Thursday, February 25, 2016

March Block Drive - Grownup Eye Spy

February is almost behind us -- how did it go by so fast?? Even on a leap year it's still such a short month.  The Split 9s block drive for Covered in Love is wrapping up, thank you to everyone who sent in blocks! I think we are going to make 3 quilts from the February blocks.  That means it's time to announce March's block drive.


This month we are making grown-up eye spy blocks with fussy cut centers.


For each 10.5" (unfinished) block you will need (4) 2.5" fussy cut centers.  Remember these are for adults, so nothing too baby-ish, but I think whimsical is fine.  Things that would make adults smile :)  Try to choose mostly images with not-light backgrounds since most of them will be bordered with light colors.


Next you'll need a 2" strip to border each center with. The bare minimum length for these strips is 16" but I cut mine a bit long to give myself room.  For each set of four, choose (3) cream/off white/tone-on-tone light fabrics that are solids or will read as solids and a fourth fabric (solid or read-as solid) in maroon, navy, or gold.


Sub cut the strips into (2) 2.5" pieces and (2) 5.5" pieces.


Sew the short sides to your centers and press.


Then sew the longer sides and press. Finally, sew all four little blocks together into one 10.5" blocks. Each large block should have (3) sub blocks with light borders and (1) sub blocks with a colored border.  You can place the colored block anywhere, it doesn't have to fall in the lower left like mine did.


Covered in Love makes comfort quilts for patients who pass away in the hospital.  Family members are able to take these quilts home as a keepsake.  In 2015 our block of the month drives made 18 quilts!  If you would like to participate by making just a few blocks or a whole lot, jump right in! Comment (make sure I can get in touch with you) or email me for the address to send blocks.

October's block drive quilts

I can't wait to see what you guys create!

Linking to Oh Scrap! and Design Wall Monday.

13 comments:

  1. I'm excited already about how these blocks will look like when put together into a quilt top! I don't really have eye spy fabric, so I'm reaching out to my quilting bee friends to donate or trade. I'm sure together we can find some fun prints!

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  2. These measurements aren't working for me??? I'll try again 2 morrow

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  3. These will be fun to make! I just won a whole bunch of 2 1/2 charm squares in a giveaway that should work for your blocks.

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  4. Do you need mainly male-themed fabrics, or are florals okay too? I have lots of those...

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  5. These little blocks should make some really fun quilts. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  6. Is it too late to contribute a few blocks for this? Let me know. I would love to make a few.

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  7. Hi Kat! I found you via Bernie's blog! I would like to make a few too! (I think I have the same baseball print as you do!)

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    1. Kristi, I would love it if you would make some blocks for us! Unfortunately you are a "no-reply" blogger so I can't get back in touch with you. Send me an email at merlin775 at gmail dot com. And you can find out about being a no-reply blogger here: http://anyonecandecorate.blogspot.com/2012/09/are-you-no-reply-blogger-how-to-fix.html

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  8. Please email me your address to send the blocks. My email is Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu. What a thoughtful idea.

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  9. I made a block! This is my first time to donate a block this way. Very exciting. I hope you can send me your address. Wonderful program.

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    1. Hi Linda! Thanks for making a block. I can't contact you because your are a "no reply" blogger (see my post above, replying to Kristi). Please email me at merlin775 at gmail dot com and I'll send you my address!

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    2. Hi Linda! Thanks for making a block. I can't contact you because your are a "no reply" blogger (see my post above, replying to Kristi). Please email me at merlin775 at gmail dot com and I'll send you my address!

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    3. Thanks. I will email you and figure out why/how I'm a no reply blogger!

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