Hello quilters! We made it to September, school is starting back, and the new normal or the next normal or whatever we're call this is starting to feel a little bit more, well, normal.
|Scrap quilt step 1: Organization (throw back photo to Rory)|
For the Covered in Love block drive for the months of September and October we are following a tutorial on someone else's site with a few important changes listed below.
The block is here on Zippy Quilts; it's called Fiddlesticks!
- our blocks will be bigger, so cut your colored squares to 14" and a trim your final blocks to 12.5"
- make your scrappy strip sets between approx. 1" to 2.5" wide
- each block should have at least 3 inset strips, but can have more
- for your background colors try to stick to solids or textured solids and within the normal spectrum (no neons, etc)
Caveat: It was pointed out to me (thank you Linda!) that this pattern bears a strong resemblance to Crazy Mom Quilt's Bright Birches pattern she wrote in 2012. I don't think that Zippy Quilts intended to copy her pattern, obviously more than one person can have the same idea independently at different times. We aren't selling these quilts but are instead donating them. That all being said, if you want to support the most original pattern designer (that we know of) please do buy a copy of Amanda Jean Nyberg's pattern.
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 September through October, so blocks should be in the mail by the end of October. Email CoveredinLoveTx@gmail.com if you need the address to mail blocks.