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SallyC
Posted 2012-09-02 9:19 PM (#70806 - in reply to #70580)
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oh dear, and I was able to just ignore this thread until the Harmony House blocks were added to the mix.....thinking--I have until the 15th? Maybe I'll wait just a wee bit! But it does sound wonderful....
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kittyquilter
Posted 2012-09-03 4:55 PM (#70828 - in reply to #70806)
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Sally, we would love to have you!!!!

Cherie
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scrapatches
Posted 2012-09-03 7:29 PM (#70836 - in reply to #70800)
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kittyquilter - 2012-09-02 2:25 PM

... I know everyone is anxious to get started so here is a suggestion. Get started on making the block you have chosen in the colors you picked. This way you will be ahead!!!!! ... Cherie

Cherie ... that is a great idea!   Pat

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MsMeow
Posted 2012-09-03 10:43 PM (#70841 - in reply to #70580)
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Well, I haven't done a block swap in a long time, so I think I'd like to! I'm not sure I understand how it works, though. Do we pick a different block for each month?

Can I still sign up? I like the prairie queen block from Quilters Cache.
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kittyquilter
Posted 2012-09-03 11:07 PM (#70843 - in reply to #70841)
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Donna, I have you down!!!!!! Each person picks a block with a color way, ie: Ohio Star block, reds with white TOT background. Then each month we will make a different block. I will be posting the list of names for each group and the block choices with the colors to be made each month on Sept. 20th.

Please pm me your color choices.

In the meantime, if you want to get started make the block you have picked in the colors you have chosen. When the month your block will be made you will already be done!!!

Sally, are you saying yes????

Cherie
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debbieann
Posted 2012-09-06 12:00 PM (#70859 - in reply to #70580)
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Hi again

Okay maybe it was the fall or ???????? I thought we were making the blocks in everyone's colour........

Example My block is a star so lets say my colour is reds then the other 6 are purples - blue & yellow _ green & gold etc....
are we suppose to make them in their colour choice ?????

OR

They will be getting my block in my colours ?????

a little confused

Hugs and stitches

Debbieann
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misisipimenace
Posted 2012-09-06 12:09 PM (#70860 - in reply to #70859)
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debbieann, if i understood things correctly:

month #1, everyone in my group will be making the block pattern i chose in the colors i chose

month #2, everyone will make member #2's block choice in her chosen colors

etc. etc. for the next 4 months

just an example of how i think this is going to work - not that my block will be done the first month for my group

so if you want to get a "jump ahead" you can make your six (7 with the extra block for harmony home) blocks of your chosen pattern in the colors you are choosing - which is exactly what i need to be doing

hope this helps! 

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scraphappydenise
Posted 2012-09-06 11:02 PM (#70867 - in reply to #70580)
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Debbieann... if you look back on the first page of this thread, you will see a quilt that Cherie made with blocks that were all the same pattern... (A whirlygig of some sort)... and the choice of colors that month must have been monochromatic blues.....     Each month, you will have 6 blocks to make a small top that has color=coordinated blocks of the same pattern.  Add borders as desired and you have a nice little quilt.  

One month may yield a quilt in yellows and blues,   another month red and white....

 I  can almost guess that if you are in Cindy's group that there will be at least one month of something with purple in it!  LOL   

If you want a larger quilt, I guess you could combine 2 different months' worth of blocks and blend the color choices together with  a focus fabric of some kind.

hope this clears things up a bit.... 

If your month is a star.... and in reds,  than you make 6 blocks (7 if doing a harmony house block).... and mail them out.  They blocks do not have to have all the same fabrics in them, as they will go to different people, they just have to have the right colors.   This is a great scrap buster!  

Your month might not be until January... but since we won't know for a week or two yet,  you could get all your month's blocks done and have them ready to mail and be ahead of the game.    Probably not going to happen here.... School has started with a bang.... and we have 2 new students starting on Monday..... I've been exhausted all week.... but then sinusitis doesn't help much..... I finally went to the dr. yesterday and he prescribed a heavy duty decongestant...... hope it works!

 



Edited by scraphappydenise 2012-09-06 11:06 PM
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misisipimenace
Posted 2012-09-07 9:18 AM (#70872 - in reply to #70867)
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believe it or not, denise, but i didn't specifically choose purple this time!!   altho purple would certainly be quite appropriate for my block

denise brings up a great point!  there are only color themes here - this could be a fantastic stash-buster project  

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Kailee'sMamie'
Posted 2012-09-07 12:02 PM (#70876 - in reply to #70872)
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Well mine is easy peasy it's the Depression blocks just like the picture scrappy.  This is going to be fun.

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MsMeow
Posted 2012-09-07 1:18 PM (#70877 - in reply to #70580)
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That's great, Nanci - even after making 12 miniatures and a wall hanging, I STILL have a bag of HSTs! Now I know where they are going! LOL
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kittyquilter
Posted 2012-09-07 1:53 PM (#70878 - in reply to #70877)
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Thanks, Denise, for explaining the way the swap is working.

I have been having computer issues the past day or two. It kept telling us we had a "fatal error". And I found out that my neighbors had the same problem, so it must have been our iternet provider.

Also, if you save all your blocks each month at the end you will have 36 blocks and that would make a great sampler quilt or two.

I know everyone is getting anxious. Just have a little over a week to find out!!!!!

We still need 4 people to sign up to have 3 groups. Any takers???? Come on girls, you know you want to play with us!!!

Cherie
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Kailee'sMamie'
Posted 2012-09-07 5:24 PM (#70882 - in reply to #70580)
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Thanks Donna I know they will be great. This swap is almost tempting me to join a second group. Kinda like we did with the birthday swaps years ago Ms Meow. Remember when?
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MsMeow
Posted 2012-09-07 6:59 PM (#70885 - in reply to #70580)
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I sure do, Nanci! I've got one of those quilts on my sofa right now. Do you ever go on the Garden Web forum any more? They are still doing birthday block exchanges.
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Kailee'sMamie'
Posted 2012-09-07 8:51 PM (#70887 - in reply to #70580)
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No Not so much I lurk occassionally. I am going to announce a birthday swap here next month to see if anyone is interested. I did not recognize most of the people there. lol
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