Happy Halloween everybody! It's time for the November-December Covered in Love block drive. If you're unfamiliar with our block drives there will be more details at the bottom of the post.
For the holiday season I know everyone is busy with preparations and family, so I often slip in a favorite block that a bit harder or more fiddly. This one definitely fits in that category. I hope you can find a block that suits you, but don't feel bad if you only do one or two blocks or decide to sit this one out!
We will be doing blocks from this page of tutorials by Teresa Down Under. Choose any of the "textured" designs you like. You can make all your blocks from the same design or do a variety. The only difference for us will be a color change from red and neutrals to blues and neutrals. For the blues please choose true blues, meaning not aqua or teal at all. They can be light blue to navy, as long as they don't have any green tones or purple tones.
You absolutely have my permission to play with the designs and if anything calls for hand sewing you're welcome to convert it to machine sewing if you can. Like in the example tutorials, the blues can be in the central square or the border.
Uncommonly for us, the blocks do measure 11" unfinished (10.5" finished), and we're not modifying that.
For anyone new to Covered in Love, we run these block drives every two months. Anyone can participate and make as few or as many blocks as you like. Email CoveredinLoveTx@gmail.com for the address and get your blocks in the mail by the end of December. Our blocks are combined together into quilts to be given to the families of dying patients in East Texas hospitals.