Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
When I was a kid, I loved when we went on road trips because my Dad would always stop at Stuckey's (Restaurant/ Truck Stop) and buy me a snowglobe of the places we had visited. I had dozens of them at one point in time, but over the years they were lost or broken. However, I always think about them, even today, whenever I travel somewhere.
Some people associate snowglobes with winter and Christmas time, so this is going to be 2 swaps in one. You can participate in either one or both, if you like. Since it will take a little longer for those who might want to do both, you will have until the end of February to get your blocks to me.
Blocks should start out at 13" x 13" so that the receiver can trim them down to 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".
Stuckey's Road Trip blocks can be on any color background, but the globe itself should be a recognizable destination or landmark. Even though it may not have a name on it, as my sample does, something about the piece should give us an idea of the locale. (ie. Cablecar - San Francisco, Grizzle Bear - Yellowstone) It can be where you're from, where you live, or some place you have on your bucket list.
Winter/Christmas block are to be on White or White on white/ off white backgrounds. The globes can be anything related to winter or Christmas, and the more glitter or sparkly the prints, the better. Birds, Angels, Santa, Penguins, just about anything.
Make 12 blocks, send in 11, get 11 back. You can either send a self-addressed, stamped return envelope, or to make it easier, you can send a check for $7.35, and I will send them back to you in a flat-rate envelope.
Stuckey's Road Trip:
1. Kathy G
2. Donna R. received
3. Jean M. received
4. Melanie K. received
1. Kathy G.
2. Jean M. received
3. Melanie K received
Has anyone heard from Donna R? She was suppose to be in this swap with us, but I have not heard from her. I tried to send her a message, but the system won't let me. Thanks.
Hi Kathy --for some unknown reason this program is not happily workable with my phone email so I guess to talk with you I need to be on the computer. I FINALLY sent out my blocks on New Years Eve so I hope they get there pronto. Sorry I was incommunicado!
Ladies, I have closed this swap due to lack of interest. I will be sending out the swap blocks to those of you who did participate in this one. Because there were so few of us, you will be receiving back some of your own blocks. I divided them equally among you. Thank you for participating, you made some wonderful blocks. A small, but fun swap. Now on to the next one.....lol
Thanks for hosting, Kathy.
Got all my lovely snow globes this week, but didn’t get a chance to tell you how much I loved them all. We are in the midst of prepping the new house foe a move later this month, so it’s hectic here. Still you need to know I do love them. Thanks so much everyone.
Attention participants! This is important.
My husband suggested using a machine to print the locations under my snow globes. The thing said the ink is permanent. It didn’t say it is only permanent on paper... Not fabric!!! I accidentally found that out today. Please tell me you haven’t sewn my blocks into a quilt yet. If you have and water got on, the printing it will run all over the place. I am so very sorry. I can probably make you new ones, but it will take me a little time and it probably won’t be cute bisons and llamas. That fabric is used up. If you have put them in a quilt already, please don’t wash it. Please let me know what you want me to do.