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PostSubject: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:09 am

Okay, I am hoping I just edited this for the last time. I apologize for all the changes. (Toothache and too many pain pills I think.) Hope I didn't confuse anyone.  (I think I edited it at least eight more times after I wrote this. One time just to say I edited it more!
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Hi everyone, remember this swap last year? (I borrowed this pic from the gallery. HummerLou recieved it but I am sorry I do not know who made it)



http://www.quilterslastresort.com/t4714-xmas-present-swap

Well its time to do it again!!!! Except this year we are exchanging ornaments.......mini ornament quilts that is....
The ground rules are basically the same:
make one 12 1/2" block,
sandwich it,
quilt it,
bind it,
sign it,
and mail it....
yep, it really is that easy! I will provide a selection of patterns (don't have them all together yet)that you can choose from. Or use one of your own. Only requirement is that the ornament takes up more than 1/2 the block. I will try to include applique and paper pieced options. You could also embroider it or do a combination of any or all techniques. Its your ornament! Have fun with it.
. They need to be mailed early enough that your recipient recieves their ornament around the first of December so that they can enjoy it during December. For most of us, that is about one week, for our overseas friends, you need to allow about 2 weeks minimum. You have until the middle of October to sign up but you can start as soon as I get the patterns together.

This is an example (just an example)of what we are going for:



You are only making one. You will not recieve a quilt from the person you are sending to. Do not worry about what your recipient likes, it's Christmas, let it represent Christmas, or better yet, let it represent you so that they have a real momento of you. Let me know in this thread if you would like to join and then send me your email in a P.M. so I can send the patterns as soon as I get them together. (You can also let me know if you prefer domestic postage over international in your P.M.)

Ok, turns out I really don't need to send out patterns. I am posting these links and you may pick the one you would like to do. For appliqueing, you can pick any coloring book ornament, enlarge it to fit a regular sheet of paper (it needs to come close to the edges of the paper, no borders or anything) and it will be perfect for a 12 1/2" block . The same for the paper piecing pattern. Simply enlarge it to fit a piece of paper so that it fills up the block.
Here are your links:
paper piecing (needs enlarging):
http://www.quilterscache.com/images21/ornament6.gif

pieced block ornament (perfect size):
http://beinglindianna.blogspot.com.au/

applique (coloring book selections, need enlarging):
https://www.google.com/search?q=christmas+ornament+coloring+pages&tbm=isch&imgil=GknhLpJdGDFwCM%253A%253BMER6wxhqYcgyJM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.getcoloringpages.com%25252Fchristmas-ornament-coloring-pages&source=iu&pf=m&fir=GknhLpJdGDFwCM%253A%252CMER6wxhqYcgyJM%252C_&usg=__hL3iO8OQ3mPw1SZSi0iYmK6SvqY%3D#imgrc=GknhLpJdGDFwCM:


1) Mary Ann
2) Cassie
3) Redmadder
4) FiberBabble
5) Jill
6) Linda 2B
7)Helen
8) Laura
9) Gloria
10) Marynel
11) Shemoos
12) Mouse
13) TexasMusicMom
14) Kany
15) Memaw


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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:48 pm

I'm in. If I get started today......
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:23 pm

Great Stella! I'm still looking for ornament patterns. I'll get them to you ASAP. dance
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:52 pm

Count me in, TxM
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:13 pm

I'm In!
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:20 pm

dance dance dance
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:55 pm

I made Louanne's xmas present Very Happy Of course I'm in, will get to looking for some patterns. Does anyone happen to have any ornament patterns about their sewing nooks? Care to share? Love the ones you pictured, you could almost piece the ornament then applique it onto a background Undesided
Late spring here so Im going to get caught smack in the middle of one of my busiest times but I will get one made, I promise!! sewing2 sewing2

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:04 pm

I'm in

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:45 pm

:santa1: tree ss

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:55 am

I'm in. BTW, Quilter's cache has several fine blocks, as do the coloring pages.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:37 am

Laura is in too, we bought fabric for our mini's tonight while we were over in Launceston Cheesy

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:06 am

I think I have a few. I'll take a look and send them to TxM if I find something good!
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:42 pm

So excited to see the participation! :santa1: I found a nice pieced ornament pattern and I have an applique pattern. Both can be adjusted and/or embellished. I also found a paper pieced ornament from Quilter's cache.

http://www.quilterscache.com/images21/ornament6.gif

It is 6" but with borders will work nicely. If anyone else has patterns to share, email them to me and I'll make sure everyone gets a copy so we all have some nice choices.

I will get the others copied and scanned to the computer so I can get them sent out. BE SURE to P.M. me your email so I can email you the patterns. Saves time and money. Of course I will need your address to give to who ever gets your name.

Can't wait to start on mine!
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:59 am

I like that block but maybe we could increase the size so it fills the 12" block a little better. Should be easy enough to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:48 am

Linda that is a great idea. Will make the ornament stand out more if it is larger. I also think it will match our present more if there is no border.

I posted links for all the patterns. So y'all can get started whenever you want to. mrs claus
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:25 pm

Think I am going to sit this one out. I have a lot on my plate right now and don't want to be crunched for time. Looks like a beautiful swap though!

Marian in Ohio
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:26 pm

I think I found the right blocks for me , on Quilter's Cache, of course.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:54 pm

Sorry you aren't joining Marian. Still time to change your mind though....it's just one block...just one teeny little block...... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Glad you found what you wanted Marynel.

I listed links to the patterns in the top post. Check them out and see what you like.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:25 pm

TxM glad you found a couple of block patterns. I looked though my patterns and was surprised that I didn't have any. cry2 cry2
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:20 pm

Still Room for me..Im in for christmas <3
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:51 pm

Yeah Shemoos, so glad you are joining.

Linda, it surprised me how sparse the patterns were too. Helen found the pieced one, I found the paper pieced and I went with Marynel's suggestion of color book pages. So it all worked out in the end. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:25 am

Is there room for me too? I should have some more time as I slowly find my sewing room again.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:29 am

Of course Mouse! Room for everyone. Happy you are finding your sewing room.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:24 pm

Count me in as well! Fun! Thanks!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Ornament Block Swap   Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:11 am

I finished one block, but decided it was not right for this swap. I will be using it as a Christmas gift for my BFF. I have a couple of others I am working on.
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