Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Cheer do. Good Stiches Quilt

The Blogger's Quilt Festival is allowing the entry of two quilts this spring, so I only thought is appropriate to enter our rockin' January quilt from the Cheer Circle of do. Good Stitches

There's been such a great response to the bright, cheery colors in this quilt, why not spread the love?

This is the Starburst Cross block from a tutorial by SewCraftyJess. It worked out well for a bee sewing project, since all the star points are situated towards the middle of the blocks.

I free motion quilted it very heavily to reinforce some scant seams and to get myself lots more practice! I tried all different kinds of patterns and looked to Leah Day, Angela Walters, and Elizabeth Hartman for designs that looked within my newbie ability.

Since two of the blocks came in a full inch too small, I pieced in two coordinating squares of fabric on the top, and worked the small blocks into the back.

I've never done so much FMQ, and this is only the second quilt I've attempted it on after my most recent Marine Den quilt.

In the words of Angela Walters, I quilted it to death. I'm confident that this quilt will survive many trips through the washing machine in the future.

I really love the sweet little touch of the appliquéd do. Good Stitches label. I'm so glad that I ordered a fat quarter of labels for the Cheer Circle. We'll be good on labels for years to come :-)

Quilty Stats:
Pre-wash dimensions: 56.5"x 45"
Post-wash dimensions: 54"x43.5"
Batting: Warm & White from The Warm Company
Front Fabric: Assorted prints from do. Good Stitches Cheer Circle Members
Back and Binding Fabric: Yellow plaid donated from my Mom's stash.
Quilting: Free Motion and Stitching in the Ditch with the Janome Horizon 8900 QCP.
Donated to Project Linus

Have fun with the Blogger's Quilt Festival :-) I can't wait to see all of these beautiful quilts!

Happy Crafting!



  1. That is punch-you-in-the-face sunshine! And I love it. It will definitely bring cheer to someone who needs it.

  2. i love the colors and feel of this quilt! and way to get a bee quilt done!

  3. OOHhh I love those bright happy colours! Lots of fun quilting too!!!

  4. I love the colours you and the circle used - it's a striking and very beautiful quilt!

  5. This is so gorgeous! I love the colors together . . . so bright . . . could cheer up anyone's mood. What a great collaboration.

  6. I love those colours! And I didn't notice the two solid squares in the top at first - love it!

  7. The colours are so beautiful, very pretty

  8. I love pink, yellow and red together! Very pretty!

  9. I love this quilt!! I am voting for you!! I have quilts in the Wallhaning catagory (#27) and baby quilt (#30). Happy to find your blog!!!

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