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 Jan S. -
Heartwheel Block (8 1/2" unfinished)
Greens, yellows, pinks, blues. No dark colors. Think baby quilt. White on white for background.
White on White fabric - cut:
2 - 4 7/8" squares - cut each diagonally twice into 4 triangles (a)
1 - 1 3/4" square - cut diagonally twice into 4 triangles (b)
Colored fabric - cut:
1 - 5 1/4" square - cut diagonally twice into 4 triangles (c)
1 - 3 1/4" square - cut diagonally twice into 4 triangles (d)
2 - 2 7/8" squares - cut each diagonally once into 2 triangles (e)
To make 1/4 of the block: (make 4 of these)
With right sides together, using a 1/4" seam, sew B to D making a triangle the same size as E. Make sure the white is on the left side when opened out. Press.
Sew E to D side of BD made above making a triangle the same size as C with the colored fabric together. Press. Sew this to C. Press.
Sew the EBDC triangle made above to A. Press.
Sew all four of the above squares into a pinwheel. The unfinished block should measure 8 1/2".