September do.Good Stitches Quilt

My second do.Good Stitches quilt for the Nurture Circle is a success! If I do say so myself!

SeptDoGood-Main-ImFeelinCraftyThe family loves it so much, they asked if I could donate money and keep the quilt…. Um, no. But I’m glad they like it!


I’ve been wanting to do a half square triangle quilt for some time now. There is a ton of inspiring ones out there, for sure. But I wanted the blocks BIG! So we each did two 20″ squares! We followed the tutorial at That girl that quilt, method one. We started with (2) 15 inch squares of different colors, sewed around the edges and cut per the tutorial. This leaves you with (4) 10.25 HST squares. For more variation, you actually need to do it 3 times, which actually gives you enough for 3 blocks.


I guess I could have made a super huge quilt, but instead I did something I have never attempted before… I made the back and front of the quilt the same! When I was basting it, I realized it was a little trickier than I realized it was going to be to match up all the lines. It’s not perfectly aligned, but it’s pretty close!


The other problem with making the same front and back was that it was hard to come up with a quilting pattern. If I followed the triangles on the front, it wouldn’t be the same on the back… They are the same, but the triangles don’t necessarily go in the same directions! So I picked this grid pattern! I like it!


SeptDoGood-Blocks-ImFeelinCraftyI also love the colors! Have you read The Invention of Wings? It’s fantastic! It’s about slave ownership and two sisters that grow to fight slave discredit and abolish the owning of slaves. Which doesn’t sound like a very fun topic, but trust me it’s awesome! The two main slaves in the story are the seamstresses for the family and they are also quilters. In the first few pages they describe a quilt they are making and it’s these colors, pink, orange, red and purple. And black. I was totally inspired. I knew I wanted to put these colors together with a half square triangle quilt!



My original intent was to add in some black once I got the blocks. But I loved it just the way it was without the black. So then I was going to bind it in black…. But obviously, I didn’t do that either. I used a scrappy binding combining all the colors of the quilt.


I also wanted all solids. I used Kona Solid Kumquat for orange, Kona Solid Tomato for the red and Kona solid Pink for (You guessed it) the pink. The purple is a Clothworks. The white is also Kona Solid White. Each person used at least 3 colors and white.


Our group uses the labels and I love how perfect the colors matched!



I’m also super excited that this one, plus two others from our circle, was nominated to be in the do.Good Stitches Quilt Show at Quiltcon! I’ll know soon if it made the cut or not!


Our quilts go to My Very Own Blanket, an organization that give foster kids their very own blanket. I recently learned that they personalize each quilt with the child’s name. I certainly hope that whoever gets this one loves it as much as my kiddo does!







  1. Of course, you know that I would love this quilt with all the bright and vibrant colors! Absolutely beautiful! I love the quilting grid pattern that you chose for it. What an awesome organization that provides foster kids with their very own blanket, I am sure they are comforted by them and will hold them dear to their hearts!

    I also love those little labels that you attach to the quilt. Where did you get those made? (I make lots of sock bunnies for gifts and attaching a cute label to the bunny would be so adorable!)

  2. Oh my .. I adore your quilt? Amazing tones .. Love the quilting .. Swoooon!🙂

  3. This turned out fantastic! I love the palette and the fact that it is the same front and back is just amazing! I saw this when I voted on the do.Good quilts yesterday – hoping it makes the cut for sure!

  4. Beautiful!🙂

  5. Sarah Helene says:

    WOW. . . AMAZING VIBRANT COLORS in your QUILT! LOVE these bright colors in large triangles interspersed with white — FAB! Your quilting in geometric sewing is UNIQUE. Also like that you decided to use the same fabrics so the front & back are the same pattern rather than one plain fabric. THANKS for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis


  1. […] family’s most favorite quilt this year is the half square quilt I made last fall for the Nurture group of do Good Stitches. This one ended up being about 5′ […]

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