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12 Months of Christmas Block Swap #1 Int

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Swap Coordinator:ozduchess (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Sewing  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:International
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:December 15, 2008
Date items must be sent by:January 15, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I'm loving all the Christmas projects around and have decided to jump in boots and all, hoping to have a Christmas quilt finished for Christmas 2010 (I take a long time to baste/quilt the project, so sue me). Let's think outside the box and go with a finished 12.5" square block, but it can consist of 4 x 6.5" sqs, 16 x 4.5" sqs or even strips say, 2 x 6.5" x 12.5", any size that equals a 12.5" finished square. This way the recipient can move things around for a bigggg quilt or a few smaller wall hangings, table runners. The swap will run for 12 mths so if you're in for the long haul you'll end up with 12 x 12.5" sq blocks, that's at least 3' x 4' without sashing/borders:) You will have 4 weeks to make each "block" and 'cos we're starting now the last block will arrive after Dec 15 next year, hence me hoping to finish it by Christmas 2010! Please no flakers, if you don't intend to send a block please don't sign up. Profiles will be checked. Any ??? feel free to ask below or pm me. Let's have Christmas fun for a whole year!

Discussion

ozduchess 12/ 1/2008 #

Have already had a ??? re fabrics. You can use whatever fabric fits your block, either Christmas or reds/greens etc. I'm seeing blocks with trees, snowmen, Santa, stars, use whatever traditions your country/family have for ideas. For example, here in thelanddownunder Christmas is in summer so Santa might be riding a surfboard rather than a sleigh LOL.

preservingmemories2000 12/ 1/2008 #

Hello!- Will the person that I send to also have my name? Thanks

procknows 12/ 1/2008 #

Christmas in summer. I never stoped to think about that but it makes sence. So do you use snowman stuff at Christmas time? I have never been out of the U.S. so this is fun stuff I am learning through this site.

quiltluver 12/ 1/2008 #

Just want to clarify - that each block, each month has to be in christmas fabric??/thanks/debbie

LORRAINET 12/ 2/2008 #

yes thats Santa on a surf board.......eating prawns on the beach in a pair of red shorts with a long white beard...........going to be a very creative set of blocks

ozduchess 12/ 2/2008 #

Welcome ladies. Preservingmemories2000, swap-bot does random partnering so the more participants the less chance of you getting both partners the same. But you are welcome to let your partner know any preferences you have, you all are.:) Procknows, yeah we still use the snowmen thing. More Aussies are starting to get away from a hot meal and go for salads or barbecues 'tho. It is fun learning this stuff isn't it? Quiltlover, hi Debbie. If christmas fabrics fit otherwise whatever is necessary for your christmas themed block/s eg. santa on a sleigh is christmassy but maybe not necessarily in christmas prints. You could even do a stitchery if that's your thing. Choice is sender's. Hi Lorraine, yes that's a very aussie christmas scene. We may need to somehow show pics of our blocks/quilts.

quiltluver 12/ 2/2008 #

Thanks :)

GordonGirl 12/ 3/2008 #

Can't believe I didnt' see this earlier! I'm so glad you started this swap! Count me in!!

GordonGirl 12/ 3/2008 #

Can't believe I didnt' see this earlier! I'm so glad you started this swap! Count me in!!

ozduchess 12/ 3/2008 #

Yay Dionne! Glad to have you aboard:)

fabriholic 12/ 3/2008 #

sounds good Ok!

fabriholic 12/ 7/2008 #

who ever gets me...uh oh...I am not picky although I am not a wall hanging type of person so I would rather just have (1 ) 12 1/2 block or (2) 6 1/2 blocks...if ya dont mind.otherwise I will love any fabrics and blocks you pick!

LORRAINET 12/ 8/2008 #

oh starting .so got to get creative ideas flowing.....hi ozduchess and all other ladies LOOking a blocks i thought hmmmmmmm so the same so why not do blocks that i like but with christmas fabric and wow they do look nice also i might even do some redwork on 61/2 blocks so that will look good...oz (question) were you meaning be creative use christmas fabrics and let it be above all CHRISTMAS. re reading yes chice will be mine but it will be christmas theme and just let me know whom i am swapping with and what size you require.this swap is going to be fun......so many things you can do with these size blocks not only wall hanging but pillows table runners... hugs to all and may we treat this swap as christmas is meant to be peace to all and good will to all.

fabriholic 12/15/2008 #

oo I hope I get some of your redwork!

queensonia2001 12/16/2008 #

I would love for my blocks to be anything christmasy....except santa. I don't do santa. Prefer snowmen, gingerbread men, etc, etc. I will add this to my profile.

adoptacritter 12/16/2008 #

I don't have any preferences... just an FYI.

pinkdiamond 12/22/2008 #

LORRAINET, I'm new to quilting and just wanted to know what redwork is.

LORRAINET 12/30/2008 #

hmmmmmmmmmmm my block has arrived its BEAUTIFUL thankyou and wow a lovely note pad and a fat quater thanksyou lorriane

pinkdiamond 01/ 2/2009 #

Whow ever gets me...I do love the rich traditional Christmas colors.

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