Thursday, June 23, 2016

Long Overdue, the Ultimate Collaboration

At long last the January NURTURE circle do. Good Stitches quilt is done!  Back in January I asked the talented members of the my do. Good Stitches circle to sew up paper pieced blocks from Shape Moth's Forest Quilt Along.  The ladies and I made 10 paper pieced blocks from the Forest QAL (plus a stray orphan block of a bird one member sent in).

Now normally when it's my turn to be a quilter for do. Good Stitches I get the quilt done within a few weeks. Not this time, obviously. I really wanted to do justice to the time consuming, detailed, and truly beautiful blocks my group members had made. Finally in March these blocks came together on the design wall along with the leftover split 9 patch blocks from February's block drive.

Woodpecker by Dhia

Then, the quilt top sat for a while longer...  I wanted to quilting to be worthy of the quilt.  Fate intervened again in April when Judy from Quilt Paradigm wrote to me offering to do some quilting for Covered in Love.  After seeing the spectacular job she did on a couple of our tops I asked if she would consider doing the Forest QAL top and she said yes!

Red Panda by Jackie

As you can see, Judy outdid herself with the quilting on our quilt!  Beautiful wavy lines sprinkled with paw-prints, bubbles, and feathers.

The NURTURE circle makes quilts for Covered in Love

Flowers and snail by Lisa

Maple fox by Louise

Covered in Love provides comfort quilts for the families of patients who pass away in the hospital.  Thank you Judy, NURTURE circle, and block drive contributors for all your roles in this quilt and for patience with me to finally get it done!

Feathers by Briawna
Fern and flower by Gabby
Pine Marten by Gayle
Roaring deer by me
Squirrel by Libby
Trillium by Carla

The June quilt drive is still going on if you would like to contribute!

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.


  1. Wow. This is seriously beautiful. I could see it in one of those charity quilt auctions or a fancy quilt show.

  2. Gosh, what a great job setting those special blocks. And your quilting is fabulous too!

  3. It looks FABULOUS (and my block is one of those "leftovers" from February!!!) I couldn't be more pleased to be involved in this project. Nice work!!

  4. Love how your imagination worked to join this beautiful quilt into such a meaningful piece.

  5. SOOOO gorgeous! Love the pieced blocks, but the quilting renders me speechless!

  6. That is about the most beautiful, meaningful quilt I've ever seen. Stupendous! Worth every second and stitch it took to make it. Congratulations!!!!

  7. Hi! I have been hunting for this red panda pattern. Any idea where I can find it? Gorgeous work!