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BLOCK SWAPPERS, INC

Our Group is for people who like to swap blocks, have fun and learn. Open to:  beginners and  intermediate quilters.  Advanced quilters may join if they wish, but remember, this is a learning group.

Members: 155
Latest Activity: yesterday

The Blocks Above are:

The blocks shown in the photo above are some of the blocks I received from a previous block swap within my quilting bee in Alvin, TX. The theme was a Christmas Swap and we had 25 members sign up for it. The instructions were to make a block for each participant (and one for yourself) from Christmas fabric. They could be any color, or combination of colors as long as they were Christmas Fabrics and had a creme colored background. We were told that we could use any block we wanted and any technique we wanted, applique, paper piecing, traditional piecing, etc. At the end of the challenge, we discovered that no block had been duplicated and none of the fabrics were the same. This was all accidental, since no one knew what the others were doing. Can you believe that 25 women who sewed together every Tuesday could keep secrets for such a long time? I made a table cloth for my dessert table from them. Thanks for joining our Group!

Discussion Forum

ROW BY ROw QUILT SWAP

Started by Megan/Australia. Last reply by Megan/Australia yesterday. 8 Replies

ROW BY ROW QUILT6-8 people8" finished blocksEach person is responsible for design of one block to be used to make a row and for providing pattern1 coordinating colour to be used as background??…Continue

BLOCK SWAP #20, "SECRET SISTER #5" JANUARY 1, 2016 TO DECEMBER 31, 2016

Started by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas). Last reply by Amanda Best Feb 7. 123 Replies

This will be our 5th,  and possibly final, “Secret Sister Swap” and is a yearlong commitment.  Please do not sign up for this swap if you can not complete this commitment!  You will need to make only…Continue

BLOCK SWAP #17 "SECRET SISTER 4" JANUARY 1, 2015 TO DECEMBER 31,2015

Started by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas). Last reply by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) Jan 11, 2016. 60 Replies

This will be our 4th “Secret Sister Swap” and is a yearlong commitment.  Please do not sign up for this swap if you can not complete this commitment!  You will need to make only 1 block per month for…Continue

BLOCK SWAP #18, "STEPS TO THE COURTHOUSE", JULY 15TH TO OCTOBER 15TH, 2015

Started by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas). Last reply by Sheila M/FL Dec 7, 2015. 104 Replies

BLOCK SWAP #18,  “STEPS TO THE COURTHOUSE” JULY 15TH TO OCTOBER 15TH, 2015This swap is open to all levels of quilters and should be fairly simple and easy.  If you want to participate, please send me…Continue

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Comment by Megan/Australia on Saturday
I was just looking at some of our members pages. What a lovely quilt you won Muriel. I've often thought of doing a quilt in that pattern.
Comment by Megan/Australia on October 4, 2017 at 1:39pm
We have three for the Row by Row quilt swap, but really need 6 for it to go ahead. If interested please read the comments below as well as the discussion. Thanks
Comment by Megan/Australia on October 4, 2017 at 1:29am
Hi Donna so far there is Donna Coppin and myself ready to go ahead. If you read the discussion bit I hadn't thought of using a theme. I was leaving it to individuals to ask for their blocks to be a certain, colour, etc. As part of the discussion Donna has said she would like hers to be scrappy. I'm thinking of pastels for me. If someone wanted to do a Christmas theme the only restrictions I see would be that no one suggested a block that might not look right in Christmas materials.
Comment by donna rosengarten on October 3, 2017 at 6:40pm
Hi Megan I could not see if anyone else was part of your row quilt but I would like to do it!! Just one question are we doing a theme like springtime or Christmas or do you have just a pieced block style?
Comment by Megan/Australia on October 2, 2017 at 3:48pm
ROW BY ROW QUILT
6-8 people
8" finished blocks
Each person is responsible for design of one block to be used to make a row and for providing pattern
1 coordinating colour to be used as background?? Decided by group
Each partisans makes the relevant number of blocks each 1/2 months and posts them to the other partisans...6 participants, make 6 blocks, keep 1 and post 1 to each other participant.
Every 1/2 months blocks for current row to be made and posted by 20th of month
Each person participating can ask for their blocks to be a set colour.... pastels, brights, blue and yellow, batiks, etc.

Finished quilt would be 48", 54" or 64" with borders to be added by individuals. Quilt could be lengthened by rows of sashing.

I m happy to coordinate. If interested please reply, will post this in discussions for show of interest.
Comment by Donna Coppin on October 2, 2017 at 11:09am

Count me in.  What size blocks?

Comment by Megan/Australia on October 2, 2017 at 4:56am
Are there any people interested in doing a row by row quilt?
Comment by Megan/Australia on September 26, 2017 at 4:46pm

colours? I think we should be able to specify that eg pastel brights batik blue and grey. also if there was an even number of people eg 6 or 8 each person could do a row of applique as a centre  row making all quilts very different. 

Comment by Kate M / TN on September 26, 2017 at 5:39am

I like that Idea Megan how would colors work ? 

We pick our own color or a theme  like plaids or batiks or solids, fall or Christmas?

Comment by Megan/Australia on September 22, 2017 at 1:17pm
Hi Carol
I wasn't thinking of a Round Robin quilt..... A row by row quilt is what I mean. A row of stars, a row of houses, a row of tulips, etc. the size of the block would be the same for each row. If you had 12 people, each person would decide on the pattern for one row...everyone would make 12 blocks , keep one for themselves and send one to every other person. This would happen each month. At the end of a year or the number of months of participants(7people 7 months) you would have a row by row quilt.
It would just need borders put on to complete the top.
If a person dropped out row could be extended to right size by adding sashes to a row, making an extra block yourself....
 

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