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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: 154
Latest Activity: Apr 17

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

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

BLOCK SWAP #19, "ITTY BITTY BLOCKS", SEPTEMBER 15TH TO NOVEMBER 15TH, 2015

Started by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas). Last reply by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) Nov 2, 2015. 33 Replies

BLOCK SWAP #19, “ITTY BITTY BLOCKS”, SEPTEMBER 15TH TO NOVEMBER 15TH, 2015This swap is open to all levels of quilters, BUT WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN ANYTHING WE HAVE DONE BEFORE.  If you want to…Continue

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Comment by Connie/KS on April 17, 2017 at 9:48am

Amanda...I have purchased fabrics for the paper pieced stars.....progress! They are Stonehenge fabrics in black, gold and cream. I think they should be pretty.

I've been working on setting the paper pieced tulip swap blocks we did in 2012-2013 into a wall hanging. It is basted together and ready to start quilting. Hoping to get it finished before the end of the month.

Comment by Amanda Best on April 17, 2017 at 2:41am

I got it all done a couple of days ago and I am very happy with it! I did yellow binding. It will be hanging in a show an area library within the week. I got a photo of the finished quilt but I haven't got it uploaded, yet, I hope to soon.

I received some beautiful star blocks from a past member who was moving. She was in at least one swap on here and these blocks have names inked on the fronts. If you were in this swap and haven't finished your top and would like these to add to the ones you already have just let me know and I can send them to you. I have talked with two of the ladies already and they didn't need them. Some of the familiar names are Donna Rosengarten, Deb Wiesen, Aida/NH ,  Michelle K.

Comment by Amanda Best on March 23, 2017 at 11:10am

Thank you both! I bought fusible batting online and it finally came in, so now I trying to find some free time to quilt it up!

Congratulations on your new place, Donna!

Comment by Connie/KS on March 20, 2017 at 4:22pm

That is gorgeous Amanda.......I bought the book, now I just need to decide on colors and get started LOL

Comment by donna rosengarten on March 17, 2017 at 10:42am

Amanda--Your quilt will be beautiful.  I bet you had a tough (but enjoyable time ) deciding where you wanted each star!!  I've recently moved & discovered the browns & oranges I requested in my blocks for the SS Swap match perfectly with the décor at my new place.  I still need to get it quilted & I'll be ready to use it.  I am thrilled!

Comment by Amanda Best on March 16, 2017 at 9:32pm

Here is the quilt top I made from the blocks you made me, Carol. I ordered the batting and it should be here within a couple of days.

I am going to make it into a wall hanging, that will hang up in my living room so I can see it all the time. Thanks again so very much!

It was a windy blizzard when this photo was taken.

Comment by Amanda Best on March 9, 2017 at 8:53pm

I finished the quilt top from the Secret Sister Swap that just ended. The blocks you sent me, Carol, are so pretty on their own, that I just added simple sashing to them. I took a photo, but now I have figure out how to upload it on our new computer.

Comment by Amanda Best on January 2, 2017 at 7:36am

Absolutely lovely, Donna!! Congratulations, on getting that far that fast!
Happy New Year everyone!

Comment by Donna Coppin on December 30, 2016 at 2:03pm

Very pretty, Donna!  

Comment by donna rosengarten on December 30, 2016 at 12:44pm

006.JPG  Okay here is the top only-I do not have an outside border on mine, but it is coming!

 

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