A DIFFERENT kind of quilt block swap Part 3

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

I think this was the hardest swap I was in!! Also the one I grew the most from.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

Thanks Pat
We came from here....


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/851289

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(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

I think this was the second, maybe third one I was in....fun to read all the comments, others saying how new they were here to DG, or new to quilting!!! we sure have all come a long way!!!!

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(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

I really like those blocks!!!! Cool idea with the borders on each and what a way to use up scraps!!

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

I can not find the photo of my blocks with the sashing???? this is still a PHD / UFO quilt top.

these are from the 12 month swap we were doing at the same time

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(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

Thanks Marion. some of the folks in the swap thought it was a "hard" block to do...they all came out fantastic!!! I picked the block, and told everyone to use scraps!! I added a dark purple sashing...can not find the photo... :(

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Well, it might have been a challenge but I don't think I would have said hard but then..................................

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

I have a spreadsheet of addresses of those who did swaps. So many of them just dropped out of existance. Often wonder what became of them.
And those who pop up once, ask a question, and never come back. Do we scare them off????

Lexington Park, MD

Maybe just lurking.

Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

BarefootT = I remember that block - I really enjoyed making it. Mine is the one in the top right.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

You were showing those blocks when I first found DG and you wonderful ladies!!! Was it LK or a lady in AZ whose husband came from New England and she wanted it for his birthday??? I may be way off but that sticks in my head....

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Not me.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Yes, that was a very cool swap. All the swaps afterwards that I organized you picked your colors and the sewer picked the pattern!(except ONE)!! You might NOT grow as much BUT.... it still gave great experience and Participation!!! Back then I was organizing quite a few swaps, right now I just can't.

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

the leaf blocks, I chose for my Hubby who was born in New England !! Not for his birthday tho, just to surprise him! I had him help me decide on fabrics for two blocks, I told him I needed to do a bright "colored" leaf, and a brown one....."for the swap".....he was very surprised when I laid out all of the blocks, and told him they were for him!!! we have finally agreed on a back side for it..It is on my list of "to dos"

Jean, I wonder about that too??!!??
Shuggins posted on one of the threads just a bit ago, I believe she was the "hostess" of the first swap I joined??? which is the swap I got the leaves from....It was a 12 month swap, everyone chose the design of the block they wanted made, and some colors...each month some one got a set of blocks....I was almost at the end. we did the "different kind of swap" and another in the time frame of that first year, I ended up getting the star blocks before I got the leafs, even though I had joined the swap that I picked the leaves first...

Fostoria, OH(Zone 5a)

I had so much fun with the 12 month block that I hosted. Having each person pick the pattern they wanted us to use gave all of us a chance to try something new. Maybe we should think of another one for 2011? Anyone in?

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Sign me up please?

Oh, did I just say that! LOL!

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Ya... I would be game to host one if it STARTED in February. We could start the sign up thread in January.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

I'd be in too!!!!

Odenton, MD(Zone 7b)

Count me in too!

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

If I get caught up may I join also?

Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

I'll have to see how things go with all of my other projects.... Don't count me out though.

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

I am still here..fixing to get back into quilting. I found my grandma's quilting rack in the barn that was torn down last year due to Hurricane Ike winds. Things are slowing down here since we just about got everything caught up from all the hurricane damage. My son is home for the holidays and we are going to work on the house now..my bathroom is suppose to be remodel next..just need to find something to match with light baby pink tiles which are the originals..lol..I told my son first, we are going to the fabric store to buy the curtain fabric so we can match paint to the tiles..LOL.I will quilt the toilet seat cover and make my own bathtub curtains..can't stand shopping all over town trying to match stuff..I bought the fabric for my kitchen and dining table.which is country chickens..will post pics as these projects are done..My son is spending the moola bucks and I am making it my own way..lol..

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Nadine, good to see you. Sounds like you are having fun "making it my own way". Love to see your fabrics.

(Nadine) Devers, TX(Zone 9b)

When it comes in, I will show you the fabric.I don't have the other 3 to go along with it yet until the bigger piece gets here..

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Wonderful, I will be waiting. I love seeing what others are doing as it gives me ideas for what I can do in my home.

Fostoria, OH(Zone 5a)

Say, Pat, it looks like you have half a dozen of us for the 12 month block swap already. Why don't you start a new thread around the first of January and we can start for real in February, if you still want to host? Think, too, how you want to run things; ie. send blocks to people or send to you and then you send at end of month, what size blocks, who picks patterns, colors, etc.

I loved keeping in touch with the same group of women for a whole year. We got really close. Can't wait to do it again!

Lexington Park, MD

Waiting to see what kind of blocks are to be done. I am still not very comfortable with all blocks.

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

All the blocks come with very easy to understand directions, and if you get stuck, there are lots of us here to help you out!

One nice thing about my new machine is it came with a 1/4" foot! So now I can get those scant seams hopefully a bit more exact!

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Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Anyone else interested in a batik block swap? I have a lug full that I have been collecting for many years, am trying to pare down but just can't part with it as fabric. I would be willing to make blocks to swap from it.

Lexington Park, MD

Have you been sewing on the new machine? If so what have you made.?

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Batik sounds great and a wild notion went through my head while driving to my sisters. A block about the state we are from or currently living in--is that workable?

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

I like both ideas! Batik, and where your from!

I have put together a quilt from the other room, a bunch of ladies got together and each made Christmas square, mailed it too me, and I put it together. Then the winner of the quilt is donating it to a needy vet in a home in East Texas tomorrow!

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Lexington Park, MD

What a wonderful idea. I love the snowman and the wreaths. Very well done.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

OK, I'll start a new thread for sign up.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

OK!! the sign up has been posted, please let your friends know. I am limited it to 12 people AND sign up ends 1/15/2011, end (all blocks mailed ) by 4/15/2011

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1146061/

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

any one remember this swap????

I finished these blocks off yesterday, used green for sashing, made a wall hanging out of it....hanging in my dining room....will post picture as soon as I get my new computer...

took me forever to find this thread, and I did not want to lose it....sew I am sending Y'all a tease......

hugs, and Happy stitchin'

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Can't wait to see your blocks Thunder!

(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI(Zone 5a)

Oh that one was fun. I put the blocks into a B&W quilt for my daughter.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

Mine became placemats for the seniors here in town...All of our swaps have been fun. No more for me though until after the first of the year. I have sooo many projects undone......

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

O do I remember it. Im just now finishing up myself. I only have the log cabin to finish, 5 to mail out.. I see a have a blk and wht one that didnt make it in time. Luckily I got barbs out before things went haywire. If anyone sees this, and doesnt have their block, feel free to ask for another color or w/e. Hopefully Im getting close to saying Im actually on a roll. I had to have Pat look for this thread, I wish I would have known you needed it. Good hunting tho.

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