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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    Bella....it depends on how many people join. Last time I checked, there were 16 people signed up already. Sign up ends on Spet 10th.

    I found my block and I cant wait to get started....quilt shop, here I come!!
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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    Eek! Just picked my fabric and block! Yay!

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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    So the theme is floral. Is there a specific color scheme we should follow, ie, bright, subdued, country? Just wondering before I start planning. Also, do each of the blocks we each make have to be the same? Hopefully someone can answer these questions. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    I just signed up for my first swap.. I understand I can use whatever "floral" I have on hand,, and can make whatever block pattern I want as long as it is 12 inches. Perhaps 12.5 inches?? so the finished (sewn in place) block is 12 inches?? Just wondering since I need alot of direction..

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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    I do believe we make 12" blocks....after they are set, they will be 11 1/2"


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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    Quote Originally Posted by mrswindy4 View Post
    I do believe we make 12" blocks....after they are set, they will be 11 1/2"
    I don't know of any block patterns that come in 11 1/2" finished size. I have to assume we do a 12 1/2" unfinished block to be a 12" finished one.
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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    What you should be mailing out is a 12" block.
    If it turns outs that there are for example 16 involved in the swap you make 16 blocks. You keep one for yourself and send off the other 15. Most of us stick to one pattern but the choice of course is yours. By sticking with the same pattern we all end up with the same blocks and then we create from these our own unique quilt tops. So cool see what everyone comes up with. Remember it is whatever flower pattern that you fancy...

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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    I was under the assumption that the block should be 12" when finished, meaning the one you mail out will be 12.5".
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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    We mail out a 12 inch unfinished block... (which becomes an 11 1/2" block after its set in the quilt)

    This site has many 12" block patterns.
    http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

    This is the same link that Sally posted in the GROUP discussion.
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    Default Re: Fancy Floral swap :)

    OK...wait a minute..

    I just looked back at the block I'm doing and it does measure 12 1/2" unfinished.

    Now I'm confused!! LOL
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