February 24, 2014

Meeting Reminder

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 25! We have Rebecca Allen speaking about presser feet for the program. And we have LOTS of exciting announcements!! Our guild garage sale is pushed back to the March meeting.

Easy and quick charity quilts -- squares and strips edition

There are a plethora of ideas out there in the world when it comes to quilting. So here are some quick and easy patterns that you lovely ladies could easily use to turn guild stash into charity projects for Senior services. 

I have decided that I would put together a sampling of them and sort them by ease of assembly -- This group is all quilts using squares or strips.

I want to start off with this fun free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop called the charm pack cherry quilt and I think this would go together super quick with a great impact (it's a simpler version of a split nine patch)

This version uses solids but below is the scrappy version

Another tried and true is a split nine patch
Split nine patch
Wonky nine patch
really like this for a baby quilt - but maybe just the nine patch blocks, not the lattice.
Alternating blocks with solids can have a great impact ( also a great use for orphan or left over blocks)
Simple but lovely with vintage-ish  prints.  nine patch with binding by penelope waits, via Flickr
For a little improv try 
Abigail's Quilt by Meredith Daniel, via Flickr. Love Amy Butler this would be a greasy, easy first quilt to make or just a quickie for the pros
A Simple blocky design
Tutorial for easy charm squares quilt
Chunky Strips
PDF PATTERN Brick Layer Lap Quilt ...easy, uses fat quarters or layer cake -- PDF version. $9.00, via Etsy.
The Scrappy Trip Along 
Scrappy Trip Along
Jelly roll Race is super quick
jelly roll race quilt
Jelly roll Jam (also on Fat Quarter Shop) is a new take on the split rail fence
Jelly Roll Jam
Remember these are small projects and wheelchair quilts are usually no bigger than 36 by 36 - 40 so they work up quickly and most people should be able to quilt them on a home machine. 

The stash has been sorted into usable project bundles of fabrics and will be brought to the meeting Tomorrow night. As charity coordinator, I would like to encourage each of you to make at least 2 charity quilts this year for people that are in need and really appreciate them.

If you want more ideas or to look at any of these quilts more closely I have many ideas put in a folder on Pinterest