Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Valentines Day is quickly approaching and I thought it would be fun to do a quilt for the holiday. I would really like everyone to use a white background color. As for the color palette let’s stay with pinks and reds (maybe even a few purples). Ladies this is your chance to be creative with all the cute Valentines Day fabrics out there.
Everyone would make 15 identical blocks (1 to keep and 14 to share). Sign up by January 20th, blocks need to be to me by February 14th so they can be mailed back out by February 17th.
This swap will be for beginner quilters and beyond.
SIZE: 12.5 inches un-finished blocks ( can be one block or a combo of blocks for an overall size of 12.5")
NUMBER OF SQUARES: It takes 15 blocks for a quilt, make 15, keep one, send 14 in and you will get 14 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 and "technique". Let's make this a usable quilt so take it easy on the embellishments or make sure if you add some that the block can still be washable.
TECHNIQUE: pieced, appliqué, or paper pieced
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: January 20th.
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 February 14th. 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 a
Sign up list:
1. Jackie Baker- quilted heart Block (arrived)
2. Cheryl Culver-
3. Vicki Bujnak- Snowball frame
4. Mary Aldrich- Candy Box Heart (arrived)
5. Kim Schau- Baby Bud - (arrived)
6. Jean McCuster- applique heart (arrived)
7. Kay Morris- Pinwheel Heart (arrived)
8. Merrily Abels-
9. Carla Walton- Spiral Heart (arrived)
10. Lacy Miller-Butterfly hearts- (arrived)
11. Teresa Scanlon- Scrappy Heart (arrived)
12. Lisa Sauerer- Twisted Heart Block (arrived)
13. Marion Williams-
14. Pam George- triple appliqué hearts (arrived)
15. Jacquelyn Johnson- Dresden Heart block (arrived)
This will be the perfect thing for me to work on during a quilt retreat the end of the month! Count me in Jackie.
I would love to join this block swap. Will let you know my block type later.
Kim- I will add you to the group. You can let me know your block whenever you decide.
I will be making the Ribbon Quilt Block from Quilter's Cache.
Jackie, I will be doing Candy Box Heart from Piece by Number. going to try the pattern out today and will post a pic when it is done.
Please add me to the Valentine Block Swap.....thanks
wow, that is gorgeous Mary! been watching this swap but still thinking about it. I will be really busy pretty soon.--- florist -- you know--- :)
Hope you decide to join us Carla, your blocks are always great!