Swap-bot Time: December 14, 2018 1:25 pm


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Group:Quilts n' Things
Swap Coordinator:perkl8r (contact)
Swap categories: Quilting  Sewing 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:March 1, 2018
Date items must be sent by:March 25, 2018
Number of swap partners:1


3-1-18 thru 3-25-18

--1 partner

--1 PRICKLY PINWHEEL to your partner


-*bright colored small print

--cut FOUR 2 1/2  X 2 1.2 inch square

--cut TWO 2 1/2  by length of fabric strips

-WHITE or tone-on-tone white fabric

--cut FOUR 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch  squares

--cut TWO 21/2 inch by length of fabric strips


STEP 1: Take one bright colored square and a white strip and stitch on all four sides of the bright square creating an even white border around the bright colored square. Do this to all 4 bright colored squares.

STEP 2: Next take the 2 1/2  X 2 1/2  white squares and stitch a bright colored strip on all four sides. (reverse of STEP 1).

STEP 3: Press each block and square up any uneven sides. At this point you should have 4 blocks from STEP 1, and 4 blocks from STEP 2 for a total of 8 blocks.


Cut each of the 8 blocks diagonally ONCE from the upper left-hand corner to the lower right-hand corner. Cut accurately. Only one cut to each block is needed to create the triangles we will use for PART 2 assembly.


Match one triangle with a bright center to one triangle with a white center. Stitch (right sides together) along diagonal line ¼”. Press. Stitch FOUR sets of these making sure to offset them as shown in the picture on the swap. I would recommend laying them out as they should look when completed BEFORE you begin to sew.

You should end up with 2 PRICKLY PINWHEEL blocks. Keep one for yourself and send the other off to your partner. . *BRIGHT small print fabrics. These can be any small print fabric such as 1930s prints, polka dots, stars, hearts, or any other print as long as it is a small one. Large prints and stripes will not work well for this block. Avoid dark prints such as black, brown, or navy, but fabrics with a little of these colors will be fine.

Questions and concerns are welcome. Please PM me or add them as comments below.

If we get enough interest we will do this swap each month.

I had so much fun making a pair of these using a larger sized center square and strips. They turned out great but used a lot of fabric. I decided to cut the sizes down from 3 1/2 inch to 2 ½ inches and swap only one block the first round. I may increase the quantity for future rounds depending on response.

I can picture a beautiful scrappy quilt with an all-white background and lots of brightly colored PRICKLY PINWHEELS, who's with me?



HeideC 02/13/2018 #

What size is your finished block?

twobluecrows 02/14/2018 #

HeideC I was in the first swap of this series, and mine ended up 11 1/2" square.

twobluecrows 02/14/2018 #

HeideC, but I, too am a little confused about what size these should be?

twobluecrows 02/14/2018 #

Hmmm...I jumped too quickly. After carefully reading both swaps, this one is the same as the previous one, so I'm guessing I'll end up with an 11 1/2" square like before, which for me is fine!

Fabriqueen 02/14/2018 #

Mine is 11 1/2" also.

perkl8r 02/15/2018 #

yes 11 1/2" blocks

I hope to accumulate enough of these to make a project later this year.


HeideC 02/16/2018 #

OK I just wanted to make sure I was making the correct size when I do my test block.

perkl8r 02/16/2018 #

Once you get one of these blocks done you will love how they look. I didn't realize how much I would like them until I finished a couple. bright tone-on-tone colors look wonderful on this block

HeideC 02/17/2018 #

OK Ladies, I need some advice....I completed my block, would you be ok with receiving this in a swap? I want to be sure before I join the swap that my work is correct.

perkl8r 02/19/2018 #

looks good to me....are those blueberries? I know the swap calls for bright colors but I would accept this block if sent to me.

HeideC 02/19/2018 #

Yes, they are blueberries. Thank you

perkl8r 02/26/2018 #

I almost bought some of that pretty blueberry fabric....I may still do it soon too.

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