We have two "Lindas" in the group and a Lyn. Linda Te (both Linda's last names start with T) has made 3 mostly identical blocks to swap. Here is a photo of one of them. It's a little fuzzy, but you get the idea.
One to keep and one to trade. I used gray fabric for the washer on mine as I don't have time to go to the hardware store. Also, on my trade block, I added a bit of batting under the handle to make it not see thru since it crossed over a colored petal. This is my first swap with the group.
I divided this over three days and it went pretty well. It was finished this morning when my friend Stacey came over with her Halloween towels to applique. There's nothing like sitting with a friend and doing handwork as you chat to make the time fly and finish a block!
I was so happy I had completed 5 Rotary blocks by the second week of the month. You know how time flies and sometimes your sewing gets out of control and at the end of the month you are diligently working on BOM's that need attention.
Completing my blocks made me feel accomplished and satisfied.
Well after my earlier post of my Rotary's, Deana contacted me on the side and mentioned that I orientated my blocks incorrectly. I thought I would have to deconstruct all those blocks but she came up with a suggestion to add one more (6) and the math would work out. (See photo above) So I made 2 more blocks. A correctly orientated block to trade and an additional incorrect block to keep.
These are my two new blocks. See the difference?
I will be trading the one on the left.
I am forever grateful to Deana for her suggestion. I love my Seam Ripper but it is one tool I seem to over use. So watch out girls, it was an easy mistake that could really have taken quite a long time to correct. Read the instructions twice and sew once.
This is really a great fun quilt, I can hardly wait until the next offering is posted.
Enjoy your sewing.
Deana's note: The difference between the two blocks is this: The block needs to be 10 1/2" TALL by 12 1/2" WIDE. She placed the rotary cutter so it was the opposite way. It is an easy mistake to make, so double check before you applique the flower down. All swap blocks must be oriented in the same direction as instructed.
I have received my sewing machine from Frances in Nova Scotia and it was well worth waiting for. It is a beautiful machine and very well made. I like the attention she paid to some of the details. Thank you, Frances.