Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Oh My Stars!

Good Morning!  Here are the blocks we'll be swapping in 2020!!
 Reproduction Blocks:  Repro fabric with unbleached muslin.   You can make them from one fabric or use a contrasting fabric for the star points.
Modern Blocks:  Use 1 black and white printed fabric for the center and any bright solid for the star points.

The blocks are 6" finished.

You'll be making 1 block per person in your group; 35 modern and 40 repro, if we reach the maximum sign ups; for a total of 35 - 40 blocks total.

They are due to me 1/11/20 - firm

I will post a tutorial with detailed instructions and tips on making perfect 6" star blocks.

The reason for this is so that I can build a database of email addresses for sending out mailing and packing instructions and other information.

As you can imagine, it is a lot of work and takes a lot time to wrangle these swaps together but I think it has been well worth it in the past. It is always fun to receive the blocks and I hope you'll join in the fun!

I will be posting a reminder here and everywhere on Friday Morning.

You'll be in the swap when you receive a confirmation email from me.

I hope you like the blocks!


  1. I'm in for the repo stars -- need to USE that part of the stash. Will sign up formally once it opens. FUN - love stars.

  2. Yippee I love sawtooth stars... it's one of my all time favourite blocks to see and to sew!

  3. Oh, I wish I could. Too many commitments between now and when they'd be due. Hopefully, next year.

  4. Can we do both or do you want us to do only one or the other? Thanks for the new swap Barb :0) I can't wait to get going on these :0) Happy Sewing!

  5. I know I am crazy, but I just can't resist the temptation. I'll e-mail you on Friday!

  6. I wish I could do it this year. but too much on my plate! I will be watching as the beautiful stars come in!

  7. Oh boy! I have so many black and white prints - which ones to pick?!

  8. Oh, Barb, I am going to have to pass this year. There's way too much going on in my world but I'll be with you in spirit!

  9. Always fun to see the swaps you sponsor and what people create from the blocks they receive.

  10. Oh My Stars!! WONDERFUL!! I love stars.
    But which one to join?? I have a couple of days to think about that tough decision.
    Thanks for hosting this swap!!

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  12. Thank you for another swap. Always Fun with Barb! Now to decide which swap to join?



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