Monday, June 14, 2010

Modern Siggy Swap Blocks

Well hello there blog friends!

After an unintentional "sewing fast" of two and half weeks, I'm back in the game!  

This weekend I whipped up 101 Modern Siggy Blocks for the Modern Siggy Swap


In case you're not familiar with this swap, here's the deal:  Each participant makes 101 blocks, complete with their name, city, and state signed on them.  We all ship our blocks to a central location where they're redistributed and then we each receive 100 different blocks back in the mail (1 block goes to a charity quilt), each made by a different person.  Then, of course, we each piece our blocks together to create a quilt that represents 100 different quilters from around the world.  

Pretty cool, huh? 


I used an Arcadia Honey Bun (only $12 on Etsy!) for my blocks, and I'm really loving the colors in this line.  Too bad it's out of print!


I used a black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point for my signatures and I think it worked pretty well.  I found it easier to print my letters instead of trying to sign them in cursive.  I used some light starch when I pressed my fabric, but it was still a little tricky to write on!

Writing my information over and over again 101 times became a little mundane.  I had a bit of an "oooops" while signing late at night . . .


Ha ha, Myrtle Ely!  That would be quite the granny quilting name, huh?  (I'm pretty sure she lives in Mary Beach . . . )  I might just have to use this name if I'm ever trying to pass for three times my age.  You never know when you might need an alias.


Happy Sewing!
Myrtle
Mary

19 comments:

  1. Love those!! I have mine done too and need to get them in the mail. I love your oops.ha.hh.ah.a.a

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  2. Well Myrtle, I just love your blocks! They are gorgeous! I would love to have some of that fabric! I had a few mishaps too and I was even signing during the day!

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  3. Funny! And thanks for the explanation of a siggy block swap - I thought it was something like that, but it's nice to know for sure!

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  5. Hey there Myrtle... love the blocks! I wish I joined this siggy swap but I just didn't have the time.

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  6. LOL!! that cracks me up!! you should use the "mistake" block on the back!!

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  7. Your blocks look great! Mine are on my to-do list for this week. :)

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  8. That so made me laugh! That is definitely something I would do too.

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  9. I got mine finished this weekend too. And I did the same thing with my name at the end. I love your blocks!

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  10. Ha, nice job Myrtle. I just bought a few Arcadia honeybuns...I might have to make some of these blocks with them!

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  11. They look fantastic -- love the arcadia! I need to get mine sewn together!!! I'm such a procrastinator...

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  12. That is such a cool idea! I hope that Rachel does another swap! I'd love to do something like that but always seem to miss the boat! Your's look awesome!

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  13. Oops- It's not Rachel that's doing this one! Still awesome!

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  14. Posts like this make it so apparent that I am completely sewing challenged lol. I love the colors and prints!

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  15. I was so happy that I made 102 blocks - seems at some point I forgot how to spell my name. You know, I've only had 36 years to get used to the name Tammy ;)

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  16. I've cut mine out I'm planning on sewing them today. Yours look great.

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  17. Your blocks are beautiful! I'm going to have to get in on one of these modern siggie swaps asap!

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