|Swap Coordinator:||twobluecrows (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Sewing Newbie Quilting|
|Number of people in swap:||18|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||January 29, 2010|
|Date items must be sent by:||February 23, 2010|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
It's quilt block season apparently, sewing being a good thing to do when you're snowed in! I know half of the planet is in summer right now, but we can all still sew!
This swap (Round 1) will be open to beginners, since it's a simple block based on the 9-patch, with triangles combining to make four of the squares.
You will make one two-colored block for one partner, and I suggest that the stars all be make of a light colored fabric for the traditional overall look of this block in a quilt. Your partner may have a preference for the other way around--just ask! The colors are sender's choice, but we can put our dislikes below in the comments, and/or in our profiles, so be sure to check there before making your block.
Use 100% cotton quilt-quality fabrics--don't finish the block, it's meant to be sewn in with others to make a finished top or other item, so no batting or backing either.
for color A (the dark) you'll need four 4.5" (11.5cm) squares and two 5" (12.2cm) squares (for the triangles)
for color B (the stars) you'll need one 4.5" (11.5cm) square, and two 5" (12.2cm) squares
*double check the conversion here--I'm using an old school ruler with US and metric markings
I've made the swap International because I fit one similar block into a greeting card envelope with a zip-loc bag and it went as 1oz first class--not too expensive across the sea--though a good bit of packing tape to make it sturdy (or a tyvek envelope) may help it survive the shipping.
One helpful hint--be aware of which way the triangles are pointing when you assemble the block. They should all point clockwise as in the picture.
Swap-bot Newbies are welcome with full profiles--favorite colors, themes, etc.
Rated swappers must have at least 4.9 adn no recent no-sends--contact me if you think you have been rated unfairly--I will ban questionable swappers--Flakers stink!
PM me with any questions, or if you catch a typo or something I've missed!
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