A DIFFERENT kind of quilt block swap SIGN up 2011

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

I am looking for 13 people interested in a quilt block exchange, this will be LIMITED to 13 people so that it is hopefully not overwhelming. I will use rules similar to other swaps in that it will be 100% cotton etc HOWEVER, THIS swap will be just 3 months long, and ALL patterns will be announced at once, in the beginning. WHY? So the impatient ones can sew their little hearts out QUICKLY, and those with more time at one time/season or another can do them at THEIR best time. SO, if this interests you, post & let me know.

Each person will mail the block DIRECTLY to the person who choose that pattern. You need to post your quilt block pattern link (12 x 12 please) AND color choice. Their will be a "check off" system so we can track which ones are done & received. Clear as mud??

Even if you have sent me an email expressing an interest, POST HERE so I know you want in to this swap as it is currently set up,
Deadline for signup is January 15th. ALL blocks are to be mailed no later than April 15th.

This message was edited Dec 27, 2010 7:26 AM

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

This is reserved for the signups list and will be updated as quickly as possible, I will aim for at least every 2 days.

1psychw2 - (Pat )colors Pink, white and black - updated Please make it the SAME pattern you chose for yourself in MY colors

2Mojoquilter - (Sondra) bright, silly and wild:) http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/house_quilt.htm (updated)

3Cherriff - (Cheryl F) blue and gold with white background http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DartingBirdBlock.html

4Taters55 - (Linda) blue and white - http://www.quilterscache.com/H/HoleintheBarnDoorBlock.html TOT or prints, "in" or "out"

5got2Bgreen -(Cheryl L) . red, pinks & white, emphasis on ROSE pattern fabric, any block you choose.

6Mittsy - floral pastel, Card trick - See the bottom of this post for full instructions - http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CardTrickBlock.html

7Quilter5bdsr -( Barb) browns, beige & oranges - http://quilterscache.com/C/CoxeysCampBlock.html

8Catbird423 (Robin) http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MonkeyWrenchBlock.html the light half of the block should be a white on white print, and the other can be any other color/print.

9Gardenglory (Pam) D9P with white in the center. A white middle. Can cut and sew back any way you choose or just send it along uncut and I will see what they look like together and then decide how to cut.Pinks and Turquoise/blue red, yellow, green & black ok too

Abbisgranma (Marion) Withdrawn Blue and Purple, please know if you CHOOSE to send a block, that is OK, No block in return.

10 BarefootT (Thunder) Red white and blue, http://quilterscache.com/J/JitterbugBlock.html see instructions below

11Ladydragon5 (JANICE) http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LogCabinVariationBlock.html I want the center block and small blocks leading to it in black, with the four corners in bright primary colors (red, yellow,blue, green).

12Silolegma (Karen) D9B black & white, with solid center, see http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=8278665 tthere is a picture that shows the specific placement, see on Dec 27 the link post above.

I've picked my block, it's Card Trick. I want white tone on tone for the background and any 4 different small florals, preferably pastels for the 4 cards. I am working out the sizes on doing this block in squares and rectangles rather than triangles. I think it will be 6 1/4" rectangles and 3 1/4" squares with the corner triangles cut from two 5 1/4" square sliced once on the diagonal. the smaller triangles are cut from one 4 7/8"square ( I general use 5" and trim to size after sewing) and sliced on both diagonals. I'd appreciate anyone having EQ trying this out to see if I'm good on the sizes.

Gardenglory: (Pam) STOP THE BUSES!! If you have already made the block that Pam first asked for, THAT's one she gets! Otherwise, please note there is change - The corrected request is:

BarefootT: here is the block I would like http://quilterscache.com/J/JitterbugBlock.html (post with picture) http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=8287905 Janurary 2 6:36AM for those non-members that can't enlarge pics

could you please insert reds, like this... any reds, any whites, any blues, patriotic designs, or not...


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(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

I will leave this open until we have 12 people signed up OR until January 15, which ever comes first.


Make 1 block of each design in the colors requested by the participant. Send the block DIRECT to the person who chose that block. Be sure to put your username and real name on the block that you send. You can pin it on or put a label on it, whichever works better for you. Please send me color choices AND the instruction link for that block.

