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PURPLES AND GOLDS,swap complete
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
2 weeks to sign up. Now through Tuesday August 8th

8 weeks to make your blocks and send them to me. Now through Tuesday October 3rd

Mail blocks to me by Tuesday October 3rd using priority mail and save your receipt, it will have your tracking number on it. Blocks must be in my possession by Tuesday October 10th so I can sort and mail them back to you Friday October 13th. If I don’t have tracking from you by October 3rd I will not wait for your blocks to arrive.

Postage $7.20, no stamps, no checks, pre-paid labels are fine, international will be worked out individually. I have Flat Rate envelopes to send your blocks back to you so please don't send return envelopes.

Please attach a label to each block with your forum name, real name, city and state. Keep the blocks flat, no individual baggies. Put your blocks in a large zip lock bag with your address on it before sending it to me.

Make 10 blocks


Make 20 blocks each 12 1/2 unfinished. Please don’t square up your blocks. Check the size before mailing them to me.

Use pre washed 100% cotton. No muslin, No Pastels, No Glitter, No machine embroidery.

Colors Purples and Golds. Use variations of purple and gold to make your favorite block.

You don’t have to use the same pattern or fabric in all of your blocks. If you have different purple and gold fabrics use them. If you want to try more than one block go for it.

Any applique must be sewn down and if you use tear away or wash away or paper it needs to be removed prior to sending in your blocks.
Make sure your blocks are ready for the person receiving them to square up and sew together.

If you send incomplete blocks or your blocks are not the required size and of the required fabric they will be returned to you using your postage. Be sure to re-check the size and seams before mailing.


You must be a posting member of this forum for at least the past 3 months and be familiar with the way Tina, Izzy and I run our swaps. If you fail to follow through on one of our swaps, you will not be allowed to join the next swap you ask to join. If you fail to follow through on 2 of our swaps, you will not be able to join any of our swaps. Tina, Izzy and I run a tight drama free swap... we can "what if" till the cows come home but in the end it's an obligation and it needs to be taken seriously. If you are a person who can't send on time or if you think our rules are to strict please don't sign up for one of our swaps.

Communication and follow through are key. If you have any questions please ask prior to taking a spot in this swap. If you have any problems or concerns, PM me and we can take care of it in private so it doesn’t cause problems on the forum.

If you join you must comment in the swap thread once a week...especially during the last month of the swap...

I use only this forum and e-mail for communication. If you need my e-mail address please PM me.

My goal is to make a sampler quilt for my son's school. His school colors are purple and gold.


1. Maryz (Purrfectlady)
9, Maryz (yes, again)
8. Denise ( Douce Fleur)
6. Vinae (Javin)
10. Joan (toekeyotow)
2. Lori (Zfatcat)
3. Chriss (Marilynsgrammy)
7. Valerie (Wesig)
5. Carolyn (cupcake)
4. Lyn (Weeone)

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7/24/2017 7:13:02 PM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
Chriss, I'm ready!! Sign me up! Purple and Gold are the colors of U of WA, my son's alma mater. (my DD, too, but she doesn't care. lol) I am going to do the Dolly Madison Star from QIAD's First Ladies book. I have my fabric chosen!

p.s. Thank you! I'm so happy things are normal enough for you that you were able to get this swap up and running. I hope soon, this fire and all it's 'fallout' are a thing of the past!
7/25/2017 7:07:37 AM
zfatcat Send a Message
I'm defiantly in this one. I have my fabrics ready to sew.🐱
7/25/2017 7:18:53 AM
WeeOne Send a Message
Chriss- I'm considering this. Trying to decide if I do, what block to make.
7/25/2017 5:21:29 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
Lori and Mary, I got you

Lyn, come on, you know you want to.

Only 17 spots left. LOL.
7/25/2017 6:20:27 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message

My son's school colors.

I think if we use shades of these colors it will be pretty.

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7/26/2017 4:59:43 AM
Considering this as an option.
7/26/2017 5:30:18 AM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
come on in, Lyn! We'll have fun! This is a great project to work on in your rolling home! Takes up little room.

CHRISS, since this quilt is for your son, and since he works at an agricultural school, maybe you should make El's Corn and Beans block! lol!

I cut out enough pieces for 12 blocks and have them (and extra fabric!) packed in our fifth-wheel to work on while camping next week. I've done so much applique lately that I'm really looking forward to sewing pieced blocks again!

mary z
7/26/2017 5:41:35 AM
WeeOne Send a Message
Oh, what the Hay. Chriss, put me down on spot 4. Truth be told, I bought solid purple and gold back in May when you started talking about this. It in the Coach, in Canada, waiting. I want to test a couple blocks before I decide which one I will do.

WeSig (sorry I can't remember your name), Come on, sign up, it's always fun.
7/26/2017 8:39:15 AM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
Yay Lyn
7/26/2017 11:43:12 AM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
CHRISS, just to clarify - because in the sew-in I saw you mention a 2-color quilt for this swap - I chose a block that takes five different fabrics and some of those fabrics have some white background - like a white with purple dots and a purple floral, also with a bit of white background. Will this work? Because that would technically make my blocks 3-color.
7/27/2017 6:23:10 AM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
Mary z my goal is a purple and gold quilt. If it reads purple and gold from two feet away it will be fine.

7/27/2017 11:58:20 AM
javin22 Send a Message
Eagle Mountain
I am thinking about joining.. I think I have some metallic gold but not just plain gold. I know I have some purple batiks. I may have to buy some fabric. Oh no, not fabric shopping :)
7/27/2017 2:06:52 PM
shelly322002 Send a Message
Hi, I'm afraid I won't be joining in with the fun, but I'll certainly be watching with interest!
I have a lot of personal sewing to do myself here making an appliqué border for a pair of my eldest daughters curtains. She's expecting her first baby at the beginning of December :)
These curtains will be for the baby's nursery and the appliqué border will be of a woodland theme.
Heather loves all things to do with nature so the border will need to include a lot of greenery, hedgehogs, toadstools, rabbits etc. Oh what fun I will have!!
So yes, I'll be a bit busy for a while!!!

Love and hugs all, happy sewing!! Jacquie xxx
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7/27/2017 2:27:45 PM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
Well, my fabrics won't work then, and neither will my block. I have more fabrics but guess I'll start from scratch choosing a pattern. Wish now I hadn't gotten busy and cut out all my blocks for sewing while camping next week! Ratzlefratz!!
7/27/2017 3:33:51 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
Vinae, come on and sign up, you know you want to.

Jacquie, we will miss you on this one but if you change your mind let me know.

Maryz, sorry for the confusion. ho9e you still have all your hair.
7/27/2017 6:01:55 PM
cupcake Send a Message
I am thinking about this
7/28/2017 5:10:10 AM
cupcake Send a Message
This is a new challenge for colors. Ok. Count me in
7/28/2017 5:12:11 AM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
Carolyn, I just pm'd you prior to looking at this thread. YOu are all signed up. Funny, your first post said you were thinking then literally two seconds later you signed up.

7/28/2017 5:48:19 AM
javin22 Send a Message
Eagle Mountain
will any of these work? The gold one has metallic. Those purples are all purples, they kind of look blue in the picture.

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7/28/2017 6:16:44 AM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
Perfect Vinae. Looks great
7/28/2017 6:46:38 AM
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