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Thread: FUNKY Chicken Block Swap - Mail Date April 1, 2010

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    This will be a swap for funky chickens. By funky, we mean that it can be a silly pattern, a regular pattern made up in unexpected colors, a great chicken fabric fussy cut....anything that is fun will work for this swap. The intent is to have a great time!

    Blocks can be any size that is divisable by 3"....they can be square...or they can be rectangular...

    A set will equal 6 blocks...you may make as many sets as you would like to recieve back...for instance, if you make 1 set (6 blocks), you will recieve 6 blocks back.....if you make 2 sets (12 blocks), you will recieve 12 blocks back.

    The swap is open to all experience levels.

    Blocks should be mailed to me in a ziplock baggie inside an envelope with your name (boardname) on each individual block. You should include a self addressed, stamped envelope for me to send your return blocks. Whatever it costs for you to mail to me is what it will cost for me to mail the blocks back.

    Sign-up deadline is 15 Mar 2010. Mail date will be 1 April, 2010.

    The activitie link is http://www.quiltingboard.com/group_a...jsp?gracnum=15

    Come on ya'll......join the fun!

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    This sounds like a blast. One point I would like to make, however, is that if someone makes a 3" by 3" block and another person makes a 12" x 12" block, the postage will be quite a bit different because of the weight. I would keep that in mind when sending an envelope.

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    Sign me up please! I love funky chickens. They always make me laugh. How fun it will be to have a whole flock! :lol: I'm not sure how many sets yet . . . .

    Thanks for setting this up Patti!

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    That is true on the postage.... Maybe send them in a $5.00 priority envelope? Then it will be covered no matter the other sizes....

    So and size in increments of 3" plus the 1/2" seam allowance.... I think this will be a fun and interesting swap :D:D:D

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    Well...duh...ya'll are right about the postage. Would you all mind sending them in the flat rate priority envelope? Using the flat rate envelope is a great idea. Thanks for looking out for me!

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    I have a few questions, if you don't mind...

    1. Your finished sized would actually be 3 1/2", 6 1/2", etc, right? For a seam allowance?

    2. Are the offers intended to be 6 similar blocks?

    3. Is there a color scheme we'll all be working from, or is it absolutely anything goes?

    I am intrigued...
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    Hope you join us Lava..

    You will recieve back blocks of probably various sizes...I plan to open the envelopes and go down the row swapping blocks...so it should be a variety..just depends on what comes in.

    There is no color scheme per se.....just funky...you will be able to tie them all together when you get them by using a consistant color sashing or another setting type block.

    And yes...your finished size will be divisable by 3".....then plus the seam allowance...so 6" would be 6 1/2" if you were doing a square.

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    Where do I mail my block? Are 12 1/2 blocks preferred?
    This does sound like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafterbarbara
    Where do I mail my block? Are 12 1/2 blocks preferred?
    This does sound like fun.
    If you decide to join us crafter....I will pm you my snail mail addy when you are ready to mail (just let me know)...and 12 1/2" blocks are certainly acceptable...but you can do them any size you would like (that is divisable by 3"). Oh...and remember, a set equals 6 blocks...you must swap at least 1 set. This should be lots of fun!

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    Alright... PM sent. I'm in for one set of 6 blocks. Do we have to tell you right away what size we're making? Hope not, as I have NO clue right now. :lol:

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    Ok, I will begin today.

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    Do I understand this correct? 6 blocks make a set? A set is needed? And those could be 6/ 3inch blocks? 6/6inch blocks , What if I take 4 r4inch blocks sew together to make a 12 inch block? need 6 of these?

    Sorry, I will get this down soon I hope.

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    I hope everyone is going to post what they plan on doing (size-wise) because I feel a little too vague on the execution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I hope everyone is going to post what they plan on doing (size-wise) because I feel a little too vague on the execution.

    In the end, you will probably have blocks of a variety of sizes. Your final layout may take some finagling to see how each piece fits together, almost like a tetris puzzle. With the freedom to do squares or rectangle blocks, you won't likely end up with the ability to lay them out in a grid type fashion like as in most of the other block swaps which use all 12" blocks. Does that make sense or did I just confuse the matter more for you?

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    Thanks Joyce. I understand that part. I would just like to have a better idea if people plan to mix it up or if they pick a specific size, or what.

    One of my projects (and I lost the photo) was a group project without rules. Everyone submitted a block and boy were they random. I was the putter-togetherer. It turned out OK but I wish I had a little heads-up.

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    Well, if it's any help, I'm going to do a matched set, whichever size I do. I won't do 1 6x6, 1 3x12, 1 9x9, etc. But I need to play with my fabric a little, and let the poultry muse speak to me! :-)

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    the poultry muse - I love it!

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    Hi, Sandi, and fellow-chicken-lovers (not livers). I've been looking forward to this swap since the last one. Thanks for heading it up, Sandi. I will PM you with my official intent.
    Let the feathers fly!

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    Its great that we are getting more folks! OK...just to clarify a bit. When you commit, you are committing to at least 1 set of blocks. 1 set does = 6 blocks. These 6 blocks must be all the same size. If you choose to do a 6 x 6 (and you will always need to add the seam allowance)...then they should ALL 6 be that size...If you choose to do another set...then you can do a different size...OK???

    Mad...I think that as people choose what they are going to be doing.....asking them to let us know what size they will be sending if a fine thing to do. Maybe I can post that on the group activity page that I show the link to on Page 1...the opening post. I'll see what I can do. For now....I'll post all the swappers on that group activity list so everyone can see who all is playing. *Edited to say that it appears that I can list people's block sizes on the "public" section on that page.*

    Still looking like fun to me! :lol:

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    Thanks for that clarification. I must have had a "chicken with its head cut off" moment (HEY how's that for funky - lol) I THOUGHT that the set of six could be a mix of sizes.

    Never mind - all is clear now. Thanks for being patient.

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    No problem....it might just be tooo confusing if all the sets of 6 were all different...talk about a chicken with its head cut off....here's a great applique block for you....

    applique anyone???
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    So...Mad...does this mean you are joining us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    So...Mad...does this mean you are joining us?
    Don't know yet. I am currently a little overwhelmed with everything I committed to and I think I need to finish something before I add more. Tempting though.....

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    This is going to be an awesome swap!!! I am looking forward to making a quilt with random sized blocks, a first for me :D:D:D

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    Me too . . . I've always wanted to try and this will be a great chance to do so. :D :D

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