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Thread: Winter Themed 12.5 Block Swap

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    Winter Themed 12.5 Block Swap

    Winter themed 12.5 Block Swap
    This is a Winter Themed Block Swap.

    Think of what activities you may enjoy or participate in during the winter,think about ice skating, skiing, sledding, snowmen, mitten, stocking caps etc.Let your imagination wonder free.

    Thesignups are open till September 2nd, 2017. (6 weeks)

    The Deadline to have them to me (in my hands) is October 7th (5 weeks)

    I will swap them and mail them back out to you no later than November 1st (4weeks and 3 days)

    If I do not receive your blocks by the deadline date, I will have no choice butto swap the blocks received from the other swappers out without you.

    Please make sure to read the Quilting board rules.
    QB General Swap Rules:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...-a-t20154.html

    The Swap is for sets of (4) Blocks. The limit is 5 sets per swapper. 20 Blocksmaximum.

    NO Squares of fabric or DP9's will be counted as a block.

    I will trade out all the blocks I receive. Don't forget to make a set foryourself.

    Block size is 12 1/2" Sq.

    The sets should be the same image/block. But, different fabrics can be used.

    100 % cotton fabric must be used.

    Any background Fabric can be used as long as it's appropriate for the theme.

    Applique blocks must be sewn down!

    Embroidery blocks whether hand sewn or machine sewn are fine also.

    Mail your blocks to me in a priority flat rate envelope using stamps only onthe return envelope. (Metered mail expires.) Give your package time to get tome please. Make sure to address your return envelope back to yourself. Don'tforget to use the proper postage. (Thank you.) Pm me for my address when you’reready to Mail.

    Place your finished sets in one Large baggie. Make sure your board name is oneach block.

    Should anything come up and you need to withdraw from the swap, just let meknow. Life happens sometimes.

    ***NEW***

    I have a request. I am requesting that each swapper enclose One extra block inthe swap theme. This block can be 6.5 or 9.5 or 12.5 inch square. This is ajust in case block. In case the mail messes up and things go awry. If I needthem, I will use them. I hate to disappoint anyone. If I don't need them, I willhold a drawing 2 weeks after the swap blocks have been mailed out, and whoeverwins, I will send them the extra blocks. I will take care of the postage. I dothank you for helping me out.

    Now, let's share early fabric pulls, ideas, and blocks and have a little fun.

    Hope to see you on our Winter Themed Block adventure.


    Armylady2012

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    This sounds wonderful Armylady. But, I think I will sit this one out. (As I have so many winter and Snowmen swaps under my belt that I need to do something with.) But, I will be cheering on from the side lines. I know you will have a lot of fun.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    I'll be lurking, and I might end up NEEDING to join I really want to finish up the fall themed blocks, so it might end up being too much on my plate. We'll see. I'll be watching for sure. 12.5" is my favorite size for themed quilts so I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
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    Count me in! This will be my first swap on this board. I have loved all your fall blocks, I'm happy to be apart!

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    Hi ladies. Other time commitments don't allow me to join in this swap but I will be keeping up with this thread so I can watch and admire all the blocks you come up with.

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    Do you think penquins will be okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracefulAnn View Post
    Do you think penquins will be okay?
    I'd say yes! They're a wintertime animal. Cute too. I'm hoping to see your pretty snowflake!

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    This is my little chill spot. He's so cold he needs a scarf! French knots for eyes!
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    Howdy!!

    Question: Are you looking for applique? Or would a 'pieced' something in 'wintry' fabrics fit too?

    i LOVE the penguins!
    Kristi

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    Another question: could a 'set' be 4 of the exact same block/fabrics? Or are you looking for 4 of the same block but in different fabrics?
    Kristi

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    Why are DP9s excluded?
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    Hi kristijoy. All the swaps I've participated in have allowed different fabrics with the same pattern but I believe most people just make 4 identical blocks. I know that's what I do. I make a lot of applique but I plan to do some pieced blocks this time around. If you go to the fall block swap and check out the last page, you'll see the snowflake I make for my guild BOM. I plan to make 4 of them with a blue background.

    Welcome to the fun!

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    Count me in armylady, thank you for hosting....I'm looking forward to practicing my piecing..gracefulann was yr snowflake you posted on the other thread pieced or applique? It's so delicate and pretty.

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    Hi k-roll! The snowflake was applique. I added a straight stitch down the center of each "arm" in silver embroidery floss to add a bit of sparkle. I use heat n bond light for all my applique. My applique thread was light purple to add another winter frost affect.

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    Adorable penguin gracefulAnn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracefulAnn View Post
    Do you think penquins will be okay?

    I'm going to jump in and help Armylady along a little. Yes, Penguins are definitely Winter. And, yours is adorable.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristijoy View Post
    Another question: could a 'set' be 4 of the exact same block/fabrics? Or are you looking for 4 of the same block but in different fabrics?
    Still trying to help out. Yes to pieced, winter fabrics, applique, or embroidery.

    Sets of 4 can be exact fabric or you can go scrappy and use different fabrics. Your choice.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Quote Originally Posted by annt59 View Post
    Why are DP9s excluded?
    No DP9's, because, they don't really look right unless 4 are sewn together. If you only send in 4 quarters as a set, the quarter that someone gets just looks off balance. It's just a personal choice.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Sorry if I stepped on your toes Armylady. Just trying to help out.

    Thanks for jumping in GracefulAnn. I know how exciting it can be when your just ready to get started.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Judith and GracefulAnn thank you all for helping out, no toes stepped on, I invite anyone to help out with information all input is helpful. As answered in the other post penguins are definitely welcome anything you associate with winter should be fine. You can still add santa blocks too.

    kristijoy welcome to the swap hope the ladies answered your guestions. The set can be all the same fabric or different fabric just keep the same pattern, in the fall block swap I ended up having to use different fabric on my corn blocks but did the same pattern.

    NZQuilter, Sleepyhollow and rbweise hope you get to join use. Deecee please lurk all you want and tell your friends to check us out also.

    I want to say Thank you all who have shown interest in joining I think we are going to enjoy ourselves.

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    armylady Thank YOU for hosting! I always take care of my hostesses because there is no way I'll take it on!! I appreciate all the extra time and effort y'all put into these opportunities.

    I may not send the penquins. They were for a swap with my guild last year and they are only 9"sq. I'm checking my stash for a border fabric that will add punch but I don't want to just throw something on them. Also, I found the cutest snoopy winter pattern that I may try.

    Thinking wintery, chilly thoughts today. It's only 110 degrees with the heat index! Ugh! Is it possible to hydrate with Rum???? jk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    No DP9's, because, they don't really look right unless 4 are sewn together. If you only send in 4 quarters as a set, the quarter that someone gets just looks off balance. It's just a personal choice.
    Thanks for your explanation. I had no idea!
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    Count me in for winter blocks. sets. Thank you for hosting.

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    Ladies so far we have a nice turn out for the Swap this is a list of participates I have if I missed anyone please let me know.

    NanaKathy55 (20 Blocks)
    Cuppy (8 Blocks)
    JayneW
    GracefulAnn
    K-Roll
    Armylady2012

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    Ladies Sorry I meant to add that this is the participates who PMed me or actually said I am in on the thread. I know there are some looking and some thinking about participating that is fine I will be updating the list as we go along.

    Don't forget to share as you are making your Blocks we all like to see what everyone is working on.

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