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
Wow, Wow and Wow. You did a great job. I love what you did with the blocks. I need to finish mine now … great inspiration.
Thank you, Wilma! I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone else does with their blocks! Come on, Gals! Let's see some finishes!
But, despite your challenges, the result is one cool quilt, Ginny. I love it.
Hey, Gals! Thought you would like to hear...we got a Blue ribbon at the fair for the Lonely Hearts swap quilt!
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. Well deserved.
Wow, Ginny! That’s great.
Thanks! I figure all of you had a hand in this award, too, so I wanted to share it with you.
Blue ribbons always make us feel good, right? Next, it is going into the Group category at the WSQ quilt show tomorrow. That one is Viewer's Choice, so we will see how it does there. Thank you again, Gals, for all of your wonderful hearts!
Ginny, you don't know how happy this makes me. When I first thought about trying this swap I was really hesitant because I thought that everyone would think it was kinda lame. I had seen one several years before and loved it, but you know how beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not everyone likes the bohemian/hippie look of this type of quilt. I am so glad that it has not only won awards, but also that people appreciate the uniqueness of it. Congrats, I hope you do well with it at the next show.