Sunday, July 12, 2015

Seven New Blocks

Our Guild is going to make some bed size quilts for an organization here for troubled youth.  I decided to make one using the hinge method since a large quilt is too big to quilt on my machine and using the hinge method you quilt the blocks first and then hinge them together to make a quilt.  I am still working on it and hope to have it finished by September.  

It looks a little weird because I still have to add borders and it is long and skinny, but it will look fine when the borders are on.  They are all quilted and ready to be added, I just have to get around to doing it.  The problem is that the quilt is still very large to maneuver around so I have to psyche myself up for it.

The guild has taken my idea and asked the members to make blocks that we can hinge together at a Quilt Bee in the fall, so I decided to make a few.  Once I get started I can't seem to stop.  I ended up making seven.   They were to be 12 1/2 inch squares but leave an edge all around them so that they can be squared up when it is time to quilt them.

Two inch squares

Three and a half inch squares.

Five nine patch blocks.  I tried to get a little creative with different colours and arrangements.


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