7.21.2009

Scrappy Christmas Block Swap

UPDATE (to the above posted update): Thanks so much to Elizabeth for posting about the swap! I'm a bit overwhelmed by the response, but I do like a nice even number which means we have about 5 more spots (6 blocks = 1 spot; 12 blocks = 2 spots). WE ARE FULL! I will be sending out all the details when we return home from the beach on Saturday.

Please, please remember to leave your email address. I'm without emails from the following:

Andy
Lee Ann
Bridgid
Jo
Celeste
Tracey
Jeanette
Ginny
Melissa (from SC)
Humming Cat

*UPDATE OUT, back to vacation!*

Yes, it's still July.

Yes, I'm a planner at heart, and I would like to finish a Christmas quilt *before* the actual holiday.

I would really like a scrappy Christmas quilt, but I don't want to buy a lot of miscellaneous fabric to make my quilt look scrappy.

You?

How about you join me for the 2009 Scrappy Christmas Block Swap?


It's easy! You can choose to commit to 6 blocks or 12 blocks, and get the same in return. We will be making blocks using Elizabeth's Scrappy Starling block tutorial at Oh, Fransson! (thanks, Elizabeth!). The blocks you create should feature holiday fabric, but do not have to be made solely of Christmas fabric. Feel free to include your favorite seasonal colors, polka dots, stripes, and fun patterns. When you finish your blocks you will mail two blocks to each of your team members. Deadline for mailing is September 1, which gives you plenty of time to back, quilt, and bind your quilt by the holidays.

Show your interest by commenting on this post...be sure to include your email address if you are a no-reply/anonymous commenter! I will allow signups until August 1, or until I feel overwhelmed.

*Also* if you really enjoy making these blocks you can send me an extra block and I will assemble a quilt to be auctioned with all proceeds being donated to charity. Because Christmas is about giving!

Photo courtesy of Oh, Fransson!
Now imagine this quilt in holiday fabrics keeping you cuddly warm all through the holiday season (or looking lovely as decor for our friends in the southern hemisphere)!

PS Those of you who expressed interest to me before this post will get an email from me to confirm participation...or you can comment here and I will consider you committed!

123 comments:

Molly said...

I can commit to 6, plus a charity block, or machine quilting of the charity quilt.

Melissa said...

I want to join in the fun! I have Christmas fabric galore and need an excuse to use it! Thanks - Melissa mleegarrett@yahoo.com

The WoodLand School said...

I'd love to join in!

Count me in for 6 blocks -- plus an extra for charity.

Thanks for organizing :-)

Kyra said...

I'd love to join in, too! This sounds so fun!
Please count me in for 6 blocks, plus one for the charity quilt. Thanks for hosting!

Taya said...

You can count me in for 6 plus a charity block. I love, love,love Christmas.

Rafael's Mum said...

Hi Beth, I really like the idea, but I am not sure whether I will be able to do them, as I am very busy till school starts and on holiday just before the deadline too..

Can I be a "maybe" till... next week? I will then know whether I can manage or not. And it will be a definite yes or no and number..

Sorry not to know but things keep cropping up all the time!

Great idea though, I'd love to if I can manage !!

peaknits said...

Please count me in - I would love an excuse to purchase some holiday fabric:) Thank you for putting notice up over at the Quilt A Long - I had better get my zig zag off the ground and make room for Christmas in July! Thanks again!
foppers@charter.net

DoreyR said...

Hi, I'd like to make 6 plus one for charity. Thanks for organizing this - I was just beginning to think about making a Christmas quilt so this is perfect timing!

DoreyR said...

Oops, sorry, I forgot to give you my email address. It is
quilter at gmail dot com

Leanne said...

Count me in for 6 - and 1 for charity. Can't wait. Email is lnwcohen at gmail dot com.

becca said...

so sign me up for 6+1!! I've been wanting to buy some of the Michael Miller holiday fabric! what a great idea - thanks!!

be13cca (at) verizon (dot)net

becca

nanotchka said...

I'm going to take a deep breath and say put me down for 10 +1 for charity. I would love to have a scrappy fun Christmas quilt at the end!

Donna said...

I'd like to play too! Please sign me up for twelve blocks. And if you need another charity block, let me know.

