We started a round-robin with 2 1/2 inch cut squares. We have about 15 squares in the envelope so it takes only one postage stamp. When you receive the envelope you take the ones you want and replace with some from your fabrics. It brings a bit of the tactile part of our meetings back to us. We have about 5 packets in the rotation. Some get lost along the way so we start up new ones.
Last week we challenged each other to make a quilt using the squares as a way to mark this time of isolation. I already have almost three shoe-boxes of 2 1/2 inch squares so there is plenty to work with in this house. It is so fun to add in the round robin squares. The green used for the 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangles is something I had in my bins. I am not sure the origin, I believe it is a Kona.
I am using a variation of the Jack and Jill design I used a few years ago. The name is mine--the design is one I have seen on the internet and I do not know the origin.
Jack and Jill is made with all 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangles and had two irritating construction issues: the long rows and no seams met so there was a lot of pinning. The variation I am making with the 2 1/2 inch print squares will have seams meet so I can have nesting seams and no pins. Still the long rows, though.
|Jack and Jill, 2015|