Nov 172013

Scott, our Opportunity Quilt Chairperson, has requested that our members make “Block within a Block” design blocks for our opportunity quilt.  This might be a little confusing for those of you who missed our November meeting where Scott explained his idea thoroughly, complete with block and quilt examples.  I have listed the details below. He requested that we turn them in at the December meeting.  We understand that this is a busy time of year, but it would be awesome if we could have some done by the December meeting. Opportunity Quilt block specifications:

  • Block within a Block design
  • No size restrictions
  • Fabrics should be solid colors only
  • No muted colors.  No yellow or black. No buttery colors.
  • Kona White is the background color.  MUST BE WHITE. No variation.
  • One ring of white needs to be included in each block
  • The block can be composed of either squares or rectangles
  • No curves or diagonals
  • You can make as many as you want!
  • One of our Sew-Ins will be dedicated to constructing the opportunity quilt

Check back to this post for links / or actual examples of the “block within a block” design.  They will be coming shortly. Scott posted a really great link that illustrates the block within a block concept.  Please go here to Film in the Fridge for Scott’s link. While viewing that link and the links below, please keep in mind that they are examples of design, not fabric choice or color.  Please reread the “Opportunity Quilt Block specifications” section above for that info. Here are some additional links, some with closeups of the blocks :

Please post your questions in the comment section of this post.  Thanks everyone!