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Thread: Patriotic-Red, White & Blue Block Swap-Sign up closes May 1st, 2013

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    Cool Patriotic-Red, White & Blue Block Swap-Sign up closes May 1st, 2013

    Let's celebrate freedom! What speaks patriotic to you? Red, white and blue, a flag, fourth of July, stars, and such.

    This swap is for 12.5" unfinished (12" finished) blocks, done in Reds, Whites & Blues.
    ** see below for an added "Twist")

    Blocks to be in sets of 4. Limit of 6 sets per swapper. Total of 24 blocks. All blocks will be swapped out, so make an extra of each design if you so choose.

    Each set of 4 should be a same design, but the fabrics may vary. Only 1 set of any design. This gives you opportunity to try out a few of those block patterns that you have been meaning to do!

    This swap is open to all skill levels.

    Be sure to use quality PRE-WASHED 100% cotton fabrics. (NO flannel, homespun, poly-blends, or see-through)

    Blocks can be made using traditional piecing, paper piecing, embroidered, appliqued, or combinations thereof.
    (If using applique, all pieces must be sewn down in some manner. Please do not use mono-filament thread.)

    Please check to make sure your blocks are 12.5" square. Not 12 3/8", etc. Please also check for any holes or tears, or inadequate seam allowances. Tidy up the back of block as well.

    Put a small label on each block, including your real name and board name.

    **Here's the "Twist": You may include four 4.5" (unfinished) pinwheel blocks per each set of 12.5" blocks you swap.
    So, 1 set of pinwheel blocks = 4 blocks. Limit of 6 sets of pinwheels per swapper. Each set of pinwheels must be in their own baggie, and properly labeled. These will be swapped with other pinwheel blocks received.
    This swap is not required, it is just for fun!

    For 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 gets damaged.
    Include a USPS money order or cash for $6.00 to cover return postage to you. Blocks will be sent in padded flat rate envelopes, with Delivery Confirmation. I get these envelopes free from usps.com.
    If proper postage is not sent, your package will wait until adequate funds are received. Please do not send your own envelopes.

    Sign ups are open until May 1st, 2013. Blocks need to be TO ME by May 14th, 2013. Blocks received after that date will have to be returned to you unswapped. Please understand.
    Please send me a PM to sign up, so I don't miss you. If you know how many sets you will be sending in, that would be nice to know too!

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

    Some block ideas may be found at: www.quilterscache.com or www.allpeoplequilt.com

    Come on and join us in the fun!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    4th of July is my FAVORITE!! Sending you a PM right now....

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    count me in.
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    Yippee! I'm in for 6 sets. :-)

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    This is perfect. I am making a military/patriotic quilt for my son. I want to play. Just need to figure out how many sets I will do. I will let you know.

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    We are off to a great start!
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    I have found one block pattern I want to use for the swap. Just need to find two more. Will do that tonight. Trip to my LQS tomorrow on my lunch for fabric.

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    I just signed up to join the group. Looking forward to seeing all the awesome blocks that will be made.
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    Oh, this is so exciting. Count me in for six sets!!! I am pming you now....

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    Count me in. 3 sets at this time. I do have a collection of patriotic fabrics. I also love patriotic. Hubby is retired from U S Navy. This should make a nice lap quilt . I did pm you.

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    Will watch this thread. Have to be sure can make them before I sign up.
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    It is good to see familiar friends here. I am in for 3 sets. I will be busy all spring sewing. hope to keep out of trouble while sewing up a storm.
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    Good luck with that one Nelco, just don't send that storm over here, tired of the cold and wet.
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    Went to my LQS today. I was a good girl. Only spent $22. Got red, white, and blue fabric to make 1 set of blocks and 1 set of pinwheels. My plan is to go every two weeks for the next month to get this swap finished. I also had to get fabric to finish sashing on another quilt top I am doing for my DD.

    Here's what I came up with...

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    You go girl! You're off to a great start!!
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    Got it all cut. I have to work until 8pm tomorrow so I won't be in the sewing corner until Friday night. Hope to get these knocked out by the week end. Then on to the next set next week end. For this block, I am using this pattern I found at The Quilter's Cache http://quilterscache.com/T/TheOldRed&BlueBlock.html.

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    That is a great block queenof2802

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    Hi all! I'm pretty new here and have never done a swap before. I read all these threads and think how fun it would be, so I might be in. I'm going to try and get some done before I sign up, but just wanted to say hello and hope that you will let me in on the fun!

    Happy Valentines Day!
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    Please add me for 6 sets. Perfect for the 4th of July picnic quilt I keep saying I wish I had.

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    Welcome Carly and berry!
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    Be careful Carly Ann. Once you join, you will be hooked. Love the swaps here. Hope you join this one.

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    I'd love to do this one! Put me in for 6 sets!

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    Can we use the same fabrics (red/blue) in more than 1 set of blocks, or should the fabrics be different for each set?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libster View Post
    Can we use the same fabrics (red/blue) in more than 1 set of blocks, or should the fabrics be different for each set?
    You can use the same fabrics. Each set does need to be a different pattern though.
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    PM sent. My fabric is washed, my patterns chosen and I'm ready to begin today. I'll do at least 4 sets, and probably will do 6 sets. I'm looking forward to this one.
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