Thursday, 6 April 2017

Quilt Blocks ~ Fat Quarter & Jelly Roll Friendly

A few nights ago I whipped up 20 quilt blocks, using left over jelly roll strips, fat quarters and a few scraps. 



Two blocks made with the last of my Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt. Five years ago, I won 10 fat quarters.


Six blocks made with two fat quarters acquired on a holiday three years ago. 



Six blocks made with six left over jelly roll strips. The rest of the jelly roll has been made into blocks that have been patiently waiting to be sewn into a quilt top. I've lost track of when I began this one. And I've lost the tape with the specific name of the Moda fabric.


Six blocks made with small pieces left over from a drawstring shoulder bag.


To make two blocks...
  • cut 4 strips - 2½" x 8" in fabric one
  • take one of the 4 strips and cut in half lengthwise - makes 2 strips - 1¼" x 8"
  • cut 4 strips - 2½" x 8" in fabric two
  • take one of the 4 strips and cut in half lengthwise - makes 2 strips - 1¼" x 8"

All twenty blocks will be sent off to Margie (Nanny Craft 4U), at Nanny + Friends Charity Sew. I placed a few of the blocks together so you can see what they look like side by side - not that these colours work together. My blocks will be added to others that are donated. I think there will be 56 blocks in each quilt. I do hope the colours of my blocks co-ordinate with others that are donated.

Margie found the idea for the blocks over at Exuberant Color - second quilt down.

This was feel good sewing that didn't take long at all.

... Pam




13 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic. What a great thing to win!

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  2. you certainly got a lot of blocks made in one night, thanks for the instructions will add this to my book of blocks I am making

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  3. Donation blocks are a great way to use up odd bits of fabric, aren't they Pam. A whole quilt of this block would be lovely I shall add this block to my list of blocks to try :)

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  4. How simple and fresh, great idea for a quick charity quilt.

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  5. I'm amazed at how many blocks you whipped up so quickly Pam :)!

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  6. A great idea to donate to a good cause!

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  7. What a simple and very effective block and jelly roll friendly too. It would make a great scrap quilt.

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  8. Such pretty fabrics! This is going to be a great quilt. :)

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  9. Wow, you were productive, that's a lot of blocks in a short space of time.

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  10. Years ago I started a quilt and never finished it. You are so amazing to whip up the blocks and it will be part of a beautiful quilt.

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    1. I don't normally sew that quickly, Debra. The quilt top is the part of making a quilt that I enjoy the most.

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  11. I purchased the fabric to sew my daughter a quilt TWO YEARS AGO but have not even begun. This looks like a pattern I could manage quickly! Thank you for sharing it at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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