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Thank you for your interest in participating in the Charity Committee's 2017 Color Challenge!
This year the committee has come up with a wonderful challenge for all members to participate in creating the quilts the guild donates to a variety agencies around the area, and go through your stash. Blocks will be assembled into twin size quilts.

 Each month the Committee will announce at the Business Meeting (First Tuesday of the Month), what color and block is being worked on.
Complete one, or more blocks, then turn them in at the next meeting. Be sure to put your name on the list for a prize drawing at the end of the year.

2/4/6 Scrappy Blocks
 10 1/2" UNfinished blocks made from single color scraps (with an occasional white scrap, just for fun).

Instructions: assemble a 10 1/2 block from scraps cut into: 2 1/2 squares, 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 rectangles, 4 1/2 squares, and 6 1/2 squares.  Once you attack your scraps I am sure you will be able to piece multiple blocks to donate. Cut larger squares first then work down in size - you will be amazed how soon you will have many pieces to work with.  An occasional white color block is fine. These can become addicting and are an excellent time for chain piecing with no end in sight. Maybe you will make enough blocks for a lap or wheel chair quilt. Or even a baby quilt if you scraps include children's fabrics.


Nine Patch Instructions
Please cut 4 darker 6 1/2" squares, 4 medium or lighter 6 1/2" squares and one white 6 1/2" square.  (Total of 8 color of the month and 1 white).  Make a nine patch block as follows:  white square in center, dark squares in the middle of the sides and top and bottom, and the light or medium squares in the corners.  Using 1/4" seams make a nine patch block and take it to the next business meeting. 

The Charity Sew Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month, (except June and December) at Ruby Street Quiltworks in Tumwater, to work on assembling all the blocks into quilts.

 Pick one or some of each!
1) Piece a block
2) Assemble the blocks into tops
3) Quilt the tops
4) Apply binding to finish it!