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Fabric Swaps, Round Robins and Block of the Month Discussions.
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- Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:23 pm
It's been ages since I have hosted a swap ( think it was back in 2007) And I'd like to throw an idea out to all of you.
Would anybody be interested in doing an Underground Rail Road swap. It's a quilt I have been wanting to do for a long time and thought a swap would be fun. I do have El's book (actually have 2 copies, so I can share one) But you can google them on Pinterest too, just to see what's involved.
Of course it would be in Civil War prints.
I am thinking time wise, sign up would start April 1st. (I'll be in Canada until March 31st)
Do we need 6 weeks or 8 weeks to finish them?
Think about it and let me know what you think... If there's enough interest I'll post an official topic in a week or so
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- Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:56 am
I for sure am interested! I made an UGRR years ago and it's getting pretty worn so I would love to join in and get a new one done! There's 15 blocks I believe, so does that mean 15 would be a full swap? And we all pick a specific block from the book to do? What would the background fabric be? I'm excited! I would say 8 weeks to complete the swap. There's all my 2 cents and questions
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- Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:44 pm
Tina asked my questions lol. I agree 8 weeks and yes I am interested. I can check book out at library.
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- Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:25 pm
I will think about it.
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- Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:58 pm
I'd make this one again. We did a sew along years ago with this book. It's a nice sampler.
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- Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:46 pm
I would make this one again too. Moose decided that mine needed to be chewed on a bit. Stinky Moose.
Now I am off to go look at my book. See what you started Mary?
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- Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:41 pm
Yes this is one swap that I am interested in. I have the book and have made many of the blocks already. I am a Civil War "junkie".
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- Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:01 am
Yes, yes! Count me in! I have the book! And I love the emotional and historical meaning behind this quilt. I made a few of the blocks several years ago, 6" size, framed them, and gave them to a good friend who happens to be black and has a 'history'. She cried! And now she has it hung above her couch. But I've ever made the quilt in it's entirety and I can't wait to get start on this swap! But definitely 8 weeks, please! lol!
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- Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:18 pm
I'm in, and I would like the drunkard's path block. I should be able to find some fabrics in my stash. I need the longest possible deadline! I'm in the middle of sewing great grandbaby quilts and cant even think of anything until I get everything baby-related finished.
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- Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:43 pm
Love the idea but will likely sit this one out. I did the 6-inch one I gave it to a friend of mine and then the 12 inch blocks I have all but one block done. It is all out in my storage shed somewhere and it would be an act of God for me to find it
Have a great day! Valerie