Wednesday, March 3, 2010
First Draw and the Winners Are....
An email will be sent out shortly with all names and addresses so that we can get ready to post our blocks out to the lucky winners.
We the organisers, can't come to a decision about the announcement of the monthly draws so have decided to ask you for your opinion.
Announce the winner each month so it's a surprise
Announce all the winners at once.
My personal preference is for Option 1 but I will happily go with the majority.
In the meantime, there are some wonderful swap blocks out there.
Joanne at canuckquilter has posted her blocks. Love the blues and how good the blocks look on point!
Ruth at logcabinquilter has some lovely blocks for the swap. Nice fabrics.
Kathleen at seventhsister26's blocks look terrific too. Kathleen is having some technical issues with her blog so has had to post comments to our recent blogs on her blog. Pop on over to catch up with her.
So, Lisa and Katie, you are going to receive some wonderful blocks in this our first draw with more to come, including my own.
We have had requests about what type of pen to use when writing on your blocks. A micron 5 Pigma pen works well.
Love suggests that you back your block with freezer paper first. Once you have written on the block, place a piece of plain fabric over it and iron to set the ink. Love likes to rinse just that part of the block to remove excess ink.
If you use a different pen or have your own tips for writing on the blocks then please let us know.
Now for those of you who are concerned about the construction of your blocks. This is a very forgiving pattern and seems to look good no matter how it is constructed. Given that we are making scrap quilts your blocks are going to fit in just fine.
Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm and support of this our first swap.
Ann, Marsha and Katie