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Thread: NEW SWAP! Disappearing Four Patch quilt blocks!

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    NEW SWAP! Disappearing Four Patch quilt blocks!

    Welcome all to our MONTHLY DISAPPEARING FOUR PATCH swap. I hope everyone has fun and enjoys themselves so everyone will be happy with their blocks.

    Here’s how it works: we will all be making 8 ˝” unfinished D4P quilt blocks in a different theme each month. One set equals 6 D4P blocks. You may make as many as 6 sets of 6 blocks each which would be thirty-six (36) D4P blocks. Wow! That’s a lot of quilt blocks. Imagine how cool that quilt will be??? I know! Right??? If you are making one set, you may either make all the blocks using the same theme fabric or you may make each block using a different theme fabric. If you are making more than one set (up to 6 sets), please use a different theme fabric in each set.

    In case you’ve never made a D4P quilt block, here are the instructions:

    http://sewwonderful.blogspot.com/201...o-9-patch.html

    The theme for DECEMBER is black/white and white/black prints and bright colors that 'read' as a solid. Please use any combination of red, yellow, blue, orange, green or purple along with the b/w and w/b prints to make your four patch blocks. Please see the picture.

    Please use 100% cotton, quilt quality fabric to make your quilt blocks. Please PM me by the 20th of each month to sign up. Please provide:

    · QB screen name
    · Real name
    · Number of sets you are making/sending
    · Email address
    · Phone number

    After I have received all of your information I will add you to the list of swappers and PM you a message with mailing information. BE SURE to include the USPS package, filled out with your mailing information, in your package to me. Set(s) of D4P quilt blocks will be due by the 20th of the next month.

    Mailing: please put blocks in a large ziploc baggie along with your name and address on/in the bag. This will help protect your blocks in case your package is damaged. Please purchase a USPS Priority Mail® Padded Flat Rate Envelope (9 ˝” x 12 ˝”) for $5.95 and fill out your name/address etc. This will be your return envelope so be sure to put this in your package as well!

    Basic swap rules may be found here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm



    REVISED 11/20/13 jer
    Jane

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    December swap theme:

    Name:  D4P quilt by Barnbum QB.jpg
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    This fabulous D4P quilt was made by Barnbum, one of our QB members.
    Jane

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    I am in.....will let you know how many sets I can do shortly.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    I want in on this months swap. I will get back to you on how many sets.

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    Oooh! Pretty!!! Want to do this one for sure. Will let you know number of sets a bit later (like after I get the 30s ones done).

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    Wow I love that one and Beverly's deal of the day today is going to be black & white!
    Join the JUNE Pincushion & Needlecase swap:http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...t-t247379.html

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    Sew glad to see all the excitement! Thanks ladies. I'll start and post an interest list. Isn't it funny that what appeals to one quilter doesn't necessarily appeal to another. We all have such different taste when it comes to fabrics and colors, right? One never knows what will get lots of interest and what might be a flop.

    What wonderful diverse group we are!

    So far, we have:

    creatfourpaws
    nurse bonnie
    mom-6
    lauriejo
    groovy pieces
    jaba

    Thanks again - - - -

    Jane
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    D4P question: Are there restrictions on the size of the cuts in the 4P to make the D4P?

    This sounds like a fun activity and will make a beautiful quilt.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    D4P question: Are there restrictions on the size of the cuts in the 4P to make the D4P?

    This sounds like a fun activity and will make a beautiful quilt.
    Yes. We are making 8 1/2" unfinished quilt blocks starting with 5 inch squares in the chosen theme/color each month. I decided to do it this way so our quilt blocks will all 'play well' together.

    I have plans in future swaps to 'tweak' things a bit. For now, we're making the 8 1/2" unfinished block.

    Hope you decide to jump in. We'd love to have you!
    Jane

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    Oh! Meant to say, please be sure to check the link if you have any questions.

    Jane
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    Thanks jclinganrey .... when I re-read the blog, I saw that the cuts were 1" from the middle seam .... makes sense to me now. Duh! light bulb came on! This sounds like a fun swap and I want to play!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Updated on signed up swappers:

    creatfourpaws

    nurse bonnie
    mom-6
    lauriejo
    groovy pieces
    jaba
    MaryMo


    Thanks!
    Jane

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    Can I make a suggestion.......how about adding the month in the title for which month the swap is for. Since it is middle to middle......could include Dec/Jan.

    Just a suggestion....would make it easier to find the one we are following.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    Can I make a suggestion.......how about adding the month in the title for which month the swap is for. Since it is middle to middle......could include Dec/Jan.

    Just a suggestion....would make it easier to find the one we are following.
    Brilliant idea and just what I was thinking too. Learning curve here - - -

    Jane
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    Still looking at at the directions and thinking. The tutorial in the instructions shows using only 2 fabrics for the 4-patch but in the sample quilt all four squares for the 4-patch are different fabrics. Will it matter to other swappers which example is used?
    or am I putting too much thought into these blocks?
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    MaryMo -

    The link is for instruction purposes only as there may be someone who has never made a D4P. Each month we will have a different theme so while the basic instructions will be the same, the colors, etc. will change.

    For December, there is a lot more room for 'playing'. Please use one black/white square, one white/black square and two different bright colors that 'read' as solid. They can be any combination, by the way.

    So, you are absolutely right. ". . . all four squares for the 4-patch are different fabrics." Very good observation on your part.

    Hope that helps!

    Jane
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    D4P question: Are there restrictions on the size of the cuts in the 4P to make the D4P?

    This sounds like a fun activity and will make a beautiful quilt.
    I just realized I didn't answer your question! So sorry. Yes, please make your cuts ONE INCH from each side of the center seam. Turn and repeat as per the instructions in the link.

    In future swaps, I might make some changes for a given month. We'll see. . . I also have some really fun modifications planned for future months. (I have to keep you gals curious, right??) Never a dull moment!

    Jane
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    I forgot to put BRIGHT in the original instruction page for December. Please use any combination of brights in: red/yellow/blue/orange/green/purple. I just don't want there to be any confusion!

    Jane
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    I would like to sign up also....not sure how many sets right now.
    Gerri

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    Oooohhhh Black/White/Bright - I am so going to join this one. sending PM now
    Paula
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    Colour me confused. The instructions say to sign up by the 20th, which was last Wednesday. Is this swap still open?

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    Belfrybat - I think this sign up is by Dec 20th with shipping of completed blocks by Jan 20th
    Paula
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    Sorry for the confusion. In future postings I will include the month to avoid confusion (learning curve here). The November swap is closed but the December swap - black/white/brights is open.

    Would love to have you play with us if you're interested. Hope so!

    Jane
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    Here's who we have playing so far:

    creatfourpaws
    nurse bonnie
    mom-6
    lauriejo
    groovy pieces - 4 sets
    jaba
    MaryMo 4-6 sets
    Pattia
    Dragonflynana – 4 sets
    Deenatoo - ?? # of sets

    If I missed anyone please let me know. Of course, we still have til Dec. 20th to sign up and your block sets are due by January 20th 2014.

    Jane
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    I am in for 6 sets. I will start working on them after i finish up other committments.

    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    Here's who we have playing so far:

    creatfourpaws
    nurse bonnie
    mom-6
    lauriejo
    groovy pieces - 4 sets
    jaba
    MaryMo 4-6 sets
    Pattia
    Dragonflynana – 4 sets
    Deenatoo - ?? # of sets

    If I missed anyone please let me know. Of course, we still have til Dec. 20th to sign up and your block sets are due by January 20th 2014.

    Jane
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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