We’ve reached the final week in Susan Ache’s (@yardgrl60) Stitching Kindness SAL in partner with Moda Fabrics & Aurifil! Today, we get to celebrate 6 weeks of kindness AND unveil the full quilt pattern. Have you been stitching along? We’d love to see your progress — don’t forget to tag #stitchingkindnesssal.
It’s been so fun to follow along with progress images! Melanie’s (@lines_letters) latest post shared: “When this project started, @yardgrl60 gave blank templates and said, “create your own words.” I didn’t get it. I felt no need to waiver from the pattern. I like a quilt usually about 70 Inches wide. I started thinking about the project. The words seem to make the quilt “talk”. I just needed to figure out what I wanted it to say to increase the size of the quilt. These are my picks. I have a couple of projects to finish—but I’m not quitting on this….there is just something about its message.” We love that this project has taken on a greater meaning for some of you.
Make sure to head on over to Moda today to check out Susan’s guest post — her final cheer to see you all through to the end of this SAL.
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
7/21 | Week 7: finale + quilt pattern release! (YOU ARE HERE)
Pattern: Gratitude by Susan Ache
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
We simply cannot wait to see your finished quilts! Did you roll with Susan’s go-to red & white, or did you change it up?
As a special thank you for those of you who stitched along with us, we’re offering a special giveaway! Tag your images with #stitchingkindnesssal between now and 11:59pm CST on July 31 and we’ll pull one winner to receive a special Moda + Aurifil prize package! Winner will be notified via IG direct message, so keep an eye out!
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.