Piecing in Robe 2

I took it upon myself to ask my fellow "campers" to bring excess novelty stash, pre cut as 5" squares.  The idea was we were going to combined fabric forces and made lots of four patches out of our novelty fabric, for children's charity quilts. It turned out my fellow quilters already had pre cut squares in their stash, so we worked with what we had,  these are Jill's and are 4.5" cut, so they make a 8" block finished.  Jill is a seasoned charity quilt maker and took this big pile home to make into tops.
Heather had lots of 2.5" novelty and brights, so they got pieced into four patches and then made into bigger four patches.  I thought this was a great idea for those small pieces, but I must have given her too many compliments because she gifted me the entire collection!  So now I have lots of spare parts to make more quilts....plus lots of four patches made, that need sashing.  
Therese made split four patch blocks.  I have made plenty of split nine patch, but not 4, so I wanted a pictorial record of this....its going on my one day list!
This cute block was alos made by Therese, just a close up of the quilt you saw in last weeks post.
This was the boot packed ready to go..(going home it was far less organised)..there was more "stuff" on the back seat, so it is really lucky that I was travelling alone.  I think if I ever want to take a friend I am going to need to buy a bigger car or learn to pack less!
Hmmm, I think the answer is just to go for a whole week next time, that way I could have finished everything I took with me!  ;)
Happy quilting Sue.

5 comments:

  1. oh a whole weeks sounds amazing.........great idea with the squares.........

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time! The split 4-patch looks really good, I may have to try that myself.

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  3. Yes I wonder what you could do in a whole week, I have a house full this weekend for 4 days of stitching, so should be good.

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  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!!

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  5. I like your idea to have everyone do some piecing for charity quilts. Got a chuckle from your comment about the blocks you were given. :)
    When I went on the three day retreat in January my friend filled her trunk and her back seat. We would have had more room had we taken my mini van. Maybe next time!

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