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
How fun, Melanie! I recognize a couple of these! Great idea!
Nice, Melanie! Are some for gifts or other places around the home? I am already looking forward to the other three.
Mostly gifts. mostly gifts.
Melanie, what a great idea.
me too-I'm slacking
BTW - only Jean identified her blocks. Would love to know who made what, if you don't mind. :c))
Ginny that turned out Really Nice--None looked familiar to me so I guess mine went to someone else!
Oh, Ginny, it’s marvelous! Love your choice of colors!
Thank you, Jean. Funny story - I had the blocks arranged and sent a pic to Beth to ask her if she thought the colors were balanced. Her reply was that they were good and that she really liked what I was using for the sashing. Huh? Then it dawned on me... She was seeing the back of another quilt that was on my bed! I dug out the rest of what was left from that previous quilt and had enough to really use that fabric for the sashing.