Monday, October 26, 2015

A New Community Service Project

Saturday, the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild had a community service sewing day.  They need more large bed-size quilts and organized an interesting bed-sized scrap quilt for us to make.

On the floor in the center of the room were packets of 30 background fabric squares.  In four piles spread around the room were  strips of fabric in different widths.   To create a quilt "kit", we picked up a background packet and then chose 120 of the strips–30 from each size/pile. It looked something like this:

Background packets

Picking Strips Picking Strips

It was a fun way for everyone to build their own kit.

I bordered about half my blocks during the morning. After a lunch break, we gathered our chairs for the guild meeting.  I came home after the meeting and finished making the blocks. I had 30 blocks bordered, sliced and re-assembled by the end of the day.

Here's some blocks on my design wall, showing step 1 and 2.

Community Service - Step 1 Community Service Sewing - Step 2

The quilt pattern we used (with the designers permission) is Scrappy Love by Cintia Gonzalez (of My Poppet) from Fresh Quilts magazine.

I am looking forward to squaring up and putting together my blocks and seeing ALL the quilts that came from those 4 piles of strips on Saturday.  

Joining the lists for Design Wall Monday and  Oh Scrap!


floribunda said...

Wow -- looks like someone(s) did a whole lot of prep work to get the squares and strips ready! It's a great quilt.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a fun block and activity for a guild meeting. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Cathy said...

Looks like a fun way to make a quilt.

Nann said...

What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a great idea, and a fast way to get 30 quilt tops! It almost makes me wish I belonged to a guild. =) How big were the original squares? I do like the pattern. I looked for the pattern but could only find the Haphazard version. Do you have a link for this one?

Glenda said...

Hi Sophie, it is ages since I dropped in, your blog always motivates me, this design has got me itching to make it, love the colours you have chosen and I can see the end quilt will be so striking. Thanks for the tutorial I now know how to make it just need time LOL. Cheers Glenda

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