Block Drive

If you don’t want to commit to making a whole quilt or top, or just want to have fun with a monthly block – then this page is for you! Make one or more blocks as per the month’s design, and post it off to our quilt assembly elves!

Each month a nominated Q4CL member chooses a particular block design for other members to make. That member will prepare instructions for the block’s construction, often with a unifying colour theme and share that with the wider membership via Facebook this page. 

Completed blocks are sent to the named organiser who will then turn the blocks into complete tops. The cost of quilting and finishing these ‘Hugs’ is undertaken either by the organiser themseves, or sponsored by Q4CL who provide wadding and backinglabour. Labour is often supplied by a growing team of volunteer longarm quilters.

NOTES FOR BLOCK DRIVE STITCHERS

Please follow the instructions for making the block carefully and sew with an accurate 1/4” seam throughout.

Use standard weight cotton quilting fabrics to construct your blocks and follow the colour and fabric requests.

If the host asks for seams to be pressed in a particular direction please do so, and please press your completed blocks before sending.

If you have any questions about block construction or suitability of fabrics, please ask on our facebook page. Once your blocks are made, we would love to see them. You can upload your photos to the appropriate album on the Q4CL Block Drive facebook page.

Send your blocks to the host by the cut-off date.

Q4CL Block Drive Facebook Group

PATTERN ARCHIVE – Please note: These patterns are for past months activities but are here for inspiration if you would like to make a complete quilt top of your own.

SCRAPPY PYRAMIDS June 2021

IN DOROTHY’S FOOTSTEPS May 2021

KNOT’S OR NOT April 2021

SPLIT TOWER STACK March 2021

BUBBLE BURST February 2021

SWINGING CHANDELIER January 2021

ARROWHEAD PUZZLE December 2020

BOW TIE/ HUGS AND KISSES November 2020

BIRTHDAY BLOCK 2020 December 2020

ROAD TO CALIFORNIA September 2020

WONKY TREES August 2020

CHEVRON July 2020

CARD TRICK June 2020

BLOCK DRIVE May 2020

LONDON STEPS April 2020

FOUR PATCH POINTED STAR March 2020

PROPELLER February 2020

DISAPPEARING NINE PATCH January 2020

CHRISTMAS STAR December 2019

GEESE FLYING HOME November 2019