:) Donna

n0ahnut@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

hey I do 6 plus 1 for your charity. Sounds like a way to get a special Christmas quilt.

jessi said...

Yes, yes, yes - count me in! For 12 + 1 charity if you still need it. Thanks!

Do you mind if I mention it on my blog or are you already reaching your limit?

Sudi-Laura said...

Count me in! I have holiday fabric coming out of my ears, and have longed for a Christmas quilt for ages!!

12 + 1 if you are in need of more charity blocks!

Sudi.laura@gmail.com

Patty said...

I've been buying Christmas fabric since I started quilting 4 years ago and have yet to do anything with any of the fabric. Count me in for 12! Plus this is my first swap! Oh boy I better get started today!

LyndaG said...

I would love to participate -- I know I can complete the 6 + 1 ...

lyndag6185@aol.com

merumo said...

Count me in for 6 + 1 for your charity :) I'm so excited!!

azmerumochan at hotmail dot com

SophiaAster said...

Yay, Christmas quilting! Count me in for six plus one for charity!

sophiaaster(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beth said...

Hi everybody!

Thanks for joining the swap! At this point everyone who has commented should have received an email confirming I have you on the list except:

Nanotchka (I left a comment on your blog, I need your email address...)
Patty (no blog, no email)

I'll be sending swap information the weekend of August 1 (or earlier if I close entries early).

If you're just joining us feel free to sign up!
Thanks!
Beth

Julie said...

Please count me in for 6+1 for the charity block.
thanks so much this will so much fun. Julie
fireflylanedesigns@yahoo.com

luv2quilt2 said...

Please sign me up for 12 + 1 or more for charity. I can just see this quilt in Christmas colors/fabrics.

Samantha said...

I'm in for 12 + 1 for charity. This is a great way to put together the Christmas quilt I've been wanting to make for so long!

samantha.colburn@gmail.com

Sherry said...

Hi! I can NOT commit to another swap, but I can do a block or two for the charity quilt if you would email your addy.

Just a thought, perhaps the charity quilt could be done in non-Christmas fabrics so that it can be used all year long? Again, that was just a thought. . .I'll do whatever you, as swap hostess, request.

Have a wonderful day,

In peace & pieces,

Sherry V.

JRZ Jenn said...

I'd love to participate in this swap. I'm still unpacking from my move into my new house, but please count me in for 6+1 charity. :) This is my first swap in over 3 years! I'm so excited for it. I'd love a Christmas quilt.

Anonymous said...

Sign me up for 12+1!! Yay! I'm excited. I love the pattern too.

Thanks for doing this!

Chelsye
chelsye.garrett@jqh.com

JRZ Jenn said...

Sorry - I forgot to leave my email - terryandjennifer4ever @ yahoo DOT com

Meghann said...

This sounds like so much fun. Please count me in for 12 blocks and I could always make an extra if you are still collecting for the charity quilt:) I can't wait ot see how this goes as it will be my first swap.

nanotchka said...

Hi,

I'd like to change my number to 12 blocks plus 1 for charity. Can't wait to hear the details and get started.

Jan aka StampQn said...

I would like to do 12 blocks + one for charity. Jan email is stampQn@gmail.com

file under misc. said...

I'd love to join in. I can do 6. My email is: fileundermisc (at) gmail (dot) com

nanotchka said...

sorry I didn't leave my e-mail address! nannette@xmission.com
let me know if you need any other information! Are there any other details about color or fabric that we will need to know before we start?

Patty said...

Patty here, again, thought I left a comment on Friday, guess it didn't work. almaelou(at)hotmail(dot)com

JRZ Jenn said...

can i change to 12 instead of 6? I still will be doing a charity block! Thanks

Anonymous said...

I would love to join in the fun and will commit to do 6 blocks. Thanks.

jzcurtis@gmail.com

Crafty Mama said...

I'd love to join. Count me in for 6 plus 1 for charity:-)

lemonylisa@yahoo.com

pegsplace said...

Count me in! I just checked out the tutorial and I think that this would be an excellent block for a scrappy Christmas quilt. In for 6 + 1 for charity.

Peggy

Sandy in Buenos Aires said...

I'd love to join in but I live in Buenos Aires, can I still participate? Please count me in for 6 if that's OK. Thank you so much for organizing this great swap!

