Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Rainbow Swap.....

Sorry, this swap is now closed.

A Rainbow Block swap…

This is a long post and if you wish to participate, I am so sorry but you MUST read all of the details.
I have always wanted to make a rainbow sampler quilt, but my skill level has never allowed this to happen. So how about a Rainbow Sampler Quilt Swap?

First and foremost I must thank Jen from ReannaLily Designs for this idea. Her swaps are full and she has allowed me to continue her idea. Drop by her blog and see all the wonderful things she has to offer.

Now, on to the swap; I would like to be the hostess for this Centralized Quit Block swap.
A centralized swap is one where you mail all 9 of your blocks to me, then I swap them out and mail them (8 others + one of your own blocks) back to you in your PROVIDED self-addressed stamped envelope. You should take your finished blocks to the Post Office without sealing the package. Have them weigh your bundle and buy that amount of postage, (plus $.25 extra because postal coasts go up again in May), and put the postage on your return envelope. Place that envelope in with the blocks and send it to me.

International players are more than welcome to join. The best way to ship would be for me to ship back to you and bill you for the postage cost from Paypal.

Jane Remus
710 Timbers Trail
Saint Charles, IL
60174 USA

The swap is a Rainbow Sampler.

1. Maroon

2. Red

3. Orange

4. Yellow

5. Light Green

6. Dark Green

7. Light blue

8. Dark Blue

9. Purple

The Details: You pick the color you want to work with, from the pallet pictured above, and a block of your choice. Quilt Blocks Galore has hundreds of block to look at and get ideas from but feel free to be as creative as you wish. This is the block I am going to make HERE I will let you ladies choose your colors first, and I will use the color that has not been picked. Your colors can be patterned or solid, as long as your blocks "read" monochromatic and MUST be white or tone on tone white. Then you make 9 identical (the blocks may be different fabrics, just as long as they read your color selection) monochromatic blocks. The blocks should measure 12.5” square, so that they will be 12” inches finished for your new quilt. The foreground color should be the color you selected and the background color should be white or tone on tone white. Please use 100% quilt shop quality cotton fabrics. Also, place a name-tag pinned or a sticker to the back of EACH of your blocks, so the recipient will know who has generously swapped. Name-tags should have your first name, city and state/province/country, you may also wish to share you blog address. You can then decide if you wish to add then to the front of your quilt.
The swap is designed for 9 total players per section. If we have more than 9, I will open up a second section. I will be linking all the players in the side bar of my blog, so even if you see 18 or 27 names, you are only making 9 blocks.

Skill Level: Since you get to pick whatever block you like- it is a good swap for all skill levels. If you are a quilting master, sure pick something with a lot of triangles. If you are a beginner, go with some kind of modified 9-patch block. The sky and your imagination are the only limits!

Sign Up: Email me pnkcndy at sbcglobal dot net or post a comment with your color choice (by number) and block choice. If someone has already chosen a color you desire, please choose a different one. That way we’ll still get the rainbow effect per section. Please check the side bar where I've listed the Swap sections to see what’s available. There will be 2 weeks to sign up. Sign ups close March 23rd .

Time Line: There will be 6 weeks to finish the 9 blocks. Blocks need to be in the mail by May 1st. I will swap them as soon as each section is received and drop them back in the mail as quickly as possible. I hope that all blocks will be sent and received in a timely manner so we can start our Rainbow Quilt in May.

Is that enough to digest in one day?

So, think……
1. Do I want to play?
2. What color would I like?
3. What block would I like to do?
4. Grab the button for your side bar, and link it to this post.

5. Email me with any question or concerns
6. Let the fun begin!!!!!


  1. Would love to join in, Jane - however, I really can't see our post office here having US stamps!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  2. I hope it is ok that I posted about the swap today. I'm super excited about doing my color and my block. I loved choosing. Thank you so much Jane.

  3. oh this is a fun swap.
    i am in jen's.
    {group one.}

  4. This sounds like fun, can I play too? I choose light green.

  5. This sounds great. I learned about it on Nanette's blog. I would love to use red. Thanks for doing this.

  6. I so want to do this...but I promised myself no more swaps until I get my three PIF gifts done!

  7. I want to play! I choose yellow and now I'm off to choose a block! This sounds like FUN!

  8. oh, oh! I've so wanted to do a swap! can I play? If so, can I be purple in the second group? Also congrats on that beautiful baby!

  9. Hi Jane,

    Count me in for dark blue in the second group. Don't know which block as yet but I'll let you know as soon as I know I'm in.

  10. Hi Jane,

    It's me again. The block I've chosen is called "Antique Tile."

    Look forward to hearing from you.

  11. Oh, I've love to participate! Could I have Dark Green, please. I'm thinking an Indian Star or a windmill. Love your blog.

  12. I want to join in on the fun....please include me....

    I want Pink and Blue so that is a total of 16 blocks....what fun.....and two more for me....


  13. Hey quess what I can't read, I want color 9. Purple and 7. Light blue..... that would be 8 purple and 8 Light blue. I am going to use the shooting Square I like that pattern......This is going to be fun.....Let me know if I can join......Thanks Lydababes.....

  14. I would love to join this swap. I would like color 4 (yellow) and I will be doing a block similar to the snowball block. Thanks, Shannon from Utah

  15. Can I join? I did the one Jen hosted, but I'd like to do this one as well. If I can I'd like dark blue if it's available. I'll do the block called, "A Dandy Quilt"


  16. I would like to join in section 4. I hope to do the Amish Diamond in Lt. Blue. Thanks!

  17. Hi,can I join in too? If there's any space left in group 4 I'll do orange & I'll do mini bow tie.

  18. Hi,
    I really want join this swap.
    I choose dark blue but haven´t decided yet which block I´m gonna do. Will get back on that one.

    Hugs from Ankie in Sweden

  19. Hi!

    If you have someone drop out, I'd like to join in. Thanks!



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