Throughout the year, various swaps will be done for sewn blocks. This often requires participants to make a specific number of the same type of block, which are then sorted & distributed so that each member of the swap has several unique blocks with which to turn into a project. Below are some of our active & upcoming swaps.
Friendship Quilt Block Swap
Our first swap is a Friendship Quilt Block Swap. Groups of 7 will swap with each other, creating quilt blocks out of fabric that you provide.
Each month you will receive the box of one of your swap-mates and make them two different 12.5” blocks of your choice, using their fabric. At the next meeting you will pass the box on to the next person. At the end you will have twelve 12.5” blocks that will finish at 12”.
Sign-ups were in January and February and the first swap occurred in March and will continue through September.
The Friendship Swap is nearing its conclusion. Please bring in the tote you currently have and pass it to the same person you have been giving it to. You will receive one final tote and make the last two blocks of the swap. In September you will receive your own tote with 12 amazing blocks.
Civil War No Point Stars Block Swap
Our next swap is for all the fans of Civil War fabric! We are going to be making star blocks using a free pattern – download the No Point Stars pattern (FREE!) from Cluck Cluck Sew.
Each person will make 15 – 11” blocks (to finish at 10.5” in a quilt) – which is enough, when combined with 15 alternate solid squares – to make a 52.5″ x 63” throw.
No sign-ups are necessary. The swap will occur in September – all blocks will need to be brought to the September Guild Meeting.
We are very excited about the response to the civil war stars swap! There are 25 people signed up so everyone should get a nice variety of stars. If you are participating, please make 15 stars using 3 Civil War fabrics in each star. The background can be light or dark. The free pattern can be found at https://cluckclucksew.com/2017/12/no-point-stars-a-free-printable-pattern-in-5-sizes.html Blocks are due at the September meeting.