Quilt Featured: Nova Pieced by: Kathy Myers - Quilted by: Penny Dixon
Shown at: The 2018 Common Threads Quilt Show

Block Swaps

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.

Currently our Block Swaps are still occurring, via mask-wearing, socially-distanced parking lot exchanges, while COVID-19 is a threat. Exchanges at the meetings will resume when our in-person meetings resume.

Bullseye Block Swap

Our first swap of 2021 is going to be a bullseye block swap. If you love 30’s fabric this swap is for you! Here are the details:

  • You will need one yard of 30s fabric and one yard of Kona WHITE.
  • You will make 15 bullseye blocks and 15 reverse bullseye blocks. This is enough for a crib sized quilt.
  • Blocks are 7.5” and finish at 7”.
  • Blocks are due February 28.
  • If you choose to make an additional set of 30 blocks, choose a different 30’s fabric.

Post a picture of your fabric choice on Facebook so that we can avoid duplicates as much as possible. If you don’t know what 30’s fabric is, please ask, Google, or in some other way verify that you are getting the right fabric.

Please find the tutorial for the block here.

Orange Half-Square Triangle Block Swap

These HSTs will finish at 2″ and will be your choice of orange fabric with Kona SNOW. You do not have to have participated in the other HST swaps to be in the swap – anyone can join in. You will make 20 pages of the HST units, and you will receive 20 pages back. This is easy sewing, and the swap gives you a nice scrappy selection to use however you please. Get the triangle paper template

Note: If you are doing the HST swap, PLEASE, please, please make sure you are using Kona SNOW. Someone used white for the purple and it wasn’t caught before distribution. We will be checking the orange HSTs carefully and unfortunately will have to return yours to you if you use white instead of SNOW.