After some miserable weeks of rain here in Portland it has recently fined up enough for me to drag Mr Wombat out and about to photograph some quilts. It used to be much easier when I hung the quilts on the back fence, but not as much fun. The first of the recent quilts I am going to share is a Do Good Stitches finish….
You might recognize the block as I shared the details for making the double plus block in November and if you are interested you can find the pattern here…
It is a fun block and a real scrap buster…and my fellow Do Good peeps did a great job with their Double Pluses. Mr Wombat was also on good pinkie form don’t you think?
In true scrappy form it is full of fussy cut goodness and fun bright colors… and is wonderfully gender neutral I think. I do love my charity quilts to be cheerful and worthy of a good game of I spy. I was talking to a friend today about stashes and I realized where other people (aka. grown ups) go for simple blenders, I will always go for a novelty print if I can.
The quilt was quilted and bound by one of the fabulous PMQG members. Our Charity program receives quite a few quilts from different Do Good Circles (or Bees), and each one is sent to our local Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Every month or so we send to the hospital between 15 to 30 quilts… some of them are panel quilts but most of them are beautiful handmade masterpieces.
I am constantly in awe of the people of my quilting community and the wonderful work they do. I have always made charity quilts – it has been my passion/obsession for over 20 years… but I never expected so many people to jump in so enthusiastically and help out. I am constantly speechless at the generosity I see. There is such good in the world.
Pattern: 12 inch Double Plus block
Fabric: Scraps…nothing but scraps.
Quilt Size: 48 x 60 inches