Thursday, September 1, 2016

Squares - Quilt Challenge

We now have enough Squares for the Quilt Challenge - please don't make any more!

The summer is almost over and Cynthia has called the board together to start thinking about our first meeting of the year.  Hard to believe October really isn't that far away!  Just in case you're missing our meetings as much as we are, we've come up with a last-minute challenge to create blocks for a new guild quilt.

Squares - Quilt Challenge

block instructions:
Here are the instructions in an easy info-pic and there's more info below:

We're challenging the guild to make a very simple, scrappy quilt that is adult and masculine so let's steer clear of florals, pinks, purples and anything else that may be considered girly by some, even if not by you!

Each block is made of (4) 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" squares.

Please press all seams to the side to make life easier for the person piecing the blocks together later.

Trim your blocks to 12-1/2" (unfinished) so they sew up nicely to measure 12" in the finished quilt. 

Make as many blocks as you like - if you make more than one block please sew your blocks together (as below) so again there's less work for the person piecing the final quilt top.

how many blocks do we need?
Here are the block numbers needed to achieve various quilt sizes - let's see what we can manage between us, maybe we can make two quilts!:

small lap - 12 blocks (3x4)
large lap - 20 blocks (4x5)
small twin - 30 blocks (5x6)
regular twin - 42 blocks (6x7)

when and where do we want the blocks?
Bring finished blocks along to our first meeting in October and if you can't make it to the meeting, don't forget you can always drop Guild blocks off at Gotham Quilts too :D

what else do we need?
To complete the challenge quilt we'll need batting and backing/binding fabric donations - the larger the better but anything will be gratefully received - fabrics again should be adult, masculine, please.  

who will make the quilt?
We're looking for 1-5 volunteers to piece, baste, quilt, bind and label the quilt, click this link to send Chris Dodsley an email if you'd like to help out.

Here's that info-pic again:

Squares Quilt Challenge

Looking forward to seeing you all (and your blocks ;) ) on the 1st October and don't forget to email Chris to volunteer.

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