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Thread: Among the Leaves Swap- Please Mail Due by Sept 15

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    Among the Leaves Swap

    Please use 100% pre-washed cotton (required) and make sure your blocks measure 12 " unfinished. Select fabrics that will hold up to a lot of love, wear, tears, draggin', cuddlin', washing, and trips through the dryer. Fabrics that fray easily, or are fairly easy to see through are not good candidates for this swap.

    For a sample of the way your block should look, see this pattern: http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MapleLeafBlock.html


    PLEASE NOTE: This pattern uses a scant quarter inch in its directions.

    THEME/COLORS:
    The leaves will be any fall colors/theme fabrics you would like (please note that bright colors will stand out better). ((sorry for typo))

    The background will be black. (You do not have to use solid blacks but it needs to read as black from a distance)

    Make 12 blocks alike, you will receive one of yours back and 11 different blocks. This is so you receive blocks that coordinate best with yours.

    Please mark EACH ONE of your blocks with a little slip of paper pinned to each block, or a sticky label can be used, please put the label on the back as sometimes some of the 'sticky' adheres to the block itself. Or you may write in somewhere that it will not bleed through with a permanent thin pigma pen. Please include your real name AND Board name.

    Send them to me along with an ADDRESSED RETURN Flat Rate Stamped envelope ($4.95) for returning blocks. No other return method will be accepted.

    Sign-up will close on SUNDAY August 26th, PM me if you wish to join.

    Blocks due to me by THURSDAY September 15th. Please plan mailing accordingly!! Because of problems with the deadlines in other swaps, if there is going to be a problem with having them here by September 15, please pm me. You also have the option of dropping out of the swap. Any blocks received after September 15 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. There is plenty of time to sign up, and complete the blocks. It is not fair for those who do honor the deadline to be waiting and waiting and waiting.

    Please review the rules that apply to all swaps. They apply to this swap, too. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    Please note, in particular, the rules for mailing and those regarding swappers who fail to fulfill their swap obligations.

    If you want to make multiple sets, just make sure you have 12 blocks of each SET design. You will receive back as many sets as you send. The flat rate envelope will hold two sets. Any more than that, you will need another flat rate return addressed stamped envelope.

    Activity page: http://www.quiltingboard.com/group_a...sp?gracnum=179

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    This sounds wonderful!

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    Question. . . I would like to use up stash and therefore not have all 12 blocks out of a single fabric choice. Would this be acceptable or would it confuse things too much?

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    This is my first swap and I'm excited to participate!

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    sounds great just pm'd you on it :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Question. . . I would like to use up stash and therefore not have all 12 blocks out of a single fabric choice. Would this be acceptable or would it confuse things too much?
    I'm asking that they all be identical

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    Thanks for the clarification! I'll see what I can find that will do a whole set before I sign up.

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    Count me in. Am sending PM. Good to see you hosting again bookworm. Sure hope everyone doesn't use that same pattern, or do you want them all the same?

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    Theyre supposed to be the same pattern

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    Ohhh this sounds interesting - especially with 'BLACK' as a background and bright fall colors for the leaves.

    Before I sign up though I'd love to see a sample of the block using a 'black' background.

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    step away from the swap, Jen. Step away from the swap. lol. Not committing yet, but this will be a hard one to pass up.

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    This sounds like fun! I will have to see what I have in my stash before I commit!!!

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    Quiltinghere ...If you go to the link of the leaf block, on the second page mary's sample blocks that you can click on to see, are with the black backround.

    This is interesting... I might have to join this one! I love fall colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Ohhh this sounds interesting - especially with 'BLACK' as a background and bright fall colors for the leaves.

    Before I sign up though I'd love to see a sample of the block using a 'black' background.
    Some one used a black background...

    http://www.quilterscache.com/images13/rhondasMLs2.jpg

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    I'm thinking on this one, may be a stupid question but I'm new quilter, my question is, what is 1/4" scant? I know what 1/4" seam allowance is, but I don't know what is a scant? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lv2sew2011
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Ohhh this sounds interesting - especially with 'BLACK' as a background and bright fall colors for the leaves.

    Before I sign up though I'd love to see a sample of the block using a 'black' background.
    Some one used a black background...

    http://www.quilterscache.com/images13/rhondasMLs2.jpg

    Oh Man! Seeing that picture makes it even harder to say no . . . .

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    I'm in. Just sent you a PM.

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    Do you have any idea of how much of each fabric we will need to do all 12 blocks?

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    here is my attempt with a minor change

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    Here is my attempt with a minor change I did the stem in brown instead of the orange. The orange just didnt look right, so I tried this.

    The block was very easy to do. it is just 4 HST's and the block w/ the stem. It took longer to trim up that block than anything else. You have to be careful when trimming or the stem will be off center if it isn't squared correctly.....

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    Thanks lv2sew2011 and redgarnet222 for the links.

    I'll have to see how the rest of July goes to see if I can squeeze these blocks in.

    They would go perfect in my "Fall" collection. :)

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    i'm in for this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by FQ Stash Queen
    Do you have any idea of how much of each fabric we will need to do all 12 blocks?
    I was going to say I didn't have time to figure this out for you...but...then I remember I now have EQ7 :) :) :thumbup: :thumbup:

    So IF I figured it out correctly (or if the EQ7 figured it out correctly) - to make 12 - 12 1/2" UNfinished blocks

    The Background needs about 1 yard
    The leaf needs about 1 3/8 yard.
    (the leaf and stem are same fabric in my example)

    Good Luck - let us know if that yardage works for you.

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    Thank you for doing that Quiltinghere

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    Important Tip:
    I just collected 25 Maple Leaf blocks on another swap. It is critically important to leave a 1/4 " beyond the points, or you will cut some off when you are sewing up your blocks. Just be really careful.

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