Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Spring is in the air, our sewing rooms are tempting us while outdoor activities beckon. How about a Sew Much Fun block to keep those sewing rooms company over the summer months? Anything sewing room related would work, sewing machines, needle and thread, dress forms, the ideas are endless !!! These block would be great for a wall quilt so embellishments could really add to your blocks and the size leaves plenty of room to add personal touches to the finished quilt.. Everyone would make 12 identical blocks (1 to keep and 11 to share). Sign up by May 5th, blocks need to be to me by June 20th so they can be mailed back out by June30th. This one will run a bit longer than the usual month so it will hopefully fit with busy Spring schedules.
This swap will be for beginner quilters and beyond.
SIZE: 6.5 inches un-finished blocks
NUMBER OF SQUARES: It takes 12 blocks for a quilt, make 12, keep one, send 11 in and you will get 11 back
FABRICS: Whatever fits the theme just make sure you use a quilt shop quality fabric ( NO SEE THROUGH FABRIC)
DESIGN: Anything that fits the theme---- let's make this a fun quilt so take embellishments are fine, just make sure if you add some that the block can still be washable. It would be great if you sign your block in some way so everyone knows who they are from.
TECHNIQUE: pieced, paper pieced, applique, free form, touches of embroidery, embroidery machine.
SWAP METHOD: Centralized. That means your blocks will be sent to me - ( send me a friend request so I can send you my address if you don't already have it.)
POSTAGE:Along with your blocks send me a STAMPED self-addressed FLAT RATE envelope. I will use this to send the blocks back to you.
SIGN UP DEADLINE: May 5th .The goal is to have 12 joiners or more so that you will get back 11 different blocks.
SIGN UP: To sign-up post a comment to this discussion and send me a friend request if I am not on your friends list.Once you are signed up I will message you my address and you can do the same through a MQP message. It is a good idea not to post your address in the discussion because anyone, even those not in the swap can see it.
MAIL IN DEADLINE: ALL blocks must be in my hands by June 20th. If you can get them done early, send them!
If you join and can not complete your blocks please notify me as soon as possible so the rest of the group is not waiting on your blocks. If life happens to throw a curve ball your way it is ok to cancel out, there's always next time! Remember to check back often for info and updates!!
If I have left anything out, or you have any questions, please ask!
SIGN UP LIST
1. Mary Aldrich---------------Scissors
2. Vicky Bujnak-----------withdrawn
3. Beth North---------------Sewing machine
4. Sharon Gallegos--------Vintage Singer sewing machine
5. Chef Lisa-----------------Sewing basket
6. Wilma Schirra-Kays
7. Carla Walton-------------Button jar
8. Kenya Hampton
9. Jean McCusker---------Sunbonnet stitcher
11.Connie Wilkerson-----Sewing sign post
12.Mary-Anne Buist------Sewing fairy
13.Chris Michelle---------Pin cushion
awesome chef - anything works - not sure what I will do but as usual - it will be different - will post a pic when I get it figured out! Hope all is good with travels.
I think red work would work well, that will make it a multi purpose block.... you get blocks to swap, your friend learns a new technique n it passes the time on your travels! Part of a sewing room is the variety of items n techniques being used in it so it is great to have a variety of different style blocks.
How would you feel about hand embroidery in different colors? I have a cute sunbonnet Sue I would consider stitching, if I could be free to use a variety of colors. I won't say I'm in until I get your feedback or think up another block.
I think that would fit right in Jean! This could be quite a colorful quilt
Mary, I better wait before I commit. Though Beth and you are probably as busy as I am (or, knowing Beth, even busier) I don't know if I can do this. I'm losing sleep, stressing out about it, tonight. I need to think about it.
A sewing basket is a great idea Chef! I am debating between a pin cushion and a stack of fabric, both applique.
Hope you decide to join Jean, but don't want anyone to stress over their blocks. There is still plenty of time to signup....I may extend the signup time another week since the sending date is later in June.
I may make one to see how much time I am thinking about, Mary and Chef. I want to do it but I also wanted those other tasks, too. Lol