Opportunity blocks is another fun voluntary activity we do in the guild. The chair person picks a block to make every other month that is alternated with the Friendship Blocks. All members are eligible to participate and can make as many of these blocks as they like. Their name goes into a basket for each block that is made and a drawing is held. The winner takes home all the blocks to make whatever they like with them. Click here to see past opportunity blocks.
March Opportunity Block - due May 1, 2018
The step by step tutorial (with diagrams) for this month’s Opportunity Block can be found at:
http://my.allpeoplequilt.com/dyn/dyn/servlet/securePdf.dyn?file=/apq/securepdf/Square-in-a-Squ are.pd :
Use one color, four different shades/tints. Use solids or prints.
Add extra interest by using an increasing scale of prints. Such as small circles to increasingly larger circles or dots. Small scale florals to increasingly larger scale floral. Small scale geometrics to increasingly larger geometrics. See examples.
Project: Square-in-a-Square Finished block: 8" square (trim to 8-1⁄2” square) Cut the Fabrics :
• 1 - 3-1⁄4” square
• 2 - 2-7⁄8” squares, cutting each in half diagonally for a total of 4 small triangles.
• 2 - 3-3⁄4" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for a total of 4 medium triangles.
• 2 - 4-7⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for a total of 4 large triangles.
Assemble the Block :
And for those of us who don’t always get things completed on time...hey, life happens...I’m pretty sure the drawing winner will be pleased to get your donated block when it is completed.
Below is a partially made block to get an idea of how it should look:
Below are two examples of finished blocks: