If you are not familar with the Sweet16 QAL, the button is on the sidebar along with the Hands2Help Challenge. Sarah has graciously (and busily) offered up several 16-patch block quilt patterns to assist us with making quilts for the Hands2Help. And she has shown how they can be done using up your scraps or using some lovely yardage.
I have lots of scraps. I am a scrap quilter. I am using scraps. I quickly made a lot of 16-patches. They started as a leader/ender project and then I had a day I just wanted to finish them up. For the first quilt I am going with a double 4-patch alternating block. Again, these started as a leader/ender project and then a day of finishing them up. We are in for a 3-day snow storm - so it is a great time to start putting this into a flimsy.
My second quilt is in progress. A found baggy of HSTs combined with some 4-patch blocks (again, they were leader/enders) make up a fun variation of the Jacob's Ladder block. Were is the 16-patch????
Well, there it is!! When you put four of these together you magically get the 16-patch. There will be time to get this one into a flimsy, too.
And not knowing how long I will be house-bound, I decided that I would pull these out. They got a trim-up so ready for sewing into a flimsy. This is one of my quilt guild's charity quilts - not due for a while, but maybe this is the incentive (and time) to get to work on it. And yes, those are big blocks - I hate big blocks - 16.5" square.
This is the second guild charity quilt. These little blocks have already gotten put into a flimsy today. It's ready for sandwiching up for some quick quilting. And what's fun with these two quilts - all the scraps in them came from 4 different people who's names start with the letter 'S'.
And while I am putting these blocks all together - another leader/ender project is tucked inbetween. This is a 'go to pattern' by Joanne - this will link you right to her page with the different sizes for this block. I had a lot of skinnies to use up, so I am going with the smallest block. This will be a donation to Gene Black's Quilt Angels project.
Our NorEast weather for February looks like good quilt making time. We've already had 3 storms, heading into 2 more followed by sub-zero temps, and then with the warm up, more snow. I may have to make a red flag to run up the chimney so you folks can find me in the snow pile!