Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Charity quilt blocks

This is the beginning of my latest charity quilt for the children's ward at my local hospital. Actually, the third block is almost done, it just needs to be assembled.

The modern Buzz Saw blocks are fun to make, and the construction is a fast one; I started out with four squares of 8.5", and that yields a finished block of 15" square. There are several tutorials out on how to make them, for instance this.

I only use scraps, recycled shirts and stash for this quilt. My plan is to use a 3 by 4 block layout for the assembly. In the end this will become a colorful quilt. But, being a mother of two boys, I try to stay away from typically "girlish" color combinations.

I will also use pure white as background in several of the blocks, because that really makes the colors "pop", and creates a more interesting quilt.

Keep on quilting!

Linked to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced, Let's Bee Social and Oh Scrap!.


  1. Your blocks are looking great... and that little bit of white does the trick all right! I too have recently finished a similar quilt, the blocks do go together easily & quickly!

  2. I am planning almost the same block - just a slight layout change. They go so quickly! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  3. this is coming along well and I am sure the children who use it as a patient will enjoy looking at the colours etc and get some comfort from it

  4. This is looking so good, I know what you mean about staying away from 'girly' colours, I've been involved in making charity quilts this year and make a conscious effort to make them masculine.


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