I nearly forgot – and had to rush around and find where I had put the instructions. Yesterday one of my Sew Wot guests brought her charity blocks out to show us all, and I remembered that I had forgotten all about sewing my contribution. Our quilt club Town and Country Quilters is having a drive to make more charity quilts for good causes. Each month we are given a different block pattern to stitch. Nice and easy, as it turns out, so that is always a bonus. This month’s block doesn’t even have a name but is composed of eight strips each 2 1/2 by 4 1/2. We could use any colours, and the only criteria is that the right hand corner strips are to be black. I imagine that the black strips in the blocks will make a cross effect when they are arranged together.
I always have various 2 1/2 strips tucked away in a box, so this was a an easy block to put together. And as the Leigh, the charity block organiser commented, there are no seams to match up. Thank goodness I’ve finished mine now, so I don’t have to worry about them later in the month. And the block patterns provided are handy to keep for future projects, when I might be looking for some simple blocks to whip up for a quilt for someone.
What else? Looks like I’ve made sufficient nine patch blocks for my daughter’s quilt, so that was a job I was happy to complete. The next stage is to sew some more appliqué leaf blocks, and I estimate that I need about 20 more of these. So today I’ve been pressing fabric, measuring, and cutting my cream homespun into squares. The next step will be to get my light box out and trace off the different leaf shapes I’m using. But one step at a time - I’ll leave that job for another day..