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PROJECT WARM HEARTS

Charity Quilting with the CQC

Project Warm Hearts provides quilts through the work of CQC members who make blocks, sew blocks together, quilt, and bind the tops. Backing and batting are provided, and you may participate at whatever skill point with which you are comfortable.

We hope you will make some blocks and turn them in at the CQC General meeting. Each block you submit earns you one point towards your chances of winning an entire quilt for the charity organization of your choice. There are about 20 blocks in each quilt that is completed. Points are also earned by helping with the completion process. Kits of fabric and quilts in progress are available at the General meetings.

If someone is not able to attend the meeting, blocks and quilts in progress can be mailed to Heather at :

726 Folklore Ave, Longmont, CO 80504

Questions? Contact Project Warm Hearts Coordinator

Heather Lundquist at hglund@gobrainstorm.net . or

Judy Cremers at  judyc2@comcast.net .

For the first half of 2023, the blocks to make are a “Challenge block,” a simplified Balkan Puzzle (Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, Barbara Brackman #1211) also known as Tilt-a-Whirl by Cindy Cloward. 

The unfinished block must measure 10 1⁄2 “, so be very careful about your 1⁄4” seam allowance and to trim your center block and half square triangles as noted.

The “Encourage block” is a Square in a Square x3. Unfinished 10 1⁄2”. 

Complete instructions for these blocks can obtained by request: hglund@gobrainstorm.net or at the Project Warm Hearts table at the General Meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Block of the year: Scrappy Four X

10” Finished.  Use 1 1/2’”-2” wide strips at least 12” long.  Use harmonious colors in a variety of lights, mediums and darks.

1.     Stitch the strips together lengthwise to make a strip set at least 12” square. See Example 1.

2.     Press all seams in the same direction.

3.     Cut the strip set into 8 triangular pieces: corner to corner, top to bottom, and side to side. Example 2.

4.     Rearrange triangles into a pleasing set with the vertical and horizontal strips perpendicular to each other. Don’t overthink it! See Example 3.

5.     Stitch each quarter (2 triangles) of the layout together. Do not try to match seams. It’s ok - just breathe!

6.     Set the quarters back into a square and stitch together as you would a four-patch. Be careful to keep the quarters turned correctly perpendicular to each other.

7.     Press the seams.

8.     Trim block to 10 ½”.

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