Friday, December 8, 2017

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Block 5 and 6

Today is Friday and a great day to celebrate the weekend by introducing 2 blocks.

The idea is to have 30 blocks finished in 30 days, but I would like to have this quilt finished by the end of the year.

Some of the blocks will be introduced 2 at a time so we can finish on time. 

The blocks are all really quick and you will probably wish you had more blocks in a day than one or two.  Feel free to make one of the quilt layouts included in every post.

I am working on donation quilts and scrap organization.
This challenge is perfect for both.


First up is block #5.

Surrounded

Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"



Cut 1 square 5 1/2" - red
Cut 2 strips 3" x 10 1/2" - white
Cut 2 strips 3" x 5 1/2" - white


Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the two shorter strips to the middle square 
then stitch the two longer strips to the middle unit.



Look how this quilt works with 30 blocks, half in this color 
and 
half in the opposite color (white middle/red outside).


Just add a 1" (1 1/2" unfinished) white border and a 2 1/2" (3" unfinished) red border and it's a 
57" x 67" Quilt.

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Now let's make block #6, one of the few with 3 colors in this challenge.

Tacked Up

Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"


Cut 2 squares 5 1/2" - 1 gray/1 white
Cut 2 strips 3" x 5 1/2" - white
Cut 4 squares 3" x 3" - purple


Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the two center squares first,
then sew the purple squares to the ends of each white strip. 
Finally, stitch the 3 units together.


By rotating the blocks in a 4 x 4 grid, this block makes a really neat quilt with a 2 1/2" finished gray border and a 1" finished purple border.


Now look what happens when the 2 above blocks are combined in a quilt.


The inside borders finish at 2" each to make the finished quilt 58" x 68".


For more details on this quilt top click HERE.



1 comment:

Carol S. said...

I have two blocks made and each one went together so fast! I love fast!