Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Charity Tops

Way back in January I made the first of a bunch of Quartered Squares blocks. (Instructions at that link). I've made a few more since then, and guild members have made a bunch more. On Saturday we are having a sewing bee to assemble all these blocks into quilt tops.

One member assembled a complete top and gave it to me:
Looks good! This top of 9 re-mixed blocks is the largest size quilt we need for the places we donate to. I've been playing with a few of the blocks I made, arranging them to produce tops of the smaller sizes we require.

This is one way to produce the smallest top, using 2 blocks and slicing them diagonally:

The next two make medium-sized tops.  The first takes 4 re-mixed blocks:
 And this one uses 3:
Although I won't be making another one like the lower version, as it needs too much extra fabric and sewing to bring it up to the correct size.

I've got some other, simpler arrangements for people to make, but it will be interesting to see what else people come up with on Saturday.


  1. Hope it all works out well tomorrow and all your hard work pays off.

  2. Lovely quilts you've all gotten together to make. hugs, Julierose

  3. Great block for using a variety of complementary colours.

  4. Have a great Saturday with your quilting friends!! Pretty Quilts and for a great cause.