The blocks are headed back out in the mail today! So look for them to be arriving in a few days. I’ve been super busy and haven’t written up the instructions for the quilt setting I had originally shown with the swap. I’ll do that this weekend and post a copy of it in the files on TQP for those members so those of you who swapped can find it if you want to use it when your blocks arrive and also will post it on my blog for the nonTQP swappers to find so check for an update on this page with those instructions later this weekend.
There will be those I’m sure who will be a bit disappointed — I had to return portions of some swap packages unswapped — if you get some of your blocks returned unswapped it’s because the size was not correct. There were quite a few that measured more like 8.5 x 8.25 — not square. Or three corners would hit the mark but the fourth was short (looked like maybe the seam allowances when adding the corner pieces on that side were too deep) so one corner would be 8.25 so the block looked skewed. And one swapper’s set didn’t follow the pressing rules so they went back.
But there were a lot of lovely batiks and a really good variety of them – only a couple where more than one swapper had the same batiks as others and I “think” I managed not to give you one back from someone else if you had used the same batik in your set. But don’t hold me to that since after 3 hours of measuring and swapping my brain was getting addled.
Updated yet again 3/1/13 — Here’s the Pattern instructions for swappers to put together their swap blocks.
The center block pattern was only available to those who participated in the swap.
Hope you enjoy your finished quilt!