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.