|Group:||Quilts n' Things|
|Swap Coordinator:||perkl8r (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Fabric Sewing Quilting|
|Number of people in swap:||7|
|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|
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 â€œDiamondsâ€ instead of snowballs, and the 4 corners are jewel toned small print fabric pieces we are calling â€œJewelsâ€.
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 Â½ 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 Â½ inch squares from brightly colored jewel toned-small print fabrics (the more variety of small jewel toned prints and colors for these 2 Â½ 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 Â¼â€ away from seams Press jewel fabric away from white diamond fabric, and voila! A Diamond and Jewels block 6.5â€.
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
Iâ€™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.
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