Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Announcing the Halloween See Saw Swap!

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!

11 of you added your own colorful comments:

Celine said...

I shouldn't really had one more project to my (too) long list but I don't think I can resist. I don't have any Halloween decoration, even though I have some Halloween fabric in my stash of course. I'd prefer to play along with someone more *local* (UK or Europe) to keep postage down if possible. Thanks for organising Michele!

Julianne said...

I want to play, I mean "See Saw"!!


Diane-crewe said...

count me into this "playground" xx

Sharon B said...

Count me in - I want to "see" what I "saw". This really sounds like SEW much fun! And I know what I what to do already.

DaisyChain said...

Saw this on Diane-Crewe's blog. I'd like to See-Saw too!

Annie said...

Just as feedback, although I'd love to be in a mini halloween round robin, it doesn't really appeal to me to mail back and forth with just one person, so, I guess I'll skip this one. But I'll be watching closely to see if I maybe am making a big mistake!

Michele said...

That is the pair folks based on where they are.

Michele said...

No problem Annie. I considered doing another Round Robin but figured most would want to do something slightly different from the other one.

You certainly have plenty of time to change your mind though. LOL

Since this is my favorite holiday, you can bet this won't be the last Halloween event that I condure up.

DaisyChain said...

Oh dear, I'm having a problem accessing your email address. Can you send it to me at the above email and and I'll send you my name and address. Thanks. x

Julianne said...

Michelle, please email me at and I will reply with my address..Thanks! Cant seem to find yours here.


Julianne said...

Ha! I'm a dork! Emailing you now...