Instead of our annual "Birthday Swap" we will revisit our very first IQ Swap organized by our dear friend Betty in 2009. Thirty participants participated in this first swap and in celebration of being IQ "Quilting Sisters" for TWELVE years, I am hoping that we will have a high number of quilters participating again in this year's swap! :)
This is a fun and easy swap! Each participant is to mail FIVE 5" charm squares in dark colored fabrics and FIVE 5" charm squares in light colored fabrics. ALL TEN CHARMS MUST BE DIFFERENT PRINTS OF SHOP QUALITY FABRIC! If you decide to participate you must mail ten 5" squares to all the participants. Not everyone needs to receive the same ten fabrics- just make sure that the ten fabrics are all different.
The charm squares should be mailed in a timely manner so that the recipients will receive their packet by MARCH 21st (National Quilting Day).
Please leave a comment below (prior to March 1st) if you wish to participate. Most of your addresses I already have. However, if I don't have your address, I will message you. I will compile the addresses for everyone and share them via our group mailing on March 1st.
So who's ready for a good ol' charm swap??!
Participants: (some have responded here and some via Facebook)
1) Marcia B
2) Lynne M
3) Darce O
4) Marybeth P
5) Tressa J
6) Linda N
7) Sandy O
8) Jackie O
9) Diane L
10) Carol V
11) Peg J
12) Karen H
13) Lana E
14) Rhonda H
15) Janice H
16) Nancy H
18) Bob Kent
19) Judy L
20) Jan W
I separated all the lights and the darks in two piles. Except for Marcia's purple pair. Then I just paired them up as they came, occasionally skipping one for another color. My top is done, just waiting for the quilter. If I think about it, I'll try to get a picture before I take it up. I still have some leftovers, so will be making another one shortly. I am happy with my top, it is different and that is okay!!
This is how I used a large portion of the charm squares. I saw this pattern on line and thought it would make a stunning quilt. It was fun to make. As you can see I used some of my own fabrics to make the large star medallion. (Probably the reason I have left over h/s triangles to make another quilt.)
It's gorgeous Jan. I gotta get going on mine.
I really like that idea Jan! Very pretty.
Oh that's gorgeous Jan! I'm sewing mine into half square triangles as a leader and ender project, then I'll figure out a pattern.
Jan, I really like that pattern - it turned out so pretty. Could you share the pattern name please.
Ditto to what Peg said about sharing the pattern name!
I really love what you did with your HSTs, Jan! Looks like a star burst! I am partial to quilts with stars in them and this one has certainly caught my eye. Well done!
The pattern is called Christmas Star. I downloaded it from American Quilter's Society web page a while ago. It is easy to do, just need to follow the directions as given. I knew I wanted to make the enter using the last of that red fabric that I drooled over for weeks. I am happy with the end results. Thanks for the nice comments.
Mom, Janice, would like to know if there was anyone that did not get her blocks?
I got them all.
Me, too...I got Janice's,
I received them!