I joined a quick fun quilt swap this fall and can’t wait to get my blocks in the mail. The idea was that we would be placed in groups of twenty and each of us would make a Polaroid block for everyone in the group. The blocks are very quick and easy to put together. Follow along if you like #polaroidgreetingswap.
I start all my swaps and projects by sketching them out ahead of time. For this swap I sketched out the basic shape and size for all the pieces I needed to cut then made a graph to keep track of each swap partners likes and color preferences, then I numbered each box to make it easier to keep track of.
Then I made a little Polaroid template to use as a viewfinder when I was looking for the snapshots for each person. This part was the most fun, since I got to shop a bit for each persons likes and find the best fit in my stash. It was nice to have a wide range of different colors and a few “surprise me” ideas mixed in too.
Press your seams away from the center of your snapshots and you have your first mini polaroid. Trim them to 3″ by 3.5″ once all complete and you are all ready to ship out or turn them into something for yourself!
I’ve been trying to figure out what I am going to do with my polaroids from my partners and have been eyeing these ideas lately, what do you think?
I love this quilt from http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2012/06/love-in-polaroids.html its got such a great scrappy feeling and seems so happy to me
and this one from http://wherejanecreates.blogspot.jp/ it’s the ultimate in happy and you could make it really fun if you combined the top quilt and the bottom quilt somehow.