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    December -Rhonda's Quilt Block Swap! - Sign up til Dec 15th

    Welcome to my Quilt Block Swap!!

    Sign up by Dec 15

    Mail out by Jan 15
    Partners assigned - Dec 15

    All skill levels are welcome! Beginners can do these designs!

    This swap is to show you how to make my Shortcut Blocks into Quilt Blocks!!
    Choose a quilt block design from my links and then make that quilt block.
    You will get a partner and you and your partner will exchange quilt blocks.

    You need a 2 1/2" template.
    If you don't have one let me know and I will send you one for free.


    Use 100% cotton --prewashed or not is up to you.
    Don't use borders to make it 12 1/2".
    Pm me when you receive or mail out.

    Please make sure to read the general rules that apply to all swaps here at the Quilting Board:
    RULES FOR SWAPS AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES - Updated 8 December 2010


    Directions for "Blocks"
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tags/bl...by+rhonda.html

    After you learn to make the "Blocks" you need then you choose a Quilt Block
    Then use the layout picture that is shown with the Quilt Block to see how to make your quilt block.

    Star Point and Wings blocks- use these in place of the original directions
    Rhonda's Wing Blocks Paper Template Tutorial
    Rhonda's Updated Wings Block Paper Templates.
    Rhonda's Paper Templates for Making the Star Point Block

    Quilt Blocks you can choose from:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums17759.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums17760.html
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums17761.html


    If you have one of my ebooks you can use any design in those ebooks.

    Come join the fun and get to know new friends and enjoy exchanging beautiful quilt blocks.

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    Our sign up list begins!

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    2. josykatz
    3. sgardner

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    Once you two ladies have received my blocks from November, you will have to tell me if you'd like those same colors and want a different block with some of those same fabrics used, or like different fabrics. (It's totally OK if you like each other's blocks and want one of the other color scheme- I can make them again with ease.)
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    Add me in!
    May your blessings be many, your troubles few and your fabric stash endless!

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    Okay TRF

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    2. josykatz
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    3 more days if anyone wants to jump in!!

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    Just found the link. Sorry! Have we already swapped names or are we sticking with last months? I okay with doing either.

    Shelley, if you have me, you can do complimentary colors. If you are my partner, I don't have the same fabric, but I will find comp colors.

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    Here's the pictures of the blocks I am mailing out today. Sorry they are late- the entire family had the flu and it kicked our butts.
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    Shelley,

    Those are georgous!! Doesn't ,matter which on you send me. Either will go with what you sent last month. I will be postal in the morning. Still trying to get a hold to the new schedule. I have to work late either on Tues or Thurs and everyother Sat. Then during the week that I work on Sat, I have a 1/2 day. Today is my 1/2. Had to go to the grocery and work on the taxes before I get to play in the sewing corner. Headed over there right now!

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    Well, due to our ice storm, I didn't get to the post office as planned, but they were mailed today along with Twin River Farm's block. I'll post of pic of that tomorrow.
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    swaps

    Wow , the blocks are beautiful. Love them.

    btw Are we going to do another swap in February? If so I'd love to sign up again.

    thanks,

    Josie
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    We can ask Rhonda about doing another- hopefully she's not too busy to set it up for us.

    Here's the 3rd block I sent to TwinRiverFarm.

    Good thing I got to the post office yesterday- today Mother Nature is trying to bury us!
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    I would be game for another month! Love creating these!! Didn't make it to the PO today. Had to work 9a-8p. Took my lunch today so I didn't leave the office. I should be able to go tomorrow.

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    LOL every time I think I am going to retire this swap someone twists my arm to keep it going! LOL
    I guess if we have at least 4 people interested I can host it again. No problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    LOL every time I think I am going to retire this swap someone twists my arm to keep it going! LOL
    I guess if we have at least 4 people interested I can host it again. No problem!

    <> Thank you Rhonda! I guess if each one of us recruits one other person, we could make the swap worthwhile for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgardner View Post
    <> Thank you Rhonda! I guess if each one of us recruits one other person, we could make the swap worthwhile for you.
    I don't mind hosting the swap. I just think if there is only 2 people interested then they can just swap with each other. If there are at least 4 then there is at least 2 pairs to swap with.

    If we are going to continue with this swap I would love to see more people join in of course. I started it to promote my methods and get more people to try my shortcuts and designs.

    I only tried to end it about 3 times now because I didn't think we had enough players and each time people wanted to continue. so as long as there is any interest I am fine with continuing it.



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    all of your blocks turned out fantastic!! I love seeing my designs come to life! I'm impressed that you are using the Wing blocks! They intimidate most people and they don't try them. I love the curved look they achieve and I love all the possibilities they allow.

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    Got my block today! Beautiful work Shelley!!

    I wanted to get to the PO today but we were affected by the tornadoes that came through Tennessee last night. Our power was out most of the day. The houses that in the subdivision that are across the hwy from us several were hit and the road was blocked. The wind is still up and it has rained off and on all day. Hopefully I will be able to get out tomorrow.

    Thanks for continuing into Feb. See you girls over there!!

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    Tracey- when you get to send it, it's OK. I am flexible as long as I know it's coming. Stay safe in that rough weather!
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    This morning my husband comes in and says, "are you ordering stuff again?". He's so funny. I got so excited and came running saying No, it has to be my block from Shelley. I couldn't wait to open the envelope. Shelley your blocks always are so beautiful and I hope that soon I can make mine as nice as yours always are. This block is Gorgeous with a Capital "G". The photo looked great but didn't do it justice as it looks even better up close. I told hubby that this is one of the more experienced type of block. Being new to quilting I think I've been playing it a bit safe. I bought Rhonda's book on this block and it is really good so I'm going to take a leap of faith and try one this month. Seeing Shelley's just brought home how great this technique is.

    Rhonda, Thank you so much for doing the swaps and the great tutorial's you post. It's definitely worth getting your more in depth books.

    Josie

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    I love the Batiks, but one thing is certain- they NEVER photograph well. The sun has to be exactly correct on my kitchen floor to get the color close to accurate, but even then, the photo never picks up the vibrancy of the block. They always look better in person.

    Josie, I need to let you know that I keep looking at my daughter's quilt- my first quilt- to keep me humble when my head starts to get too big. It was only squares, but is far from perfect. I wobbled all over the place on my seams. I finally learned to use those cheater foam buffers that I glued to my machine to keep a consistent seam until I learned how to keep a consistent seam without it. And, that was before I knew about starch and ironing things to keep them flat. So, just keep sewing, and you will get there. You learn something new with each project, even if it's only how to get more consistent seams or matching points better or how to keep rechecking your pattern so you don't put things in the wrong place, or how to get faster with your seam ripper. LOL
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    Oh ladies I am glad you can 't see any of my first projects! They were so bad!!! I didn't think it was necessary to be accurate at all. I just did whatever and it showed! but 30 yrs later I am glad to say my skills are much improved from those early days. I am self taught and my teacher didn't know very much! LOL

    It's more about having fun and enjoying the journey. Love what you're doing or go do something else.

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    I also have to say I am honored that you all like my methods and designs so much you want to keep this swap alive. Thanks to all who join in.

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    another thing-- anyone who is doing the star point blocks and wing blocks if you haven't tried them you can use the paper templates in place of the 30 degree template part.

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