Wednesday, July 11, 2012
i had such great fun making Jacey's wonky bee blocks that a Polaroid quilt went straight onto my list of to-dos someday. seeing this finished quilt sealed it for me.
i hadn't participated in any public swaps for awhile, so i jumped at the opportunity to share some polaroid blocks with the Picture-Perfect Polaroid swap group. you swap just the "pictures" and trim and make the backgrounds yourself so it's happily very flexible. i searched through my stash last night and pulled from the fat quarters and the scrap bins. i had originally signed up for 15 but i haven't even touched yardage yet and i already have 40 squares ready to sew. i think i'll wait and see what i get back before i cut into yardage. i made 2 sets--one for me and one to swap. there's a tutorial on how to chain-piece the blocks here. sign-ups are still open if you're interested.
i took the advice of one of the posters in the group and made a 2.5" square template from a cereal box. i cut out a 2" square window so i can see exactly what will be visible after piecing. it was a very helpful tool. i'm sure i will be using it lots for future fussy cutting projects.
it's hard to say right now because so many of the squares are much loved fabrics but i think my current favorite block is the photographer in the upper right (fabric courtesy of Nicke). Say cheese!