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
Ahhhh….I agree, and I think I am going to use the similar project my Featherweight group did as the backing, so I will have a combination of friendship quilts as a single "comforting" quilt. I rearranged the hearts so that they are slightly staggered with smaller and larger. Love the look, and I have decided "no sashing" there will just be a nice border.
I love the sound of that! The friends I have on MQP definitely fit that bill!
Hello everyone, wanted to let you know I did receive my blocks back. Thank you everyone for such beautiful blocks.
Oh, I love it, Jean! Happy Hearts have found their match! How big did your quilt end up?
Thanks, Ginny. I don’t remember, Ginny. I am awful with numbers. I could go measure again, but that would mean leaving my comfy recliner, Lol. I am going to guess Some where around 50” x 70”
Jean, that looks great. I love how colorful and bohemian it looks. You definitely are a child of the 60's.
Lol. Spotted my age did you. You crack me up, Kathy. Thanks for the compliment and the great swap idea.
Very pretty. I love how ll the hearts came out. Just too cute!
Thanks, Wilma. I love them too.
Oh Jean that is just too cute! Love the pink sashing and the corner pieces. Agree with Kathy G - definitely bohemian! I am working on mine this week and will post some pics soon.