Charity blocks

Irene is hosting a charity quit that will benefit the Carolina Hurricane Project.  She designed her own block.  Irene loves paper piecing so of course, her block is paper pieced.  But I don’t love paper piecing, so she said the strips could be pieced traditionally.  So I made some strip sets and then just paper pieced the last step.  And here is what I came up with:

Irene charity blocks

She requested that blocks be mailed by March 15th, so I’m just under the wire.  If you are interested in contributing to one of our charity quilts, Ann is our next hostess and she’s accepting chicken blocks through April 15th.  You can find more info here.

I was the first hostess this year and I asked for sailboat blocks.  I received 19, and when you add in the three I made for the tutorial, that left me with 22.  Since that’s not a good number for laying out rows, I made three more.


I now have 25 boats.  I could do a 5 x 5 layout or split them into two quilts and have a 4 x 4 and a 3 x 3.  Since I don’t love working with large quilts, I’m thinking they may end up as two different quilts.  I hope to get them assembled soon.


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