Celine said...

I'd love to join in as well but I live in the United Kingdom. Do you take international swappers? If so, please add my name for 6 blocks + 1 for charity.
Many thanks
Celine

Nichole said...

this sounds like fun! i would like to sign up for 6 blocks + 1 for charity.

Greta said...

Count me in :) I've been looking for one of these groups to join after being so inspired by Elizabeth's blog and the block party group. I would love to do 6 blocks and a charity block. Thanks you so much for organizing this swap and inspiring a little bit of the Christmas spirit.

gretters_h@yahoo.com

Megan said...

I can commit to 6 +1 for charity. This sounds like so much fun!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

So glad I read Elizabeth's blog this morning. Would love to join in. Count me in for 6 blocks. Wonderful Idea! ooxx`jodi

LB3K said...

Yay! I would love to join! I will do 12 + 1. Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Please count me in for 6 blocks + 1 charity. I have so much Christmas fabric! And I love the hedgerow pattern. Thanks!
Kolleen
kqueenbea@yahoo.com

audrey said...

I'll sign up for 12! First quilty swap, I'm exicted!!

audreyj84 [a+] gmail do+ com

Amber said...

I'll sign up for 6 plus one for charity to. What a fun idea!!

akcarrillo@yahoo.com

knitterkp said...

Please count me in for six blocks and a charity block. This is going to be so fun, thanks for coordinating.

Amy said...

This sounds so fun! If there's still room, I could do 6 plus 1!

Lynz said...

I'd like to join this - I'm in the UK. That's not a problem is it? Post to the States takes about a week so I'll just need to be organised, I guess (if I'm okay to play!!)

I can do 6+1 charity affair.

live a colorful life said...

Please please sign me up for 12+1. I LOVE block exchanges! And Christmas fabric is one of my favorites. Yay. I'm excited!

rainylakechick said...

Please count me in for 6 blocks + 1 for charity!

Thanks for organizing! --Bobbi

Maria said...

Please sign me up for 12+1. My first block swap - can't wait to dig into the Christmas stash!
Maria
gathjem@msn.com

wyndesnow said...

Please sign me up for 6 blocks + 1 for charity.

I love the idea and have lots of christmas fabrics, that need to be used!

Wendy said...

Sign me up for 6 plus a charity block!
Thanks for the fun idea -

audreypawdrey said...

If you still have openings, I would love to join for 6 blocks!

manuela said...

I'd like to participate but i live in Portugal, can i do it?? Please let me know. I can do 6 plus 1 for charity.
Tanks
Manuela

Anonymous said...

I'll make 12 blocks, plus one for charity, if still needed. This will be my first block exchange, but I have been wanting to make the Hedgerow Blocks since I discovered Elizabeth's site. Thank you for the opportunity!
Elizabeth
email: ebethca@comcast.net

Kristin said...

I dont think my last comment saved.
But I would like to do 12 plus 1 for charity

McLane said...

Count me in for 6 plus 1. I have never done this before but it sounds like fun!

tropical dot waters at yahoo dot com

Thanks!

Lee Ann Schutz Wahi said...

I'd love to join ... firsttimer. What's the process? I could commit to six blocks.
Lee Ann Schutz

Kristin said...

I better leave my email address (I already posted saying I wanted to do 12 +1)
krisstout@hotmail.com

Huskerbabe said...

I would love to join in with you. Count me in for 12 blocks plus 1 for charity.

Whosies said...

count me in!! 12 please. thanks for hosting!! whosiesandwhatnots(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sophia s.h.coles-riley@brad.ac.uk said...

I'm up for doing 6 so long as it's possible to do it from the uk (international postage seems a tad ridiculous)

Laurie said...

I'd love to do the swap! I'll commit to 6 plus 1 for charity!
Thanks!

Laurie
benjean90 (at) comcast (dot) net

DAWN said...

You can count me in! I will commit to 6 blocks plus 1 for your charity quilt (although by the number of charity blocks you were promised you will probobly have enough for 10 quilts!).

If I really like doing the blocks and have enough scraps I'll do 12 +1. Dawn demshine@comcast.net

Lola Jo said...

I'm in for 12. My mom just gave me a bunch of Christmas fabric scraps from her stash last week. This would be the perfect way to use them!

