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    No objections to making both groups 3 months.
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    Janice, I got an email from you, so believe we are good now. We are confirmed. That limbo place is very interesting. LOL
    I am working on deciding my fabrics this time. I have some purple shaded polka dot sitting on a shelf that could be used, or do I want to dip into some floral fabric I have? Pondering here.

    I am ok if the two month goes to a three month, either way have blocks to be made. Just gives us more time to do them in.
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    I am also ok with changing 2 month to 3.
    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

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    I'm not in the 2 but I'm good with the change also......just adding my 2 cents
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    Made it to the quilt store today,so I have pics. All finished except the binding. I will bind it in white. I am very pleased w/ it front and back. Here are some pics. (the fuzzy on the black is just from the batting. Most of the front is hexified, it is all assembled qayg. It has finsihed 83 x 93
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    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

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    Beautiful Kassandra

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    LOL, you all are funny! Here's a spin, we're down to 18 in the 3 month group so there's still room there. There's always a bit of juggling and we're only a day in. Spread the word that we've got plenty of room for anyone who wants to have a little quilty fun!
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    Kass that is fantabulous! and fast too

    Quote Originally Posted by Kassaundra View Post
    Made it to the quilt store today, so I have pics. All finished except the binding. I will bind it in white. I am very pleased w/ it front and back. Here are some pics. (the fuzzy on the black is just from the batting. Most of the front is hexified, it is all assembled qayg. It has finished 83 x 93
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    Kass, another beautiful work of art!

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    I love it Kass... very beautiful, front and back!

    I like having a 2 month group so I can finish one quilt at a time. I never quite understood why anyone would need three whole months to make these blocks, but if the group consensus is to do two 3-month groups, I won't object.
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    I would like to sign up for 3month. Info sent.
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    Kassaundra - Beautiful quilt. You are so talented!
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    Very pretty Kass!!
    People may not remember what you looked like or what you said but they will always remember how you made them feel!

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    Thanks ladies, I really like how it turned out front and back.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Kass, your quilt is awesome!
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    Hi I am new to doing Boom exchanges but am glad to try it out. I have some fabric I fell for and bought all the coordinates to make a quilt and uhmmm, well, it is still in a bin looking pretty, uncut and unused. It is time to make it a quilt! I am looking forward to sharing it with you to cut up, sew and turn it into blocks.

    I am also looking forward to seeing all the fabric selections you have and making blocks that will be in your quilts.

    If you have any stories to share about your experiences in these exchanges please share here or in PM, whichever you prefer.

    I do have a few questions. What happens to the leftover fabric from the F8? How do you know what background fabric color to use so the finished quilt isn’t a mix of white and creams? (of course, unless that is what the recipient wants How many people chose to add a coordinate fabric? If so, what is a suggested size?

    Anyway, looking forward to seeing all the fabric and blocks in progress.

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    Hi Shannon! Glad you are going to give this a try!

    The leftover fabric is usually kept by the block maker. Each person includes a small note with their F8, stating what colors they want you to use. Sometimes they will provide a paint chip or small scrap so you can match colors. As it happens, I’m sending coordinates to be used with my fabric. How much you want to send is up to you. Hope that answers some of your questions.
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    Welcome to the boom darcyshannon, and what Sewbiz said.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Good morning, Boomers! Itís another rainy day in beautiful Georgia, the second of what looks to be about 10 days of rain. Well, Iíll try to think of it as piecing weather.

    Weíve 19 in the 3 month group and 9 in the 2 month group as of this morning. We are well on our way.

    Please remember as you prep your fabrics to please pre-wash, remove selvage, press and then cut into pieces 11x18 inches. Please make sure the entire selvage is removed, not just the undyed part. A lot of the time the selvage edge extends further out than you think at first glance. When you package your fabrics up, please put them in individual small zipper baggies, the kind without the hard zipper. Your board names should be easily visible on each Baggie and if you have color requests, make sure to include those with every piece. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, and you all know Iíll use all one thousand given the chance, does anyone have a properly prepped Baggie ready? If so, please take a pic and post it here for our newbies to see. If not, I can go make one up. Thanks!

    Darcyshannon, welcome! As SBG said, itís customary for the block maker to keep the remnants. If, howvever, you are very short of fabric you may request it back. Many Boomers use most of the f8 in a block so there may not be much to return. When you make your requests, you may request neutral background or white or cream or whatever. Itís never a good idea to be too strict with your requests as it takes a lot of the makerís possible creativity out of the process. There will be a wide range of block styles and fabrics. Thatís the nature of this swap. As for the size of your coordinating colors, thatís up to you. If you only want a touch of it, maybe a 6x6 inch piece is enough. If you want a lot, consider half a fat 8th or even more. Itís up to you. Hope that helps.
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    Welcome Darcyshannon

    Sewbiz covered it well my advice is do not panic when the fabric arrives. My first boom the second my package arrived and I had those F8's in my hand, I was a mess and all of the unique idea's I had for each persons fabric flew right out of my head. Nothing seemed right hahahaha

    There are no rules on the type of block other than 12.5" square do you like to do appliquť? machine or hand go for it. Do you love very tradition patterns or more modern blocks make the one that appeals most to you. Sometimes you will learn that a few of our swappers LOVE star blocks any kind of star block if you want to make then go for it. If you see something in in the fabric make that instead. Part of joining this swap is taking advantage of someone else's creativity. All of those unique, fun, different, and creative blocks makes for an awesome quilt. It's amazing how well they will play with each other.

