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QnT Diamonds & Jewels quilt blocks #2

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QnT Diamonds & Jewels quilt blocks #2
Group:Quilts n' Things
Swap Coordinator:perkl8r (contact)
Swap categories: Fabric  Sewing  Quilting 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 24, 2014
Date items must be sent by:April 19, 2014
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

QnT Diamonds & Jewels quilt blocks #2

03-24-14 thru 04-19-14

These blocks are very easy to make and fun to collect. They look like snowballs with brightly colored corners, except we are calling them “Diamonds” instead of snowballs, and the 4 corners are jewel toned small print fabric pieces we are calling “Jewels”.

At our quilting bee at church we are making one of these quilts as a wedding present for a young couple getting married this year. Instructions:

For the center Diamonds we will start with a 6 ½ inch white piece of fabric which can be all white or white-on-white print (good quality not see-thru-thin fabric)

Then for the corner jewels cut four 2 ½ inch squares from brightly colored jewel toned-small print fabrics (the more variety of small jewel toned prints and colors for these 2 ½ inch squares the better) Use a pencil and ruler to draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all four jewel squares.

Step 3: Place the four different jewel squares on each of the four corners of the white diamond fabric square. Right sides together

Step 4: Sew across each of the four pencil lines, backstitching at the beginning and end of each seam.

Step 5: Trim excess fabric ¼” away from seams Press jewel fabric away from white diamond fabric, and voila! A Diamond and Jewels block 6.5”.

We will be making 4 each of these Diamond & Jewels blocks for two partners for a total of 8 blocks mailed each round. Be sure to make a set for yourself as well.

Suggested Jewel tones: bright blues, greens, turquoise, aqua, reds, golds, yellows, purples, oranges, just about any color but no black, white, gray or brown and no pastels

I’m excited to gather enough of these Diamond and Jewels blocks to make a quilt of my own!

Questions are welcome, please post below or send me a PM.

Discussion

kluvstosew 03/17/2014 #

I went through my stash last night and i have jewel tones but most of them are solids. is it ok to use the solids?

perkl8r 03/25/2014 #

I will be ok with that and hopefully it won't be an issue with your receiving partners.

thank you for the question @kluvstosew

perkl8r 03/25/2014 #

Hey @junemoon so happy you joined us in this swap!

perkl8r 04/23/2014 #

Please PM me if you would like me or @craftycrocheter to angel your missing packages from 2 folks that have not sent on this round. I will be glad to and @craftycrocheter was kind enough to offer to help as well.

JBromeling 05/16/2014 #

Thanks for the offer. Sent a pm.

JBromeling 05/21/2014 #

Mary, Thank you very much for the angeled blocks. I appreciate your helping out.

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