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  • FUNKY Cat Block Swap Sign up Deadline April 30, Mail date May 15, 2011

    Old 03-13-2011, 06:08 AM
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    This is a swap for funky cats. By funky, we mean that it can be a silly pattern, a regular pattern made up in unexpected colors, a great cat fabric fussy cut......anything that is fun will work for this swap. We want to end up with some really fun and whimsical quilts! The intent is to have a great time!

    The swap is open to all experience levels.

    Blocks can be any size that is divisible by 3" (plus seam allowances). They can be square, or rectangular. They may be pieced, appliquéd, painted, embellished…anything goes! Please keep in mind that all appliquéd blocks MUST have the pieces sewn down in some manner and that “plain” fabric blocks (just cut up squares), while appreciated to share with other swappers, WILL NOT count as “swap” blocks.

    Blocks will be swapped in sets of 6. 1 set = 6 blocks. You may make as many sets as you would like to receive back.

    **Please note that we will be swapping out all 6 blocks, and you will not be getting one of your own back. If you'd like one of your blocks you will need to make an extra.

    Blocks should be mailed to me in a ziploc baggie inside an envelope, with your name and board name on each individual block. You need to include a Flat Rate envelope with postage on it for me to send your return blocks. The return blocks probably will be be different sizes than ones you sent in and postage is difficult to figure out, therefore, the Flat Rate envelopes work very well.

    Sign-up deadline is April 30, 2011. Please only sign up when your blocks are done and ready to mail. Mail blocks to me no later than May 15, 2011. Blocks will then be swapped and mailed out by May 30, 2011. International swappers are welcome, please keep in mind the difference in mailing times.

    All of the general rules for swaps also apply here. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm.

    Here is the link for the Group Activity:


    Come on everybody........join in the fun!!

    Here are some examples of the fun we will be having….


    Here are some cat pattern links:


    And here are some examples to get you started!

    Funky cat block 1

    Funky cat block 2

    Funky cat block 3
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    Old 03-13-2011, 06:20 AM
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    Well I'm in! Hmm, I guess I can't be, since I haven't made my blocks yet. Oh well!!
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    Old 03-13-2011, 06:25 AM
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    I want in.
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    Old 03-13-2011, 06:31 AM
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    Hi Sandpat,
    I love this swap. Since the chicken swap is winding down, I'll have something new to work on!
    Thank you for hosting.
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    Old 03-13-2011, 06:43 AM
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    How exciting.........a funky cat swap..............MEOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW....only a month of sewing that's a lot of pressure........better get my chicken blocks finished........
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    Old 03-13-2011, 11:18 AM
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    wonderful - I was waiting for it!!!! I will share
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    Old 03-13-2011, 11:48 AM
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    YAAAAA....cats...I love cats as you can tell with my profile photo...MY BIG....and I have some great appliques that I made up for previous quilts I did and some great embroideries...I'm IN...I'm IN...cant wait to start.
    The Funky Chic was so much fun and mine flew the coup last wk...
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    Old 03-13-2011, 12:40 PM
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    You know I love your Funky cats Patti. I am going to watch this one, got too much on at the moment. Good luck
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    Old 03-13-2011, 03:55 PM
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    Yippeee!!!! And here we go!!

    Since I hosted my last swap,many of the hosts have included that phrase about not signing up "officially" until you have your blocks done. I guess that takes away the pressure of committing to something and then not being able to get the blocks done....buuuuutttt...I'll be happy with anyone who sends in blocks to swap..really anytime they want to commit to it :wink:

    I worked today on the computer on that "I heart my cat" design. The stitches weren't working right...and low and behold I found that my software will actually let me change the stitch type and length. Now...if I only know how to make it work!! LOL...I'm figuring it out, I think. If not...it will require a private lesson at my LQS where I bought the software.
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    Old 03-13-2011, 04:07 PM
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    I'm going to put the ones of you who said you wanted in on the list even though you won't have blocks done yet..I'm confident that you will..LOL
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