Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ten Minute Blocks

Last night I met with my church's quilting group. There are a lot of nice things about this group: we share a similar faith, love quilting, and we learn something every meeting.

Our group leader taught Ten Minute Blocks last night. It uses 10 inch squares (layer cake pre-cuts) and only takes three seams to put together. Conceivably, one could piece a decent sized quilt in a REAL short period of time.

I was amazed how it worked and had three blocks put together in less than 30 minutes. With all the quilts I have to create for graduations, weddings, etc. this year, several of them just may be Ten Minute block quilts. I may even experiment with five inch blocks once I'm home this evening.

My dear friend, Mary, has asked me to create a quilt for her sister who is battling lung cancer. She wanted Betty Boop fabric to be the "theme" fabric. Further cementing my belief that one can find ANYTHING on EBay - that's where I found two yards of what I needed and the mailman delivered it yesterday. I have a really easy, nice looking pattern for a comfort quilt and that's what I'll start tonight.

Before quilt club, I had to venture into the craft room to fetch my sewing machine tote. A lot of Michael's things are also stored in that room. It's time to start mailing some items to his kids and figure out what to do with all the record albums. They're certainly not doing anybody any good where they are now.

Love ya,


Regina said...

oh I just googled that and watched a video tutorial -that is fun and EASY! They showed a cathedral window variation on it, too. Can't wait to see what you make from it!

Moneik said...

Sounds like a quick and easy block to make. Hope you'll share pictures when you've had a chance to do more. Have you seen the 10 min. tablerunners pattern?