I need to apologize, I was trying to problem solve in the middle of the night after a weekend of crazily deep cleaning the house to get ready for my parents to visit lol. I got to looking and there was no way I could make 5 groups of 5 work for the 5 sets of strips and account for the other areas I had to be careful around.
There are 3 possible options:
Option 1 - leave it as it is and hope for the best (though I know many of you from other swaps that we've been in or that I have bookmarked lol and I really don't have any worries about it working out).
Option 2 - I can open back up for a day or two and get it where the groups are the same (both sending and receiving) to make that part less confusing. I have a few quilting friends on here that I could probably convince to come play.
Option 3 - change the grouping so that we are only sending out 4 sets (and can optionally make a 5 set to keep and work into the quilt ourselves)
I know sometimes in swaps where the partner lists don't match perfect, there is concern about someone not caring what they send to one or another because of the aspect of not receiving from this or that person. But I am of the mind that this swap is random in it's thought process anyway since most don't plan to be pleasers, that you're going to get something neat even if there is some variance in the groups.
Now to do my best to answer the questions that have come up -
The list looks fine to me but I'm still in a quandary about something.
In the original thread, the examples shown: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297147.msg3385451#msg3385451
had multiple fabrics sewn together to make one length and then those lengths sewn together to make the proper width. Then in this thread, there was discussion about just using one piece of fabric in the lengths so I'm confused how we are allowed to do it. I think it was supposed to be discussed amongst our groups but it doesn't look like there are groups, since I'm not sending to those I'm receiving from.
So, how does it work? Like the picture or not?
This is one of those things that didn't cross my mind as I was problem solving last night. Personally, I plan to stick with the picture, since I don't know what anyone else is making, I figure it's easier to not work around seams randomly placed within the body of the strips. So I really think it'd be better if we all stuck with doing like picture A below rather than picture B. since this is a different concept and the first run of it keeping that aspect simple I think is best. I fear adding random seams throughout the body might make the challenge too complex of how to work it in. and please pardon my 'mad' photoshop skill
mlookeyloo isn't posted as a sending/receiving but she's under other people's names.
she was there I just missed her in my transferring of things from my notes to actual presentation
Hmm so 2 groups of 6 each would have worked with 12 people and we'd be sending 5 out. Of course me and Gothchics doing 2 groups each boogered that up lol!
Actually that worked out to a huge benefit lol in working out how the two of us fit in the puzzle lol, and wrote 1/2 the list for the rest of it without anyone getting us twice or us getting anyone else twice. I don't know if it makes sense but it made the rest of it go together better once I worked out what that did lol.
(on that note I don't think I could ever organize the sweat shoppe type swaps I can't imagine trying to take preference lists, made lists and lists of everything else and try to make good partnerings lol Kudos to Gatorwrangler for that endavor that she's kept going)