Sunday, January 26, 2014

Heal circle charity quilt

Well I've got a beauty to show you today! October was my month in our do. Good Stitches Heal circle charity bee and one of my goals for January was to get it put together and finished up.

I asked for HST flying geese blocks using this tutorial. I envisioned a scrappy style of quilt that played with light/dark values and I think it came out perfectly!

One thing that was not in my original vision (but SO happy that it ended up as it did) was some of the blocks sent to me were 14" whereas the rest were 12.5". I couldn't trim them down without cutting off the points and they were way too pretty not to use or use on the back. So I decided to add scraps to the sides of each block to make them each measure 14". It's a brilliant happy accident because I LOVE how it came out. It adds a lot of character and makes the quilt very interesting I think.

Thanks to the ladies of Heal Circle for the gorgeous blocks! Scrappy quilts are awesome when they come from so many different scrap bins.


knottygnome said...

gorgeous! and i love the fabric you used on the back.

Heather D. said...

Wow, a beauty indeed. Gorgeous!

Carla said...

A very happy accident indeed. I was wondering about those sashings. Beautiful finish!