Stitching Kindness | Week Five

We are so excited to be at week 5 in Susan Ache’s (@yardgrl60) latest magical stitchy project in partner with Moda Fabrics & Aurifil! We’ve been loving the release of words each week and can’t get enough of your progress images! We have a few new participants this week and it’s so fun to see the different color ways and styles at play!

This week, we’re seeing a few new names pop up! How cool is it that Jill rewrote Susan’s words in her own handwriting before tracing & stitching? There are so many ways to personalize this quilt! And have you been following along with Moda’s own Lissa Alexander (@modalissa)? She has been stitching Susan’s patterns with Wendy Sheppard’s Indigo collection — dreamy partners!

Today, we’re excited to share words for week 5 — 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
6/23 | Week 3: words 7-9
6/30 | Week 4: words 10-12
7/7 | Week 5: words 13-15 (YOU ARE HERE)
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″

Susan’s finished quilt

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: Give Thanks, Generosity, and Courteous.

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.


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