Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Log cabin count down

A brief interruption to just nudge anyone interested in the log cabin swap.  Blocks are due here Saturday April 30th.   I was not sure what I would do if the gov't shutdown & non-essential services were turned off (i.e. our local mail delivery staff would have been halved for the second time in

We have a 6th block person, who is making a quilt (or quilts, if we get enough blocks) for kid(s) in her local foster care system.  If you want to participate, send your five blocks to swap (with return envelope, et cetera) & a 6th block which I will send on to her.

The block is a semi-traditional log cabin.  The specifics of the block can be found here & here, but sometimes a photo of the actual swap blocks helps, too:

The centers should be RED, one side either dark or light & the other side three fabrics, one of which should have a "nature" theme (ideally a leaf pattern but flowers are fine, too).  All the planks should be cut 2.5" & the unfinished size is 14.5" (14" finished, which you can see is bigger than my dog, so that is a pretty good size.  Nine could easily make a baby-sized quilt.

PS:  Please please remember the deadline for this swap is "due by" not "postmarked by".  It is true that if you tell me your blocks are in transit (especially if you are on another continent or even at the other end of the US) & they do not arrive by the deadline, there are a few sets I can hold for re-mix (those going to people I actually see in the course of the week or so following the swap & of course, those going to me), but this usually means you get at least some of your own back unless it has been a particularly popular swap.  Our local post office has taken one of the worst cuts I have heard of (we suspect they are trying to get us to all get post offices boxes so they could faze out rural delivery entirely), so delivery has been slower than usual.  Within the US-48 blocks should be in the mail no later than Monday, April 25th to get here on time.

No comments:

Post a Comment