Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hugs and Stitches

For someone who has been busy, I don't see anything I've actually DONE, except this little project. (I think "LIFE" had something to do with it. )

4 patches at the top and bottom to will make it rectangular, then another border will be added.  It ends up being a generous size.  That orange fabric is Peanuts and Snoopy Halloween characters. 

Several of us played with this project and I'm happy that some of the quilters in my group learned how to make this easy and fast quilt.  Thank you to Bonnie Hunter at www.quiltville.com.  She calls it Scrappy Bargello in her Free Patterns.  Our local collection point calls them "Hugs and Stitches."

Fabric needed:  I used 6 consistent fabrics, and calculated that I needed 20 inches of each fabric.  That was too much.  You get 2 blocks from each WOF strata, but, there is some extra at the end of each strip.  While I cut 8 strips for 16 blocks, I actually only used 6 WOF strata strips for the 16 blocks.  I will make up the extra blocks for the back or perhaps a pillow.   Bonnie suggests using shorter pieces of fabric, not WOF.  In that case a person might use all 8 strata strips.  (Clear as mud?)


Lindah said...

Love the colors. The orange sparkles and sits up like the frosting round a birthday cake. Happy day!

Jocelyn said...

Very pretty.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Very nice! I look forward to seeing the finished top.