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
This sounds like fun, but with the dress swap in May as well, not sure I would get them done in time. If you extended the finish deadline, I think I could make it. I have some great ideas and patterns for the sewing room.
Would it work if I extended the mail in deadline to June 5th----- that would give a full month from end of signin.
I could play along if the deadline is more like the 15th of June to the 20th. I have a baby quilt to get done and five customer quilts to finish up, the beginning of June I will be going to Duluth and I have lots of paperwork to get done before I leave for my judging certification. I am finishing up binding on quilt that is going to show on Thursday right now. Then will start my dress blocks. After that, can do my sewing room blocks.
I am definitely open to suggestions Beth, and that is a good one! I just realized I am still waiting on the background fabric for my dresses, have a table runner, and a sewalong that I am in as well as a graduation gift to finish up for my grand daughter! June 17th will work well for my scheduled better also and maybe that will work for Mary-Anne as well.
would love too but not sure the deadline is workable with the dress swap I will do as well............Vicki - I will send you a friend request to get your address for the dress swap
Just wondering - why is this one being limited to 12 participants? I am not signing up, just wondering...
Hoping for at least twelve, if more sign up that's great but not everyone wants to make more than twelve blocks. If more than twelve do sign up I'll leave it up to the group if they want to make more, otherwise I'll shuffle the blocks so everyone gets twelve. Also twelve is a good number to layout most quilts.
Welcome Sharon!! Great to have you in the swap!
Welcome Chef! You always come up with such great ideas!