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Sibling Together Bee – a year of Large Quilt Blocks

During 2013-14 I took part in a Quilting Bee for Siblings Together. If you’ve not heard of this charity before, it’s a fantastic group in the UK who help to bring together siblings that have been separated through the care system for an annual reunion.

The charity aims to provide everyone that attends with a quilt that they can take home with them as a memory of time together with friends and family.

If you would like to contribute a quilt, or join a local bee, then do check out the website here.

Taking part in a charity quilting bee is lots of fun. Making large, quick blocks is a great way of pulling a quilt together and keep it easy for everyone to keep up with the schedule.

For this Bee, we focused on large blocks – mostly 18-20″ finished blocks. Where possible, I have included links to all the tutorials.

January

Giant Broken Wheel block – finishing at 18.5″

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

February

Pinwheels in park pattern, with a finished block size of 17″;

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

March

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

April

St Louis 16 patch (you can find a tutorial here for different sized finished blocks);

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

May

Modified nine patch using Mixed Bag by Moda.  

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

June

Morning Star block using the fabulous PB&J range and posted an excellent tutorial.

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

July

Wonky square blocks, inspired by and based on this tutorial, with the wonkiness based on different widths of fabric around the central square.

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

August

Four 8.5″ woven blocks mixed up so that they weren’t entirely woven, sashed with Kona Slate to make a big block of around 18″

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

September

Stepping Stairs block

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

October

Four 10.5″ string blocks using this tutorial with a strip of cream used for the central strip to yield a finished block size of 20″

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

November

20″ Cross & Plus Block – you can find a tutorial here and the finished quilt here.

Giant 20" x&+ block cutting instructions by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

December

A giant 20″ churn dash block based on this tutorial;

Quick, large blocks ideal for charity quilts, including links to free tutorials.

I hope you find some inspiration here for any quilting bees that you might be working on!

S x

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