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.
(Edited to Add: View some finished quilts here)
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.