Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Teeny Tiny Squares Quilt Swap

For all of you die-hard doll quilt swappers....never fear....announcing a new swap to tide us addicts over until the next round of the "Doll Quilt Swap" ! Here are the details:

This swap quilt will be comprised of tiny squares. The tiny squares should be 1" before sewing. ***EDIT: several people have indicated they wanted to play but this was too darn small. So....you may also make this from 1.5" squares. That would make the finished square 1" after sewing. Either size is acceptable! I think I will make mine at 1 1/4" squares before sewing. This size still looks small and cute but is a little easier to work with. I made a sample of all three sizes and suggest you do the same***This is a great chance to play with fabrics and use the tiniest of tiny scraps! If you want an idea of what I am talking about,or want to be really blown away by some awesome little quilts,check out Lucy's blog at http://lucyquilting.blogspot.com/ Four patches,nine patches....you design it! Just as long as the quilt contains tiny squares! ***For those that are worried about sewing those tiny squares....I cut 1" strips and did it that way and it was a piece of cake! Probably easier than just cutting tiny squares!

Is that woman amazing or what? So-now that you are all fired up,here are the specifics. The quilt should be 20" or less. It should be quilted and bound. It should have a quilt label. The mailing deadline is March 1st. This will be a secret swap. The deadline to sign up will be Friday December 12th. You will get your partner info on Monday,the 14th. All you have to do is email me at tlhcrawford@aol.com the following info:
Full name,mailing address,email address,blog link.

This sounds like just the ticket to keep us hoppin! Hope you want to play! Now go back and drool over Lucy's quilts! Then sign up!


Kathie said...

lucy is amazing!
Love her quilts, not sure I can work with 1" cut blocks!

Tracy said...

Try it with 1" strip piecing....that is what I did and I think it is probably easier!

Sherry said...

I've followed Lucy's blog for a while & she does absolutely wonderful work.

Your swap sounds like alot of fun. . but I have a very overdue wedding quilt that needs to get done & 2009 is my year to do it, so I'm not swapping until that is finished.

I like the idea & may try it on my own just to see what I can come up with.

Simone de Klerk said...

This sounds like fun! Can people from the Netherlands join in?

Tracy said...

Everyone is welcome! :)

abxkris said...

Hi, Do you have to have your own blog to sign up for this swap? I'm just a blog reader...not a blogger.

Tracy said...

While a blog and/or Flickr set are helpful for your partner to check out your favorite colors and such,it isn't necessary!