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
Oh, good! I am relieved. You’re welcome!
I am glad to hear they got there safe. Thank you, Kathy!
Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone is wanting to participate, whose name has not been listed? I know that several of you mentioned that you were thinking about it and I wanted to make sure that I haven't left anyone out.
Also, if your name is listed, but you have decided to sit this one out, please let me know. Believe me, we all understand that life sometimes gets in the way of our plans.
Wilma will be a little late because of a slight bump in the road, and that is perfectly understandable, but I need to know if anyone is needing their blocks right away? I don't mind waiting a few days for everyone's blocks to arrive, but I just wanted to check with everyone else to make sure.
This has been a lot of fun and I can't wait to see everyone's 1/2 blocks.
Mine are almost done. I’ll send some funky extras anyway I have these extra heart cutouts that I’ll fuse n stitch.
Kathy (and all) - I did not make it to the PO this am, but will send them on Monday morning and PM the tracking #.
Ginny - love your blocks and like Jean I would love any of them!
Thank you, Melanie!
Speaking of which, Kathy, my hubby sent my hearts for me and forgot the return envelope. Can I send you a check to cover my postage? Or should I mail you a return envelope? I am sorry for the inconvenience.
Everyone needs to send me a self addressed, stamped envelope for their return blocks.
If you want to send postage fees via PayPal or Venmo my e-mail address is email@example.com. You just need to let me know that you have sent it, so that I don't miss it. Or you can send me a check.
I have flat-rate envelopes on hand that I can send your blocks to you. ($7.35)
Or in a standard envelope without tracking. ($4.50)
I just want to make this as easy as possible for everyone.
Put in sase ready to go.
Thanks, Kathy. Again, I am sorry for any inconvenience I caused. The check will go into the mail tomorrow morning.
I wanted to show this to everyone because Jean has a really good sense of humor, but my mailman, well let's say, not so much. When he handed this to me today, he said,"Even though this has a Christmas stamp on it, I'm pretty sure it was mailed recently." I guess he took offense to the label on the bottom right corner. I laughed so hard after closing the door, I almost peed myself. Thanks, Jean, it was really worth the laugh.