We can hardly believe we’re already at week 6 in Susan Ache’s (@yardgrl60) latest magical stitchy project in partner with Moda Fabrics & Aurifil! This week’s words are our final ones for this SAL before we dive into the full quilt pattern. We so love seeing your updates and hope you’ll continue to share as you work through the remainder of the quilt!
More than anything, we’ve loved seeing all of the different color choices for the stitching! We know Susan loves the red & white combo, but we’re also pretty enamored with the combinations shared by the makers above! What colors will you use for your own stitchy project? If you’re just getting started, don’t forget to grab the key details about the full project below before diving in!
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
7/14 | Week 6: words 15-18 (YOU ARE HERE)
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″
FABRIC & THREAD REQUIREMENTS
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: Sing Out Loud, Grace, and Charity.
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.