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Pinwheel Block Swap (Mail by June 30)

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Pinwheel Block Swap (Mail by June 30)
Swap Homepage:http://tinyurl.com/QltingRedditPinwheelSwap
Swap Coordinator:QuiltedMagnolia (contact)
Swap categories: Quilting 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 4, 2012
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2012
Number of swap partners:4
Description:

CLICK JOIN SWAP TO PARTICIPATE. If you click "watch swap" you will NOT be participating.

Each person will have 4 partners and will send 4 blocks to each one for a total of 16 blocks swapped.

This is a scrappy swap intended for a scrappy style quilt. Choose scrap fabrics from your scrap stash to use for this and trim them down to a 5" charm square block.

For the background fabric (the lighter one) please choose a white fabric to use so everyone will have the same light fabric for swapped blocks.

Please make sure you are using a scant 1/4 seam when sewing them together or they will not come out close to the correct size. Finished blocks should be around 5.75", precuts vary so if it doesn't come out perfect just do your best. Watch the video tutorial before sewing any blocks together as this is a new method we are using to make a pinwheel block out of two 5" charm squares put together.

Not sure how to do a proper 1/4 seam?

You can read my blog post with tips on how to achieve an accurate one (there is an accompanying podcast as well):

How to Achieve an Accurate 1/4" Seam: http://www.katiesquiltingcorner.com/2011/04/podcast-episode-12-scanty-quarter-inch.html

Pinwheel Block Please orient your HST units to resemble this block.

We will be using the tutorial Missouri Star Quilt Co. showed on how to make pinwheels from 5" charm squares.

Missouri Star Quilt Co. Charm Block Pinwheel Tutorial Video: http://youtu.be/ekYpJzHoW6E

Fabric should be of good quality and 100% cotton. Blocks do not have to be identical, especially since these blocks are generally quite scrappy. COLORS AND PATTERNS ARE SWAPPERS (your own) CHOICE. You can choose to send your partners whatever you wish, just make sure the background fabric is white or a white tone on tone. If you want to ask your partner for color preferences that is up to you but you don't have to do it.

If you have allergies please state this so your partner knows.If possible, use fabrics you already have in your stash. This is a scrap busting swap!

Discussion

Zogindax 06/12/2012 #

I totally messed up my swap and only sent one pinwheel a person. Doh! I will be sending out more blocks as soon as I can make them. I am so sorry partners!

sillyokio 06/30/2012 #

I would just like to let my partners know that I am colorblind and I did my best to match/coordinate between the blocks. I had a really hard time with white on white, so if it looks silly I truly do apologize!

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