Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Japan Relief Charity Quilts

There are 4 charm packs left over from the Kona Charm Pack Challenge and CMQG is planning to use them to create 2 charity quilts for the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Effort.

Here are the details:
(we're going to take it easy since this is our first charity effort....)

Two Quilts:  Each quilt will consist of (16) 12.5" square Wonky Star Blocks.  The star in the block will be made from Kona Charms and the background will be Kona White.  Each quilt will be approximately 50" x 50".

Block details:
The tutorial for the Wonky Star block can be foundhere.  I chose this block because it is very forgiving and wanted something that all skill levels could participate in.  Also, having lots of white around the edges will help with squaring up, as I am one of those whose blocks always end up 1/4" short of their required dimension...

Each block will use 5 charms (cut into 4.5" squares) and 8 - 4.5" squares of Kona White.  Baggies will be passed out at the next meeting for those who are willing to make a block (or two).

KONA WHITE DONATIONS:  To complete this charity project, we are in need of 4 to 4.5" yards of Kona White.  Keep in mind at Kona White is available at Joann's in stock for $6.99 per yard.  You can use your 40% coupons to get it for about $4.20 per yard.  If we have just a few people who are willing to donate half to one yard, we can easily make this project a success!

Please let me know if you are willing to donate unwashed Kona White for use in this project.

More details will be posted on this page as we need them.....