The farewell block is a wonderful way to say, "remember me" to a fellow quilter who is moving from the Woodbridge area. If you know of someone leaving CBQ, please contact the Farewell Block Chairman six;weeks prior to departure or as soon as possible. We would hate to miss giving them a set of farewell blocks!
Directions for making farewell blocks are as follows:
Cut two pieces 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" from a solid color or a print and one 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 from unbleached muslin. Piece all these together with the muslin in the middle to make a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" block.
Sign your name on the muslin strip using a washable ink pen. If you do not have a washable ink pen, Pigma Pens are available at the monthly meeting.
1. Ironing a piece of freezer paper or putting a piece of scotch tape on the back side of the muslin makes it easier to write on the fabric.
2. To make several blocks at a time, use the strip piecing method by cutting lengths of fabric 2 1/2" wide, sewing them together and rotary cutting them at 6 1/2 inch lengths.
Blocks are also available at the meetings for $.25 each.