Based on every one's enthusiasm a couple posts ago...We are "go" for a nine patch exchange!!!
Monica, at www.diaryofaquiltmaven.blogspot.com, graciously made a button for us! A celebration button for our nine patches...feel free to snag it from my side bar and put it on your blog. The button is also on Monica's blog, so you can snag it from there too. Thank you dear Monica...you are so appreciated! As I am not a computer person, I just really appreciate those people who are.
There are two options for you....or you can do both :)
First option: Six inch finished nine patches...this uses 2.5 inch strips ...6.5 inch unfinished blocks. Based on how many people sign up, we would all make 2 blocks for each participant (make all identical blocks of two printed fabrics), and then you would send them to me...and I would separate all the blocks and divide them up 2 for each participant and mail them out! So everyone would get a wonderful variety of fabrics in their blocks.
Second option: Three inch finished nine patches...this uses 1.5 inch strips...3.5 inch unfinished blocks. (If you like little ones...this is for you!)
I would do the same thing for these...
I am going to do make both exchanges...you can pick one, or the other...or do both!
Maybe we would not get enough for a whole quilt...but if we have enough participants...we will! So tell your friends and lets have fun!
- We are using 1800's reproduction fabrics only for this exchange...scrappy, so pick your favorite fabric colors to make your blocks...I find that contrast is good!
- Quilt shop quality fabrics please.
- Deadline for the exchange blocks to be mailed to me is September 25Th. This will give us all more than 60 days to finish and enjoy making our blocks. This will also get our blocks done before the holiday rush. I understand major life occurrences, but this is a firm deadline, to be fair to everyone who participates. Please let me know if you have a problem...
- You must have a way I can contact you...e-mail addie or blog...
This is limited to the first 50 people..so sign up quickly by replying to this post! There are several wonderful nine patch tutorials on the net if you need this.
I will post my progress each week, and I am the queen of making things work with little time...you could follow along with me a little at a time..or do them all lickety split!!! I am going shopping for my fabric this week.
Please let me know if you have questions...I so look forward to sharing your work...should be such fun to see all your lovely blocks and making something fun from these blocks!! I will let everyone know how many blocks to make by July 30th, based on how many people sign up, 2 blocks per signed up person.