|(I didn't actually get my 9 patches sewn together for the picture, but you get the idea)|
Last time I called this Patchwork Mosaic, this time I'm calling it Patchwork Surprise. The blocks are simple 9-patches of 4.5" squares (unfinished, block comes to 12.5" unfinished). Each 9-patch is made from a mix of pieced and solid squares. Aim for 1-3 pieced squares per 9-patch and select the rest of your squares from print fabrics that match the color scheme below.
The colors are crimson, faded denim blue, dark chocolate brown, taupe, "snowy" greys, you can throw in some navy too if you want. Think dark, warm, snuggled-up-in-a-cabin-in-a-snowstorm, flannel blanket type colors.
You can make your pieced blocks in any design you like. Keep it simple with a four-patch made from 2.5" squares, or a HST, or make it as complicated as you like, as long as the unfinished block is 4.5" and fits into your 9-patch.
The only difference between this block drive and when we did it back in 2015 is the color scheme. So note, your blocks should NOT be in purples and greens. If you want to look at the old block drive post and the old finishes for inspiration you totally should, you can find them here and here.
|same design - different colors, from 2015|
When we did this before 9 ladies made two quilts. There are a LOT more of you now and I can't wait to see what you come up with!
For anyone who is new to CiL's block drives, welcome! Anyone can contribute to these drives and you may make as many or as few blocks as you like. Contact me by leaving a comment or email CoveredinLoveTx@gmail.com to get a mailing address and try to get your blocks in the mail by New Years. I put up a new drive every couple months and I try to mix them up so if one month you're busy, or it's not your colors, you can skip that month and join in the next.
Covered in Love makes quilts of comfort which are distributed to patients who pass away at an East Texas hospital. These quilts give the families something to take home to remember their loved one and find comfort in. So far over 240 quilts have been donated!