Friday, July 3, 2009

Do Your Block (July)

Stitch caller for this month is Faye Dianne

For this bi monthly project you can make the blocks you are keeping for yourself in whatever size you chose but the swap block must be a 20 cm (8") square block. So as to keep the chain of hearts going around the world this swap block must include a heart this can be a button, motif, appliqué or be embroidered, the choice is yours.

We suggest you make your block 5 cm (2") larger then the finished size then tack around the block at what will be the seam line so you do not embellish over it. This also allows for any distortion of the finished square.

Every week for a period of 6 weeks you will be sent instructions for a stitch, maybe 2 stitches, you may do as many or as few of the stitches as you wish, one week you may be sent one stitch with instructions to combine it with a another. Some weeks we will be doing a motif of some sort, Heart, Paisley, Flower, Celtic etc.

You can place a picture of your block on this blog and/or in the folder that will be provided in the group photo page.

To start the ball rolling get your blocks ready to start with the first stitch.

It is the "Buttonhole Stitch with a Difference".

The next stitches will be sent out on
July 11th,
July 18th,
July 25th,
August 1st,
August 8th.
Please watch out for them.
On August 1st you will need to register to be swapping. August 8th you will know who you are sending your heart block to. You will need to post your finished blocks on this blog or in the photo page by August 14th so it can be added to the cyber quilt.

Most of the stitches will be coming from "Sharon's stitch dictionary"
or check out what's on her Blog. - Sharon B's Blog

Have fun I hope many of you participate. The last one was such a success we thought we'd have another one. We may have enough blocks for a wall hanging/quilt, by the time the year is ended...

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