|Swap Coordinator:||crazygirl (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Fabric Sewing|
|Number of people in swap:||14|
|Last day to signup/drop:||January 24, 2009|
|Date items must be sent by:||February 20, 2009|
|Number of swap partners:||2|
This is an INTERNATIONAL Swap (These pieces will be lightweight and easily mailed)
You will have two partners for this swap.
Using a "backing fabric" - muslin, print, stripe, solid, etc, either all cotton or cotton/polyester blend (nothing "stretchy" please)
1/15 - The squares will measure 10.5" x 10.5" "raw edge to raw edge" - when sewn together, they will then measure 10" x 10" square.
To protect the edges from unravelling, you might want to stitch a straight stitch all around the outside border, once the square is this size.
Then using whatever technique you wish, you will make three quilt squares, for two partners (a total of SIX squares - all the same, or all different - your choice).
These can be pieced, appliqued, embroidered, embellished with beads, buttons, fancy stitching, etc. You can "build" a square, using different colors of fabrics, patching them in whatever pleasing "design" you wish - there are TONS of free quilt square patterns available online, just do a search. (If you need any help resizing instructions given so your square will be the right size, just let me know)
This is a "Block of the Month" project, and will continue each month until we will then be able to piece them all together, into a quilt - it will be either lap-size, or if the interest remains strong, will go a couple months further, to complete a full bed quilt!
If you have any specific color choices, please list them here - but please leave the construction of the pieces, to the creator.
This "first round" will be open to newbies also, as long as they have a filled-out profile (and yes, I'll check.)
Other stipulations are that you have a rating of at least 4.8, with no recent no-sends. If you think you've been unfairly rated, let me know, and we can discuss it.
Please "sign" your squares, either by embroidering your initials, or your first name, on at least ONE of your squares, to send to your partner.
You will have a MONTH to complete each round, and I don't think that is too difficult.
Please put some heart into these squares - I have made quilts from fabrics sent from all over the world, and every one of them warms my heart! (check out my website to see what I mean!)
Please do NOT sign up for this swap if you do not think you can commit to a longer term goal - this will go on for several months - but signing up for a "BOTM" (Block of the Month) quilt program from a quilting website costs money! - We can do it THIS way and have even MORE fun!
Any questions, post them here, or message me.
~~UPDATE~~ 1/23 - Hi everyone! I'm helping Mary (gramsbuttonbox) manage this swap while she takes care of some family things. Please feel free to message either of us for info, but her access to email will be limited for a little while. I'm also extending signup for one more day for weekend swappers!!
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