Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Stone Soup Quilt Project
For our next Humanitarian project, I've come up with the Stone Soup Quilt Project. It's a combination of my Denim Stars, Fun-and-done, and a rag quilt. Here's a Wikipedia link if you don't know the Stone Soup story. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_soup. Basically, a community brings together scraps of food, and makes a really great soup that is shared with the whole community.
So, this quilt is done with scraps that have been donated. I give each participant squares of flannel, regular cotton fabrics, and batting squares (all pre-cut into squares). They each take a row or two home to sew. When the rows are complete, we will get together and sew the rows into a quilt.
Start with 6" squares of flannel, 4 3/4" squares of regular cotton fabrics, and 4 3/4" squares of thin cotton or cotton/poly batting.
Here are some sizes you may want to use:
Baby (35" X 45") 7 squares X 9 squares = 63 squares
Throw (55" X 70") 11 squares X 14 squares = 154 squares
Twin (70" X 85") 14 squares X 17 squares = 238 squares
Queen (90" X 105") 18 squares X 21 squares = 378 squares