Stitching Kindness | Week Two

We’re already loving Susan Ache’s (@yardgrl60) latest magical stitchy project in partner with Moda Fabrics & Aurifil — the Stitching Kindness SAL. Check out the Introduction and stitching kick-off via the buttons below.

Susan’s finished quilt

Today, we’re excited to share words for week 2 — but first… a recap of the overall project and what to expect!

Stitching Kindness SAL Schedule
5/26 | Introduction
6/9 | Week 1: words 1-3 + blank templates
6/16 | Week 2: words 4-6 (YOU ARE HERE)
6/23 | Week 3: words 7-9
6/30 | Week 4: words 10-12
7/7 | Week 5: words 13-15
7/14 | Week 6: words 15-18
7/21 | Week 7: finale + quilt pattern release!

Pattern: Gratitude by Susan Ache (per the schedule, please note that the quilt pattern will be released on July 21 — Week 7, courtesy of Moda!)
Finished Size: 55″ x 70″

one 2″ WOF strip each of 18 assorted prints (one per block)
1/3 yd red small pindot fabric for small sashing block
1/3 yd red inner border fabric
1-1/4 yds white fabric for background 
1-1/2 yds white pindot fabric for background
1-1/2 yds white fabric for border
3/4 yd red or white print (or other) fabric for binding
3-1/2 yds fabric for backing
Susan Ache’s Rosso Rubino thread set

Today’s words are: Gentleness, Patience, & Smile Often.

tag & follow: @yardgrl60, @modafabrics, @aurifilthread, and #stitchingkindnessSAL

A love of color makes it easy for Susan to grab inspiration from her native Florida surroundings. With no grand idea other than knowing she wanted embroidery and nine patches in her first quilt, a new world opened up to this mom of now five grown children. Being self taught with many hours of reading about the makings of a quilt and quilt blocks has made this a lifelong passion. Susan is always searching for new and fun ways to show off as many colors as she can in a quilt. Most of her quilts are a creative impulse from trips to the garden center, a photograph, or browsing through paint chip selections. “I really never see just the quilt, I seem to see the quilt in the room that it belongs in”.  Working in a quilt store for years helped Susan to pursue that passion of color and the fabric inspired life she enjoys while constantly striving to make her next favorite quilt.


  1. I am new to embordery. What size hoop should I start out with for this project? I love yours where do I get one LOL

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