Sign-ups are open until I have a maximum of 25 swappers. Each month is loads of fun with a wide variety of fabrics in each swap. Sew much fun! Here’s how it works: we will be making 8 ½” unfinished D4P Block quilt blocks. One set equals 6 D4P blocks. You may make as many as 6 sets of 6 blocks each which would be 36 D4P blocks. Wow! That’s a lot of quilt blocks. Imagine how cool that quilt will be??? I know! Right??? Please us a variety of pinks and chocolate browns. You could make 36 blocks each with different fabrics! Wow!!! The more variety the better. That would make a wonderful swap, wouldn’t it?
June’s theme is CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES (aka pinks and browns). In case you’ve never made a D4P quilt block, here are the instructions:
The Argyle style D4P has a twist: Make a 4 patch with a pink and a light neutral fabric and cut according to the instructions. Next, make a 4 patch with a chocolate brown and a light neutral fabric and cut according to the instructions. ***DO NOT SEW TOGETHER YET*** Swap the pink/neutral strips with the brown/neutral strips between the two blocks. Please see pictures below. Sew together with a scant ¼” seam. Voila! You now have two Argyle D4P blocks!
Please use 100% cotton, quilt quality fabric to make your quilt blocks. Please pay attention to the back of your quilt blocks; pressing, snipping extra threads, etc. Be sure your quilt blocks are squared up, trimmed and even.
Please PM me to sign up. Please provide:
• QB screen name
• Real name
• Number of sets you are making/sending
• Email address
• Phone number
After I have received all of your information I will add you to the list of swappers and PM you a message with mailing information. BE SURE to include the USPS envelope WITH POSTAGE, filled out with your mailing information, in your package to me. Set(s) of D4P quilt blocks will be due by JULY 30TH.
** Please label your quilt blocks**
Mailing: please put all blocks in one large plastic baggie along with your name and address on/in the bag. This will help protect your blocks in case your package is damaged. Please use a USPS Priority Mail® Padded Flat Rate Envelope (9 ½” x 12 ½”), buy $5.95 in POSTAGE, put postage on your return envelope and fill out your name/address etc. This will be your return envelope so be sure to put this in your package as well!
Basic swap rules may be found here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm