Sunday, May 29, 2011
RED ROSE and MIDNIGHT BLUE are great quilts for Community Service. I put together loads of kits for my guilds using their donated fabrics, and this one is the easiest to cut and kit. If I have a good border fabric, I kit RED ROSE with borders. Otherwise, the 12 block quilt is still a nice size without borders. And if I have enough colors that go together, I do the 20 block without border MIDNIGHT BLUE. Also, 9 blocks makes a great quick baby quilt.
Working from a 5" strip or half strips or scraps is so easy for this quilt. Usually I start with a center fabric to set the color theme. A fat quarter will yield 12 5" squares for the centers. Then it is whatever I like with that center. One of my guilds has a huge closet full of fabric, which the members have sorted into laundry baskets by color--makes my job easy and fun!