June Giving Quilt – Cool Wedge Slabs

Ready to join in making another giving project? For this quilt, we’re taking our inspiration from Crayola Sunset by Anne of Play Crafts – a little bit of controlled improv using contrasting wedges of color!

As much as we love Anne’s brilliant sunset-inspired palette, we’re going cool, as in the cool side of the color wheel.

We’re asking for you to work from your solid stash and choose blues, greens, purples. Adding in a bit of white is good but not necessary. Please, no black. Create a wedge slab 6 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ OR 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ using this tutorial:
Start with two pieces of fabric approximately 8″ tall. I started with a length of navy, but it doesn’t really need to be that long. Layer one fabric on the other as shown, and cut at an angle.

Flip the top fabric over onto the left and line up the raw edges, sewing 1/4″ seam along that cut edge.

Press seam and position fabric with right-side up. I find it helpful to line up loosely with the corner of my cutting board. That way I can make sure my slab is relatively straight as I continue to add to it.

Repeat first step of layering, cutting, flipping, stitching, and pressing until you exceed your desired length by just a bit.

If you have a 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ ruler, it’s perfect for determining your upper and lower trimming cuts.

Next trim your block ends to bring your block to length. Here are a couple of samples:

Turn your blocks in at the July meeting, and if you have any questions, ask Debbie or Louise!

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