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.
2. Ginny A.
3. Jean M.
4. Donna R.
5. Wilma S.
6. Beth N.
7. Lisa G.
8. Melanie K.
9. Vicki M.
There is still lots and lots of time. I'm still looking but just not ready to commit yet. I need to see what all i can get completed first.
Put me down Kathy. Sounds like something I’d do
We need to post a bit more on here to show on the main page. I almost forgot I was in this group, just because there is so much going on with elderly Ill parents and my house is still in repairs. Hard to balance everything n still be able to relax.
I am doing a few blocks and will post soon to give more examples of the possibilities.
Jean has some very pretty examples of different takes on the whole heart, before cutting, on pg. 4. Hope this helps, Chef!
I have a question Kathy what color background fabric?
Since Kathy is in Spain, I will attempt to answer this question. I do not think that the background needs to be a certain color, either solid or print. I actually think that color is better. More contrast between the ones you make and the ones you receive. It will add to the whimsy.
That’s my understanding, too. I have definitely posted partially done ones with wildly different backgrounds.
This is what I understood also, I have started a few but got sidetracked!
Ok just wondering cause I like wacky!