Monday, June 15, 2009

Batik Charm Swap and Challenge

The votes are in, and it looks like we will be doing a batik charm swap, along with a challenge to make a quilt top of your choice with the charms you receive. If you want to participate in the swap, please convo the QuiltsyTeam by June 20:

For this swap, we will be exchanging 100 batik 5" squares, and will receive 100 batik 5" squares in return from the other participating team members. The 2nd part of the swap is to make a quilt top using all 100 charms we receive, plus 2 other fabrics from our stashes. We will also be posting pictures on the Quiltsy Flickr site of our quilt tops.

The batiks can be from your stash, or you can buy yardage (estimated 2 yards of 44" fabric for 100 5" squares) The charms do not have to be all different, but you can use as many different fabrics as you wish. The fabric does have to be prewashed, 100% cotton batiks, and accurately cut. We would ask that you do send good quality fabric because that is what we would all like to receive!

Your charm squares should be mailed to me by July 13th. I will be divide them among the other swappers, and 100 will be mailed back out to you. Please include return postage in your package for your returned blocks. After you convo the Quiltsy Team to join the swap, I will send you the address to mail your charm squares.

The deadline for posting pictures of your completed quilt top using the charms will be in September, date to be announced.

Oh, and the swap will be for Quiltsy members only, just in case you are just visiting us here.

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Let's get the fun started!


Heather Leigh said...

I am so excited for this one. I love batiks!

Desiree said...

Oh I'm totally in.