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 Diane B. -
4-Patch - 10" finished block
B= black & white print with black predominant with white print*
W= black & white print with white predominant with black print*
G= medium gray
*note - do not use a B&W print that is half and half
B= cut one (1) black strip 3" wide and about 13" long
W= cut one (1) white strip 3" wide and about 13" long
G= cut two (2) gray squares at 5 1/2" each
sew the 2 -3" strips (black and white) together lengthwise, then crosscut strip into 4 - 3" units; turn one unit around and sew to opposite to make small 4-patch
sew large gray square to each of the small units ** note the placement of the small 4-patches so the black blocks are aligned on the diagonal. (see picture on left)
Friendship Block for Jan F. -
6" white on white or solid white square (you provide)
6" pink (provided)
Align white square and pink squares right sides together. Sew 1/4" seam all the way around the outside edge. Cut diagonally twice. Now you have four half-square triangles. Press to the pink side. Sew the half-square triangle blocks together in a pinwheel as illustrated on left. Jan will trim.
Please make four of these with fabric provided.