Stitch Pink Block 20 - Blow Me a Kiss
Block Tip :
This block goes together easily, but not quickly. By that, I mean that twenty small squares are stitched to both ends of ten strips. Fast-piecing would be nice, but chain-piecing is as good as it's going to get.
Also, strips cut on the crosswise grain will have a little bit of "stretch", that's the nature of a straight weave. So with log cabin-style blocks like this, I measure after every round - row - is added. That lets me know if the block is "growing". If it is, I can adjust before proceeding, either by re-stitching the strips, or by trimming the block. If it's off, it's probably by only a sliver.
Moda's Blog post
WE'RE STITCHING PINK!
For more than twenty years, health organizations around the world have come together for the month of October to campaign for increased awareness of breast cancer.
Last year, we created Stitch Pink to help with that, in large part because the Moda family has been touched by breast cancer. While we reminded each other of the importance of mammograms and early detection, and educated ourselves regarding risk factors, we did a little bit of stitching together.
This year, we want to do a little more. So we're sharing a Sampler Quilt, one block each day for the month of October. The whole month - thirty blocks, and then the Final Assembly on Saturday, October 31.
Finishing at 64" x 76", the quilt is made with thirty blocks that finish at 12" x 12".