    My last note is don't rush through them to be first one done A few of our boomers are quite experienced at this and incredibly organized they get well made beautiful blocks done in what feels like seconds. Don't let that pressure you to go faster. You have till the posted dates that will not change if you need every one of those dates take them you are not holding anything up. Don't wait till the last minute to start either it can be difficult to do your best when faced with a deadline and having to sew at 2 AM.


    I have done different requests I have said GO FOR IT do what ever a couple of times I have selected a color or two thats in my fabric and ask that only that be used. I have sent 2 fabrics an F8 of my focus and of my second and asked that only black or white also be used. That one I made the mistake of sending to large of a piece and a few blocks had way more than I wanted used. I suggest if you only want a small amount of it used send a 12x12 or smaller piece of the coordinating along with the F8. Yes I am using every one of those beautiful blocks it just changed my vision of the quilt and I had to change my setting idea. Personally I love knowing who the quilt is for it helps me choose a blocks. Is it for you your soon to be teenaged son or daughter? your workmate, or elderly neighbor? Are you making for a donation or will you decide later who gets it?

    This round I am sending a variety of indigo's and asking for only white or wow be used with them. my note also tells who is going to receive the 2 quilts I am making from the blocks and that they will be on point so if they want to do an appliquť or a very direction block it will be sitting correc tly when I am done.

    Take a big breath decide on a block and dive in. It will get easier with each block and each boom. Last note is go to the dedicated boom thread read and be part of the group. We love seeing progress and hearing about everything going on in each others lives.

    Welcome to the booms
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    Hi, Darcyshannon! Welcome to the Booms. Just happened to have my fabric right here, ready to go after final count is given.
    If this is a repeat, forgive me, but the one thing we can not specify is what block pattern to use. That is entirely up to the block maker. Your choice totally. E.G.- I'm asking for a COC background and matching yellow TOTs, no other prints. There are several different yellow tones in my fabric, so anything matching one or any of them will work. You could use one fabric or more- up to you.
    Just don't panic like I did my first Boom. Just take out a couple of packets at the time to work on and have fun with them. Oh, and we do l-o-v-e pictures!
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    What Billi and Libster said. Thank you ladies.
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    I really want to try this block exchange. I went and looked at your previous Boom and I am a little intimidated by some of the talent here wowser!! My blocks will not be as intricate as some but I am sure some more simple blocks will be welcome in a quilt I hope.
    So, sign me up please. This should be fun!

    Any suggestions on on what kind of fabric not to use?
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    Well Iím not in this boom but Iíll add my two cents. If you are sending a second and maybe third fabric itís nice to have one piece thatís 13 x 13. This is true especially if you want boomers to only use the fabrics you send ( unusual but makes the blocks very coordinated) . This always helps me as I like to do applique.

    I cant think of any fabric that you canít send as long as itís 100% cotton. I used Day of the Dead dancing skeleton fabric for my first quilt. The results were fantastic. Be specific in what youre looking for to match your fabrics but itís nice to have lots of options. Examples match the yellows reds or oranges in the fabric. Tone on tone or solids. Only prints that read as solids. White and black. Of course you can say anything goes.

    The boomers are very helpful to beginners. They helped me increase my skills a lot. Answered a lot of questions. There are some master quilters in this group. They were very receptive to the odd blocks I made, as Iím not very traditional. I find getting to design 19 blocks really expanded my creativity.

    When making the blocks these are the three most important things:
    1. The square is 12 1/2Ē. Put your finished block on top of the 12 1/2 square ruler is what Janice suggests. It is worth it to buy this ruler if you are doing the boom. Go to Joannís with a 50% off coupon.

    2. The seams are 1/4 ď. Seams that are too small wonít hold up in the quilt.

    3. You use a regular stitch NOT a basting stitch.

    I will be living vicariously through the group. Iíll be finishing up my boom UFOs while you boomers are working your magic.

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    Texastam, so glad to have you join us! Read the entire first post in the thread, as all of your questions are covered there, plus so much more information. It also tells you how Janice wants you to sign up for the swap. We don't sign up here in the thread.

    Looking forward to building blocks with you and getting to know you, too!
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