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quiltingbee12 02-27-2011 07:37 PM

This swap is for a scrappy rail fence. You make a rail fence block, like you normally would, except for one major difference. You get to the point where you have 4 pieces to sew into the final block. Don't sew them together!

Please use 100% good quality cotton. If it is possible, please prewash your fabrics. If not, please say so, and why you are unable to.

The rail fence pattern is here. http://quilterscache.com/R/RailFenceBlock.html

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern uses a scant quarter inch in its directions.

The pattern calls for 3 colors. This is a scrappy swap, so anything goes!

Make 4 units for each set. You need to do at least 3 sets. More that that is welcome. Maximum for this swap is 9 sets.

Please pin the 4 units together in your set, and then label them.
Please write on the bag, or pin a piece of paper.
Please include your real name AND Board name.

Send them to me along with an ADDRESSED RETURN envelope. Please have it be stamped. I would prefer a flat rate envelope(4.95) be used depending on your number of sets and how flat it is. PO is being picky where I live.

Sign-ups will close on Sunday May 1st PM me if you wish to join. Please do not sign up until your blocks are done and ready to mail.

Blocks due to me by MAY 11th. Please plan mailing accordingly!! If you have issues with meeting the deadline send me a note if you have already signed up. You also have the option of dropping out of the swap if something comes up. Blocks are due by the 11th of May.

Please review the rules that apply to all swaps. They apply to this swap, too. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

Please note, in particular, the rules for mailing and those regarding swappers who fail to fulfill their swap obligations.

Have fun!

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Crafty3790 02-28-2011 06:27 AM

Sign me up please.

Havplenty 02-28-2011 03:37 PM


I have a quick question: if this is a scrappy block swap & quilt pattern, are we allowed to use any color/pattern fabrics in our blocks? I am having some difficulty reconciling scrappy with finding colors that play well together with others especially when we cannot know what colors/patterns other participants are choosing. Many of my fabrics would be modern comtemporary prints, batiks, ethic prints, some novelty prints or bold colors.

I would like to participate as I do like the simplicity of rail fence quilt patterns and I'm currently working on one in navy batiks with a gold mottled accent fabric. Also, if we volunteer for 9 sets, can each set be a different combo of colors/prints? I have a bin of 2.5 strips that I could use in a variety of colors/prints.

Please let me know.

KarenR 02-28-2011 07:13 PM

If I want to do 9 sets I have to do 36 little squares correct? Can they be the same color pattern or do they need to be 9 different fabric combinations?

I'm new so lots of questions.

cowpie2 03-01-2011 10:39 AM

I've looked at the pattern and it looks to me like each set will be the 4 pieces needed to complete a 12 1/2 inch block - is that accurate?

Havplenty 03-01-2011 01:15 PM

I looked up scrappy rail fence quilts online and on this board and it looks like each strip of fabric in the blocks is a different print/color. The picture attached to this post shows a uniform color block. For a true scrappy look, each fabric strip in the 6.5 inch blocks should be different.

Crafty3790 03-02-2011 01:49 PM

Awful quite.

Havplenty 03-02-2011 02:49 PM

Haven't heard from the host in a couple of days.

ghernandez 03-04-2011 05:32 AM

Sign me up for 9 sets.

quiltinghere 03-04-2011 05:45 AM

Got Pictures? of a set? and the maximum of 9?

Confused this week :)

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