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Veronica
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:55:37 PM(UTC)
Veronica

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Posts: 3,093
Location: Oregon

Bookcase Swap

http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=141&pid=8367

 

The Quilt

Perfect for all those who love a bibliophile, this swap will allow you to make your very own bookcase quilt!

While this quilt looks hard, it really is only two blocks.  Block 1 is the Knickknack Block and Block 2 is the Books Block

Fabric Requirements:

Kona Black for the background of your Knickknack Block and your Books Block.  Book spines can be made of any fabric as long as it's QSQ and prewashed. 

To Sign Up:

Post below with what item you would like to make for the Knickknack Block and send a PM to Veronica with your address, phone number, and full name.  This swap is perfect for beginning level quilters!!

Deadlines:

Sign up by midnight PST June 9.

Mail by date is July 8.


Swappers:

We will be swapping in groups of 6.  Make 6 sets, mail in 5 to be swapped out to your group swappers.  Once Group 1 is filled, you may sign up for a second group, but please choose a different block. 

Each baggie will have 2 blocks - one Books Block and one Knickknack Block.

Swappers must check in weekly until they mail their blocks.  Keep it easy and pick one day of the week that you check in just to let me know you're alive!  Tell me a joke or amusing anecdote.  I'm a stay at home mom home schooling 3 children....I need humor to keep my sanity!!

Mailing:

I have bubble wrap envelopes to return your blocks to you.  You would just need to send $8.00 in the form of cash, check, PayPal, gold bullion, or diamonds.  If you prefer not to use my envelopes, please enclose a STAMPED return envelope with your blocks.

FYI:  If your package weighs less than 13 oz, it can be mailed First Class with tracking for less than the Priority Flat Rate.  If you choose to mail this way, we suggest a Tyvek envelope both for weight purposes and security of your package.  If you want to use the Flat Rate padded envelopes, you can obtain them free only by ordering online at USPS.com.  

The Blocks:

Block 1: Knickknack Block

This block measures 10.5" x 10.5" and is any kind of knickknack or decoration you may see on a bookshelf.  It's up to you to find your block.  Anything you choose will most likely work as long as it will fit the 10.5" x 10.5" size.  You may come across the perfect block in a book, on the web, in a pattern you've been hoardi...er, storing for a few years, or maybe even a design inspiration from a coloring book.  Suggestions for a block could be a vase, mug, teapot, quill pen, candle stick, pot, jar filled with something.... really, the possibilities are endless.  This block can be pieced, appliqued, embroidered, or a combination of all three; we just request no raw edges.

I will have a chart in the first comment with the groups and what item each quilter is going to make so we don't end up with bookshelves filled with wine glasses (even if wine is a constant companion of quilters, we don't need to let everyone know do we, Dearie?).

Block 2: Books Block

The Books Block is a block of strips.  There are two ways to make your books depending on if you're using strips from your scrap bin or a cut of fabric.  Step by step directions will be in the first comment under this post.

You may choose to do slanted and/or horizontal blocks.  Just make sure that the block still measures 10.5" x 10.5" and doesn't have a TON of negative (background) space.


As with any swap, communication is KEY!  This is an awesome swap with a great looking quilt at the end of it.  But it will only be as awesome as our awesome SWAPPERS!!  If you have any questions or run into any problems, please contact me ASAP so we can keep you out of that briar patch.  That place only has rabbit food Yell so STAY OUT!


Mail your finished blocks, return envelopes with postage or money to:

Veronica Johnson

532 NW 10th St

Redmond, OR 97756

...hanging on to the threads of life.
Veronica
#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:55:56 PM(UTC)
Veronica

Rank: GOLD STAR Quilter

Joined: 11/15/2006(UTC)
Posts: 3,093
Location: Oregon

 

Group 1



  Swapper PM Sent Knickknack Block Progress Last Update Check in by...
1  GG    Lamp  Great looking blocks!  6/10 6/17
2  carolracicot    Cactus Plant  Done!  6/12 6/19
3  Teatime/Marian    Picture Frame  started sewing  6/9 6/16
4  gailb/Gail    Vase  washing fabric  6/7 6/14
5  diwoodruff    Teacup  Done!  6/10 6/17
6  Fernie    Featherweight  washing fabric  6/6 6/13

 

Group 2



  Swapper PM Sent Knickknack Block Progress Last Update Check in by...
1  carolracicot    Mason Jar    --- ---
2  Quiltbaby/Candis    Birdcage and Bird  Perfect Test!  6/11 6/18
3  diwoodruff    Coffee Kettle    --- ---
4  monalee    Cat  Done!  6/10 6/17
5  GG    Basket of UFOs    ---- ---
6  Veronica    Mantle Clock    --- ---

 

Group 3



  Swapper PM Sent Knickknack Block Progress Last Update Check in by...
1  monalee    Globe  perfecting the test  --- ---
2  Quiltbaby/Candis    Tiffany Lamp  very cool lamps!  --- ---
3  diwoodruff    Fishbowl/Pitcher with Bowl  deciding which  --- ---
4  carolracicot    Birdhouse  Cute test block!  --- ---
5  ButterZ/Jo    Cookie and Button Jars  fabric and ideas are ready  6/11  
6  Veronica    Camera    --- ---
...hanging on to the threads of life.
Veronica
#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:56:13 PM(UTC)
Veronica

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Location: Oregon

How to make the Books Block

This option uses the strips already cut from your scrap bin.

