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Thread: Be My Funky Valentine Swap ... xoxoxo ... Sign-ups end September 30th

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    This looks like fun with plenty of lead time. I need that So glad there is a variety on these blocks of style we can do them in.

    Linda

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    OOOOhhhh I'll be lurking.. Let's see how my schedule shakes out!
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    I will be lurking around too. I am a little bogged down at the moment but gee by Sept. 30th, I may be able to do it. We'll see.
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    I'm thinking of making this pattern from http://blocksnswaps.blogspot.com/201...ith-bonus.html, but it is 6.5 x 8.5 any ideas on how to add a little more to get length to get it right for the swap? Any expert quilters out there who have any ideas on modifying the pattern?

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    Just add a border. When you put them together with the rest of the blocks it goes together nicely. Or, you can redraft the block. Sorry, I am not good at that. But, maybe someone else will know.
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    I was going to suggest a 1 inch border on the bottom too. I think that'd be easier than redrafting. Love that block!!

    Rachel

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    Yes, adding a boarder was my first thought too. But a strip at the bottom might make it seem too off balance, maybe 1/2 inch to top and bottom of the same background color fabric so that the heart is still in center? Or maybe not in same background fabric but a single heart/valentines print?

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    Very new to this site and relatively new to quilting.

    I have been looking at the various swaps and this one seems to be doable as far as the time frame goes. But of course I have a question.

    Can I use Valentine colours (White, Red, Pink) and Valentine prints, but make simple blocks? 9 patch for example, I know I do not yet have the skill set to do paper piecing or anything really fancy.

    Being that I am new to quilting I do not yet have a stash, so will be buying the fabrics for this swap. I want to know I can participate with simple squares before buying.

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    Tothill, come join us. Every quilt looks great with a simple block, pieced blocks, ect. And, we all start somewhere in quilting. Everytime I join a swap, I push myself into a new direction just a little more. And, I also get so much inspiration from the blocks I receive. They, at times inspire me to try a new skill. So come have fun with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Very new to this site and relatively new to quilting.

    I have been looking at the various swaps and this one seems to be doable as far as the time frame goes. But of course I have a question.

    Can I use Valentine colours (White, Red, Pink) and Valentine prints, but make simple blocks? 9 patch for example, I know I do not yet have the skill set to do paper piecing or anything really fancy.

    Being that I am new to quilting I do not yet have a stash, so will be buying the fabrics for this swap. I want to know I can participate with simple squares before buying.
    You can find some great Valentine fabrics and make some blocks from them. You do not have to do paper piecing. Swaps are a great time to try something new though and perhaps learn how to do something you didn't think you could do!! Maybe instead of picking a simple block you already know how to do, search around online for a block that pushes your skills one step further. You don't have to do this, but a lot of the skills I have to day were learned by pushing myself for swaps!! Let me know if you are interested in joining officially so I can add you to the list.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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