Friday, January 15, 2010

Block Instructions for Pink and Green Chemo Quilt

This was so easy and fast to make. Here are the measurements and how I put it together.

5 inch square - center block (birdies)
2- 2.5 x 5 inch strips for inner border (green)
2- 2.5 x 9 inch strips for inner border (green)
2- 2.5 x 9 inch strips for outer border (pink)
2- 2.5 x 13 inch strips for outer border (pink)

Sew your 5 inch inner border strips to the top and bottom of your 5 inch center block. Press all seams away from center block.

Sew your 9 inch inner border strips to the sides. Press.

Sew your 9 inch outer border strips to the top and bottom of your block. Press.

Sew your 13 inch outer border strips to the sides. Press. Voila. Your block is done!

I used 6.5 inch sashing.

I will be quilting and binding this tonight for the Friday Night Sew-In. I plan on giving it to my MIL this weekend.

Thanks so much for your prayers, comments and e-mails! I really appreciate them as does my MIL!


Leslie said...

thanks for this. i have some new fabric that i want to do something like this with...i like using the same for the center of the block, because it really shows things off. how many different greens and pinks did you use for this?

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I love your new blog banner Erin! :)

Martina said...

Thanks so much! Have to try it out sometime. Love the fabric of your quilt.
Be blessed!

Sandy said...

Love the pink quilt and thanks for the tutorial. Blessings for your MIL...and for you also for thinking of her comfort!
Sew-In was a blast!

Treasuresofjoy said...

I jotted down the instructions on this quilt I must try it! God bless your MIL prayers going up!

Em said...

I love how you make a bag to go with quilt, what a friend and so ambitious! Wish I was having a you could make me somehting!

Patricia Sullivan said...

Thank you for sharing this quilt pattern. I was taking a quilt class when I found out I had breast cancer. Coincidently, the person teaching the class was an x-ray technician in the particular department that I went to when I was diagnosed. I saw her before I went in to surgery. I think of it as more than just a coincidence. I joined a group of survivors and want to try and make many pink quilts to share or raffle with proceeds to go to cancer research. I have thought I would like to make quilts for our newly diagnosed members. My biggest ambition would be to make one for my many pink sisters. It is a goal that hopefully I will accomplish. The quilt pattery you offer here looks like its fast piecing and looks like it would finish up pretty quickly. Not long ago I found a hawk feather on the ground and picked it up. I brought it inside, and because I didn't want to lose it I pushed it into a picture of a young native american girl at a treadle sewing machine. Later I found out the significance, that the hawk in the sewing picture meant. The hawk comes to tell me that I am not using my talents. I happened to put the feather in the picture of a girl sewing, and I have not returned to my sewing since taking that class. I think I am ready to begin again.



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