|Swap Coordinator:||twobluecrows (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Sewing Newbie Quilting|
|Number of people in swap:||16|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||February 28, 2010|
|Date items must be sent by:||March 30, 2010|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Round one is in the works, so time for Round 2!
This swap (Round 2) is 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 (or at least all in the same direction!).
Swap-bot Newbies are welcome with full profiles--favorite colors, themes, etc.
Rated swappers must have at least 4.9 and 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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