Friendship blocks are a fun voluntary activity we do every other month, alternating with the Opportunity Blocks. You must sign up to participate. Participating members will make a block specified by the receiving member in a one to two month time frame. The receiving member then will create a quilt with those blocks. Below are some blocks that have been done for eligible members. We can't wait to see the complete quilts. Enjoy!
Click here to see blocks that have been made in past years.
Note: Due to the pandemic, please contact Debby W (friendship chair) and also the member handing out the block if you want to participate. Let's keep our friendships strong!
Friendshp Block for Virginia K. - due February
You can request a packet from Debbie W. which contains instructions and fabric from Virginia.
Size of block: 5" unfinished. You will make 4 separate 5" blocks
2 3/4" squares - provided
5" squares - you provide. Please use a small print or tone on tone colored fabric. You can make all 4 squres using the same fabric or each square in a different fabric, or two and two.
Cut 4 - 5" squares of fabric
Use the Stitch and Flip Method:
1. Place a 2 3/4" square, right sides together, in the corner of a 5" print square. Orient marked diagonal as illustrated in top photo.
2. Sew on the marked diagonal. Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line.
3. Flip triangle out and press seams open.
4. Repeat with the opposite corner.
DO NOT SQUARE! VIRGNIA WILL SQUARE. You will have 4 separate 5" squares. DO NOT sew together.
Please return the square on or before February 9, 2021. We may have a drive by day at the church to drop them off, or you can mail them directly to Virginia. If you mail them, please notify Debbie W. so she can mark that for her records and give you credit.
Friendship Block for Marilyn D-R - Double Pinwheel or Windmill -due December 15, 2020
If anyone still has the block pieces that were handed out, please finish them up and send directly to Marilyn. If you don't have time to do them, please return the pieces, so she can complete her quilt! Thank you!
Marilyn is providing all needed fabric for this project. If you did not get a packet on Oct 13 parking lot drive by, please contact Marilyn to arrange for getting a packet from her. The packet also has "Thangles" patterns to ensure that all the half square triangles are the same size. Please make sure you use a 1/4" seam allowance so all blocks will fit together. All fabric has been pre-cut so all you need to do is sit and sew! You will find 3 sets of Thangles. Two will be used in the block, and the other will be used for the border.
It is best to sew the Thangles first on the dotted line, then cut on the solid line. Please make sure you square up the half square triangles to 4 1/2" unfinished. The Thangle says 4", but that is finished size, make sure you do not cut them too small. Press toward the print. If you have questions, please call or email Marilyn before cutting!
Note that the solid batik fabric is in the corners. There are no fabrics the same touching in the block. Please lay out the block as in the photo.