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Thread: I Spy Swap with a Twist Dead to Join is July 3, 2013

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    Received mine today. Thanks. I loved them. Will the swap in September be the same? Will it be a certain theme or just sets of (20) 5" squares? I am starting on September's now. Thanks again.
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    It will be 5 inch squares and I want more kids fabrics. I don't think we need any more flowers, or lines or things like that. What do you think about that idea?Plus will do the twist again but the fabric you use in the original sets I don't want in the twist. I hope I made sense. I would like to see bugs, more food, different animals.
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    Sounds great. I will keep that in mind while I'm shopping. Thanks again.
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    Owlvamp...totally agree! Makes perfect sense. Thank you everyone! Can't wait to have enough to make a quilt. It will be fun to see pics of quilts we make with these

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    I got mine today and I was so excited to see what the other ladies had chosen. I totally agree with Owlvamp about her suggestions for next time! I have bought some REALLY CUTE kid novelty fabrics. Can we swap some licensed fabric patterns like Hello Kitty, Superman, Peanuts, etc? Those are not the designs I have bought, I am just curious. I am remodeling my sewing room this weekend and can't wait to start cutting my September swaps! I hope some of you will post pictures of your completed I Spy quilts when they are completed! THANKS SO MUCH for letting me join this group! See you in September!!!!
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    And a HUGE THANK YOU to Owlvamp for all of her hard work in doing this swap!!!!
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    Got my squares this evening as well! Some really fun squares! Looking forward to the next swap. Thanks again for putting this all together!

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    Yes Susan Sendt all those fabric are welcome. Even Mickey Mouse (hint hint) my favorite.
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    YEA!!!!!!! I got the hint. For some reason I thought those were not allowed! I am IN for the next swap!!!! Do we really have to wait till September????
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    I'll throw in my 2 cents...I'd love to see more food, people, and unique objects. My kids enjoy mr potato head, clifford, winnie the pooh, curious george as well! ;-) I've already have my sets ready to go, just need to find twist material.

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    No I can go send the moderator a request to start one. It will end in September for I and husband will be having surgery the like August 7th. I really want to make him a lap quilt for the hospital and my myself if I just can get the time. There's so much on my plate already don't know if it will even get started.
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    I got mine yesterday, and would definitely be in for another round!

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    Hi Sandra -- I received my squares yesterday...oh they are so cute! Gotta get busy....so many quilts to make! Thanks again for putting this swap together. Have you thought about the 5" batik swap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by owlvamp View Post
    It will be 5 inch squares and I want more kids fabrics. I don't think we need any more flowers, or lines or things like that. What do you think about that idea?Plus will do the twist again but the fabric you use in the original sets I don't want in the twist. I hope I made sense. I would like to see bugs, more food, different animals.
    I would be in for another square swap if it is kid's fabrics.
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    Owlvamp, I am sorry to hear about the upcoming surgeries in August. That IS a pretty good excuse not to have a swap that month, LOL! I hope and pray all goes well.
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    I reveived my package yesterday! Thanks, everybody for swapping and to Sandra for coordinating it all!

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    Sandra, I received mine yesterday. Thank you loads. You do a great swap, and I do enjoy it. Thanks again. MargieLou

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    Received my squares! Thanks owlvamp and all who swapped!

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    Stitch124 yes I have thought about the batiks 5 inch swap and yes I would be willing to host it. I just don't have any batiks yet. My little stash lacks from solids, blenders, batiks. I need to get some but need to wait for some funds. I do need to go get a couple things for a quilt so I will look at the batiks and see how I would do the swap. Any ideas of how many baggies you all would want to swap? Would we do it just like the I spy swap and 6 sets with 20 in each Baggie? Give me some ideas and can draw up the rules for it and see what I can come up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owlvamp View Post
    It will be 5 inch squares and I want more kids fabrics. I don't think we need any more flowers, or lines or things like that. What do you think about that idea?Plus will do the twist again but the fabric you use in the original sets I don't want in the twist. I hope I made sense. I would like to see bugs, more food, different animals.
    Recieved my squares today........and I just have to say something.............I received 12 blocks out of my 6 sets that I would not consider I spy squares.......charm squares yes but not I spy squares..........I would not even know what to say to a child as to what I want them to find.........Ok so I am being the bad guy here..........but I just think it needs to be said..........otherwise........I got lots of perfect squares.

