Monday, June 28, 2010

Donated Blocks

Someone at church donated 2000 cut 6" blocks to our quilting group. One member sorted them by color but didn't know what to do next. I was given the challenge. I have planned and sewn blocks for 5 quilts approximately 55x70. Triangles were the best solution.





When left with a number of floral prints, I tried a different pattern. Since the "squares" weren't always true this has become a greater problem. I have 4 more sets to finish before stringing them together for a slightly smaller quilt.


The finished quilts are destined for the "House of Ruth", for battered women and their children. I still have more color coordinated squares but not enough to make a quilt without adding sashing.

13 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I think you did a great job with the squares.

Sandra Henderson said...

INCREDIBLE!
You amaze me , inspire me and warm my heart. :)

Barb said...

these are so fun to look at and study. I love the brown one - they are all great! you did a really creative job here - congrats

Brenda said...

lovely. good for you for taking on the challenge. I love playing with other people's scraps.

shellysquilts said...

Hey Janet, These look great! Well done! Have a great week and happy sewing!

Sherrill said...

Very nice use of all those squares--great ideas and designs! I'll know the recipients will LOVE them. My church group does donation quilts for a variety of groups as well. So satisfying!

Funoldhag said...

How awesome, Janet! What a wonderful job you have done and so well done. I love them all and especially the floral one. Carol

Crispy said...

Wow Janet they are wonderful!! They will bring much comfort to the families who recieve them....you have a good heart!!

Crispy

pratima said...

They turned out so beautiful! You did an incredible job with the squares :)

Pokey said...

Leave it to you to come up with such beautiful creations!! I know they will be a blessing to the ones who receive them. Gorgeous! :-} pokey

wishes, true and kind said...

Incredible job! Beautiful!

Sharon said...

You did a fabulous job with all those squares. What a generous group you have going on there. Have you thought about using wool for your MM quilt? It's like going through butter and many of the show quilters use this for their prized pieces.Cool in the summer, warm in the winter, washable, Lots of good qualities

imquilternity said...

Wow...great job!