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!


1. Mary Aldrich---------------Scissors

2. Vicky Bujnak-----------withdrawn 

3. Beth North---------------Scrap pile---------------------------------------------RECEIVED

4. Sharon Gallegos--------Vintage Singer sewing machine--------------RECEIVED

5. Chef Lisa-----------------Sewing basket--------------------------------------RECEIVED

6. Wilma Schirra-Kays----Sewing bike----------------------------------------RECEIVED

7. Carla Walton-------------Button jar--------------------------------------------RECEIVED

8. Kenya Hampton------------------------------------------------------------------RECEIVED

9. Jean McCusker---------Sunbonnet stitcher -------------------------------RECEIVED

10.Myrna Crouch-------------------------------------------------------------------RECEIVED

11.Connie Wilkerson-----Sewing sign post--------------------------------RECEIVED

12.Mary-Anne Buist------Sewing fairy----------------------------------------RECEIVED

13.Chris Michelle---------Pin cushion -----------------------------------------RECEIVED



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Can't wait to see how they look Chef!! All your time spent always results in wonderful blocks!

Blocks heading your way today Mary.  I finished all the mug rugs for everyone.  This is just my way of saying thank you for letting me play along in the swaps and because you all are wonderful gals.  Thanks for the extra row by row patterns along the way.  Hoping to get it done this summer. 

Oh how nice!  Very well done. Beth

That is super nice Beth! Can't wait to see in person. Thank you so much!!

My pleasure.  Glad I could make time to do them. 

Oh how nice these are. Meant to ask you if you finished up on those row by rows. I am still working on mine. lOL. Life just gets in the Way!

Nope, not yet, but working on them at my office during my lunch.  Figure I can move ahead that way with them.  I have four done thus far, only 46 more states to go. LOL

Well I have one of the NV ones finished, one of Seattle. So I need to do Hawaii. The 2016 RxR will be places we traveled...so I will have WA, HI, AK, CA, NC, VA, And my home state. Still working on 2015 also. Hope to finish these and other big projects. Want to start on smaller projects and try them with FMQ...maybe Drive myself crazy.
I'm with you Wilma I'm still doing 2015 still but it's a quilt for family now. I can not quilt fast enough for the deadline to win. I'm so far behind I don't know if I'll ever catch up.

Beth those are adorable! You go girl! I wish I had your energy. I just seem to run out of time each day.

i'm still working on my 2015 row by row doing sea creatures....got 16 done. and 2017 is one day away....:)

I still have butterflies that are "free" from their quilt  and Halloween blocks that are "dying" to appear outside my closet. Lol 

Yes, tomorrow the new rows are available.  I have my pick up strategy all set in place, I have some HST cut for the border and sashing, may use ones I have already sewn we shall see, I am hoping to have it done by Friday at latest because I have to leave on vacation.  Yes, I have the traveling route planned out to pick up rows on my way as well. LOL  Hubby does not realize it, but will take us at least another two hours to get to the cabin.  He will have to stop if we leave on Saturday.  That will be my only available day.  If we leave on Sunday, the shops are closed and will be closed on our return trip.  The Montana shops have some nice ones I want.  Yeah, may make another Montana one for someone to turn in.


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