Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Patchwork Christmas in July block swap. Patchwork or paper piecing, no applique or embroidery involved except for decoration purposes. You choose the pattern you want to use, just make sure the fabric is Christmas prints. Blocks will need to be mailed to me by July 1st.
Each participant will need to make 12 blocks. The blocks need to be 12 1/2" x 12 1/2". Keep one for yourself and mail the others to me with a self addressed stamped envelope to receive your return blocks. There is no limit to the number of participants as long as you get your blocks to me by July 1st.
Thanks to everyone who participated.
RETURN TRACKING NUMBERS:
Anna Quilts - 9405 8036 9930 0659 1485 42
Linda Kaskla 9505 5102 7672 8183 2539 11
Donna Rosengarten 9114 9014 9645 1229 2558 14
Chris Michelle 9405 5096 9993 8567 3215 69
Connie Wilkerson 9114 9014 9645 1206 1750 67
Carla Walton 9114 9999 4423 8858 4900 26
Beth North 9505 5102 7672 8183 2538 98
Kenya Hampton 9505 5102 7672 8183 2539 04
Delphine Barnes LC782994530US
Libster - 9505 5100 1236 8145 0722 55
Wilma Schirra-Kays 9114 9012 3080 1173 1691 74
According to the post office everyone should receive their boxes on Thursday, except for Delphine and they expect hers to be delivered by next Tuesday.
Oh yes, they will all be in there! Lol. It took all of them from both swaps to get this size. Even my ginger bread man Christmas cookie made it. Ha!
I have two spare Christmas cookies. Poor guys have to wait.
Yes, I love blocks that have openings. They let me have a little fun. The snowflake worked perfectly in there. And I got to use a fun stitch.
I received a snowball block for this swap too but I am saving that one and putting it in my snowman quilt. I plan on putting a little snowman scene inside of it like a snowglobe. :)
Well, I finally got my blocks together and I'm just going to put a vey simple frame border around it in the same red fabric. I could make the sides wider but top to bottom it is plenty long enough. I'm not too concerned though about it being wide enough for my bed because it will likely go on the wall behind my Christmas tree or just used to cuddle up and watch movies.....that is if my son and daughter in law don't beg for it. Lol. I swear those kids! But a quilt in that house is greatly loved. Go to their house and there may as many as six 30 somethings watching movies and wrapped in quilts. It makes me warm and fuzzy to see it.
Sigh. My son and daughter-in-law live in California. I have never seen them wrapped in a quilt. Maybe when they visit next week I should wrap them in quilts despite the summer weather. Lol.
I decided to take out the polar bear to put it in my snowman quilt and I added a penguin. I also made a new block for the last block. It through off my sprinkling of blue throughout but I don't mind. I love it. It's really unimaginably nice to finally have some of my block swap blocks in a quilt top. I love it! Thank you to everyone who has a block in here! Some of the swappers from 2013 have not been on here for years but I still have Thier work to enjoy.
That's just right, Carla, and the thin red frame will be just perfect.Binding in the black?
Very likely. Or hunter green or dark blue.
Oh this turned out really nice. After our trip I will finish up the bedrunner from my Christmas blocks and then maybe make a throw from the rest of the blocks. Debating/Tthink8ng...could be dangerous.