Bridgid said...

I would love to join in as long as being an Aussie doesn't cause a problem with mail-outs. I should be able to make 6 blocks as well as one charity block by the mailing date. Thanks - I would never think about a Christmas quilt otherwise!

Susan said...

I would like to join in the fun! I will commit to 12 blocks.

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

I'd love to join in, too, if you are happy to have international swappers. Pls put me down for 6 blocks :)

Tracey said...

I would like to commit to the 12 blocks. I have several quilts I want to complete this year, and this will help me get one done finally!

Shannon said...

I would love to join in I could commit to 6 blocks and maybe even one for charity.

Thanks!!!!

Siwa said...

Just knew your fun swap from Oh Franson! blog. Please count me in for 12+1 blocks. It's gotta be fun fun fun.
my email is
americanaoutlet(at)gmail(dot)com

Ginny said...

I would love to do 6 + 1 if it is still open?
thanks Ginny

Melissa said...

I would love to do 6 plus a charity block.

Thanks!
Melissa

Fran Miller said...

I would love to do 6 blocks plus one charity block.
Thanks,
Fran
email address: franswimmer@hotmail.com

sisjulie1 said...

I would love to participate. I can commit to 6 blocks and one for charity. sisjulie1@gmail.com

Emily said...

This sounds great if you have room count me in! i can commit to 6 blocks plus a charity block. bruzzinie@elmhurst.edu

Amy said...

I would love to join if you still have room! 6 blocks plus a charity block. Fun!

rebecs said...

I would be happy to join...
(my first block swap) plan on me doing 12 blocks. Thanks!

Rebecca
becjohnson@msn.com

rockgranny said...

I hope you still have room for me; 6 blocks and one for charity, that's what I am going to do.
Thanks

Marit said...

I would love to join with 6 blocks and one for charity. I hope it is ok to ship internationally?

Nicole said...

This is what I get for avoiding the computer all day! LOL I am guessing oyu are full, but on the off chance you aren't, or if someone drops out, I'd love to join....6 or 12, whatever you need! :)

littlehousebigcity(at)mac(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi- what a great idea to do this so early! If you need one more, please add my name.

karen

delandlilsmom at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

OOPS!
My email is wesew4u2@yahoo.com
Thank you!
Susan MacDonald

The Humming Cat said...

I'd love to join in, too! This sounds so fun!
Please count me in for 6 blocks, plus one for the charity quilt. Thanks for hosting!

rainylakechick said...

Bobbi's email address: rainylakechick *at* gmail *dot* com

(I had posted once with the info, but the comment didn't get saved! When I reposted my comment, I forgot to add my email address.)

Megan said...

Sorry, I thought since I was logged in you would have access to my e-mail address. It's mpstory @ gmail dot com.

Thanks!

manuela said...

I don't know if you get my e-mail trough the blog so here it goes
manuela.branco@gmail.com

Ingrid said...

Sorry about not leaving my email. Here it is:
rningrid@comcast.net

Thanks and I'm looking forward to the swap!

Melissa said...

Sorry for not leaving my email- (comment 95) it's mgdevenney@gmail.com

Thanks!
Melissa

BUMBLE BEANS said...

drat. I always find out about these thigns to late! looks like fun!

rebecs said...

just re-read my comment, and forgot to add the numbers in my email. sorry... (comment 100)
correct address;
becjohnson33@msn.com

thanks.

Tracey said...

So sorry - here is my email address for Tracey:

Punkrockertracey(at)yahoo(dot)com

I can't wait!!!!

Indigo Blue said...

Hi,
I hope I am not too late to sign up. I have Christmas fabric that I never know what to do with and here is the solution!
I would like to offere 6 blocks plus one for charity.
acmilli@hotmail.co.uk
Have a good holiday!
x

Natalia said...

I would love to participate in your exchange but I think I am a little too late. Let me know when you do another one and I would love to join!
tally92582@aol.com

Bangkok Mom Quilts said...

I think I was too late but I would love to try if I could fit in. linsaranya@gmail.com

Lee Ann Schutz Wahi said...

I just finished my squares. Thank you Beth for organizing this. I look forward to another project!

Anonymous said...

- A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2010

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