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Thread: Boomerang 9.0 SOUTHERN O Group Thread

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    Boomerang 9.0 SOUTHERN O Group Thread

    Boomerang Friendship Swap 9.0 SOUTHERN Ocean Group
    Mailing deadline is June 1, 2013

    Hello and welcome to the SOUTHERN Ocean group.

    How it works:
    1) You will select a fabric or selection of fabrics from your stash (or you can buy new-up to you) and cut them in to Fat Eighths (18 x 11) or (9x22) We prefer the 18 x 11 for this swap as it gives a bigger cutting area for certain blocks but either measurement will work.
    2) You will send each member in the swap one F8 to work with. The person who receives the fabric will make you a block with your fabric in it.
    3) You may advise the person of colors you would prefer they use or not use but please do not request specific blocks. This is meant to be a “friendship” swap where your friends pick, design and create a beautiful 12.5” unfinished block for you based on the fabric you send them.
    4) In turn you will receive an F8 from each member in the swap and have to make them a block.

    Rules/Guidelines:
    (please make sure to also refer to the basic policies that apply to all swaps announced through the board: RULES FOR SWAPS AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES - Updated 8 December 2010 )
    1) Please make sure all fabric is prewashed prior to making the block and sending it home. You do not have to wash the fabric you receive.
    2) When sending your fabric please make sure it is in some kind of sealed item (Ziploc baggy, saran wrap) with a piece of paper or even a peel-off label with your name, address and quilt board name so that the items are protected and won’t get mixed up. Please do this when returning blocks as well. (This way if for some unhuman reason the PO mangles a package the plastic has a chance at saving the work and with an address visible it just might make it home)
    3) Please mail your F8 within three weeks of receiving the address list. This helps ensure we all have ample time to work on everyone's blocks.
    4) Please handle all fabric received with the utmost care and place it somewhere where it won’t be lost or forgotten about.
    5) In order to help keep track of the blocks sent and received I will be emailing out a chart to all members who participate so that you may fill it in as we go.
    6) All blocks should be 12.5” unfinished. They can be regular pieced, paper-pieced, appliquéd-whatever the quilter decides to do. It is up to each individual. Again the feeling is to get a true friendship quilt out of this. Please do not request specific blocks as the idea is to let everyone, of every level join in and try new things and grow.
    7). Please remember to trim your threads, cut your dog ears...in essence remove any excess work from the back of your block that the receiver should not have to worry about. We do not want to have any extra bulk in these blocks that are not needed (harder to quilt them :-) )
    8) You may sign the back of the block if you wish to or perhaps pin a small muslin square with your name, where you live and what the name of the block is.
    9) Please measure your block before mailing it. We all started somewhere but it is nice to be able to get all the blocks back measuring the same size so the quilt can go together nicely. So measure, measure and when you think it is right, measure once more
    10) Please make a block that you yourself would be happy and proud to call your own.
    11) This is a one block per swapper swap. You will have to make 35 blocks per large group (36 swappers in each group) or 15 blocks per small group (16 swappers in each group) (If you wish to do two groups please be aware this means you will have to mail 70 F8s and make 70 blocks or any combination of the possible group size). Please be aware of this before you commit yourself if you do not think you would be comfortable making 35 blocks in 4 months. (70 for 2 groups)
    12) Please be courteous to our swappers and post when you receive either someone's fabric or a completed block. This helps us to know the postal gremlins are not at work lol If for some reason you cannot get on the board to post please let me know and I will let the members know. We appreciate interaction with all of our swappers. You can do a weekly update as well if that works better for you.
    13) Have FUN!!! This swap will let you explore your creativity as you do not have to make the same block for everyone. You can try that block you always wanted to. Try new fabrics, new colors...step outside of your comfort zone in to a different box

    PLEASE DO NOT SEND FABRICS/BLOCKS WITH PERFUME OR OVERWHELMING FRAGRANCES ON THEM DUE TO ALLERGIES. THERE MAY BE MEMBERS OR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE SEVERE ALLERGIES TO CERTAIN THINGS SO PLEASE TRY YOUR BEST TO NOT SEND ANYTHING THAT COULD CAUSE AN ATTACK

    Also please remember when posting on the board to use members board names or just first names and not their full names. This is a courtesy to our members as the information here can be seen publicly and we do not want anyone to have that private info.

