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Nancy_MN
#1 Posted : Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:47:22 PM(UTC)
Nancy_MN

Rank: GOLD STAR Quilter

Joined: 9/30/2013(UTC)
Posts: 7,022
Location: north central Minnesota

Need a Christmas quilt and short on time, fabric and/or money???  For two Forever stamps and two blocks, you could have the blocks you need. 

Here is the deal:
We are having a Block Lotto produced by You.  All you have to do is:
 1) Sign-up for the lotto here and send a Personal Message (PM) with your Personal Information (PI) (name, mailing & email address, phone number) to jcorsbie before October 10;


2)Complete two blocks as described in the following link; one with white background and one with green background, as shown;  www.diaryofaquilter.com/...uilt-block-tutorial.html

Everyone: We want to keep the blocks as much in the same look as the picture.  So please use true Christmas reds and greens.  Everyone should make one of each of the different backgrounds (one green and one white or white with red.  We will keep the trunk just like the sample: brown.


and,


3) Bag and tag and send to jcorsbie (address provided in PM) on or before October 30.  Drawing will be held on Sunday, November 5, in chat at 8PM EST and mailed to the winner on November 8.


How is that deal for about $1?   Pretty darn sweet.


Oh, by the way, you can stack the deck in your favor by sending in extras in multiples of 2 -- up to a total of 6 blocks and 6 stamps.  This would get you 3 chances.  And, for every 25 blocks, we will have a winner. 


So who is the first to sign-up? 

*(This is a reposting due to technical difficulties.  jann is the host; please pm her if you would like to join.)

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
Nancy_MN
#2 Posted : Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:00:02 PM(UTC)
Nancy_MN

Rank: GOLD STAR Quilter

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Location: north central Minnesota



No. NAME PM Check-in Rec'd Qty Blocks & Stamps
  jann/jcorsbie -- Hostess        
01  Deb.Morseth/Deb  x 9/26    
02 firesidequilter (FSQ)/Donna   x 9/26  x  
03 marigold/Mari   x 9/26    
04 Fabriholic/Sheila   x 9/26    
05 Mawlinda/Linda  x 9/26    
06 Nancy_MN  x 9/26  x  
07 loveslife/Karen   x 9/28    
08 Tangsoblonde/Shirley  x 10/02    
09 adjcreative/Alex  x 10/02    
10 Verla/Verla   x  10/09    
11          
12          
           
           
           
           
           
           
~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
Nancy_MN
#3 Posted : Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:05:21 PM(UTC)
Nancy_MN

Rank: GOLD STAR Quilter

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Posts: 7,022
Location: north central Minnesota

Discussion/questions so far.  (copied from original post)

Christine: So are these the smaller ones 3 3/4" x 5" that your link connects to. Because she also mentions a larger block that finishes 7 " x 9" .Just asking before I decide because of fabric stash available to me.

Jann: Yes, we are using the measurements as shown for a cute little mini quilt you can display for the holidays!

Nancy: Say, can we specify true Christmas green as pictured? It would be disappointing to receive an olive-drab tree. I'm also noticing that all the red prints are 50% white. That seems to keep the overall look light and bright.  Are those trunks dark brown or black? Fun lotto idea, Jann!

Jann: Everyone: We want to keep the blocks as much in the same look as the picture.  So please use true Christmas reds and greens.  Everyone should make one of each of the different backgrounds (one green and one white or white with red.  We will keep the trunk just like the sample: brown.

Alex: Please sign me up! My first swap! Will send pm shortly.

Nancy: Welcome Alex!  Happy to have a newbie with us!  Feeling the need to clarify that this is not really a swap.  It's a lotto - a contest - winner takes all and the rest of us cry in our beer.  

Jann: You are right.  It's a lotto.


~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
Nancy_MN
#4 Posted : Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:10:40 PM(UTC)
Nancy_MN

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Location: north central Minnesota

Here are my blocks ready to give to Jann during retreat.   I followed author's directions to make each set slightly different sized.  You can't tell by the picture, but the white background has a very small gold fleck.

   

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
Mawlinda
#5 Posted : Sunday, October 8, 2017 11:34:44 AM(UTC)
Mawlinda

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Location: 50 miles upriver (Miss. River) from New Orleans

Thanks Nancy. Had been trying to just check in. Not done with the blocks yet.

Linda
JackieH
#6 Posted : Sunday, October 8, 2017 2:15:37 PM(UTC)
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Location: North Idaho

I'd like to do these but I want to get them made first before I commit. My life has been so busy lately but I'm hoping things will slow to more normal pace once I get my son on his plane this week.

Jacy
auroraqu
#7 Posted : Sunday, October 8, 2017 10:09:52 PM(UTC)
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Is everyone using a white bg with red? I want to join but going to make my blocks first

Sherry
auroraqu
#8 Posted : Sunday, October 8, 2017 11:43:48 PM(UTC)
auroraqu

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ugh this takes practice! My first one was 4 x 4 7/8.

Sherry
Mawlinda
#9 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 8:16:57 AM(UTC)
Mawlinda

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Sherry, Mine are about like Nancy's. A little less red and one white. I'm remaking one and will post picture when I finish.

Linda
auroraqu
#10 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 8:52:56 AM(UTC)
auroraqu

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I definitely need to start over! I keep coming up a 1/4 short. I’m not a novice but for some reason these are making me feel like it! Lol

Sherry
loveslife
#11 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 10:29:30 AM(UTC)
loveslife

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Location: Colorado

Nice Nancy!!

I need to try my hand!

Karen
I define happiness as a continuous, creative activity.
ladysaint
#12 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 10:30:19 AM(UTC)
ladysaint

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Location: TN

I'm going to try and make a couple before I join in.  

Toni Ann
Verla
#13 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 12:09:29 PM(UTC)
Verla

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Sign me up. Sent pm Saturday,. Did it go through.
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Fabriholic
#14 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 12:46:23 PM(UTC)
Fabriholic

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Checking in going to get mine done tomorrow.
Sheila
Today is a new day!
Mawlinda
#15 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 3:57:24 PM(UTC)
Mawlinda

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Here are my six blocks. The little dots are red. Will be getting ready to mail.

Hint for those who are having trouble or haven't started: cut the little squares 2"x2" and the trunks 1"x2". This makes your bottom part a little longer and you have a little wiggle room when trying to get that 5 inches.

Linda
auroraqu
#16 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 4:53:47 PM(UTC)
auroraqu

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That’s a great point Mawlinda! Thanks!
Fabriholic
#17 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 8:33:02 PM(UTC)
Fabriholic

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I bought some new fat quarters today for these blocks!!!!   

Alex - you should pop over and join the Christmas Ornament Swap also!  Group 4 needs a couple more swappers  Perfect for a new swapper.  You only have to make 6 quilty type/wool/needlework ornaments!

Sheila
Today is a new day!
Fabriholic
#18 Posted : Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:21:24 AM(UTC)
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Jann, could you extend the date please?
Sheila
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jcorsbie
#19 Posted : Friday, October 13, 2017 10:37:44 AM(UTC)
jcorsbie

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Sign-up extended as long as they are mail on or before October 30.

jann

Always do more than is required of/from you. (My mom)
auroraqu
#20 Posted : Monday, October 16, 2017 12:07:14 AM(UTC)
auroraqu

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Location: Alaska

Please sign me up. Will pm my info.

Sherry

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Verla
#21 Posted : Monday, October 16, 2017 7:08:20 PM(UTC)
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I have mine made,    not mailed probably till friday.

VERLA UFO's : Sew Oregons4-6 , Strawberry&Cream, Block of Month
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