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Topic: Quilt Block Swap – Round 3 (Sign Ups Closed, Send Outs April 20)  (Read 25289 times)
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« on: January 20, 2013 06:06:48 PM »

Swap name: Quilt Block Swap – Round 3  


Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  donniesgirl
Sign-up date range: January 20, 2013 – February 20, 2013
Date to send item by: April 20, 2013

Limited to a certain number of people? No, but will need to end at a certain number of groups of multiple of fives, may close early or stay open longer to meet this.  If you are waiting to sign up, please stalk the thread to make sure you don’t miss out in case it does close early!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No,  but if you join you are agreeing to ship internationally

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This is a swap for 12.5 inch quilt blocks*. People will be organized into groups of 5 and will send 3 blocks to each of the 4 other people in their group, for a total of 12 blocks per group. Swappers with excellent swap feedback may do more than 1 group (up to 3). Within each group it should cost about $12 total to send out to 4 people, with delivery confirmation (assuming within the US). Please keep shipping costs in mind when choosing your number of groups.

*If you fall in love with a pattern that yields a different sized block you can use it, up to 14 inches, but be sure to specify the size that it makes so that your partners aren't confused.

Everyone chooses their block or blocks that they would like made for them. It could be a specific block with an online link to the pattern or a general type (ie, stars). Keep in mind that people of different skill levels are involved, so please don't pick a super advanced block unless you also pick an easier block to go with it.

You will also choose your color palette. That could be a color family, a couple of particular colors, or something as vague as "brights" or “scrappy” if you want to leave it up to the other swappers' interpretations. You maybe also/instead specify certain fabric patterns if they are vague enough, like plaid, stripe, polka dots, etc. Try to only be as specific as you need to be so that people can work from their stash as much as possible.

You must use 100% cotton fabric and press your seams as you put your blocks together, unless your partner(s) have specifically stated otherwise.  

Round 1
Round 1 Gallery

Round 2
Round 2 Gallery

Measure your blocks before you send them out! They need to be 12.5 inches square. Send all squares in a ziplock style bag for protection.

Newbies are not allowed in this swap because there are multiple sendouts.

Please make sure to post in this thread to keep up with swap announcements. You will not be approved until you have posted here.

Please do not sign up until you have decided on your pattern and colors.
 If you just want scrappy or sampler blocks, please specify that.

Communication is very important to me! You must pm your partner(s) and myself when you send out and receive.

Since this swap is for multiple sendouts, I reserve the right to refuse anyone with bad feedback regarding communication and/or late sending.

Patterns people have discussed (just some ideas, you may pick what you like!):

Nine Patch Straight Furrows  
Pinwheel #7  
Roman Square  
Framed Four Patch
Bright Hopes
String Quilt
Raw Edge Circle Quiltl
Depression Blockl
Interlocked Squarel
Split Nine Patch
Off the Grid Sliced Nine Patch
Triple Irish Squarel
Four Patch (Star)
Pinwheel #8l
Paintbox Squares
Wonky Log Cabin
Scrappy Starling Hedgerow
Scrapbuster Block
Circle of Geese
Hexing Around
Modern Strings
Interlocking Seasons
Ribbon Star
Mini Lone Star
And all kinds of other ideas here and here

If there are any you want me to add, let me know!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:


Name of swap: Quilt Block Swap – Round 3

Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address including the country, formatted for shipping:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? You must be willing to ship internationally to join this swap.

Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

How many groups would you like to sign up for? (1, 2, or 3)

Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced quilter?

What is your quilt pattern? Provide link to it here if specific. If advanced, please provide an alternate easier block for beginners. If you haven't decided yet, please wait to send in your form.

What are your quilt colors?

Have you already posted in the sign-up thread to make sure that you receive all updates? You will not be approved until you do.

Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from being paired with someone (specific pet, smoke)? Note that because of the number of partners involved, I cannot guarantee all smoke or smoke free homes, but if you have life or death allergies, I will do my best!

Do you have potential allergens like pets or cigarette smoke in your house?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013 03:09:25 PM by donniesgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013 06:11:13 PM »

Group 1:
1. donniesgirl - Quilters choice of any of these Textured Quilt Blocks in blues & white
2. EllaRain - Garden Fence Block
3. princesspimp81 - Quilters choice (sampler style)
4. waterbaby - Quilters choice of stars, spinners & pinwheels
5. sloth003 - French braid type with corners - she will provide tute

Group 2:
1. donniesgirl - Quilters choice of any of these Textured Quilt Blocks in yellows & white
2. Homerof2 - Friendship Star Block
3. carolmb - Shoo Fly Block
4. danynn - Bookshelf blocks
5. Melladh - Quilters choice (sampler style)

Group 3:
1. danynn - Bookshelf blocks
2. Pearliepie - Four Patch Star
3. Homerof2 - Quilters choice
4. Sparkledust - 1  Wonky Log Cabin
5. kbrison - Thistle Bloom

Group 4:
1. carolmb - Abstraction Block
2. amnesia - Variable Star Block
3. sloth003 - French braid type with corners - she will provide tute
4. Colorado Deb - Pinwheel #8
11. Deece in MN - Wonky Star Block

The Gallery!
« Last Edit: February 20, 2013 05:41:41 PM by donniesgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013 10:00:40 PM »

I missed the earlier rounds of this -- just send a PM for this round.  Excited to see what patterns people choose!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013 02:39:18 AM »

Working on questions and bookmarked thread.

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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013 06:31:19 AM »

I saw this and it looks really cool. I do want to join, but I have a couple of work trips coming up and I don't want to commit to something that I cannot do well. I don't think that I will be able to do this round...I will definitely have to do the next one though!

thanks for lettiing me know

« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013 10:05:02 AM »

I haven't made a quilt square since I was in high school (long time ago). I looked at the previous rounds and I love the wonky house quilt. I also like the wonky log cabin square. Would those be considered easy or harder? I do sew, but I've never done a quilt.


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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013 10:36:09 AM »

both are fairly easy.  log cabin slightly easier in my opinion. but since there are no right or wrong ways to make them... Cheesy

(also the list is strictly a guideline choose a block you love)

Seeking scraps! I'm in need of a variety of white on white scraps. (2.5inch square minimum) for pixel quilts. Have any? Swap for? PM me! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013 10:38:12 AM »

It depends on your personality.  Wink those of us who have sewn more precision style or are used to following precise directions had a harder time with the wonky style blocks (not that they are difficult by any means). I was good with the wonky log cabins but had a harder time with the wonky houses for some reason.
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013 06:06:26 AM »

I'm going to think on this one then. I really want something new for my bedroom. I might be motivation that I need to get started.


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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013 08:55:46 AM »

This looks like something I should do! 

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