Monday, May 31, 2021

2nd Lunch Box quilt for charity

I liked the "Lunch Box" pattern so much that I decided to make a second one with the brown and tan fabrics.  This time, I used turquoise scraps that I had in my stash to supplement the brown and tan scraps that were donated to me by a friend.

Here is the finished top which is 64" x 72".

I hope you like it.  And thank you Bonnie Keller for donating the fabric.

Monday, May 24, 2021

More fabric donated and the first Charity quilt from the stash

One of my quilting friends called me this week and asked me if I wanted some of her old fabric collection.  They were mostly fat quarters and I ended up with a huge box of browns, greens, and blacks.  After sorting them into dark, medium, and light values, I went to my favorite scrap quilt book, "Charm School", by Vanessa Goertzen, for inspiration.  

I picked  "Lunch Box" to make this quilt.  All I needed to add was about 2-1/2 yards of my own fabric to give the quilt a cohesive feeling.  Well, I had jus the right red fabric and in just the right amount to pull this pattern off.

I cut the fat quarters of the dark fabric into 5" squares and 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares.  The light fabric was cut into 5" x 2-1/2" rectangles.  The red fabric was cut into 9" squares.  Super easy and fun to make, I made the 9" blocks and using half of them, layered them with the red fabric and sliced them one way; and the other half were sliced as a mirror the first half.  

And here is the finished top, which measures 64" x 72".   Perfect size for our charity quilt group.

I hope you like it.  

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Black and white squares and log cabins blocks for charity - Charity quilt #12

I made a second black and white charity quilt, but instead of doing stripes, I made square in a square type blocks and offset them with log cabin blocks.  This is a super easy quilt to made with scraps.  It's 60" x 72".

I hope you like it.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Wonky log cabin blocks made with scraps - Quilt #13

This is the final quilt made from scraps donated to our charity quilt group.  I started with 5" squares then will nilly added scraps, any width to the squares.  I kept adding pieces until I had a large enough block to trim to 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".  I used 30 squares for this quilt, which is 60" x 72".  It was fun and freeing to just grab the next piece and keep sewing.  I listened to a lot of music and rocked out!

I hope you like it.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Charity quilt #11 with black and white blocks

This quilt was made with mostly materials donated to our charity quilt group.  I added solid black to tone down all the busy colors.  It's really fast to make!

You just sew 3 each of 2-1/2" strips of black fabric with 3 each of 2-1/2" strips of white fabric, then cut the strip sets into 12-1/2" blocks.  Then you sew 2-1/2" strips of fabric in a log cabin type of block and make them 12-1/2" square too.  Alternate the blocks into 5 blocks across and 6 blocks down.  And that's all there is to get this 60" x 72" quilt.  The perfect size to donate to our comfort quilts charity group.   

I hope you like it!

Monday, May 3, 2021

Trinkets modified for 2-1/2" strips and 5" squares - Charity quilt #10

I made the pattern "Trinkets" according to the pattern designed by Vanessa Goertzen.  See a previous post about that quilt.  Since I still had 2-1/2" strips and 5" squares from the material from our charity quilt group, I redesigned the pattern.  

Here's the pattern instructions:

Trinkets  65” x 65”
13” x  13” blocks

For each 13” block, make a double square in a square block with 2 different colors and one background fabric.  You need 25 blocks to make this quilt.

Each block needs 1 each 5” center square of the inside color
                              4 each 2-1/2” x 2-3/4” rectangles of the background
                              4 each 2-1/2” x 4-3/4” rectangles of the background 
                              4 each 2-1/2” x 5” rectangles of the outside color
                              2 each 5-1/2” squares of the outside color (cut on the diagonal)
                              2 each 4-1/4” squares of the background (cut on the diagonal)

 The first square in a square block:

Up size the corner square side length to 4-1/4” and trim the block after sewing it together.

The second square in a square block, using the first square in a square block as the center square:


Upsize the corner square side length to 5-1/2” and trim after sewing the block together.

The block showing the parts sewn together:

Sew five rows of five blocks each. 

Here is the finished quilt top:

I hope you like it.