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Thread: Closed -Winter 1.5" Squares Swap-Neutrals & Lights--Swaps Have Been Mailed

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    Cool Closed -Winter 1.5" Squares Swap-Neutrals & Lights--Swaps Have Been Mailed

    This swap will be a bit different. We will be swapping 1.5" squares (postage stamps) of Neutrals & lights ONLY.
    Neutrals may include: whites, creams, beiges, grays, tans, etc.
    Lights may include: whites, creams, beiges, light colors, and anything with a light background, etc.

    We will swap sets of 50 different squares. You may swap as many sets as you'd like--up to 20 sets.

    Please use 100% cottons only! If in doubt of fiber content, please leave it out! And NO flannels.
    You can use fabrics from yardage, fat quarters, scraps, and such. All sets do not need to be identical. Great time to use your scraps ladies! (and gents)

    Please be sure to trim off the selvages before cutting your squares. Also try to be accurate in your cutting of the squares, so they DO measure 1.5".

    Please double check that you have 50 squares per set!! We don't want to short change anyone.

    It seems to work best if you put your sets of squares in small ziploc baggies. Be sure to label each baggie with your board name, etc.

    Sign up closes March 15, 2012. Please send me a PM if you want to join, and tell me the number of sets you'd like to swap.
    Sets are due to me no later than March 31, 2012. If you'd like to send early, just send a PM to me.
    I will swap sets, and mail by April 10, 2012.

    Please include a SASE with adequate postage on it for me to send you the same number of sets you sent in. Double check the postage, as I wouldn't want your squares to be held up. I can't be responsible for extra postage fees.

    Please mail your sets in time for me to have them by March 31, 2012.

    Any questions or concerns? Feel free to send me a PM!
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 12-19-2011 at 09:17 AM.
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    I'm in on this one too! Will make myself a note to start on the packets.

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    I'm in for this one too. If I understand what a "neutral" is, it is any color not found on a color wheel, including black. Please correct me if I'm misstating. (March seems so far away! )
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    Evie- glad you want to join in!

    I know this swap may be a bit odd for some folks. I know that the "Neutrals" needs to be loosely interpreted. Some of us may have a hard time finding so many whites and creams, etc.
    Perhaps I will put the question out to folks: do we want to include blacks in this swap or not-??
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    Sending you a PM - need to add to my collection. Thanks for hosting!
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    Here's a couple of definitions I found for neutrals, but let us know what our parameters are.

    "By Lauren Flanagan, About.com Guide
    "Question: What is a neutral color?
    "Answer: Neutral usually means without color. Neutral colors such as beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and white appear to be without color, and yet in many applications these hues often have undertones of color.
    "Be aware of these underlying tones as you match colors or choose paint. For example, beige might have an undertone of pink or tan or gold. White might be slightly ivory, yellow, bluish, or peachy."

    "Neutral
    "A color not associated with a hue. Neutral colors include blacks, whites, grays and browns. A hue can be neutralized by adding some of its complement to it."

    And, Mariposa, thanks for doing this. I was wondering if we were going to have a winter swap and here you are!
    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    It sounds like fun but I am wondering what to make with something that small. Ideas anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    Evie- glad you want to join in!

    I know this swap may be a bit odd for some folks. I know that the "Neutrals" needs to be loosely interpreted. Some of us may have a hard time finding so many whites and creams, etc.
    Perhaps I will put the question out to folks: do we want to include blacks in this swap or not-??
    I would like to join in, too

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    As a reminder, for this swap, we will be swapping light to medium neutrals (whites, creams, beiges, grays, tans) and lights. Lots of options for lights.
    Please refer to original post.

    *We will not be doing blacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann L View Post
    It sounds like fun but I am wondering what to make with something that small. Ideas anyone?
    ann most of us are working on or collecting squares for a postage stamp quilt. you can google to see what one looks like if you do not already know. plus the below link is to a quilt made with 5/8" squares. double wow!!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...t172737-3.html

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    I'm assuming neutrals include light fabrics that read solid along with solids. Really need these for my coliection.

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    Wrote down my swapping info so I can start pulling fabrics.
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    Mariposa, I am assuming that "anything with a light background" means I can have little blue flowers or brown dots on white and they will count. Correct me if I'm wrong! Looking forward to this swap.
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    All of the squares can have designs on them, as long as you can see a fair amount of a light background, or a neutral.
    Solids are good too.
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    How's everyone coming along on their squares-?
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    I've got about half my stamps cut out and may devote today to doing more. Mariposa, how many participants do we have signed up?
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    We have 12 signed up so far, with more "waiting". Guess I should get to cutting!
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    When you say 50 different squares, can they all be the same color or do they need to be different? Still trying to decide if I am going to do this.

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    hs- the squares need to be 50 different fabrics, but can be same color~~
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    Mariposa, I signed up for 20 sets. What happens if we don't get 20 participants? How would that work?
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    Evie~ I think we will just wait for now. Way too early. Usually more than 20 play.
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    We have more signing up! Wahoo!
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    I am signing up and hope to get ideas from you ladies as to what you are all making with these squares! T ake care, Julie
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    I need to get started on my cutting and get busy with this! i need to ck my stash to make sure I have enough different fabrics. It would be just terrible if I had to go out and buy some more fabric!

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    booklady--oh darn to have to visit a fabric shop!
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