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Topic: Quilt Block Swap Round 7 (Sign Ups through June 30; Sendouts August 31)  (Read 29882 times)
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« on: June 05, 2015 10:13:18 AM »

Swap name: Quilt Block Swap – Round 7  



Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  donniesgirl
Sign-up date range: June 5, 2015 – June 30, 2015 (I may close early if sign ups slow down that last week & we have rounded groups of people)
Date to send item by: August 31, 2015

Limited to a certain number of people? No, but will need to end in multiples of fives, so I may close early 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: 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
- Has successfully completed one swap as a participant: 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 (i.e., pinwheels or appliqued birds). 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 may 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

Round 3
Round 3 Gallery

Round 4
Round 4 Gallery

Round 5
Round 5 Gallery

Round 6
Round 6 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.  There will also be communication among your group: please respond to questions within a few days.

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!):

Roman Square  
Framed Four Patch
Bright Hopes
String Quilt
Raw Edge Circle Quilt
Split Nine Patch
Off the Grid Sliced Nine Patch
Triple Irish Squarel
Four Patch (Star)
Paintbox Squares
Wonky Log Cabin
Scrappy Starling Hedgerow
Scrapbuster Block
Circle of Geese
Hexing Around
Modern Strings
Interlocking Seasons
Whirligig
Ribbon Star
And all kinds of other ideas here,here, and here.

Some of the quilts participants have put together using blocks from this swap:

Garden Fence Quilt
sloth003
Log like Quilt
sloth003
Hexies quilt
Sunset quilt
Wonky Log Cabin
Wee Scotties Quilt
« Last Edit: July 06, 2015 11:49:01 AM by donniesgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am collecting cotton Hawaiian fabric scraps for a quilt if you wanted to send any my way!
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015 10:13:43 AM »

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



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:


Name of swap: Quilt Block Swap – Round 7

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?

Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced applique-er?

Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced paper piecer?

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?  (note: if you want scrappy, specify that)

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: June 05, 2015 10:15:28 AM by donniesgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015 10:14:09 AM »

Group 1:
sloth003 - Icky Thump
kbrison - The House That Jack Built
alwaysinmyroom - Friendship Hexagon
Homerof2 - Maple Leaf
donniesgirl - Pixelated blocks

Group 2:
sloth003 - Garden Fence
kbrison - Quilter’s Choice
alwaysinmyroom - Whirligig
brandyk - Chinese Lantern
donniesgirl - Polaroid Blocks

Group 3:
sloth003 - Quilter's Choice of Icky Thump or Garden Fence
quaggy - Sailboats
Melladh - Garden Fence
brandyk - Nine Patch
Homerof2 - Maple Leaf


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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015 10:34:52 AM »

I have been waiting for this swap to open up again!  Welcome back, donniesgirl!

Hope you and your baby are settled in and doing well!

I am going to see how many blocks I need to finish up some of my prior swap quilts and then pick patterns! 

I absolutely get so much more sewing done joining this swap!  woo-hoo--it will be fabulous to see the old gang and get others to join us as well!
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015 07:01:36 PM »

Yeah! Love this swap! Don't know how many groups I can handle this round, but should have an idea by sometime next week. Like AIMR, I need to see what blocks I need.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2015 06:50:41 AM »

am not sure if I will sign up this round but will be watching the board...but then again I might be able to handle one group...

will see how i did on the first exam this term

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015 05:53:39 AM »

seriously thinking about this one ....
fairly new to qiulting, only been at it a couple of years, so will we be matched by experience as well?
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2015 07:36:48 AM »

I try to match people by experience levels and block choices.  But as long as you can sew a 1/4" seam, measure, press, and follow instructions  Smiley , I'd encourage you to give it a go.  It is a fun way to get some more experience and try blocks you might otherwise not try, and the regulars are a friendly, non-intimidating group of ladies. Most of the blocks people pick are fairly easy.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2015 07:53:05 AM »

 I'm considering a block like this for this round:

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/hootnhaller/8408220019/
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2015 11:06:28 AM »

What a great way to use up a bunch of small pieces!  I know I have so many colors from this swap...pick me! Grin

I have not had a chance to see what blocks I need...I think I need a few more of a couple of past blocks, but I sort of want to do something new...
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