Spring Block Swap

Theme: Spring Batiks
Cost to participate: $5.00

Make 12 ½ inch blocks with your choice of pattern using batiks in the colors of spring, staying away from the browns and earth tones of autumn. Selected batiks from Paisley Pines will be on sale at 20% off from January 26 through February 6 for participants only.

Make a total of 12 blocks. They can all be the same, or some can be different.

Drop off your completed blocks on or before Saturday, April 17. Blocks will then be “shuffled up” and re-distributed to participants. Everyone will receive 12 great blocks that someone else has made. Please do not sign up to participate if you think you will not be able to finish on time.

Things to remember:

  • Make sure you use all quality batik fabrics

  • Use a good quality neutral thread

  • Make sure you iron your work as you go and make seams lay flat.

  • Consider making more than one block pattern.

  • Remember the golden rule of the swap, which is…Don’t give something to someone else that you wouldn’t use yourself.


Next, make your quilt interesting by possibly using these tips:

  • Put your blocks on point

  • Sash the quilt in different colors

  • Use a pieced border

  • Add cornerstones to the borders

  • Make more blocks on your own to make a larger quilt

When your quilt is complete with quilting and binding, I ask that you bring it back to the shop by June 30. Your quilt will be displayed at the 2nd anniversary sale. Each person visiting the shop that day will be given a ballot and will vote on the quilts they like the best. The quilt with the most votes will receive a $25.00 Paisley Pines gift card!  If you find that you cannot finish on time, it's okay. However, it would exclude you from possibly being the winner.

You can sign up in different ways

So.... get out your books, patterns, or go online and find those great block patterns.

Most of all, have fun with it!