This is a block swap of a total of 4 blocks.
I think we need one more person necessary for it - Betty, Linda Kay, Susan have said they would. I think it may be more "even" if we have 4. This should be quick & easy.
You make 4 identical squares, send 3 to each of the other 3 in the group & keep one yourself.
Now, do we want it Christmas, Themed (nature, family, city, etc) or Seasonal?
Let's find one more person to join, and decide on the type/size. Blocks can be anywhere from 9" to 12" finished, but they must all be the same.
Wall hanging Block Mini-Swap
This is a block swap of a total of 4 blocks.
Yep Iím in, my favorite is Christmas (because I have mega fabric) but Iím ok with whatever everyone decides
Any theme is ok with me, but I like the 12 & 1/2 inch finished block. If this is for Christmas, I prefer traditional true red and green colors. I don't care for the new Christmas fabrics coming out that are teal and red, or mint green
I agree, about Christmas colours - I'm a traditional person, too.
Shall we go with just the three of us, or wait a few more days & see if anyone else wants to join? I'm ok either way.
Maybe Karen or Pat would like to join in..4 would be better
I've sent a message to Pat - maybe she would like to. It might be therapeutic in the midst of chaos.
This needn't be a wall hanging - it could be 4 pillows, part of a lap quilt, or part of a larger quilt - your creativity has no limit :-)
btw - I won't be chatting (I don't think) on Thurs or Friday, because we'll be out of town. The hours we're working @ the Casino are: Thurs 11am-7pm, and Friday 11am-8pm. This is a fundraiser for our Wellness Centre in our little hamlet. I'll either be online late Friday, or Saturday morning. It's an hour drive each way to town.
YES!!! we pick the colors? Or will all us of us work in the same colors?
OK, now I read the whole thing...LOL. What ever you all decide. Traditional Christmas is fine with me. Christmas is ALWAYS a good theme. I can add them to my block collection. (notice I didn't say MAKE into something? LOL)
Excited Pat you can join in,
So letís take a vote
Iím for xmas
LOL Pat - add to your collection, indeed - whatever works for you!!
Welcome to the group!!
It sounds to me like everyone's saying Christmas is fine with them, so I'll agree.
Let's say, we get them mailed out by June 18th (one month from today) and we should get them within a month of that day (because of border crossing it will take awhile). I'm so excited!!
I've got to go get packed up at the hotel then on to work at the Casino. Chat with you ladies on Saturday when we're home!
Any of them will work. Can you cut the fabric to maybe 13 inches, then we can trim to size? If not, I can make the borders bigger.
My favorites If you count from left to right, then on to 2nd row, left to right, etc
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9, then my preference would be 1,3 6 & 7 BUT frankly any of them will be great!!
My preference is 12.5 inch blocks but I don't mind adding borders to them to size if need be. I think I'm going to look for Red & Green Santa print to incorporate into the blocks.
I remember that block!!! I have been meaning to give it a go. Might yet!! It would be a fun one to show case a fussy cut block in the center.
truly, way back when I first saw this block I felt it was quite a bit beyond my reach in skills. Not so much now!
We'll make 4 blocks, send one to each of the other 3 people, and keep one for ourselves. That way we'll each end up with 4 blocks.
easy to do, too. I have all 4 cut out, now....... trying to figure out the speed piecing
Girls from Ohio left a few hours ago, we had a fantastic time,
Did some travelling, went to Niagara Falls and niagara on the lake,even had crafting time, each made a Xmas tree, Christmas embroidered Santa, bird feeder and placemats
They no sooner left my sister called, really needs to go stateside for fabric, still boycotting and told her no..she is begging lol
Iíll get myself organized in a few days and start on blocks
Too funny, girls wanted to go to timmies but on my boycut list as well so we didnít go
When I put out coffee pods there were 2 timmies from a long time ago, girls wouldnít drink them lol
oh oh......... some companies are in TWUBBLE - I'd watch out if I were them. No one should get our Betty mad at them!!!!!!
hehehehe teasing you Betty - just couldn't resist, doncha know?!?!?!
It is really pretty !! I have not decided my block yet.
It seems like lots of tiny pieces, but once I got my head around the sewing, I realized it's fairly simple. It was "speed piecing" and it was easier than I thought. I did it in a couple of hours. Each block will get easier. It was easier than the Maple Leaf I did, and that was large pieces.
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I'm looking forward to seeing the end product for everyone's blocks!