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Thread: ~ Fun and Funky Winter Holidays Block Swap ... Sign up Closed

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    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
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    This swap is for all types of Fun Winter Holiday blocks in sets of six. The signups are open now and will close October 15th.

    The swap is open to all levels of quilters. Please use 100 percent good quality cotton fabrics that are prewashed. I understand that if you are using pre-cuts (jellyrolls, charm packs) that is impossible. Just let me know when you send the blocks so I can advise the reciever (s).


    Please make your blocks before you sign up for this swap. The signups will close on October 15th and the blocks should be to me by the November 15th deadline.

    I am happy for you to send them early if you want to. Please pm me and I will give you the address of where to send them as soon as you want.

    Please send me a pm to sign up for the swap. I can miss it on the board swap thread pretty easily, so this is best.


    The finished block size can be any size block divisible by threes. Don't forget the seam allowances!! Please! So the smallest 3 inch finished block would be a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 Unfinished and so on. (The size of a send- in block will have the half inch seam allowances included ) For example...

    The send in unfinished sizes can be 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 , 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 , 3 1/2 x 9 1/2, 3 1/2 x 12 1/2 or the same with the six or twelve inch sized blocks.

    The max sized block is 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" .

    *** Please note. One set of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch blocks per swapper!! It is not fair to others to send more than that.

    Please do not send just a cut piece of fabric as a block. It won't count towards your block sets and would have to be returned to you. But if you wish, you can send some fabric that goes with the smaller blocks to help the person add to it. Remember make something you would like to recieve!


    *This swap will be for sets of six (6) blocks. The limit is 4 sets per swapper, please.

    They do not have to be all the same. And it is possible that you will not get the exact same sizes back that you sent. Also, please note, you could not be getting any of your blocks back, so if you wish to have one of your blocks, please make another for yourself if you really like your blocks.

    Place the individual sets into plastic baggies marked with your board name and your board name attached to each block with a pin or post it.
    Some people have used sticky return labels and it works great to stick them on the back side to identify each block.


    The block images can be anything accociated with Winter inages or Winter Holidays. Our swappers have requested an open type colored background. That means light, medium, or dark colored backgrounds ( fabrics) can be used.


    There are many images and blocks available on the web, or make something up on your own. Embroidery works too! Lets have some fun with this! Just remember, if you are doing applique, you must sew it to the blocks in such a way that it is washable later. You can't just iron it on.


    *Mail your block sets to me in a priority flat rate envelope using only a postage stamp (stamps)on both the return envelope and the main envelope by November 15th. There has been a problem with pre-metered envelopes, and I would hate to have your envelope held up because of expired postage.

    Place a self addressed flat rate priority return envelope in with the postage stamp (s) attached inside along with your individually bagged and marked block sets.

    With the flat rate envelope we don't have any problems returning them to you and assures you recieve them back promptly.

    Please Note ***The metered envelopes are a problem, as they will expire and not be any good by the time they are mailed back out. I can not be responsible for any postage due when I send them back.

    * I will mail them back out to you by December 1st.

    Should you have any questions or problems please contact me by pm. A person can opt out if there is a problem with getting the blocks here to swap. Life sometimes gets busy and I understand.


    Please read all the general swap rules of the board, these also apply to this swap. They are located on the top of the swap board written by the administration. Or, here is the link ...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-20154-1.htm

    Here is the link for the swappers group activity page:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/group_a...sp?gracnum=182


    ~~The rules had to be posted, but now to the fun stuff!! ~~

    This is a Winter/ Winter Holiday block swap. So it this is sure to be oh so fun! I can see lots of angels,snowmen, snowflakes, sleds, ornaments, candy, trees and many other fun images!
    Embroidery, applique, and pieced blocks all work. So, Join up and lets get going everyone!

    Lets share our blocks when they are finished and talk about our bocks till the swap is done. That really makes the swap fun for all.

    Come on Everyone let's have some wintery fun during the dog days of summer! LOL!

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    I already have ideas swirling in my head!!!!! I am hoping to get four sets done for this one!!!!!

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    i'm in for at least 4 sets

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    Got it fabric fancy! I will go and sign you up right now! Sorry kgoodhand, I missed your post! I signed you up this morning.

