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Friday, September 14, 2012

Project Hope 2012 Final Project--'Fun in the Middle' Blocks

And I am back!  Back home in Bermuda after three great months in Michigan, back to the computer and blogging (a bit reluctantly I must admit), and back to planning our final Project Hope block for 2012.  I want to thank EVERYONE who joined us this year for projects 1, 2, and 3.  Here are a few pictures from each project.
Project One: Half Square Triangles for Haiti and Honduras

 Here are some of the boys from the boy's home in Honduras with their new quilts!!!

 Project Two: Birthday Quilt Bee Blocks


 Project Three: Ragged Squares
 (more on this project later next week)

Project Four: Fun in the Middle Block
{I am also using this block to join a great group of ladies over at the Peach Patch for a block of the month blog hop.  Dhia (Ms. Peach Patch herself) is a friend of MHC and joined us for our work party last month (more on that later) Come on over and join the fun!}
 Peach Patch Quilts

We have chosen a very easy and fun block to start things off with. It's called 'Fun in the Middle'.  I didn't invent this block-all I did was use some math calculations to create a 9.5 inch block (which was harder than it should have been!).  I am apologizing right now for the lighting in the pictures--this is what happens when you wait until after the kids go to bed to work on your block--no natural lighting.
Fun in the Middle Block
*Please choose pastel colored fabrics for this project-light pinks, greens, yellows, and blues * 
 The fun part of this block is finding a fabric in your stash that you can fussy cut a 4 inch block from.  

 After you have your fun for the middle, cut a strip 3 1/4 inches by WOF (width of fabric).

From that strip, cut two 9 1/2 inch pieces

 and two 4 inch pieces
 attach the 4 inch pieces to the top and bottom of your middle block. Press.
 Finallly, attach the 9 1/2 inch pieces to the right and left sides of the block. Press and admire. Block should measure 9.5 inches. 
 Fun and easy huh?
In summary:
Create as many blocks as you can using light pastel colored fabric.
Send finished blocks to 
Carin Vogelzang
5300 Hamilton Place
Dulles, VA 20189

Project Deadline is NOVEMBER 15th.

These blocks will be put together into quilts that will given to girls who have a parent in prison.  They will be distributed next year through our 'Wrapped in Hope' program.
Can't wait to see what FUN you create!


Mama Pea said...


Lynn said...

So glad that you had a nice summer. Thanks too for sharing the pictures of the quilts with their new owners. That makes me want to hurry and make some more quilts for you. In fact I just finished one up this morning to send off to you!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great block!

Nancy said...

I have a lot of flannel in pastel colours. Can I use flannel or do you want just quilting cotton?

Rosa said...

Pretty block!

gpc said...

You make it all look so easy! Nice.

Mina said...

I'm ready to get started

Margaret T. Zenk said...

These are adorable and addicting. I am on it!! Count me in for a bunch.

Kelly said...

I sent some blocks to you today. One looks a little wonky because I mis-calculated, but I think it should still work! :)

Lea said...

Sending you 10! Blessings on your project, and these girls:)