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Jess
Posted 2008-10-18 12:30 PM (#15007)
Subject: Ideas for Colorwheel Strip Swap



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I want to do a strip swap for Nawma's colorwheel log cabin pattern, but I think I want to make the strips a bit smaller. This is a queen size I think (am I right Nawma?) and I think this type of quilt would be better in my sewing room for cold days - like a lap quilt. I can look at it for color inspiration and cover my legs and tootsies while I sew. What do you guys think? For the swap I mean?



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JennB
Posted 2008-10-19 4:46 AM (#15042 - in reply to #15007)
Subject: Re: Ideas for Colorwheel Strip Swap


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I would love to participate in this one....i love this!!! :D

out of curiosity, how big are the blocks in this one?
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nawma
Posted 2008-10-19 11:35 AM (#15053 - in reply to #15042)
Subject: Re: Ideas for Colorwheel Strip Swap



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Jenn the blocks are 12" finished in this quilt and the quilt is about 82x82" so its a large one.

How's Jacob doing this weekend? And how are you feeling darlin?

Connie

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JennB
Posted 2008-10-19 10:40 PM (#15063 - in reply to #15007)
Subject: Re: Ideas for Colorwheel Strip Swap


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oooh...that is huge...but really ambitious. What size strips did you use for this size? I wouldn't mind one this big but I wouldn't mind one smaller either :P I'm flexible!!

I'm updating pics shortly.They're uploading as I type!
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JennB
Posted 2008-11-25 7:34 AM (#16264 - in reply to #15007)
Subject: Re: Ideas for Colorwheel Strip Swap


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am I the only one interested in this?
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Jami
Posted 2008-11-25 10:25 AM (#16273 - in reply to #15007)
Subject: Re: Ideas for Colorwheel Strip Swap



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I was kind of waiting to see what they came up with as far as strip size and how we are going to actually do the strip exchange.
It looks like to me that there are several strips of the same fabric in the blocks.
How many strips would we have to swap? Jess????? Connie?????

Jami
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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-11-25 10:47 AM (#16274 - in reply to #16273)
Subject: Re: Ideas for Colorwheel Strip Swap



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no jenn you're not the only one.  but like jami, i think i'm just kinda waiting for others' ideas - i'm really not sure how to go about this strip swap . . . except for swingin' tassels of course

ok for starters - there appear to be 36 twelve-inch blocks, not sure how many strips of each color in each block tho . . . 2 colors per block . . . how many colors total are used?  i agree jami - we gonna need the diva designer's assistance in planning for this swap . . . maybe rather than swapping actual cut strips, we might swap pieces of fabric - solids or really small scale prints or TOT?

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nawma
Posted 2008-11-25 12:26 PM (#16278 - in reply to #16274)
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Ladies there are actually 23 different fabrics in this quilt. We cut the strips at 2" wide and WOF. We needed 4-5 strips of each color to complete the quilt. If we cut the blocks down in size then the strips, of course would get thinner and you would need slightly less of each color. The way it is designed it would be difficult to do it with less than 36 blocks but with the blocks smaller you could certainly downsize the finished top fairly easily. We used 3 1'2 squares for the middle of the blocks and you would need 2-3 blocks of each color. So if you downsized that center block and the width of the fabrics then making this a smaller quilt would not be difficult.

I'm not sure how the swap would work either but I was thinking that since we need four different shades of six different colors (yellow is the exception as there are only three shades of yellow in the quilt that I made) it might be easiest to set up six different groups. Each group could have one designated color and four swappers. Each swapper would send 5 WOF strips at 2" or smaller (if that is what you ladies decide on) and one strip for the center squares (at whatever size was decided there) of one shade of the designated color to each of the other three swappers. Then you could move around to the other color groups and participate in as many of the color swaps as you wanted to. So for example if Miss Cindy had plenty of purples in her own stash (what are the chances??) but was needing more oranges and blues then she would want to join the orange and blue swaps. If we had more than four swappers for each color then we would need to set up two groups for that color.

