Good Memorable Monday morning! For this week’s Memorable Monday, I am sharing a quilt that I helped 20 young women ages 12-17 make for a leader who served them for many years.
I had the girls bring scrap fabrics in the bright value colors that represent the different attributes they would like to acquire i.e.-white=faith. Then I rounded up about 10 sewing machines and had the girls share. While one was sewing, the other was picking out and placing her next fabric. I manned the rotary cutter to save fingers and bandages;). You get me, right? Lol!
I gave each girl a 14″ muslin square with a wonky triangle already sewed down. They then would pick a fabric, I would cut it into a strip, and they would sew it down to the triangle working around and around getting bigger and bigger with each strip. (I wish I had taken pictures of all the girls working on their blocks, but I was quite busy with the cutting). Here is a picture of my niece making one on her own with a black center.
After many trips to the sewing machine, the block would be all covered and I would trim it down to 12.5″. The girls would all smile at this step because the trimming made them all look so pretty and “professional”!
- (20) – 14″ square scrap fabrics (any color, they will be covered)
- (5) – 8″ center squares sub cut into 4 wonky triangles (cut criss cross -only don’t go from corner to corner or center to center)
- Lots of scrap fabrics cut into strips 1.5″ to 3″ wide
- From center triangle fabric cut 5 or 6 2.5″ sashing strips the width of the fabric. ( I just cut a few, sew them together and cut more as I need them)
- Sew a triangle down to the center of the 14″ squares.
- Place a strip face down on the triangle matching the edges. Trim the strip a little longer than the triangle on the top and bottom and sew down.
- Press the strip open.
- Repeat steps 2 & 3 working around the triangle until the base square is covered. (the edges will be hanging over )
- Trim the square to 12.5″
- Sew around each square to keep strip ends from shifting.
- Sash all of the squares into a 4×5 quilt that measures 54″x72″