    Please, NO public complaints or criticisms of other swappers, items received, or other type for any reason. ALL complaints must be addressed by Private Message (pm) to me. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE!!!!!

    Just one more friendly reminder-please make sure your packages have proper postage on them-if you are unsure either take them to the PO or throw another stamp on. We do not want anyone to have to incur any extra expense during this fun time. Also be aware postage could run high on this swap so if you think that may be an issue you may not like this swap.



    As always please feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns-I am always happy to help.

    Hugs
    April

    Members in this group are:

    Ahwu
    awilson
    chewboo
    DogHouseMom
    dotcomdtcm
    girlscouts1
    goldendog55
    happylab
    Jannie
    missgigglewings
    Short an Sweet
    ssnare
    TheMamaHauser
    Tracibug
    urgodschild2
    WandaLou

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    I will be mailing my fat 8ths on Friday
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    Hello all my Southern friends! I see alot of old friends and a few new ones.
    F8's going out on Friday.
    Never look down on anyone, unless you are helping them up.

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    If the snow lets up enough, I will be mailing out almost all of the F8's today. I'm in 2 groups and so I'm combining anyone in Pacific & Southern together into one envelope. I suppose if you're in those same groups, you'll know who you are

    I'm going to try something new for the pictures this time - I'm going to put a gallery page up on my business site just for the boom swaps and see how that works. I'm thinking it might also get us some new members to the QB! Once I've got it made, I'll post a link in my signature.

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    Well since I am sailing the Southern Ocean I'll say hello Y'all!!

    This is my second swap and all y'all are new to me - loved my 8 boomers but am so happy to have a new group of folks!!

    I'm going to keep saying y'all ... I'm from Chicago and if I said Y'all here I'd get laughed at. Or kicked out.

    I need to choose my fabric ... yeah yeah yeah ... I know .. should have had that done. I've got it narrowed down though ... to ... well ... something in my stash!! Contemplating a small bright floral ... pretty much any color can go with it except the brown range.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Ok ... I'm going to let Y'all choose what I send.

    Option 1 - half of you will get white flowers on black, the other half black flowers on white. I'll ask for solids only with white, black or grey.

    Option 2 - You will all get the same fabric. I'll ask for only the colors in the fabric - which is pretty limited - white, black, grey and brown.

    Option 3 - yes I do have color in my stash All will get the same fabric ... any added fabric/color is fine as this has pretty much everything in it already. OK ... no browns.

    So ... what would Y'all rather play with?? I honestly don't care!!

    Tentatively planning on keeping this one as a guest quilt. The guest bedroom is light dove grey and tan so any/all of the above fabrics will work in it.
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    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Oh, I'll admit it. I had to google the Southern Ocean . So if I am ever on a quiz show...
    My fabric goes out tomorrow, a pretty floral for my pretty daughter, Molly. All grown up in her own home.
    Dotty in NYC

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    I vote for Option 1. I'm a big fan of b&w.

    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Ok ... I'm going to let Y'all choose what I send.

    Option 1 - half of you will get white flowers on black, the other half black flowers on white. I'll ask for solids only with white, black or grey.

    Option 2 - You will all get the same fabric. I'll ask for only the colors in the fabric - which is pretty limited - white, black, grey and brown.

    Option 3 - yes I do have color in my stash All will get the same fabric ... any added fabric/color is fine as this has pretty much everything in it already. OK ... no browns.

    So ... what would Y'all rather play with?? I honestly don't care!!

    Tentatively planning on keeping this one as a guest quilt. The guest bedroom is light dove grey and tan so any/all of the above fabrics will work in it.

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    Hi everyone, this is my first swap. I just washed the fabric. Hopefully, I will get all the pieces cut out and mail them out before Friday. Can't wait to start.
    Alice

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    Hi everyone. I am glad to see all of you in our group. I vote for the multicolored fabric, doghousemom. I went to Chicago once and people asked if I was from the south because of the way I talked. I said " I am from south Kansas City". LOL.

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