Blocks and more blocks.

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Due to a wonderful turn out…Sign up’s are closed! Thank you!

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.

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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.

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3. Place square in the corner of your background and sew along your marked line.

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4. Cut off the corner using your ruler to get a nice 1/4″ seam allowance.

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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!

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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.

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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/

4. Sherry

5. Jane from http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/

6. Barbara

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/

12. Michelle

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/

20. Steph

21. Michelle from http://prattlinpins.blogspot.com/

22. Julie

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 https://cornbreadandbeansquilting.wordpress.com/

34.Jandi from http://jandidean.wordpress.com/

35.Robin from http://rsislandcrafts.blogspot.com/

36.  Lissa  (email) mailto:alexander.lissa@gmail.com

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 lussier99@comcast.net  so that I can add your blog to your name.

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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.

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Later Gators!

Due to a wonderful turn out…Sign up’s are closed! Thank you!

Melissa

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8 comments on “Blocks and more blocks.

  1. Sara says:

    Love the signature blocks, I would love to join, but I really don’t have the time or money. I wouldn’t want to disappoint someone!

    Love the BOM your making!

  2. terry cortez says:

    Hey Melissa… Great instructions and grafics on the swap block. I have one question though. Under no. 5 you write “press seam open” – since I ususally press to one side, I want to make sure I’m following your instructions to the tee. Do you want us to press the seam open so that it lays flat? I checked Jo Morton’s Vintage Journey, but could find no reference to the “open seams”. I’m ready to start sewing as soon as I receive clarification. Thanks – Terry in So. Calif.

  3. Thank you Melissa for the instructions. Wow! There are already lots of ladies signed up for this so I think I will get started right away. I’ll keep checking back for the next amount of peeps! This is gonna be fun!

  4. Jane says:

    Great instructions!! I love the cotton you are using, I need to find something like that. Is it muslin or just a tea colored cotton? Thanks, this is going to be a lot of fun!!

  5. Carrie P. says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I guess the swap is a go. Now I get to go shopping for some civil war fabrics.

  6. Jeanne says:

    Hi Melissa,
    I linked over here from another quilty blog, but I can’t remember whose it was. This swap looks like fun. I’ll check my stash and think about joining 🙂
    Jeanne

  7. Erin O'Brien says:

    Hi Melissa-

    I’d love to join!! Can you count me in?

  8. Karen says:

    If someone decides not to do the signature block swap, please let me know! I just came over to sign up and found out it was closed. Thanks.

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