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« on: August 21, 2009 02:33:25 PM »

I would be willing to run another installment if there is enough interest. It would follow the exact format of the previous swaps.
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009 06:58:52 PM »

i am interested!   Wink


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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009 08:24:32 AM »

Ooh me me me!
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009 11:24:13 AM »

Interested!   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009 10:05:22 AM »

Me too! I've been watching these with interest for quite awhile but never had the nerve to sign up. What type of timing were you thinking of?
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009 10:43:02 AM »

Sounds like another fun quilt swap!  I'm in.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2009 03:40:58 PM »

Count me in!
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009 09:05:21 AM »

I would be interested. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009 12:41:07 PM »

I would be interested in joining depending on the time frame you decide.

I've checked out the gallery for round 4 and it looks awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2009 04:53:14 PM »

I would so pick Christmas fabrics for a Christmas quilt!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009 01:18:01 AM »

I did three rounds of this and would be interested in another.  Do you need a few co-organizers chinarockfishakm?  I would be willing to help if the timing worked out. 

Donniesgirl-  I don't know if you would get your squares back in enough time to do a Christmas quilt.  Last time it took at least 4 months from start to finish.  So even if it started right away you wouldn't be getting your blocks back until Jan. 
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2009 07:40:46 AM »

Oh bummer...I was hoping to use my for a Christmas gift as well.  I guess I'm just going to have to make that lap quilt myself and come up with a different idea for this one.
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2009 08:37:27 AM »

if signups were soon (like next week or two) and were only 1 week or until full (which will fill up quick) then fabric send outs were 2 weeks (seriously there is no crafting involved this should be doable!) and then a month or 6 weeks  (plenty of time) to get blocks made and sent back then that would only be the first part of november, late november at the latest (if signups were soon) so a christmas quilt could be doable. the actual quilting after you get the blocks back would be on your time frame so it would really be up to you if you could get it quilted in time

a few of us in the last round made the same block for everyone which seriously cuts down how long it takes to do a block. you take your time learning the block (i did this with my own fabric prior to receiving every ones fabric) and then the cutting and sewing seem very quick and easy after that as you've done the block before so you are less likely to mess up in the cutting of the fabric and then when you sew you are familiar with how the pieces are supposed to look after its completed so you are more comfortable when crafting. the more blocks you do the more comfortable you are and the quicker you seem to get them done, or at least this was the case for me.

i didnt spend hours searching for a new block every time i grabbed a fabric pack and then wasnt nervous cutting someone elses fabric and because i'd sewn the block before i had it memorized in the order it was to be pieced. i was in all three groups so this was a particularly handy trick for me.
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2009 11:46:44 AM »

Sure! I may be interested in another round cuz the last two were so fun and I just finished my quilt from the last round! It depends when the timeline is and what the rules are...

I actually enjoy making a different block for each person because it makes it more special and unique and each person's fabrics are so different and a pleasure to work with. And I suggest sending more fabric so that we have more flexibility in what we can sew for you because sometimes I don't have enough fabric and end up making a more simple block. And maybe we can have less swappers so that the swap is easier to manage and it's easier to catch flakers. Just some thoughts...

Has anyone else not receive from southern flower from the last round??
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2009 12:13:11 PM »

I'm pretty sure I didn't receive from sf either.
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2009 12:30:21 PM »

Sure! I may be interested in another round cuz the last two were so fun and I just finished my quilt from the last round! It depends when the timeline is and what the rules are...

Your quilt is GORGEOUS!!!!!!  I love the colors, fabric, blocks...well everything about it!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2009 12:31:49 PM »

nope didnt recieve from southern flower, but a few did, i just wasnt one of them

i'm not saying that making the same block should be a requirement just a suggestion so that if a 4-6 week crafting time seems to tight for someone they might consider that as it isnt as time consuming. that way the ones who want to send christmas fabric would have their blocks back in time for christmas.

another suggestion could be only have a max of 2 groups of 12. that way there are less swappers to keep track of as well as less likelyhood of a flaker as many of us are veterans and the few "new to the lap quilt swap" only to be in one group their first time in the swap maybe? i do realize the last flaker had been in a previous round but it seems the few vets that have expressed interest have proven themselves as loyal and trustworthy. again just some suggestions
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2009 04:04:29 PM »

I was one of the few who did receive from Southern Flower.  If everyone didn't receive from her, I wonder why she was given positive feedback? 

For the most part I used the same block pattern.  Sometimes though, certain fabrics were wanting something else.  Like ritapizza's mermaid fabric was turned into a turtle...

I really love you quilt Ritapizza!  I think I put thato n the thread also, and maybe on your blog too?  I esp love how you did the fish and mermaid.  When you originally posted your block layout, I thought your were going to paper piece of applique them.  It seemed like soooo much work.  I would have never considered stenciling.  So lovely.  I may use that on a future quilt.

  Oh and congrats j_q_adams on being featured on the Moda Bake Shop!  We have a celebrity in our midsts...  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2009 12:03:15 AM »

I was one of the few who did receive from Southern Flower.  If everyone didn't receive from her, I wonder why she was given positive feedback? 

