Friday, May 2, 2014

Economy Quilt Blocks

 I've been working on making
Economy Quilt Blocks
to be donated 
to the
Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild
 We were asked to make
8 inch (finished)
Square In A Square blocks
with fussy cut centers that have
a child theme.
 I bought a Fat Quarter that
will make at least 11 Centers.
The blocks will be collected at our next meeting
and then sewn into quilts
that will be given as Charity
to AZ Blankets For Kids
Rebecca Whaling provided a nice tutorial
last month to get us started.
 These Square In A Square blocks
are easy to make.
Start with a  4.5 inch center
Cut (2) 3.75 inch squares and
cut those on the diagonal
which gives you 4 triangles.
Sew one triangle to the top and bottom (press)
and then
one to each side.
 For the outer triangles
cut (2) 5 Inch squares and
cut those on the diagonal.
Sew those 4 triangles to the outer sides.
Trim up to 8 1/2 inches
and you are done!
Rebecca mentioned that
girl quilts are donated most often and it would be nice to 
be able to give some "boy" themed quilts.
Hopefully these will 
bring a smile to a little boy's face.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I don't know if it is true for most of us but I think I have more girly fabric than for boys. What you chose is really great for boys. that is a cute block

liz said...

I think these will be really well received by a boy or girl!