You would want to swap solids or tone on tones, or even very small prints. The larger prints definitely distract from the flow of the color in the finished top. Hope this helps to work out this swap as I think this would be a fun project.

Connie

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Emma
Posted 2008-11-25 12:45 PM (#16280 - in reply to #15007)
Subject: RE: Ideas for Colorwheel Strip Swap



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I'm interested..... just sitting on the sideline waiting to see how it all works.   I do like the idea of a smaller quilt but will go with the group decision

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Jami
Posted 2008-11-25 2:13 PM (#16284 - in reply to #15007)
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Maybe this is something we can think about and start planning serious after the first of the year?

Connie- Is this a pattern you worked up in EQ or is it one of your "for sale patterns"? Could you rework it into small strip sizes and starting block size to make it smaller? How many different color "families" are in it (blues, greens, purples, etc)? If we knew that, it might give us a starting point.

I think it would be hard to say: Jenn you do light yellow, Jami - medium yellow, Cindy - dark yellow because everyone's eye is a little different. We could end up with 2 yellows very similar in value. Know what I mean? Or am I "thinking" to much here?

I know with the Holidays coming up on us, I wouldn't have time to do this until after the first anyway.

I do like this quilt and I wouldn't mind doing it the larger size...it would make a great graduation gift for the next niece in line.

Jami

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Jess
Posted 2008-11-25 3:07 PM (#16285 - in reply to #16284)
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I think it would be easy enough for me or Mom to look at the pattern and let everyone know what the finished quilt size will be using 1.5" strips rather than 2". Let's figure out how to do the swap, then we can vote on the size of the strips. Personally, I would vote for reducing the strip size and/or reducing the center block size to be the same as the strip size (currently the center block is bigger than the strips, but this may overcomplicate things) so the quilt is a bit smaller. I would want a lap size quilt out of this. But I will participat either way!

I would want to get all my fabrics for the entire quilt in the mail at the end. Like this:

6 people in each group (because there are 6 colors in the quilt).
Each person is assigned one color.
Each color needs 4 shades.
Each shade needs 4 strips (depends on size we choose for the strips).
Each person sends out 6 sets of their color (each set would include 4 strips of 4 different shades).
Each person receives 6 sets of fabric, one in each color in the quilt.

If we do it this way, each person would be responsible for 96 strips in various shades, as outlined above. At 1.5" per strip, that is exactly 4 yards of fabric. At 2" wide strips, that is exactly 5-1/3 yards of fabric. You would send and receive the same amount of fabric, of course. Also, each person would be responsible for only one color, and would then be able to make sure that color has mediums, lights, darks, etc. 

I also suggest we add on a weekend date to all get together online and put these together. I think it would be fun to see them all come together, and personally I will be more inclined to finish my UFO's if we make a weekend project of it.

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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-11-25 4:17 PM (#16288 - in reply to #16285)
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by george!!  i think she's got us a plan!!  hooray jess!!  DIBS on the purples . . . now connie, just what makes you so sure i have enough purples in my stash

and i agree, we must plan a weekend sewing extravaganza for this beauty!!!

whoohooooooo

ok now all we have to do is make sure our sign-ups are for multiples of six . . .

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Jess
Posted 2008-11-25 5:17 PM (#16289 - in reply to #16288)
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Cindy, are you going to host hun? I will sign up for a group of yellows if it is after the first of the year. That is, if we all agree on the approach.
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logcabin1961
Posted 2008-11-25 5:26 PM (#16290 - in reply to #16288)
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I have always wanted to make a colour wheel quilt and would love to participate in this swap but will have to reluctantly decline as will not be able to go and pick out fabrics (not the same buying online for this).  Jess has grasped this concept well and it should work and run like clockwork and I can't wait to see everyone's finished quilts cos you all know I like piccies!!

 

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misisipimenace
Posted 2008-11-25 6:26 PM (#16291 - in reply to #16289)
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awwww mannnnnn, how DO i get myself into these situations????

ok i will be the hostess of the first set of 6 swappers - now who will be my co-hostess????  hopefully there will be more than one set of 6 swappers and the hostess for the next set can be chosed from that group?

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