|Swap Coordinator:||twobluecrows (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||6|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||September 3, 2010|
|Date items must be sent by:||September 28, 2010|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Round four was in June, and summer is coming slowly/quickly to an end, so time for Round 5!
This swap (Round 5) 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 12.5" 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.
"... Color 1 needs: one 4-1/2" square AND one 4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strip Color 2 needs: one 4-1/2" x 18" strip AND one 4-7/8" x 9-3/4" strip..."
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.
When I check the participant list, one thing I look for is recent logging into Swap-bot--so we know you're likely to be here! If you sign up early, and don't log in for more than 5 days before the sign up deadline, you may get banned, so please contact me if you know you'll be away form your computer the week before, to let me know you'll be back to participate in the swap.
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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