This week I’ve been working on blocks for a couple of group projects.
My guild, the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, has an ongoing project to make baby quilts to give to our members when they have babies. The current project is using square in square blocks in rainbow colors.
Earlier this month I made 4 blocks and took them to the guild meeting. We had a table covered with colorful blocks, but I neglected to take a photo of them. This week I made 6 more blocks. They’re quick and easy to make, and I love how they all look together.
The second group project I’m working on is Canada’s biggest Quilt Bee. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the Canadian Quilting Association is inviting quilters make blocks, quilt tops and/or finished quilts. The goal is to make and donate 1,000 quilts for kids at Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada.
The blocks are 12.5″ slab blocks with at least some of the Canada sesquicentennial fabric in each one. On the weekend, I bought some of the Canada fabric, and today I made 6 blocks. They are quick and easy to make, and I’m using fabric out of my scrap collection.
This was my first opportunity to test my theory about how my new scrap strategy will work. I have several 11″ black fabric storage cubes labeled with color cards. Each cube holds 2 jumbo size zip-lock bags full of scraps.
I pulled out the bag of red scraps and then the one with black scraps. When I was finished sewing the 6 blocks, my cutting table looked like this.
I put all the scraps back in the appropriate bags, and plunked them back in their respective storage cubes. Five minutes later, my cutting table looked like this. It’s working for me!
Thanks for stopping by. Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative projects to inspire you.
Updated April 14 – linking to this blog celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday: