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Thread: Closed- Summer MerryGoRound Block Swap

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    Closed- Summer MerryGoRound Block Swap

    Summer block swap open April 1, closes June 1 and blocks due by June 30. Below is the link for the swap, complete with directions for making the block. This block just says *SUMMER FUN* to me. Usual swap rules apply as posted in the Member Swaps forum. Background may be color of your choice. Blades may be in 1930's fabric, or brights, hues of the same color palate, opposites....whatever you desire. Since this block may take you out of your comfort zone (we all need to challenge our skills!), I would suggest that you make a sample block before you commit to the swap. The step by step directions are very nicely done. If you wish to join, pm me, then I will post your name in the thread as a way of tracking. When your blocks are completed, please pm me for addy, and postal instructions.http://www.quiltinaday.com/freepatte...GoRound_12.pdf
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    YES me too!!! I can't believe how excited I am for this. Deb, I just Love your block choice!!! Thanks for doing this again. PM sent.
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    how many blocks will we be making?
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    Opps....Sorry, make 12 blocks alike. UNFINISHED size should be 12.5. Thanks for catching my omission!
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    This is my practice block. I don't have enough of this fabric to make 11 more. If you just follow all the pictures it comes out right. If I can do it so can you. So sign up now and lets have some fun!
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    Me too. Wasn't able to do the churn dash one but I will be able to do this one. Can't wait to get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick View Post
    Me too. Wasn't able to do the churn dash one but I will be able to do this one. Can't wait to get started.
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    Deb, do you have any idea as to the fabric requirements for the 12 blocks? Don't want to come up short. Thanks.

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    Karen, on the link posted, it gives the amount of fabric for each block. I guess the best way would be to just multiply it by 12.....let me go to the link and see if I can get an estimate. Now, Linda says she can't open the link. Is anyone else having rouble with this?
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    DebDebDebDeb I want to make this block too please don't forget me!!!!! I'll make them like next weeekkkkk ) yippee!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    Summer block swap open April 1, closes June 1 and blocks due by June 30. Below is the link for the swap, complete with directions for making the block. This block just says *SUMMER FUN* to me. Usual swap rules apply as posted in the Member Swaps forum. Background may be color of your choice. Blades may be in 1930's fabric, or brights, hues of the same color palate, opposites....whatever you desire. Since this block may take you out of your comfort zone (we all need to challenge our skills!), I would suggest that you make a sample block before you commit to the swap. The step by step directions are very nicely done. If you wish to join, pm me, then I will post your name in the thread as a way of tracking. When your blocks are completed, please pm me for addy, and postal instructions.http://www.quiltinaday.com/freepatte...GoRound_12.pdf
    I figured out the yardage. All of these are based on 40 width of fabric. Background - 7.5 square - you will get 5 squares per row, need to cut three rows of 7.5 equals 22.5 inches: Plus 2-1/8 x 16 strips (two needed per block) - you will get two strips per row, need 24 strips, you will need to cut 12 rows of 2.5 (give yourself a little leeway) equals 30 inches. 30+22.5 = 52.5 ....1-1/2 yard should be good. For safety insurance you may want to get 1-2/3 yard for background. This blocks shows only two colors - so based on that - yellow - you will get 5 blocks per row, need three rows = 22.5 =2/3 yard needed, may want to get 1 yard for safety insurance. Blue - you will get 2 strips per row, need to cut six rows = 1 yard, but I would get 1-1/4 yard, again for safety insurance. Now, if you want to put in two colors (split the blue) 2/3 yard of two different colors, and if you wanted to split the yellow as well - 1/2 yard of two colors would be plenty.
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    Deb thanks for taking the time to give us these measurements. And I had no problem opening the site link just now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoriDeS View Post
    DebDebDebDeb I want to make this block too please don't forget me!!!!! I'll make them like next weeekkkkk ) yippee!!!!
    WOOHOO Dori!!!!! Come make mine too
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    Dori - I can see you jumping up and down while saying my name! You are such a hoot.
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    Linda, try this link....Merry go Round is the 3 pattern listed. http://www.quiltinaday.com/freepattern/
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    So far we have SheriR, SharonB, Karen Patrick, quilter 824 and DoriDes. As soon as Linda can get on the link, she may join as well!
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    Deb, did you forget me already. LOL
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    lolol it is gunna be funny if I have to go to Texas to make SheriR's for her hahahahaha!!! and I would do it toooo lolol )


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    No, Island - you are the leader!!!!
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    Thanks for posting the yardage Deb. I am still on the fence about joining. The block looks hard and I also have a small mountain of quilts I need to quilt. Maybe once I get a handle on some of those I will try and make one sample block. Not yet sure if it is anything I can handle.I will definitely keep on peeking in.
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    Thinking of joining. Are there to be 12 blocks exactly alike? I really like scrappy. Just let me know.
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    Annaquilts: Ooooo I hope you join. We'd love to have you!

    ljptexas: Hope you join too. I live NW of Fort Worth and love scrapy too. Make 12 of the same scrapy block.
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    You can make them scrappy as long as they are all the same scrappy. Perhaps one main color as the base and then scrappy for the others. Background should be the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    Thanks for posting the yardage Deb. I am still on the fence about joining. The block looks hard and I also have a small mountain of quilts I need to quilt. Maybe once I get a handle on some of those I will try and make one sample block. Not yet sure if it is anything I can handle.I will definitely keep on peeking in.
    At first, when I looked at it I also thought... HARD...but if you take it step by step, it really works out nicely. And in my opinion (not that it is worth more than a grain of salt lately) I think this way is easier than pp-ing. Don't overload yourself, quilting should be FUN, not a chore.

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