Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
This swap is for (12) 12 1/2" blocks of any type of heart/s. (You need to start with a 13" x 13" piece of fabric)
We are looking for bright, unusual, colorful bohemian type hearts. They can be patchwork, pieced, applique, embroidery, whatever you like. Just make sure that the heart is centered on the block. The heart can be any size. They can be embellished with lace, rick-rack, or anything else as long as it can be sewn through when quilted. When sewing is completed, you will cut the blocks in half and send in 6 rights and 6 lefts. You will get back 6 rights and 6 lefts. These you will then sew to the 6 rights and 6 lefts that you kept. You end up with 12 blocks, half with your heart and half with the other participants.
We are looking for blocks that represent you. Maybe you have horses, and your blocks all have horse fabrics, or maybe you are a Star Trek fan, or you love jigsaw puzzles and you do crazy block hearts. It is all up to you.
The standard swap parameters apply of course. And don't forget to send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to get your return blocks.
Blocks will be due to me by February 8th. (Just in time for Valentine's Day)
If you have any questions, just let me know. Thanks, Kathy G.
1. Kathy G. (received)
2. Ginny A. (received) NA
3. Jean M. (received) 9405 5036 9930 0417 5797 85
4. Donna R. (received) NA
5. Wilma S. (received) 9114 9999 4431 3036 6976 78
6. Beth N. (received) NA
7. Lisa G. (received) NA
8. Melanie K. (received) 9405 5036 9930 0417 5797 78
Jean, these are really pretty.
As you can see, there is a lot of Kaffe Fassett Collective in the first five, but not exclusively. It is fun to discover “goodies in your stash.
Kathy, after looking at Jean’s hearts...once they are finished they would be cut in half and then sent to you. If my understanding is correct, this would be fun and you can add me. I can make this into two quilts, one for my almost 96 yo MIL and one for my 97 yo mom.
Nice to know we are up to five!
Jean, I love these prints, they are great.
I agree with Kathy-Jean I love your prints--I would love to go thru your stash!!! LOL You set a high standard & I can just imagine the finished products!!
Thanks everyone. I absolutely love Kaffe Fassett Collective’s fabric. Most of what I have used so far are Brandon Malby’s or Kaffe Fassett’s design, But my favorite is Philip Jacob’s. All three of them have colors that play well together. But my stash has almost as much Jo Morton fabric, because she is such a special person/teacher. Maybe I can find something of hers that is not quite traditional and conservative to play with next. That might be a challenge, but maybe one of her cheddars. We’ll see. Thanks for helping me play.
I think I am confused. Are we cutting them in half or not?