Sunday, October 19, 2014


Our September block of the month was so simple and fun. Thanks to everyone who made a set of blocks. In case you missed it the directions are as easy as covering an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of paper with strips of fabric of various widths and angles. We each used bright strips and made two blocks - one vertically and another one horizontally. Sew with a small stitch (press as you go) and when the paper is covered you're done sewing. Trim block to paper size then remove papers. We used bright fabrics with black/white prints to give it some zip!

Before and after trimming. 

We received a nice stack of blocks at our October meeting, so it appears most everyone enjoyed making these blocks and I had fun sewing them together. The rectangular shape is rather interesting to work with and alternating blocks like this made a nice size for a veteran.

I thought all this wildness needed taming so I added a border. After auditioning several fabrics decided on a dark fabric that reads like a solid, so it doesn't complete with the activity going on within the blocks.
Close-up showing 3"  border
Now with the borders added it looks like this:
 Veteran Quilt approx. 48"- 63"
We have 16 blocks that were not used in this quilt, and they are begging to be joined with more blocks, so if you made blocks and didn't get them to the meeting, or didn't make blocks, there's still time.
The blocks for the second quilt have a lot of PINK in them, so you might want to keep that in mind as you make more blocks. 
Stacks of leftover blocks (16) 
Happy sewing everyone!

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