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I was under the impression that everyone had received from her. I was in communication with the other group leaders (one of them was her) and also PMed the people in the other groups trying to get feedback squared away. There were a few people who hadn't received from her after the swap deadline had passed so i waited (and waited and waited and waited) to leave her feedback. I actually waited to long that I got several PMs from other people in the group asking why I hadn't left her feedback yet. I was under the impression that all the blocks (or fabric in some cases) had been returned to their rightful owners. It has been several months since I sent the last round of PMs out asking if the blocks had arrived and I haven't heard from anyone regarding this swap in months. So in short, I really do apologize for those that didn't get their blocks in the mail. I know that it is irritating to have missing blocks or an imcomplete quilt. I feel genuinely bad if someone who didn't deserve positive feedback got it and I will try to fix the situation ASAP.
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2009 07:21:16 AM »

I wouldn't mind it being used for future Christmases - I've just been really wanting a Christmas quilt I can put in the guest room during the holidays.  Smiley  And I found the cutest bird & cat fabric online!

http://www.hartsfabric.com/retro-santa-christmas-bird-cotton-sewing-quilting-print-fabric54101.html
http://www.hartsfabric.com/retro-christmas-animals-cat-sewing-quilting-cotton-print-fabric54229.html

I don't know about the diamonds on a quilt, but I'll find a way to work that bird fabric in for sure!  Wink


I did three rounds of this and would be interested in another.  Do you need a few co-organizers chinarockfishakm?  I would be willing to help if the timing worked out.  

Donniesgirl-  I don't know if you would get your squares back in enough time to do a Christmas quilt.  Last time it took at least 4 months from start to finish.  So even if it started right away you wouldn't be getting your blocks back until Jan.  
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That bird fabric's sweet!
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I was one of the few who did receive from Southern Flower.  If everyone didn't receive from her, I wonder why she was given positive feedback? 

Hey guys,
I was under the impression that everyone had received from her. I was in communication with the other group leaders (one of them was her) and also PMed the people in the other groups trying to get feedback squared away. There were a few people who hadn't received from her after the swap deadline had passed so i waited (and waited and waited and waited) to leave her feedback. I actually waited to long that I got several PMs from other people in the group asking why I hadn't left her feedback yet. I was under the impression that all the blocks (or fabric in some cases) had been returned to their rightful owners. It has been several months since I sent the last round of PMs out asking if the blocks had arrived and I haven't heard from anyone regarding this swap in months. So in short, I really do apologize for those that didn't get their blocks in the mail. I know that it is irritating to have missing blocks or an imcomplete quilt. I feel genuinely bad if someone who didn't deserve positive feedback got it and I will try to fix the situation ASAP.

would the people who pm'd be asking why she hadnt gotten feedback (neg) when some still hadnt rec'd their blocks?
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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2009 10:16:18 PM »

I was one of the few who did receive from Southern Flower.  If everyone didn't receive from her, I wonder why she was given positive feedback? 

Hey guys,
I was under the impression that everyone had received from her. I was in communication with the other group leaders (one of them was her) and also PMed the people in the other groups trying to get feedback squared away. There were a few people who hadn't received from her after the swap deadline had passed so i waited (and waited and waited and waited) to leave her feedback. I actually waited to long that I got several PMs from other people in the group asking why I hadn't left her feedback yet. I was under the impression that all the blocks (or fabric in some cases) had been returned to their rightful owners. It has been several months since I sent the last round of PMs out asking if the blocks had arrived and I haven't heard from anyone regarding this swap in months. So in short, I really do apologize for those that didn't get their blocks in the mail. I know that it is irritating to have missing blocks or an imcomplete quilt. I feel genuinely bad if someone who didn't deserve positive feedback got it and I will try to fix the situation ASAP.

would the people who pm'd be asking why she hadnt gotten feedback (neg) when some still hadnt rec'd their blocks?

asking why she hadn't gotted POSITIVE feedback yet
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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2009 08:03:38 AM »

hmm I am not sure if I got my block from her, I know I was waiting on it for a long time. I'll have to count my blocks when I get home
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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2009 03:22:48 PM »

i just found this post! wow! i am excited! so in for this one!! Smiley I have soooo many fabric lines to send out! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2009 04:12:45 PM »

What do you think, chinarockfishakm?  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2009 07:53:03 PM »

hmm I am not sure if I got my block from her, I know I was waiting on it for a long time. I'll have to count my blocks when I get home

I got all three of mine from her like waaaay late! Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2009 01:58:38 PM »

Just waiting on word from klum on co-organizing and we should be getting going on this. How would everyone feel about 2 groups of 12 instead of 3? That way we can still do the swap but it might be more manageable. I was just thinking about leaving the rules and requirements pretty much the same since it has seemed to work before. I'll post back when we get something started Grin
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« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2009 04:43:09 PM »

Sounds like a lot of fun again.  I think we only did three groups last time because we had so many people sign up.  What ever you all decide to do will be great.  I'm excited to get this party started!
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« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2009 05:47:43 PM »

i am out for this round, but i will be stalking for rd 6 (i shouldnt have more money then lol)
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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2009 09:37:14 PM »

I will try to get this rolling before the long weekend it over. Gonne be the same amount of time as last round.
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Yay yay yay!  I'm so signing up for this!  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2009 07:48:42 PM »

Sign ups are posted:

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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2009 12:13:58 PM »

anyone else interested in signing up? sign ups supposedly close today and there barely are enough swappers for one group!
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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2009 01:03:29 PM »

I had wanted to join, but my hours recently got cut at work and I won't be able to afford the postage.  I'm hoping to be able to join in for round 6.
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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2009 08:33:09 PM »

I had considered it too. It looks fun. But even with my stash of FQs I'm not sure I could afford the postage right now either. I'm staying with family right now and am trying to find my own place. Not have much luck. I'll be stalking the gallery!
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« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2009 02:59:41 PM »

aww, that's too bad...
the shipping cost isn't too much - only like a dollar per package if that helps and DC numbers are req only for within US

anyone else? signs up have extended till saturday 9/19!!
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so sad i couldnt make this one but I will be stalking the gallery! Smiley
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