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    paper piecing here I come...

    will do FOUR sets of 6" blocks!

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    Sign me up 4 sets, already PM you!

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    sounds like fun but i am so far behind maybe in the year 2013 i might be able to participate

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    Welcome jaciqltznok and lv2sew I got you all signed up too! Woo Hoo How fun! Here we go having fun with this swap. I hope everyone fron our last swap plays in this one too!

    If you change your mind chewboo and find some time, let me know. We would love to have you play with us!

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    I am thinking of making ornaments, trees and a cocoa christmas mug so far. But, pieced wreaths and bells keep jumping out at me! LOL!

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    Hi again CherylW... I have you all signed up!

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    sign me up, sending you a pm, hope we can get this going more than 4 sets, let me know, i'm ready to go on this one
    thank for hosting

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    I have you all signed up Lynnie!

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    just downloaded about 15 great designs, plus the ones i have at home, can't wait
    thanks

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    I am in for 4 sets. I am making patterns for Christmas lights, mittens, ice skates, snow men, Christmas trees, martini glass with a slice of lime, hats, santa boots, etc.

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    I'm in for 4 sets. I don't embroider or applique (am hoping to get some in the halloween swap) so I hope no one minds my pieced blocks. Maybe you can use them as transition blocks in your projects or as fillers :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie
    just downloaded about 15 great designs, plus the ones i have at home, can't wait
    thanks
    OMG you are going to have a ton of neat blocks lynnie! Way cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare
    I am in for 4 sets. I am making patterns for Christmas lights, mittens, ice skates, snow men, Christmas trees, martini glass with a slice of lime, hats, santa boots, etc.
    Yikes!! That is a ton of fun ssnare! I am so looking forward to everyone posting thier blocks. This is going to be a blast! I have you all signed up too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcatlady
    I'm in for 4 sets. I don't embroider or applique (am hoping to get some in the halloween swap) so I hope no one minds my pieced blocks. Maybe you can use them as transition blocks in your projects or as fillers :)
    What?? We love pieced blocks too! That is what makes it all so fun! I have you all signed up and ready to go!

    :thumbup:

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    i'm gonna do a snow globe, candy, cookies,santa hat, and penguin
    can i add 3 d effects????
    pom-poms, bells, beads?????

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    Well Lynnie.... Lets ask everyone in the swap... Everyone? Do we want to add our own later or recieve them with embellishments on them? If we do, I am asking that they be sewn on, not glued. OK?


    saraaev ... You are all signed up! Welcome and have fun!

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    As a longarm quilter, when the top has lots of embelishments, it limits the design or we have to take them off and put back on. Also, if they are very expensive or special designs, they can get broke if a needle hits them.

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    I hear one vote for no. Anyone else? I personally think it makes it hard to regular machine quilt too.

    Maybe we can include the embelishments on the side in a little baggie pinned to it? That is what I plan on doing with my beads for the halloween swap on my cupcakes. Anyone else have any thoughts about embellishments?

    As you figure out what you will be making, please let me know so I can post it to the activity list. That way people will see what everyone is making and maybe choose something diffrent.

    Most people won't be making them the same anyway. But, just so we can see how many of what is going on. OK?

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    I agree to keep block clean of embellishments some people might make a table runner and if your family eAts like mine it needs to e washable I love the idea of attaching a baggie and letting the new owner make the choice.

    If we do a pieces block is it ok to use winter colors but had a block pattern that is not "a winter block" (i.e. If
    I did a star in metallic white and blue?)

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    When it says winter holiday is it all winter holidays? Xmas hanukkah kwanza Chinese new year etc ?

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    It sure would make it hard on me to try and figure out who would want what that way. Wouldn't it?
    We all talked about a Winter/christmas swap but the admin asked me to open it up and make it generic. Which I am happy to do. But, I am thinking a wintery american type holiday blocks. Does anyone take offence to that? Please tell me what you are thinking! I did the halloween and wanted to keep it american winter type holidays. But??? I sure don't want to get sideways with anyone. You kind of are putting me on the spot.
    You have to understand the hostess isn't given any special treatment or payment. I have the time and I just do all of the work so you swappers can have some fun! Admittedly, I get to have fun too! And, some kind swappers send me little gifts for hosting which I adore and treasure as something special!

    Please comment everyone...

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