1. Cut all your strips 2.5" wide or thinner.

http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=556&pid=16429

Any fabric can be used for the books - CW, novelty, geometric, brights, batiks. 

2. Sew your strips to a strip of Kona black background.

http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=556&pid=16430

3. Press the strips and then cut them apart.

http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=556&pid=16431  http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=556&pid=16432

4. Now, sew your strips together making sure to vary the heights on the "books".

http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=556&pid=16433

5. Now, trim your block to 10.5" x 10.5" and your Book Block is complete!

http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=556&pid=16434  http://www.quiltingaroundtheworld.com/gallery/fullsize.aspx?aid=556&pid=16436


The second option uses larger pieces of fabric, such as a F4, for your books.

1. Sew your book fabric to a section of Kona black background.

2. Press the seam.

3. Cut the fabric apart in strips no wider than 2.5".

4. Making sure to mix up your fabrics, sew the strips together as you would in Step 4. in the previous option.

5. Trim the block to 10.5" x 10.5" and you're done!

...hanging on to the threads of life.
carolracicot
#4 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:12:29 AM(UTC)
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Count me in, I am so excited.  For the knicknack block I'm going to make a cactus plant.  In Group 2 I will make a mason jar.  Sending pm.

Be faithful in small things, it is in them that your strength lies
GardenGal
#5 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:21:02 AM(UTC)
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Location: Memphis!

 

Me please!!  I'm making a blue/white lamp .. am working on pattern. 

gg



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gailb
#6 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:45:20 AM(UTC)
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Me! This is the first one I've gotten to join.  I'm doing a vase.

I am the curator of an extensive private textile collection.
Fernie
#7 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:47:36 AM(UTC)
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I’m signing up now and going looking for the perfect block. I have an idea bigGrin
Quiltbaby
#8 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:13:49 AM(UTC)
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Question can the Knick nak block be embroidery or partial embroidery combined with appliqué?
A FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND STITCHES!!

Candis
diwoodruff
#9 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:01:47 PM(UTC)
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Oh, I want to do this again!  PM being sent...

Veronica
#10 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:39:13 PM(UTC)
Veronica

Rank: GOLD STAR Quilter

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Originally Posted by: Quiltbaby Go to Quoted Post
Question can the Knick nak block be embroidery or partial embroidery combined with appliqué?

Yes, the knickknack block can be any combination of piecing, embroidery, applique... 

...hanging on to the threads of life.
Teatime
#11 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:47:48 PM(UTC)
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WooHoo -  I'm in with a Framed "photo" knicknack block.

Marian
Veronica
#12 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:48:39 PM(UTC)
Veronica

Rank: GOLD STAR Quilter

Joined: 11/15/2006(UTC)
Posts: 3,093
Location: Oregon

Wow!  Group 1 is already full!  On to Group 2!

...hanging on to the threads of life.
Quiltbaby
#13 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:37:04 PM(UTC)
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Im in with a bird in birdcage    

A FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND STITCHES!!

Candis
diwoodruff
#14 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:25:25 PM(UTC)
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Veronica, Can you also sign me up for group 2.  I forgot to mention that I will do a teacup block for group 1 and a Coffee kettle of some type for group 2.

Fun, fun, fun!

Veronica
#15 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:40:00 PM(UTC)
Veronica

Rank: GOLD STAR Quilter

Joined: 11/15/2006(UTC)
Posts: 3,093
Location: Oregon

Originally Posted by: diwoodruff Go to Quoted Post

Veronica, Can you also sign me up for group 2.  I forgot to mention that I will do a teacup block for group 1 and a Coffee kettle of some type for group 2.

Fun, fun, fun!

I got you down!

...hanging on to the threads of life.
Fernie
#16 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:00:51 PM(UTC)
Fernie

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I’ve been looking and looking for the pattern I want, but I’m going to settle on a Featherweight, if that works for everybody.
GardenGal
#17 Posted : Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:32:25 PM(UTC)
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oooh  I love it fernie!!!



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diwoodruff
#18 Posted : Friday, May 31, 2019 11:07:07 AM(UTC)
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Me too Fernie!

Fernie
#19 Posted : Friday, May 31, 2019 12:41:36 PM(UTC)
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I have my pattern and will be working on the Featherweights this weekend! I’m glad people like the idea because I wanted one for myself!
Veronica
#20 Posted : Friday, May 31, 2019 1:58:54 PM(UTC)
Veronica

Rank: GOLD STAR Quilter

Joined: 11/15/2006(UTC)
Posts: 3,093
Location: Oregon

Still plenty of time to sign up and plenty of room!  I'd love to fill a third chart!

...hanging on to the threads of life.
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