Friday, 1 October 2021

Carol’s aka @therunninghare ‘s quilt !

This beautiful quilt top was made by Carol and she has kindly agreed to me running a block drive using this design.  It’s a great one for using up scraps so I’m hoping to reduce the mountains of scraps I seem to collect.  Are you in for another scrappy project with me? 

This quilt is made from two different blocks - each block measures 8.5” square.

The first is made from four dark coloured 4.5” squares, sewn together in a four patch.

The second block is made from sixteen 2.5” squares.  Eight low volume squares, and eight brightly coloured ones.  Arrange them and sew in rows, as below:

1st row:   LV - Bright - Bright - LV

2nd row: Bright - LV - LV - Bright

3rd row:  Bright - LV - LV - Bright

4th row:  LV - Bright - Bright - LV

The position of the low volume and bright squares then makes the chain pattern across the quilt as though can see in the top photo.

Sew rows together to make an 8.5” block unfinished.

Thank you !  Our quilts make a difference to the lives of young looked after people and are really appreciated.