Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sewing Charity Blocks

I have been cutting and putting together charity quilt blocks based on a You Tube Tutorial produced by The Missouri Quilt Company.  I will provide the link at the end of this post.

These blocks are fun and easy to make.

You start with 30-40 10 inch blocks. (Our Guild is using 35 blocks).   You can cut up your stash or simply use a layer cake.
Next, cut all of the 10 inch square into 3.5 inch and 6.5 inch rectangles:
Once cut, flip the 3.5 inch size over:
and sew the two rectangles back together --
Once all are sewn back together, making sure you have not duplicates, you cut each block into two equal rectangles (5 inches each).
After cutting the second time, you flip one set over ---
And sew the two sets back together, but
make sure that the short ends are opposite from each other.  Also, try not to have the same fabric touching one another.  You now have a finished block.
Put the blocks together in rows of 5, alternating the blocks as shown below:
Continuing alternating the blocks in each row, making sure the second row begins with the opposite direction of the proceeding row block.
Continue this process until you have seven rows of five blocks each.
You can watch the tutorial, called the Double Layer Cake Tutorial, by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Quilt Company by clicking on the following link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxC-0T5lXw4&feature=endscreen&NR=1.
Try a few of these blocks.  They sew up very fast and make a wonderful quilt top for a child. 
Two days to Houston.................

1 comment:

  1. I like this! It looks like something I could do. It might also be good for Amanda.