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.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Americana Annie

Hello Ladies you saw that right..... I am holding another Annie Swap :O) I just love Annies. This swap will be themed Americana.... your Annie needs to be Dressed in Good Ole Red, White, and Blue fabrics. If you don't live in the USA and you want to play along.. please use Reds, Blues and White fabrics. Here in the US we of course have fabrics designed for our country.

My Sweet Friend Brenda Greenwalt ... has the perfect web site to obtain your Annie pattern. Run over to LillieMae's Crafts and grab the pattern you like... Please leave a comment on her blog and let her know you visited she would love that ;O)

Pattern Rules you will make one Annie any pattern you like as long as it is a Brenda Greenwalt pattern. Click on the Lillie Mae's that is highlighted and it will take you to her web page.
I repeat again......

One Annie
1 small somethin somethin nothing more
What APP needs:
Phone Number
Ship International

Sign ups start Today and End May 11th
Annie due at her New Home June 25th so she can be enjoyed over the July Holiday

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I hope all my readers have a fantastic Easter.. remember only one Peep at a time :O)

Peeps on a stick.. Idea from Your Home Base Mom

Friday, April 6, 2012

Donations Please :O)

Hello Ladies... I am starting on a Christmas Project.. and would like to know if any of my fine friends have some Christmas fabric scraps ( I do mean scraps!) that they would like to donate to my project... the scraps have to be big enough to make a 2 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch square. All donations would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to get some different fabrics than the ones that I already have. Send me a message if your wanting to donate :O) Thanks in Advance :O) M

LOL I thought I better start Christmas now so I will have time to get it finish.. since I have been having all of these issues with my arms and hands. 
I had my first cervical spine injection and so far nada... I am hoping the one on the 19th will help me some. I do have to admit the steroids did give me a bit more energy .. or maybe that winter is over. 
Since I have that seasonal disorder. 
Anyway I am trying to sew a bit... I have my mug rugs done and ready to ship out tomorrow :O)
Is it me or people not holding or joining in on swaps anymore?
I would love to hear your answers... 
Hugs until next time!

Ps... Thank you everyone for your well wishes and good Vibes ;O)