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Thread: Funky Farm Blocks - Signups will be opened until Jan 19 2013

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    Funky Farm Blocks - Signups will be opened until Jan 19 2013

    Blocks are to be made in sets of 6, If you want one of your own blocks please make an extra for yourself for I will be swapping out all your blocks.

    You may make up to 6 (six) sets of 6 blocks each for a total of 36 blocks, which can give you enough blocks for a nice sized quilt. No duplicate sets without prior permission, and sets must be same design, but fabrics may vary.

    Block sizes allowed will be anything from 3 1/2 inches unfinished (3” finished) to 15 1/2 inches unfinished(15” finished) and with any combination in between that’s measured in 3 inch increments. *** Please note that if you choose to send in a 3 1/2 inch x 3 1/2 inch block set, you MUST send in 12 blocks to makeup one set and may only send in one set of those to keep things fair to others sending in larger blocks. These will be exchanged 2 for 1. This give you a lot of flexibility in choosing your blocks… As long as you stick to the 3 inch increment rule and don’t go larger than 15 1/2 inches or smaller than 3 1/2 inches, you’re good!

    All skill levels are invited to participate. We do require that you use good 100% sturdy cotton fabrics & appropriate threads that will withstand repeated washing.

    Blocks will be funky farm themed with all the wonderful things that we associate with the farm. Please keep your backgrounds NEUTRAL. In other words, please do NOT make busy backgrounds…let’s keep these neutral so it’s easier to put the blocks together. Day or night neutral fabrics for backgrounds are also good.

    All block styles and methods are encouraged! Machine embroidery, hand embroidery, traditional pieced, paper pieced and both machine and hand appliqué (if you choose to do appliqué, you MUST sew your appliqué down by some method that looks appropriate and please do NOT use monofilament thread to do this). A variety of methods and colors will make for a fun sampler style finished quilt! I also ask that whatever method you choose to make, please do your best work and make something that you would want to have,so use colors and themes that you are proud to send in and will be happy to get back?

    Make sure all blocks are labeled with your user name and real name if you wish, and that they have no holes or tears or have too small of seam allowances that would make them unfit to swap, and that they are the size they are supposed to be, in other words, 6 1/2 inch means 6 1/2 inch, not 6 3/8 inches, etc.

    Signups will be opened until Jan 19 2013, and blocks must be in my possession by Jan 30 2013, 2013 Blocks received after that date will be returned to you unswapped. I will swap them out and get them back in the mail to you by the following week. Please pm me to sign up and give me an idea of the number of block sets you will be making and sending in.

    Postage details. Please include a self addressed label along with stamps or money to cover return postage to you. If you want delivery confirmation, please-include that as well. I will be mailing these back in padded priority mailers and the cost is 5.30 for those.

    Let’s have fun,and of course you have to follow all the basic rules, found here.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    I know this is a lot of information, but it will help us to have a really smooth swap! I look forward to seeing what you come up with and please, please, post your blocks and ideas as you’re making them! We all love to get inspiration and motivation from each other! I hope some of my paper piecing friends will join me as we branch out and include many other methods of sewing our blocks together and hope to make many more new friends and welcome old friends alike!!
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 12-04-2012 at 05:11 AM.
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    hey check out the size part you state snowmen and trees yet your block swap is for funky farm?
    Linda
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    Thank you I guess when I did this I was thinking of the snowmen blocks I was making for the winter swap. Sorry about this.
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    I think this would be fun to join! Let me look around and see if I have the right things to join owlvamp.
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    You look and find ! Come join us you have lots of time to get blocks done.
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    OK -- I'm in. I have some John Deer fabric and found some great farm animal fabric the other day that I couldn't pass up and now I know why! I will commit to 2 sets, and perhaps 3 depending on whether I can find some other farm fabric.

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    I have you down for 2 sets Belfrybat. Welcome and so excited to see what you come up with.
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    I am going to look through my stash tonight for farm fabric. I know I have some in one of the tubs as I did a farm quilt for my husband several years ago. Thinking about doing this one, will let you know tonight if so and how many sets I can do.
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    6 sets with 6 blocks in each set. Look forward to hearing back from you.
    Sandra
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    owlvamp, am thinking hard about this swap. I was just blessed with a new grandson. And this would be a fabulous gift for him. I have a very busy November. But, if I can clear up my obligations, I am going to whip out a few sets for this swap. I will firm up with you in December on joining. I have seen past swaps...these are so cute and imaginative.

    I'm so glad there's lots of time before the close date.
    10-2-12, the lucky day I became a granny!

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