9/8/13

A Pattern

Here's a charity quilt made with a simplified version of our July challenge:
It measures 32 1/2" square using 8 1/2" unfinished blocks.  You need only make 16 of them.  You might consider this pattern for a layette charity quilt with 24 blocks.  Since the latest measurements I've gotten are 32 x 46 1/2" (I'll triple check this) you will also need to make blocks that are 8 1/2" unfinished.  Sew them in any order you like in a grid of  4 x 6.  When the top is all assembled - cut off 3/4" off the top and bottom of the long sides.  Then cut off 1/4" off the right and left of the two short sides.  This will give you a quilt 32" x 46 1/2" .  Bind and quilt.  Yes, the outer blocks won't be the same size as the middle ones, but is so small a difference, it won't matter.  If this bothers you, make only 20 blocks in a 4 x 5 grid and add 3 1/2" strips to the top and bottom to get the 32 x 46 1/2" measurement.

 FYI:  the pieces for the block are one 6 1/2" by 8 1/2" rectangle with one strip (another color)  2 1/2" by 6 1/2" and one 2 1/2" square (third color).  Join the strip and the square together, then sew this new unit to the 8 1/2" side of one of the large rectangles you cut.

2 comments:

Sue Carter said...

Thanks for the great idea and if you are taking a poll, I'd like the sewing room tour to be on the 26th!

The Raincross Quilt Guild said...

I'll pass that info on to Jeri, Sue.