But it’s a good thing! The larger quilt group I belong to has a list of the members who are interested in having the group do a “friendship” quilt for them. The person decides the pattern to be followed and the colors/fabric she would like it to be. The information and/or fabric is passed out and each gal sews it up, signs it and returns the block…usually in a couple months. I have passed on this previously when my name came to the top of the list but this time I got busy. The pattern I chose is “Disappearing 4-Patch”. The “common”/background fabric I chose is a piece from Connecting Threads (color: “Sapling”). It’s reminiscent of the green I remember seeing in heirloom quilts like “Grandmother’s Flower Garden”
Each gal will get a copy of the directions and two 7” squares of the green. There’s a perfect signature spot on one of the skinny green pieces. When the blocks are returned, I will put it together and finish it.
I first did this pattern when Erin (who, at that time had a blog) put out a call for quilt blocks for the Hurricane Sandy victims. Here’s my post from 2012 and Erin’s, with the complete pattern. The four 7” squares, after the “slicing and dicing” becomes a very nice (UNfinished) 12.5” block. Try it, you’ll like it!!!!!!!