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mcpatches, what I have gathered is that you want fall colors, but not really fall prints. Correct?

Have enough that I don't need to use the prints, so that really won't be a problem, but I really like some of them. They are the ones I used in the QWL deer top I just made.the white one would be way too light I know... Chris
 
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What happened to Choose your own COLORS? IT seems to me this was discussed BEFORE signups and we all b agreed it was colors not fabrics we were choosing. Now it appears ft o be tha yt? Several are saying they don't want this fabric or that fabric. I preferred batik faric but was told I couldnt request it but it appears that's exactly what some are doing.

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Since we have so many swappers, I decided to keep my sanity (what is left of it, that is!), to cut my strings, centers and foundations and file in plastic shoe boxes. That way, I can just grab a box and sew!

P.S. If you can see, I also print off the swapper's choices and highlight so that I can review as I sew/cut. Who knew it would take several of these swaps before I finally came up with this game plan!

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Smart cookie! I have an after school sitting job on Mon & Thurs. in Sept and was wondering how I could effectively use the 3 hours at their house and do some of this. Maybe I should just grab a bunch of fabric and cut strips.

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Originally posted by KC1930:
Since we have so many swappers, I decided to keep my sanity (what is left of it, that is!), to cut my strings, centers and foundations and file in plastic shoe boxes. That way, I can just grab a box and sew!

P.S. If you can see, I also print off the swapper's choices and highlight so that I can review as I sew/cut. Who knew it would take several of these swaps before I finally came up with this game plan!


I had a similar idea as I had never done one of these. I wrote on the big index cards in big writing who/trim vs no trim/cneter strip color and size and then what the strings are and anything else pertinent. I cut a lot of the strips and muslin and have a gallon bag for everyone as I finish goes right back in the bag and i am tracking everyone.
 
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Chris, if the fall print reads fall colors, use it!
 
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Karribbean Quilter - made me happier just making them Smile

 
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RoyalB: You did such a fabulous job -- these are absolutely perfect -- thank you so much!
Here are yours. You chose such a calming and serene colorway. The parents of the potentially fussy baby girl who receive this, are going to send you flowers and candy

 
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Oh that is so pretty - perfect Smile
 
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Each one posted is so unique.

Down to 1 1/2 sets to still do. Have the white half of KQ's but was waiting till I got the others done to see what colors I didn't need for those that I was low on colors for. Looking like possibly green, blue, yellow and maybe red... Chris
 
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Sounds great, Chris! Thank you
 
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coreysmom: forgive me for using the main board but I wanted to make sure you saw this. You're next on my list (by color requests) and I have sufficient of the type you like too so I wondered if this would do as the sand. It's a bit yellowish but will work well with the others. If not I certainly have plenty of neutral in traditional fabrics to use.

 
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Me again. Here you go bluesnail Je suis finis.

 
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I'm not Tami, Auntie, but I remember her blocks from the last swap, and I think it would go nicely...

Love bluesnail's blocks! You are doing great!
 
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Auntie Reba, as the recipient of 3 swaps of the ocean blocks, if you can avoid the pink dots, the rest is fine... Chris
 
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Ok I'll go a different route or check to see a beiger spot on the fabric.
 
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Guess what? I'm DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, this crazy lady sat and sewed all day yesterday (until work that evening) and all day today...I'm still in my nightgown.

Crazy, I packaged each swappers in a gallon Ziplock bag and they packaged nicely in a USPS long medium flat rate box.

Whew....what a mess of strings and fabric! Tomorrow, I begin the clean-up..... Frown

P.S. No photos--I want you to be surprised! I can say that while making them my favorites were Alexemmarose and Iquiltalot's.

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Wow KC, way to sew! Smile
 
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Aw, shoot! Thought for sure I'd be the first one done but I still have 2 more to finish. Happy for you, KC, that you're done.
Cheryl, those blocks you made for me are super. I love those itsy bitsy skinny white strings!!!!!


Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg! Lois
 
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Oh you're very welcome. Just started the water colors of coreysmom's and they are just lovely!
 
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wow that is awesome I am on vacation this week and hope to sew a lot.
 
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Mailed my box today...

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A little birdy told me someone else is all finished up! Way to sew! Smile
 
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Thanks for letting me know they arrived!


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Back from a short trip to Iowa and Nebraska - NE has some really wonderful quilt shops!! - she said after taking many new batik fabrics down to the sewing room - I managed to restrain myself somewhat in all but that batik shop Smile But, I did get a few more fabrics to go into the strings so the plan is to do laundry, get some business stuff done and get some sewing in before I have to go back to work on Monday Smile
 
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Wow, I've at least started these. I have 1 and a half sets finished. Still a long way to go,but just depends on my available time to sew!


"There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who can count, and those who can't."
 
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Here is BlueSnail's set -- they are not trimmed to final size, so that is why they look a little off. The picture really doesn't do the color choice justice -- green, purple and white was a gorgeous choice. It reminds me of my mom's prized African violets

 
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And here is Mt. Laurel's soft, calming color combo. Again, they might look a little off, because they are not trimmed to final size. Hope to get 2 more sets done this weekend

 
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Oh! Everyone's blocks are looking just beautiful!! I may have to keep going with string block swaps because there are so many I am just loving!
 
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KarribeanQuuilter... they are beautiful! Thank you.


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alexemmarose: I'm about to start yours...check out my PM
 
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Thought I should check in. Just finished my 1st block, turned out (I think) really pretty. 3 more and my 1st set will be done.

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Auntie, love, love what you have picked! Thank you!
 
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I am so thrilled with the peeks I've had of my purples and greens - and those teeny white slivers really do set everything off. I know I'll be tickled "purple" when I get all my blocks back.


Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg! Lois
 
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Corey's Mom: your blocks win my prize for most variety -- 31 fabrics in the set!

 
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Looks like I was a bit over-zealous in cropping the photo, so the bottom got cut off [only in the photo, not in the blocksSmile]. Here you go, AlexEmmaRose!

 
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I would LOVE to see a sample of mine done...anybody?
 
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Ooooh! Karibbean...LOVE my blocks! What a fun and fresh quilt this will make! Thank you so much!!
 
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Just finished my first set. Now on to #2.
 
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Coreysmom, let me know if these are ok for you.

 
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You go, girl! Smile


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alexemmarose: free peek

 
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Cheryl! LOVE it!!! Thank you!

I am finally getting to my stitching on these blocks today. Anxious to get going on them.
 
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Yea! One set down...16 to go!
 
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Here is Jane Kiwi

 
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Royalboomer's block (paler looking in person):

 
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