Monday, January 20, 2020

Have Faith Project Back on the Wall

Last year the girls in the Sew Bee It bee made Have Faith blocks for me, story here. I gave them focus fabric and asked them to use navy, aqua, or mustard for the large plus in the blocks they made.

Each block has low volume backgrounds and the focus fabric for the small Plus.

The blocks are shown side-by-side above, but I'm adding pieced sashing to my layout, using a lot of 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" low volume pieces. At Sew Me STL retreat I was able to piece together all the LV portions of the sashing.

Other projects took priority since then so this project has been in time out, but now I can get back to it. I put the blocks and sashing bits back up on the design wall. The pieced sashing units and the placement of accent colors will create additional Plus motifs

Working from the wall, I added the vertical sashings to each block. Then I pieced the horizontal sashing rows. Here's where this project stands now, ready to sew the rows together for a flimsy.

If I can stay focused, I should be able to have a completed flimsy by the end of the month. It will finish at about 62 x 76".

This will become a donation quilt, probably for Hands 2 Help later this spring, depending on the charities' needs. I like that the colors in this are cheerful and modern, neither masculine nor feminine, and not juvenile, so this quilt could go to anyone.

Link ups:
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Love Laugh Quilt


  1. The variation in sizes of the blocks creates great movement. It looks like it should come together nicely now!

  2. Have Faith is one of my favourite donation quilts to make - and I really love that you've added sashing to yours! The extra "pluses" look like they've always been part of the pattern!