. One thought I had was to add fabric pieces between the blocks. But I didn’t like that idea either. So I sat on the pieces for too long. THen one day I pulled them out again and moved the blocks around until they all fit! Yea! It was like a puzzle. They just had to be rotated this way and that and then they fit! I got so frustrated with myself for being scared of it!


For the back I switched the color scheme!


A bright back ground and a low volume cross!

Quilting done. Binding on. Now to finish the binding. Debating by hand or machine???? #dogoodstitches #nurturecircle


Another debate I had was the binding. Low Volume or Bright? Then I found a low volume grey fabric with white stripes and pops of bright! I think it works perfectly!


We’ll have a couple more quilts to show before we break for the holidays! Have you been working on anything besides Halloween over the last couple of weeks?


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  1. Absolutely beautiful! Love this quilt! As you know, I LOVE Halloween a lot, but I feel bad to say that I am so glad it is over. It is a lot of work, and I need a break right now, but I can’t wait to put up our Christmas tree and enjoy the wonders that Christmas brings! Keep up the great work on your quilts, as I love them all! (wish I was on your Christmas list to get one of them! LOL)

  2. This quilt is so sweet. I love the scrappy feel.

  3. I love this quilt, and what a fun binding for it!

  4. Good job for not giving up on your puzzle. See? It pays to just sit back for a while and give things time. So pretty!

  5. I love the combo of the low volume with the brights! Great choice with the binding. I think the grey really sets the whole quilt off. I’ve been quilting small gifts for family and friends and am wishing I could share them on my blog right now! The new year will start with all my projects!

  6. Debi Hassler says:

    Louise – you did an amazing job! (Especially considering the inconsistency of sizes)


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