Block Specifics:

1. All fabric should be 100% cotton. I will let each of decide if prewashing is necessary.
2. Do not use any spray starch on blocks, spray sizing is OK.
3. A block should measure 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 when finished. (that means it will be 12 x 12 when sewn in the quilt)
4. Make 1 block to send to DIRECT to person who chose that pattern.
5. Fabric is completely up the individual as long as it is 100% cotton.
6. You must have ALL blocks complete and mailed before April 15. Preferably, you will mail out one block per week.

If something happens and you will not be able to complete all 12 blocks, please let me know as soon as possible. I realize that everyone has a life outside of the swap, but please try to plan, so that things will go smoothly. It is very disappointing when you do your part on a swap and some one else doesn’t.

Wichita, KS(Zone 6a)

I'm in:)

(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

Me too ;-)

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

#3 please?


Blues and whites please?

This message was edited Dec 22, 2010 10:20 PM

Wichita, KS(Zone 6a)

Pat, I found a 12 inch free house block pattern! please change my pattern choice to this one:)


I chose bright, silly and wild and what I'd really like is for each swapper to make their wild and wacky fantasy house. Anything goes:) I'll be machine embroidering their names on their houses since I finally figured out how to use the letters on my machine (after 12 years, oy!) This way we can all live together closeby in our zany quilted houses:)

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Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

I'm in. I'll get the details posted tomorrow.

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

me, too.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

I'm in too pleae!!!! I'll post other info soon....

Odenton, MD(Zone 7b)

I want to be in too!!
Will let you know colors and pattern later.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

I would like to be in. I have already picked out the fabric for the hole in the barn door. ;-)

This message was edited Dec 23, 2010 7:00 PM

Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

My colors are reds, pinks and whites with an emphasis on rose patterned fabric. The block pattern is whatever you choose.

I'm adding these blocks to a block swap I participated in a couple of years ago on DG.

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

May I join also?

Wichita, KS(Zone 6a)

oh dang...now I have to clean my table off:) at least it's for an awsome fun reason!

oh I am loving this house block! already got a test block done:)

This message was edited Dec 23, 2010 9:53 PM

Fostoria, OH(Zone 5a)

Is there room for me? I will let you know pattern and color later but wanted to get in as soon as possible!

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Yep, you're lucky 12!! Until Thunder can tell us for sure if she is in, the swap is closed.

(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

Ok I would like this block I think it is pretty easy just 1/2 square triangles. I am still deciding on colors. http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DartingBirdBlock.html

(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

I think I would like to do it in the colors that it is in dark blue and gold with white background, yup thats it.

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Got2Bgreen would this work for you?

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Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

or this one?

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Coast range of, OR(Zone 8b)

Either one - they are both beautiful!


Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

OK then, how about you Pat, either one tickle your fancy?

Wichita, KS(Zone 6a)

I have 4 blocks ready to mail on Monday:)

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Number #1 is my favorite!!! Sounds like several of us are in the mood to sew.

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

First one is very pretty, but the second one lies smoother and therefore looks better. I suppose because the embroidery is less dense.

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

My opinion exactly. Im not big fan on embroidery and the bunching up of the fabric.

(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

I like the second one

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

I would like you all to try this block in browns, beiges and orange!!!

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

Ooooh I like that, Barb. Printed it out.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

You're not joining us Karen?? Room for one more!

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

I thought it was filled up. I see you are holding a spot for Thunder. If she can't, I'll jump in. Guess I better find a pattern, just in case.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

We have ONE more opening besides Thunder. You want in???

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

Pat I count already 12 too.. Karen, I'll swap a few of those blocks with you!!! Maybe we could do placemats or a tablerunner with them!!!

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

If you have 13 members, then you don't have to make a block for yourself!!!!!

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

Ill back out...this cold weather is reaking havvock on my torn rotator cuff I dont mind being a substitute, in case somone gets in trouble one month and needs a back up helper

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

I for one don't mind making one more block!

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

OK, included Silolegma AND kept Gardenglory unless you tell me you want out. Changed to include 13 people

Gainesville, FL(Zone 9a)

Ill stay in, it does make for 12 blocks mailed and thats good. Like Jean said, it just makes it so you dont have to do one for yourself.
I have three signature blocks to mail, they are my last. I know Im looking right at it, but I cant find the thread where it gives the names. Ill look again today. Its from the second swap.

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

I'll play. I don't mind making an extra block too. Do we have to find a new block? I looked at a lot of them and there are some I like, but what I really want are D9P blocks. I'd like black on white and white on black with a solid color used for the center block. I'm showing a before and after cutting to show color placement. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1101251/

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