It's not often that we can say we made a quilt for free. But this one definitely qualifies. I have finished another languishing project - happy dance! These blocks will be donated to my guild for our quilt show in April. Guild members were asked to make designated versions of this block throughout the year . They will be for sale in the boutique at the show for $1 apiece. Our goal as a guild was 1,000 blocks - to date, we have about 1,400!! And I'm getting ready to give 48 more.
Each month there was a suggested theme - red, white and blue, Christmas, floral, bright, etc. These blocks were made for the "Manly" month. I was just going to do about 20, but since I've been a "brown girl" for many years, I had lots of scraps and they just kept multiplying :).
I didn't spend too much time trying to figure out the balance, very scrappy quilts are usually okay if the same group of fabrics is used.
This little block I think wins the award for the scrappiest - it has a partial seam, and two fabric substitutions in row 2 and row 3. I can believe I actually used up all that fabric, but I did. That being said, I bet you can't find it in the big picture. Love that about scrap quilts :).
So here it is - 48 blocks done and I'm ready to move on to the next project. The blocks still need to be trimmed and a final press and they'll be ready to turn in. I hope someone takes these home and enjoys making a fun, "manly" quilt. Wouldn't it be interesting to see how it ends up?? I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Stay warm and have a great day.