Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 Holiday Block swap rules

The rules will be the same for both Halloween and Christmas. 

Now that I am getting some interest in my 
Holiday  Block Swaps here are the rules...
A. UNFINISHED 12 ½ inch blocks using 100 % quality Cotton.
B. Holiday colors up to you and each block can use different fabrics (same theme though).
C. You will need to pick a theme. Only one theme for the group. If I have too many of the same theme I will request you to choose another one ;) Or I will suggest one to you :) Please look to see what has already been spoken for in group and choose another fun theme.
D. I have chosen " Unk I will have to think on this one ;) ”
E. Exp: I will make 12 UNK finished blocks (same theme)... size 12 ½ inches using any Holiday fabrics I wish.
F. You  may use any technique you want, some ideas; pieced, paper piece, applique, embroidery, fusing, whatever makes you comfortable. You can also send embellishments for the finished block. Do not add these, you have to quilt your quilt.. so please put the embellishments in a zip lock baggie.
G. Halloween Ideas: Ghosts, Witch Hats, Black Cats, Frankies, Spooky Houses, Witch shoes, monsters.....
Christmas Ideas: Santa, Stocking, Gingerbread houses, Christmas Trees, Bells....
The list could go on and on.
H. SIGN your THEMED blocks on the FRONT any way you would like, I will have to write because I do not have a machine that can embroider.
Oz, Kansas
That’s, all you need to do any more is fine and up to you.

3. I am trying to stay away from traditional blocks, I want this to be an “out of your box” swap.
4. Blocks are DUE not mailed... by  
DUE Date: 
Halloween Sept 15, 2012
Christmas  Dec 1, 2012

 you only have about three months to work on your blocks. That way you will have time to put you quilt together prior to The Holidays!
5. US residents can send their blocks to me any way they want but they MUST go back to you in your self address stamped Flat Rate Priority Envelope, it is 4.95. ( I think this has went up recently) Your postal inspector will know what a Flat Rate Priority Envelope is, so no worries. No Bar Code for shipping.. this is not accepted at my post office .. it MUST be a stamp!
International participants, we can talk about shipping later. Most of my International participants pay via Pay Pal after I get the total due for return postage :)
In order to join YOU MUST E-mail me @
Please email to the above email account.

Please email the following:
Your full name
Blog link
Phone Number
And your Holiday theme (MUST be included) This is a first come first serve basis on the theme, so do not wait to long!!
I know this is a lot of information; I am always here to answer any questions.
I look forward to another wonderful fun Holiday Block Swap Season!

 Quilt Photo from Jane's Fabrics

This is an example of a quilt made from a Halloween block Swap....
NO NINE PATCH in this swap. Only the themed blocks. Isn't this a cute Quilt?
Each player makes 12 blocks one theme and sends them to me... each player will receive one of their own blocks back along with one block from every player in that group. You will receive 12 different blocks. I will be sending out an email to all players once the spaces are filled with final conformation and the address to send the blocks for sorting and return.


just me said...

so do you make one block for each peson in the group? is it in the style/word they choose or is the word you choose the type of block you will be making?

Unknown said...

Yes You will make one block for each person in your group. You will choose one design (Pattern)for all twelve blocks. I have posted a photo as an example on the blog post at the bottom...The blocks can be paper pieced, patchwork, stitchery, applique, or any another quilting technique. You will choose your own design. If you choose to paper piece or applique... you need to see if that design has already been chosen. If so then you need to choose a different theme. I Hope this has made your questions clear as mud ;O) Please feel free to ask if you have more questions :O) M

Brenda said...

AuntPitty Pat, please sign me up for the Christmas block swap. I can't email from here (computer dummie here!)You my remember me as Abbigail from other clubs.

Unknown said...

Abby I have sent you and email .. all you have to do is click reply and then send ;O)

K-Swizzie said...

does anyone from the swap have a blog? I'm doing black spiders for the halloween swap and snowflakes for the christmas swap :)

Quiltingranny said...

Hi Aunt Pitty:
Just wanted to invite you and your awesome followers to join me in a giveaway from Pilot pen for their FriXion pen collections. You know the ones you can draw on and iron off:

just me said...

ahhhhh ready for school to start to get my blocks finished!!! where did august go??????? Hope you are feeling better and recovery going well. R'Chelle

sew.darn.quilt said...

Will you continue with these themed block swaps in 2013? I'm too slammed right now and til the end of the year to be able to make a commitment this Christmas and I just read about your fun swap today from Joan K.