Friday, July 23, 2010

The Great Nine Patch Celebration Exchange!!


Hi all!!


Based on every one's enthusiasm a couple posts ago...We are "go" for a nine patch exchange!!!

Monica, at www.diaryofaquiltmaven.blogspot.com, graciously made a button for us! A celebration button for our nine patches...feel free to snag it from my side bar and put it on your blog. The button is also on Monica's blog, so you can snag it from there too. Thank you dear Monica...you are so appreciated! As I am not a computer person, I just really appreciate those people who are.


There are two options for you....or you can do both :)


First option: Six inch finished nine patches...this uses 2.5 inch strips ...6.5 inch unfinished blocks. Based on how many people sign up, we would all make 2 blocks for each participant (make all identical blocks of two printed fabrics), and then you would send them to me...and I would separate all the blocks and divide them up 2 for each participant and mail them out! So everyone would get a wonderful variety of fabrics in their blocks.

Second option: Three inch finished nine patches...this uses 1.5 inch strips...3.5 inch unfinished blocks. (If you like little ones...this is for you!)

I would do the same thing for these...


I am going to do make both exchanges...you can pick one, or the other...or do both!


Maybe we would not get enough for a whole quilt...but if we have enough participants...we will! So tell your friends and lets have fun!


Housekeeping stuff....

  • We are using 1800's reproduction fabrics only for this exchange...scrappy, so pick your favorite fabric colors to make your blocks...I find that contrast is good!
  • Quilt shop quality fabrics please.
  • Deadline for the exchange blocks to be mailed to me is September 25Th. This will give us all more than 60 days to finish and enjoy making our blocks. This will also get our blocks done before the holiday rush. I understand major life occurrences, but this is a firm deadline, to be fair to everyone who participates. Please let me know if you have a problem...
  • You must have a way I can contact you...e-mail addie or blog...

This is limited to the first 50 people..so sign up quickly by replying to this post! There are several wonderful nine patch tutorials on the net if you need this.

I will post my progress each week, and I am the queen of making things work with little time...you could follow along with me a little at a time..or do them all lickety split!!! I am going shopping for my fabric this week.

Please let me know if you have questions...I so look forward to sharing your work...should be such fun to see all your lovely blocks and making something fun from these blocks!! I will let everyone know how many blocks to make by July 30th, based on how many people sign up, 2 blocks per signed up person.

Julie

48 comments:

Monica said...

I'm in for both!

Darlene said...

I'm in for the larger nine patches. WooHoo!!!

bearcreekquilter said...

I am in for the larger blocks.

Erika said...

I'm in for the larger nine patches.

House of Mouse said...

I am in for both!


Anett

Carol said...

Darlene sent me over....what fun! I'm in for the larger 9 patches...YIPPEE!

Libby said...

Please put me down for the 3" blocks . . . I'm ready to sew!

mckie2 said...

I'm in for both.

Susan

mckie2@gmail.com

Kaaren said...

I'm in for the larger nine patches. WTG, Julie!

Sharon said...

OK, I'm in for the smaller version. Do we use a shirting as the light?

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie
Is this open to anyone? I live in Canada. And though I am able to ship the blocks to you. I am not sure how you would want to handle the return shipping. I would like to join block block exchanges.
Thanks Crystal

Louise SS said...

I would like to do the 3" block.
louise.sjodin.short@telia.com

Quilter Kathy said...

Yippee...what fun!
Please sign me up for both groups!

Jeanne said...

Please include me in the 6" swap -- can't wait!
Jeanne :)

Jeanne said...

Whoops -- just remembered my question: are there guidelines about light/dark placement?
Thanks ~ Jeanne

Carol said...

Mark me down for the large size.

Tori said...

I would like to join in for the 6" blocks. I love to quilt but have never done a block swap. I am so excited!!!

Shari said...

I'll join in the 6 inch blocks... should be fun and achievable...

Vicki said...

Would love to join, whichever size is chosen. Let me know! .....What fun!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Julie, I am in for the 6" finished blocks.

Laurie said...

Hi Julie,

I would like to do both as I love nine patches. Since I do not have a blog you will be able to reach me by e-mail plus I read your blog. Are the fabrics to be prewashed? I am assuming that we should send a return envelope with the same amount of postage attached that was required to send you the package. Is that a correct assumption? Thank you for this swap.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

I am for both also! Carolyn

May Kristin said...

Sounds fun! I'm in for the larger blocks!

Messy Karen said...

i wanna do both.

luv2quilt2 said...

Please sign me up!! I'd love to do both.

Caryl W said...

I'm in for the larger blocks...6½" unfinished blocks!!!

AnnieO said...

Hi Julie--so happy this is going forward! I'm in for the 6" finished. I'll WooHoo like Darlene!

Trisha said...

Ok, I am in for the 3" finished ones! This should be fun!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'd love to participate in the larger blocks but do want to ask do they ALL have to be out of the SAME EXACT two 1800's fabrics? I have plenty of 1800's scraps but not enough of any one to complete 100 blocks the same.

Mad about Craft said...

I would love to join for the larger one if the group is international as I am in the UK

Chookyblue...... said...

okay for the 6.5inch

Julie S said...

Put me in the for 3" blocks. If you can't get my email from my gmail post, I'll send it to you privately. Just let me know.

Julie

Hello, I'm Jackie said...

Is there room for one more to do both? I've just found this blogging around,can anyone join?Please let me know and how many of each will we do? Thanks.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a great idea would love to play...please add my name for both blocks

Cindy said...

I am in for the larger blocks size. YEAH !

Elyte said...

I like the idea of making the smaller blocks. Can we use a variety of fabrics?

Amy said...

Please count me in for both sizes.

arlette said...

It's a cool idea, I'd like to join swaps but I need to know if you accept international?

Linda C said...

Hi Julie,
l love swapping 9 patches and would love to join both swaps. Count me in, thanks for hosting this.

*karendianne. said...

What a splendid event! I'm not "in" but I'll enjoy watching.

Barb said...

count me in for the small ones! I'm excited to make a new doll quilt - thanks!

pecasatwo said...

I would like to join the larger Nine Patch swap please. sylvia.bobbitt@hospira.com and www.pecasatwo.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie
My mum, Norma Pearce and myself, Debbie Darlington would luv to be in the larger swap. Email address is deb247@netspace.net.au. We are off to the patchwork shop on Thursday to buy our fabric. Can't wait.

Huisvlyt said...

Oh! I would love to join. I would like to do both. What an exiting challange...
Elzaan (huisvlyt@gmail.com)

Beth said...

Dang I'm a day late! It's always just that way!

Anonymous said...

Hi there
I would love to join this swap, I am in australia, Is that allowed? I would like to join both sizes and would be very happy to send postage money as well. My name is Nicolie and my email is ndgreen2310@hotmail.com. Thanks in anticipation....

Anonymous said...

Is it to late to sign up for the Great Nine Patch Celebration Exchange? Either option 1 or 2, or both? If it's to late keep me informed of the next one. Would like to try one. Thanks, Robert Kent, in northern Iowa. (dl11man@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site juliekquilts.blogspot.com
Is this possible?