Monday, February 1, 2010

Quilt Block Swap

Edit: I will take new sign ups until the 12th. After that I will send out an email with all the details. Thanks everyone!

Okay, I want to do a quilt block swap! Here are the rules I am thinking, let me know if I am missing something:

1. One 10" block a month sent to someone else in the swap. I haven't decided yet if we will have the same partner every month or switch up since I don't know how many people might be interested.

2. The block can be traditional, contemporary or free form.

3. The block will be based on a theme each month which my lovely assistant, er, husband, will come up with for us. Like "sunshine" or whatever and then you make a block that says "sunshine" to you. We will put up the new word or theme on the first of the month, blocks should get to the person your swapping with by the end of the month.

4. Blocks must be primarily made of quilting cotton but embellishments and embroidery is fine to add.

5. Part of me wants to say when you sign up you should also pick a color. Then even if we swap partners every month the blocks you get will have some cohesiveness. Like I pick purple and each block I get would have some purple in it (but not necessarily be all purple...)

What do you think? To sign up you can either leave a comment here WITH your email address or send an email to littleanilia (at) gmail (dot) com and include your mailing address and color. I will leave this up for a week and see what we get. Since we have already gotten into February, March will start the swap, but I might release the first theme a little early.


Grace said...

Sounds like a plan to me! Nice to have someone else make the decisions. Tell me when you are ready to go.

Mom A said...

Me, I have to decide..traditional or out of the imagination...I am excited...and March is just 26 days away!

Adrienne said...

Sounds great, I would love to participate! I look forward to hearing more! :)

Mama24Monkeys said...

This sounds fun! Count me in.
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Crafty Maine Mom said...

This sounds like just what my imagination needs. I would want to choose 1930's fabric instead of a color. Just work a piece of 1930's faric into the block and that would be my connecting theme.

Tracey said...

I think only having to make one block a month makes this swap manageable. I think I would like to join in. The choosing a color is fantastic. Otherwise, you could end up with some CRAZY stuff. I will put this on my blog too. When is the latest you would take someone to sign up? My email is Punkrockertracey(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks!

anilia said...

Thanks for joining up ladies! Looks like this is shaping up to be a bunch of fun. I will continue taking people until the 12th and then I will send out an email with all the relevant details. I was going to close it this weekend but I love the idea of having more people! If you haven't gotten a response to me yet check your spam folder or send me a new email. I have responded to everyone.

Barbara said...

I just found your blog and this swap sounds like a manageable one with only having to do one block a month. I too would like to go with the reproduction fabrics instead of a color. I am Barbara and my email is
This sounds like alot of fun.

lisa said...

I am hesatently complicated will this get? I am not strong at triangles yet and get intimidated easily =) I think this has my e-mail with it, if not see my blog and leave me a message!)