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2014 Black, White & Brights 12.5" Block Swap--Sign-ups close Sept. 5th

2014 Black, White & Brights 12.5" Block Swap--Sign-ups close Sept. 5th

Old 07-02-2014, 05:26 AM
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Cool 2014 Black, White & Brights 12.5" Block Swap--Sign-ups close Sept. 5th

Let's make some fun, graphic blocks!

This swap is for 12.5" unfinished (12" finished) blocks, done in Blacks, White & Brights.
Get out those hot pinks, lime greens, raspberry, aqua, orange, etc, fun fabrics!
For white backgrounds: do use white, or white-on-whites, or white prints. (Not cream or ecru, etc.) Please, no muslin.

Blocks to be in sets of 4. Limit of 5 sets per swapper. Total of 20 blocks. All blocks will be swapped out, so make an extra of each design if you so choose.

Each set of 4 should be a same design, but the fabrics may vary. Only 1 set of any design. This gives you opportunity to try out a few of those block patterns that you have been meaning to do!

This swap is open to all skill levels.

Be sure to use quality PRE-WASHED 100% cotton fabrics. (NO flannel, homespun, poly-blends, or see-through)

Blocks can be made using traditional piecing, paper piecing, embroidered, appliqued, or combinations thereof.
(If using applique, all pieces must be sewn down in some manner. Please do not use mono-filament thread.)

Please check to make sure your blocks are 12.5" square. Not 12 3/8", etc. Please also check for any holes or tears, or inadequate seam allowances. Tidy up the back of block as well.

Put a small label on each block, including your real name and board name.

For Mailing: please put blocks in a large ziploc baggie along with your name and address on/in the bag. This will help protect your blocks in case your package gets damaged.
Include a USPS money order or cash for $6.00 to cover return postage to you. Blocks will be sent in padded flat rate envelopes, with Delivery Confirmation. I get these envelopes free from usps.com.
If proper postage is not sent, your package will wait until adequate funds are received. Please do not send your own envelopes.

Sign ups are open until Sept. 5th, 2014. Blocks need to be TO ME by Sept. 15th, 2014. Blocks will be swapped out shortly thereafter.
If you are running late, please do send me a PM.

Please send me a PM to sign up, so I don't miss you. If you know how many sets you will be sending in, that would be nice to know too!

Basic swap rules may be found here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

Some block ideas may be found at: www.quilterscache.com or many other internet sites. Please ask if you need help.

Come on and join us in the fun!
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:28 AM
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can u show any sample blocks ?
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:51 AM
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There are many block patterns on the web. You can check out quilterscache.com and allpeoplequilt.com. There are lots of sites out there!
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Super excited to do this!!!! Count me in!!!
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jardin View Post
Super excited to do this!!!! Count me in!!!
will do!
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:18 PM
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OH YES!! I am in for this swap and 5 sets. Super excited!!
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:02 PM
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"Let's make some fun, graphic blocks!"

Mariposa, please define "graphic" blocks for me. I get the black, white and brights colorways. I apologize for being so dense, but I'm a little confused. Is graphic a certain style of block?
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By graphic, I am meaning that the block pattern needs to be easy to see--in that there is good contrast in the pieces...
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I hope you all post pictures. I'm in for 6 sets (love you Mariposa), but my brain isn't picturing black/white/bright all in one block.
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Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
I hope you all post pictures. I'm in for 6 sets (love you Mariposa), but my brain isn't picturing black/white/bright all in one block.
My bad. I'm in for five...
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