Good Old Instagram strikes again! I guess I can officially say that I've done a swap (or two)! This swap is for those adorable Polaroid Blocks. Blocks that I have wanted to make, but never quite got around to making.
There are a million and one swaps out there. This one appealed to me because it was just that: blocks. No bells, no whistles, no extras, no pressure. Make a block and mail it in a greeting card. Groups of twenty were put together, addresses swapped...it's a go!
The block itself is so simple! Not to mention super fast, especially if you chain piece them.
Someone shared how they fussy cut their blocks for a Polaroid using a frame like this. I thought it was a great idea and of course, had to make one myself!
And it worked perfectly!
Here's a little tutorial for those of you (like me!) that have yet to make one! Sew on each side, press seams away from the center block, sew on the top and bottom...Done!
You can piece one block at a time or chain piece a zillion at a time! I chain pieced over 25 blocks and it went really fast...really fast...did I mention how fast chain piecing was??!!
|3 1/2" x 4" Polaroid Block|
Here are some of my favorites:
Love the little houses!
Be still my 'Heather Ross' Heart! Your fabric is made for Polaroid's!!
I cannot wait to start getting blocks in the mail! It'll be fun ripping open the envelope and seeing the surprise inside!
And what's better than a little 'Quilting Porn' centerfold shot of this stack?!
I'm not sure what I'll make when this swap is finished.
Have you made Polaroid blocks before and what did you make with them? I'm looking for ideas!! Help!!