We are off to a great start for the Signature Block Swap!
There is plenty of time to sign up if you haven’t and want to.
I can’t wait to have a quilt made up of all the amazing women that I chat with and check in on everyday in blog land!
I am posting the participants at the bottom of this post so if those of you who are already signed up want to get a head start on making your blocks you can. We are up to 37 people so far. So you will need to make at least 37 so far.
I started sewing some of mine up the other day so as to be right on top of things! I made a little tutorial as I went along to show you how easy they are.
1. Cut your backgrounds squares at 3 1/2″ I used a very nice dyed 100% cotton. Cut your corner squares at 2 1/2″. I used little scaps of civil war reproduction fabrics that I had saved from other projects. But you can sure use all one color if you have a bigger piece of fabric.
2. Mark a line through the middle of your corner squares. I love the “sewline” marking pencil.
3. Place square in the corner of your background and sew along your marked line.
4. Cut off the corner using your ruler to get a nice 1/4″ seam allowance.
5. Press to toward the darker fabric. I like to used a little spray starch so that I get a nice crisp block. My favorite is Mary Ellen’s Best Press. It smells so yummy!
6. Repeat process in opposite corner. Your block should measure 3 1/2 ” when you are done.
7. Sign your block with a permanent fabric marker.
Here are the ladies we have so far.
Signature Block Swappers
1. Aunt Pitty Pat from http://auntpittypats.blogspot.com/
2. Lisa from http://bearhugquiltworks.blogspot.com/
3. Teri from http://www.purpleandpaisley.blogspot.com/
5. Jane from http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/
7. Donna from http://www.withneedleinhand.blogspot.com/
8. Sue from http://www.quiltmamasue.blogspot.com/
9. Molly from http://www.mollyscottage.blogspot.com/
10. Dawn from http://piece-and-love.blogspot.com/
11. Carrie from http://apassionforapplique.blogspot.com/
13. Melody from http://thedemandingdoll.blogspot.com/
14. Kaaren from http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/
15. Melinda H.
16. Brenda from http://www.pumpkinpatchprimitivequiltshoppe.blogspot.com/
17. Cecelia M.
18. Terry C.
19. Mel from http://www.melsownplace.blogspot.com/
21. Michelle from http://prattlinpins.blogspot.com/
23. Linda (Flatlander)
24. Karen from http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
25. Lanette from http://tataville.blogspot.com/
26. Lindsey from http://fivehealthyhearts.blogspot.com/
27. Laura P.
28. Laurie N.
29. Danielle from http://www.wanttobeequilting.blogspot.com/
30. Anett from http://pincushioncrazy.blogspot.com/
31. Rebecca from http://rebeccaplourde.blogspot.com/
32. Charlene from http://thehormanns.blogspot.com/
33. Melissa from http://cornbreadandbeansquilting.wordpress.com/
34.Jandi from http://jandidean.wordpress.com/
35.Robin from http://rsislandcrafts.blogspot.com/
36. Lissa (email) mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
37. Carole from http://carolescalicos.blogspot.com/
If you see your name above and you have a blog but it is not listed could you shoot me an email at email@example.com so that I can add your blog to your name.
In other quilty news I have just been sewing up the rest of my BOM’s for the quilt shop. I need to design and sew them into a layout. That’s what I will do today.