Sunday, March 1, 2020

March-April CiL Block Drive

Hello quilters! Welcome to the 2020 March-April Block Drive for Covered in Love! If you are new to CiL or the block drives scroll to the end of this post for more information.


For the Spring months I chose an easy, fun rail fence block that makes blue and yellow pin wheels.  We have done this color scheme before (see the picture below) with true blues and yellows.


So, on to the tutorial! First step, choose 3 fabrics in a true blue, bright true yellow, and low volume or white fabric.


For each block you need (4) strips of each color cut to 6.5" long x 2.5" wide. 


Sew the sets of strips together into 4 rail fence blocks with blue and yellow on the outsides and white sandwiched in the middle.


Then arrange the 4 rail fence blocks as shown with a blue pin wheel in the middle and sew them into a 12.5" block.  Done!


Covered in Love makes quilts to cover patients who pass away at a Texas hospital and comfort the families.  Anyone can contribute to these drives and make as few blocks or as many as they like. The current drive runs March through April, so blocks should be in the mail by the end of April.  Email CoveredinLoveTx@gmail.com if you need the address to mail blocks.

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to drives in the past and make our mission possible. We will soon surpass 600 quilts delivered to mourning families!

6 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I have been on vacation and haven't mailed my Jan/Feb blocks yet! I'll get them out today. these will be so pretty.

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  2. This will be fun - a lovely, cheerful, easy block! I may actually get more than two made this time around!!

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  3. Looking forward to making these new pinwheel blocks. The color theme you picked will make beautiful quilts. I'm heading off to look for fabrics in my stash to start making some blocks for CiL.

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  4. Ever a fan of blue and yellow quilts, I'm looking forward to making a block or two!

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  5. I'll get some made as soon as I get home at the end of March.
    Pat

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