I'm hosting another project so soon? Yup. Why, you ask? Well because I thunk up this idea and I want to receive my quilt back in time so it can decorate my great room for the season.
I hinted in an earlier post that this project will be themed for my favorite holiday and now you know what that holiday is. Besides collecting Asian fabrics for my kidlets Asian quilts (another project on the back burner), I collect Halloween prints. I'm a sucker for them and the owner of my LQS actually calls me when the new ones arrive. She makes sure I get my share of the goodies.
What in tarnation is a "See Saw Swap"? It is basically another Mini Round Robin except the quilt will only get passed back and forth between you and one other partner. Total time period: 6 months.
The basics are similar as my Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin but this one will be totally Halloween themed prints/colors:
*You make a center block to send to your partner to add to, but this time it will be 10 1/2" unfinished (bigger to showcase the fun Halloween prints better).
*Your partner will add 1 to 2 1/2" of finished border (a smidgen bit bigger limit this time) in any sort of fashion/style she (or he of course) wants to. She will then send it back to you. As last time, it can be (1) 2 1/2" border, 2 or more skinnier borders, as long as the total added is no more than 2 1/2" finished.
*You will add another 1 to 2 1/2" finished border and then send it back to her.
*Rinse and repeat until the last month when she will send the final version back to you for finishing and enjoying. Finished size of the quilt will be between "20 - 35".
Since you'll only be working with one other person on this mini project, I couldn't call it a Round Robin now could I? So what more accurately describes this one? A back and forth amongst 2 people?
A See Saw of course!
*Your center needs to be in the mail to your partner by the end of Apr (you See).
*She adds to it and send it back (the Saw part) in May.
*You See in June.
*She Saws in July.
*You See in August.
*And finally she Saws in September. You get it back and finish it any which ole way you want.
Sign ups are open until 5pm EST Sunday April 15th. Please email me your full name and address (if you are participating in the Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin I already have it). Partner matches will be emailed to you sometime during that following week. As before, you don't have to wait until the 15th to make your center block. Go ahead and do it earlier if you want so it is ready to go in the mail when I send you your partner's info.
Again this is a mystery-ish thing.You won't provide the fabrics you want your partner to use...she is free to use whatever Halloween fabrics she wants (prints or solids).
International players are most welcome and I'll likely keep folks from certain areas matched up to keep the postage costs to a minimum. If you want to See Saw with someone farther away from you, just let me know. There is no limit to the number of players, there just needs to be an even number for pairing up. Pictures of pieces in progress (once each addition has been completed and it has been received by the other person) and quilts finished can be added to my Flickr page.
So who is into a new Halloween project with me? Don't forget to grab my button and pass the word far and wide. The more the merrier!