    Can't wait till the next swap...........

    Sorry..........it must be the heat.........and the lack of thyroid hormones but I just thought it must be said.................normally I would let it slide......but this time I got 12 instead of 3or 4............

    Sandra........thanks for all you do............and good luck with the surgery........I know how much surgery can take out on you..................

    Just a thought here............is it possible to include in the the next swap that if the blocks sent are not considered I spy squares they will be returned to the sender and not exchanged.

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    Catpawski - I, too received quite a few non-I Spy type squares. One was completely solid brown. I wonder if someone had them packaged up for another swap and accidentally sent us the wrong ones? Too weird! Surely it was a mistake and hopefully won't happen again. Anyway, I figure I can cut them up and use them as 2 1/2" candy squares, so not all is lost.

    As for returning blocks to the original sender if they don't meet the expectations of the swap, I don't think that is out of line. Perhaps she really did send in the wrong package and would like to correct the mistake.


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    5" Batik Swap - I would love to be in a 5" batik swap. I'm currently making a quilt using the 5" tumbler template that I purchased from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Each tumbler has a 1" black strip in between which really makes vibrant colors in the batik pop! It doesn't matter to me how many in each baggie, but I would like to ask that people send real batik fabric. I was in a swap a while back on another board and received charms from one lady that were not really batik. They were just material w/ splotches on the front. Since batik material is dipped into the dye, both the front and back are fully dyed as compared to some regular material that has been printed on the front.

    Off my soapbox - looking forward to working with my I-spy charms!

    Cyndy K

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    I like catpawski's boldness and her idea of returning those to the one who thought they were "I spy material". I also received 12 blocks that were not suitable for this project. I didn't want to say anything because I am a newbie and didn't really know what to expect. I received some charms that would definitely be considered calico and/or "mystery" charms. I also received some that were obviously miscuts.... headless sharks, etc. I did receive some really wonderful charm patterns and am really excited to add these to my stash in preparation of making my first I spy quilt. I am also very eager to share some of the cute, cute, cute things I have bought for the next swap. The miscuts and calico and mystery charms are in a container marked "general charms". I am sure I can find some use for them. I hope no one's feelings are hurt. I am so excited to continue this swap until I have enough to lay out my quilt. I have been collecting fabric for more than 2 years for this quilt. I am adding something else to this project. I am scanning each charm and going to print a picture of the item, laminate the prints and put them on a ring to pin to the quilt. This quilt is for my grandchildren to play/nap with at my house and many of my grandkids are too young to read. I thought a picture book would be a nice addition. Let me know what you think, please. As I said, I have not made one of these before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catpawski View Post
    ........I would not even know what to say to a child as to what I want them to find.........
    I thought the same thing, ha.

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    Okay ladies lets calm down. I understand and thought the same thing. I did take this further but was told that I Spy quilts have solids in them to. I didn't like the idea myself but was like most and didn't want to hurt anyone's feeling. But then again I love doing this and that is why I asked for your opinions . Honestly this was my 3 rd one doing and I love it even with some negative remarks. But if we don't tell them then it will keep going on. I take the good and bad and try to make this a wonderful swap for everyone. We should always send in what we want in return. This is why I requested children's fabrics. Now I can get harder and yes return charms. But I wanted to bring it up and see what you all thought. I just didn't want to upset anyone and return there blocks but no one said anything so this is the time.
    Remember most of us put these charms in children's quilts.Please fussy cut your charms and send in the right size , amount and charms you want to receive in return.

    I love doing this and it will not stop me . So hopefully no one is upset because no one was pointed out. I already sent in for permission for the next swap. So when it is approved it will be posted. So lets make this one a fun one. I want all happy people and I'm sorry for those of you that we're disappointed. Those of you who were unhappy I am willing to replace those if you would like me to. Just PM please. Thank you
    Last edited by owlvamp; 07-18-2013 at 06:22 PM.
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