Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring/Summer Charity Quilt Block Gather

If you missed the announcement on our Flickr page or didn't make the May meeting then you might want to know about our Spring/ Summer Charity Quilt Block Gather!

We thought it'd be wonderful to make some items for local charities as a guild and our first project will be to make two cross block quilts (or more depending on the block turnout) for the St. Louis branch of Project Linus.

cross block quilt
Cross Block Quilt Example by Cut.Sew.Iron.Repeat.

Here are two tutorials to give you an idea on how to construct the blocks, just remember ours will need to be 
12.5 x 12.5 inches.

Since we're making two quilts we'll do two different color schemes: 
one in aqua and greens and the other in pinks and oranges.

So what can you do? Make one (or more, we won't complain!) 12.5" improv cross block in either aqua/green or pink/orange.

Solids or patterned fabric; either is great!
You can do one big cross or a 12.5 square with multiple crosses, the choice is yours!

We'll collect blocks up to the July meeting so you still have time to dig through those scraps and make a block or two.

For every block you donate you will be entered into a drawing for a SewMamaSew 20 dollar gift card!

We can't wait to see what you make!!

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