Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
The is the 2nd Wonky House swap that I'm hosting. They're hard to make "wonky" but it's addicting and a lot of fun!
This swap will be for beginner quilters and beyond.
SIZE: 12.5 inches un-finished
NUMBER OF SQUARES: You can commit to sending any number of squares for the swap, but don't forget to keep one of your own. Will get back the same number you send. Need 12 for a "quilt" and you'll want to make one to keep for yourself.
FABRICS: pre-washed COTTONS
THEME: Winter preferred, Christmas is OK too
DESIGN: wonky house/building (additional details fence, mailbox, tree, wreaths, snow, clouds, etc. can be added). Feel free to add embellishments like embroidery, buttons, beads, etc. All of your blocks do not have to match--use up those scraps :)
TECHNIQUE: pieced, paper pieced, appliqué, free form, touches of embroidery, etc.
SWAP METHOD: Centralized.
That means your Wonky House blocks will be sent to me – Erin Thompson.
Along with your blocks, US Residents will send me a STAMPED self-addressed FLAT RATE envelope. I will use this to send you back the same number of Wonky Houses (made by others in the swap)! International members I will send you a Paypal invoice for your shipping costs.
DATES: ALL blocks must be in my hands by September 15, 2012. If you get them done early, send them!
INSPIRATION: Google “wonky house quilt blocks” for ideas, but use your imagination, this should lots of fun! My personal collection for inspiration: http://pinterest.com/erineieio/wonky-house-quilt/ There are many tutorials online, but here’s two to give you an idea of the complexity of the pattern.
Please don't join if you're pressed for time or can't make the deadline. There's always next time!
If I have left anything out, or you have any questions, of course, please ask!
Erin Thompson (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Mary Aldrich (11 blocks)
Susan Skuda (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Jackie Harris (11 blocks)
Linda Kaskla (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Laurel Monson (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Joyce Messchaert (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Troi Sutton (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Angie Chappell (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Mary Moore (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Terri Jones (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
TERESA SCANLON (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Karen Lightman (11 blocks) - RECEIVED
Melanie Keith (11 blocks)
Gayle Clements (6 blocks) - RECEIVED
Marilyn Sue Chapman (8 blocks) - RECEIVED
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Count me in for 11 Erin. The first one was so much fun I am ready for more wonkies!!
Erin, Please count me in for 11. Can't wait to get my blocks from last swap ... already gathering ideas for this one!
Christmas sounds like fun. Count me in.
I will try for 11
I'm thinking snow and wreaths/garlands :) Need to start sketching out ideas. After seeing all the blocks from the first round, I had all kinds of new ideas!
Count me in. I'll do my best to get 11 done. I also received my package from round 1. Fun, fun, fun!
Hi, Id like to join the swap. Im new here but have done a few swaps before. Is that okay? If so, please put me down for 11 blocks as well!
Yes, everyone is welcome!
Great! Im excited to get started!
The one thing that I learned with the first set was that it's hard to make them "wonky"... I ended up making them larger than they needed to be, the trimming down to the correct size using a 12.5" clearview ruler/square that I found at WalMart so my houses were on a hill. There's lots of examples online to help you get started, but you'll quickly figure out what's the easiest method for you--and don't worry, they do get faster to make! Plus, they don't all have to match or anything... that's the fun part to me :) Look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Laurel, I'm going to try and message you too, but there wasn't a return envelope in your package. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll figure out how to get your blocks back to you :)
I'd like to join this swap. I just started making a Happy Shacks pattern but the houses aren't wonky enough for me. Is this where I join? I'll make 11 blocks (well, I might make 30 but will swap 11). This sounds like fun!
Welcome, I'll add you to the list. If we happen to luck up and get a lot of people committed, you might be able to swap more than 11--you're going to be busy ;)