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!
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Friendship Block for Jo B. - "Snail's Trail" - due May 5, 2020
Friendship Block for Jo H. - "Zen"- due April 7, 2020
Fabric: Batiks -- blues to greens, turquoises for the basic fabric color read
Block Size: unfinished 7" x 10 1/2"
Materials: One light value batik (blue to green range)
One dark value batik (blue to green range)
Cut: #1 batik: 2 - 3" x 10 1/2" rectangles
2 - 2" x 2 1/2" rectangles
2 - 2" x 1 1/4" rectangles
#2 batik: 3 - 2" x 2" squares
Referring to Diagram 1, sew together batik rectangles in the order shown to form a pieced row. Press seams in one direction.
Referring to Diagram 2, add batik 3"x10 1/2" rectangles to the long edges of the pieced row to make the block. Press seams away from the pieced row.
The unfinished block should measure 7"x 10 1/2"
If possible, please include a 7"x10 1/2" rectangle of the second batik fabric.
A signature block will be provided at the meeting for all contributors to sign.