Monday, October 31, 2022

Fun Project for Quilting for Community

In the past few months, I’ve been volunteering at an organization called Quilting For Community right here in Southern California. Quilting For Community, or Q4C for short, is a non-profit organization that serves the community through quilt making.  Anyone who is interested in learning about quilting can come and learn for free.  In a short time, I've seen someone from never having sewn before, to making beautiful quilts.  Not only did she make the quilt top, she also quilted it on a long-arm machine.  It's truly amazing!!

The organization just moved to a new and bigger location. One thing that is lacking are window covers. Several of us are making panels for window coverings, using mostly scraps, orphan blocks and left over fabrics from past projects.

This is the scraps fabric and orphan drunkard path blocks I got a few weeks ago. 

With that, I made a few more blocks with stronger colors. 

I used this Q4C logo for a cue for colors in making a few more blocks.  

And I made a few more blocks.  They are so much fun to make, so I got a little carried away.  The panel is supposed to be 27" x 114".   These Drunkard's path blocks are 12.5" so I figured I would need at least 12 blocks to start.  I ended up making 16 blocks and put them on my design wall. 
I added some Kona navy blue to make up the length.  Here is the finished panel.
I'm hoping that after the panels are up, I can take more pictures and show them here.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

I link up to Wednesday Wait Loss.



  1. Beautiful panel, I love how your turn these orphan blocks into pretty blocks!
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration, and linking up.

  2. I love how you used up your orphan blocks for a great cause! The result is a gorgeous window panel. I can't wait to see all the panels together. Quilters are so generous and creative! Thanks for sharing on the 300th Wednesday Wait Loss.

  3. Fabulous transformation of those orphan blocks, Margo!

  4. Great way to take orphan blocks and elevate them to new heights with bold color additions and an unexpected layout.

  5. Margo what a beautiful panel! I enjoyed reading about your process. That organization sounds wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us at To Do Tuesday!

  6. That sounds like a fantastic organization! Your blocks looks fabulous and will make a great window cover :)

  7. Thats a cool panel - your blocks are so full of movement!!!


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