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Thread: Batik Scrap exchange

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    A gal pal and I signed up for a scrap exchange quilt. I have never done anything like this before, and it confuses me a tad, but it's fun and here's how it works. Each participant makes 4 sets of 16 blocks. We turn them in (with a little working time) and they get doled out to each of the participants. Then, we get them back and we have 16 sets of 4 blocks, all in different colors, thus attaining a very scrappy quilt without having to have all the scraps ones self.

    I have about 3/4 of my blocks done, here are half of them. More to come...






    And here is a photo of the design we are doing...



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    Pretty! How did you determine which type of block everyone would do? I hope everyone doesn't do all the same type (like light-dominant first block)

    The example pattern will look great - all kinds of movement, like storm at sea. What is the pattern name?

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    I don't know what the title of the quilt of the quilt is. It will have a lot of movement, as every one's blocks will be so different. Lights are hard to come by, so I suspect they will be strong to darks, my first set being the exception. Hope they blend in okay. :?

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    I have all my blocks done, here are some pictures of them. The photos are a better representation of the colors, not so washed out. Anyway, now I have to wait until I get the "trade" then put the quilt together. Won't be happening until sometime in early April. Too long! :(










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    Beautiful colors. I ahve not worked with Batiks yet but these blocks make me anxious to try. Great workmanship and colors.

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    What a FUN thing to do.. Just jope you get back GOOD blocks .. that would be my fear.

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    They turned out lovely! I adore batiks. You have some really unique ones. I can't wait to see what you get in trade. Exciting!

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    I love batiks so much, I rarely work with anything else.

    The "teacher" of the group has strongly urged quality of work, therefore insuring each block is exactly the same dimentions. If your block is off, she'll send it back. So there is some "quality control" within the group. I, too, am anxious to get to the final blocks so I can see what everyone else did!

    I sent the pics to my friend who is doing this with me. She found it interesting that of all the batiks out there, we came up with the same center for the second blue block... :D

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    I got a photo of the "class" quilt, the one on display. We don't get our blocks back until some time in April. :(

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    Wow! That really is eye-catching!

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    I think the sample is beautiful...

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    I bet you're getting excited to get your blocks! The sample is gorgeous. I love batiks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    I got a photo of the "class" quilt, the one on display. We don't get our blocks back until some time in April. :(

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    Waiting is going to be so hard! The quilt will be gorgeous!

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    Gosh darnit Missy, now I have to make one of those lol! it's breathtaking!

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    I decided I couldn't wait until April to get all the blocks back, so I drug out all my batiks, and am making one with my own "scraps." Many of them are scraps, many aren't, but I think I'm going to like it. I'm making it primarily in purple and green. I'll post pictures when I start laying it out. I'm not quite half way done with the blocks, but I will be by the end of the day!

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    WOW!!

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!

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    I would be willing to host a swap for these blocks if anyone else wants to try it!

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    I'm going to dig all of mine out this weekend to see what I need. I bought these 2 yesterday!
    I posted previously that I'd be willing to host a swap and I'd still like to do that. What size are the blocks Missy? and can you post instructions?
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    I would be happy to either post instructions, or mail them. Your choice. I am nearing completion of the blocks of a second one, all my own fabric, but 4 blocks of each. It's mostly purples and greens. At least now I can pick up all the fabric I have strewn all over my sewing room floor. It will take me awhile to put it all away, thought I would take this opportunity to re-sort them.

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    i just saw your beautiful quilt posts and your generous offer of instructions. if that offer still stand, i would love to have the instructions.

    what size did you make yours? it really is a beauty!

    would you rather post or mail? which is easier for you?


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    oh yeah! that's one of my UFO's. It's around here somewhere.

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    Love them. And the quilt Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wow I can see why you joined in this swap. That quilt and all the others will be stunning.

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    That is so cool!

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