I am donating this quilt to one of our guild's community service projects, Birthday Blessings, a local charity. I am also submitting it to 100 Quilts For Kids. This annual quilt drive is great because it allows you to donate locally to a children's charity of your choosing. Just add a link to an online photo of your quilt, and you can participate. There are prizes! The link is open through the end of the month, so you still have time. The post even includes ideas for simple quilts to make.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Improv Wonky Cross Quilt
guild friends in the Whatever Bee. I made a practice wonky cross version (a maquette, if you will) a few months ago which helped me to identify the features I liked in this sort of a slice and insert block. Like the practice quilt, I kept the blocks the same height but varied the widths. I also added a few half blocks and stacked them in pairs, just for fun (hint: this is a great fix for a block that may end up being slightly too small). Improv quilting is awesome like that. Here a fun tutorial by a guild member Carla on how to make this type of block, two at a time.