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Thread: 2.5 Candy Birthday Swap - Closed/Full

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    wow....almost half full

    I have info from:Kathy P, Darcene, Sheri R, Mary Ellen, sue S, Sue D, Karen L, Felicia, Lisa E., Linda, Janet E, Barb K (me) Vena, and Bonnie
    If you don't see your name their please let me know.
    thanks ladies so much fun...this is my first swap to run!

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    Dumb question - whats a candy square? I never did a swap and would like to but now scared!

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    Hello JNCT14
    Candy squares are the groups term for squares that are 2.5". We will be sending 50(different) to each person on their birthday. We are going to have a total of 30 people play and it is a one year commitment.
    There are tons of patterms out there to use your little 2.5" squares and I would be glad to send you off in the right direction.
    I hope you join us, if you decide to please PM me your name, address and birthday.
    Barb

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    Be careful JNCT14---highly addictive!! But lots of fun.

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    Are you limiting the fabric to only 100% cotton fabric?? Would flannel or homespun be acceptable?? Just wondering what you criteria is about the fabric. Thanks

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    FOr this swap we are only going to swap 100% cotton fabric...NO Homespun or flannel.
    Send only fabric that you would be proud to put in your own quilt.

    Nis...I hope you join us.....
    Barb

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    Well we have 19 so far joining us.....looking for 11 more.
    Barb

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    Well I'm looking forward to a fun year of celebrating birthdays!!!
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    This sounds fun. I want to join. PM you right now.

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    Welcome to Alice and Nancy........9 spots left!

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    Just a question for the group? Is this your first time in a swap and have you ever made anything with 2.5" squares???

    I have swapped with a group (not on this board) for 2.5 squares we did the swap 4 times in one year and that is where I got addicted.
    Then Felicia invited me to join this board and the swap that Sheri is hostessing. I have since joined both of Sheri's swaps.
    Projects made from 2.5" squares:
    I have made 4 quilts that are sofa cover size...because I have a dog that thinks she in charge in my house. 2 were gifts to the family I nanny and 1 is on my sofa and the other is in my car. The gifts covers where purple and blues and they turned out really nice . Their sofa is royal blue. The car seat cover is an eye spy with all the kid friendly squares that I have received.
    I have also made 3 lap size quilts. One that was every other piece white with the other piece bright that was a gift for my daughter in laws mom. The second is one that is called 5 at 5 very cool looks kind of like a film strip. I can give anyone the link for the directions for that one. That was a gift for my friend. and the third one is for my mother in law and it is all greens, reds (not Christmas) beige and pinks. I found a piece of fabric that I fell in love with and used it as a 5" boarder and pulled colors from my 2.5" stash to fill in the center.
    If I ever figure out how to post photos I will do so.

    Ok who is next.......................

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    I am currently in Sheri's 2 1/2 inch swap, I have also done 6 1/2, 5. and layer cake swaps. I have not made anything using the 2 1/2 inch squares. Actually I just collect cut squares!

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    Barbara I have got see those pics of yours!

    This is how I attach photos to my posts (see pics below):

    When you get to the "Manage Attachments" screen, click on "Browse" to find your file. Your file name will appear in the text box to the left of the "Browse" button. Then clisk "Upload". Your file name will appear in a list below.

    When you are finished, click on "Close this Window". You should then be able to submit your post...with pics!!
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    Ok my turn. SheriR introduced me to swapping last year. So I swapped until I dropped...for the entire year! I haven't made a single thing with my swap blocks or my 2.5" squares! I am an avid collector as if there's a shortage or something.
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    this is the quilt I made for my sons mother in law. She was really happy. Said no one has ever made her something so nice.

    Barb
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    This one is called 5 at 5. I gave this one to my friend Lisa....

    There is a pattern on line that I found and I put it on my pinterest site. It was really easy to make.
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    As you can tell by the last photo it was not quite finished. I took the 2.5" squares and used them to bind it. That was a nice touch.
    Barb

    I thinkk I need to upload so more photo's. I will post more pictures when I do.
    Thanks Felicia...for teaching me how to upload photo's.

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    Barbara- your squares quilts are lovely!! Thanks for the inspiration!
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    @Barb: oooh pretty! I am definitely an enabler!!
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    Barb, your quilt is beautiful. I'll admit to not making anything with my squares, yet. I'm collecting shades of pink and yellow for one project and shades of green for another project. I'm also pulling out things that could be used in the borders of I-spy quilts. Anything that doesn't fit those categories I'm thinking of putting into a pattern I've seen on the Missouri Star Quilt Co. site. I have 23 bags ready for swapping right now.

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    I'm in! Will start cutting NOW so they are all ready to go.

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    Barbara, I think we NEEDED you to push us from collectors to SEWERS... Your quilts are soo so pretty! Yipee Fraew for showing you how to post pictures. She's so tech smart! She taught and retaught me to post pictures to pinterest from my silly phone. I do have a plan in my head for my 2.5" babies. And a friend here(Cough...Fraew) challenged me to make a quilt with her doing leaders/enders and 1.5" stamps, I think it's called CrabApples...

    I love what marybrace said, "I actually just collect squares." But maybe during this Birthday Swapping year we can get some sewing done... maybe?

    AND... MISS Barbara..... I got a little gift today in the mail... We had a fun giggle when I signed up for the swap. My birthday is Feb 3. I was thinking I would have a great year to look forward to my next birthday and the fun 2.5" candy squares I would get AND THEN here Barb goes and sends me a Candy surprise. Thank you sweet lady!! It made me smile.
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    thanks for all the nice comments.
    When you ladies do start sewing you will be surprised how fast a quilt goes together since everything is already cut.

    When I cut out my 2.5" squares I also cut out 5" and 2.5x5" pieces of the same fabric. Plan on making a disappearing 9 patch with the 5" pieces and a coin stack with the 5"x 2.5 pieces.

    Sheri glad that you received your little squares from me. Glad it made you smile.
    Barb

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    Welcome Becky to the swap.....we are up to 23 members in our club!

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    Very pretty quilts, so happy I joined, now to start cutting squares.
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