My quilt guild had it’s first meeting of the year, last week.
A lady is collecting orphan blocks and wants us to take some and turn into donation quilts, I suggested a round robin type of idea last year and I think some people are doing that or did that.
I took one block (actually one I had brought in from a block swap 2 yrs ago where I didn’t use it for my quilt)
And I went back into EQ and did a couple of sketches and layouts for different sized center blocks and made them big enough for either a baby quilt or an adult donation quilt.
Here’s my EQ sketch for a 12” center
Round 1 adds 4” blocks all the way around
Round 2 adds 5” blocks
Round 3 adds 6” blocks to TOP and bottom ONLY
Round 4 adds 6” blocks all around
and last round is 3” blocks all the way around
= 48” x 60”
I added 4” blocks and busted out a GO 4” QST die and some blue and yellow scraps and came up with this!
It took ONE pass with the GO cutter, I had 4 WOF strips to fit and laid all of them on the die folded once so there were 8 layers and the GO BIG did it like a champ and that was it! easy peasy.
I love how it cuts off the dog ears, so it’s super easy to sew together too
and the QST blocks went together quickly.
Now I kind of wished I had grabbed some more blocks to play with.
I did print out directions for this whole quilt and a few more ideas and will bring those next month and then each person can sign the paper next to the row/round they’ve been working on.