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Something modern Swap
zfatcat Send a Message
Something Modern Quilt swap.

Sign up by March 20th, the 1st day of spring. Blocks must reach me by May 18th. Please read all the instructions thoroughly, and ask me any questions you may have.

This swap will be any solid fabric 100% cotton. If you need to use a background fabric, use a solid black. You can make a traditional block, applique, or create your own block. No machine embroidery.

All colors except, white, off white, beige, or cream. An exception can be made if you need eyes in your block. Please check with me 1st. No muslin, no flannel. Use good quality 100% cotton only. Pre-wash all fabrics before cutting. Don’t square up your blocks.
If you are using a black background, please make sure you use black or dark grey thread. Please don’t sew on black background with white thread. It will show through.

Block size : 12 ½”
Limit 20

Attach label on each block with forum name and real name and where you are from
Put blocks in one large ziplock bag , with your return address on it.

Make sure your blocks measure at least 12 ½”. Keep in mind you need room for any blocks with points. We don’t want to square up a block and cut off the points. Measure every block to assure it is 12 ½”. Make sure all applique is stitched down properly. Make sure you remove all stabilizers from applique.
Please ask me any questions you may have.


I will keep with the same rules as the other hostesses.
To join you must be a posting member of this forum for at least three months and be familiar with the way WE run our swaps. If you sign up and fail to follow through on this swap, you will not be able to sign up for the next swap. If you send incomplete blocks, your blocks are not the required size, you did not use the required fabric, or applique is not sewn not securely, they will be returned to you using your postage.

Be sure to use priority mail. This comes with a tracking number. Keep your receipt so you have it in case the package if misplaced by the postal service. Send the flat rate shipping amount of $7.20 for the return of your blocks. I will be using the padded envelopes. In the event your blocks don’t show up and you don’t have this number you won’t be able to sign up for our next swap.

Communication is essential to have a fun swap. If you have any questions please ask prior to taking a spot in this swap. If you have any problems or concerns, PM, email, or call me. That way 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 or email me at least until I have your blocks.

I know that written communication sometimes doesn’t come across well. I will provide all swappers with my email and phone number. That way you can call me if you need something clarified. Also, I check my email more than the forum mail. I will have a quicker response if you have a question.

Be sure to check in often and have fun. Let’s create something special together.

Here is one example


1. Prairiewillow - Soyna - Undecided
2. Maryq - Mary - Jacobs Latter
3. zfatcat - Lori - Tulips
4. cupcake - Carolyn - a block with hexies...I love hexies.
5. purrfect-lady - Mary - Whrily-Gig
6. Marilynsgrammy - Chriss - undecided
7. Teresak - Teresa - Merry-go-Round
8. Farmchick - Mariam - chopsticks
9. DouceFleur1 - Denise - Flower
10. Oasis - Linda

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2/25/2018 5:02:05 PM
maryq Send a Message
I’m in

Put me down for Jacobs ladder. I did a test one. It turned out pretty good. I did have some trouble getting it to square to 2.5”. But that’s why I practiced.

Will post a photo soon

PS. Monday 02-26

Got to thinking that maybe Jacob's Ladder isn't a very MODERN quilt block... I'll keep thinking...and let you know what I come up with, but for now I'll stay with JL.
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2/25/2018 5:09:01 PM
Prairiewillow Send a Message
Dear DEER!
Lori...Please sign me up for the Hole in the Barn Door!
This is going to be great!...I've been waiting for a swap like this for a long time...

Love your block...

2/25/2018 5:09:02 PM
cupcake Send a Message
Count me in. I will choose a pattern with Hexagons. Will have to go through some fabrics. I will need to purchase black fabric.
2/25/2018 6:07:51 PM
zfatcat Send a Message

playing with shapes. Anything is possible.
2/25/2018 7:31:26 PM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
Lori, this sounds like fun! For now, please put me down for the 54/40 or fight block from Egg Money. But I am going to try to think up something more in the line of your modern theme in the next couple of days. I love the sample block you put up with all the colored squares!

Mary z
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2/25/2018 8:48:16 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
I'm in Lori, I will be playing with shapes but not sure what to make yet.

I think I will get some Kona black today and go from there. This will be fun.

2/26/2018 5:09:41 AM
zfatcat Send a Message
Looks like we are off to a good start. Thank you all for signing up. Create something fun.
2/26/2018 7:56:13 AM
zfatcat Send a Message
Just want you all to know you can use a black background, or just all color. Either is fine.
2/26/2018 8:00:14 AM
billizzy Send a Message
goat lady:)
Just stopped in to see what you all were up too. This country girl doesnt have a modern bone in her body nor does my stash hold any solids so I will sit this one out and be your cheerleader from the sidelines. Cant wait to see what you all come up with :)

2/26/2018 11:51:01 AM
javin22 Send a Message
Eagle Mountain
I agree with what Izzy said, I just can't get into modern at all. Sorry, but I think I will sit this one out too.
2/26/2018 11:57:06 AM
Prairiewillow Send a Message
Dear DEER!
Izzy and Vinae...This "ripped from the country" country girl (someday I'll be back! :) doesn't have a modern bone in her body either!...but I know when I put all these together it is going to be awesome!

I hope you two MAYBE reconsider...

If not...I know you two will be great cheerleaders!


(Edited to change something...)

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2/26/2018 1:15:28 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
I went and bought some Kona fabric today. lots of bright happy colors. Still very unsure of what I am going to make but it will be modern and fun.

This medium is so outside my box. but I am very excited to take on this challenge.

Lori, do all the blocks have to be the same design?

I so needed an adventure. this is going to be a great quilt.

2/26/2018 4:28:44 PM
zfatcat Send a Message
Chriss, if you want to make different blocks, have at it. Create away. Lori
2/26/2018 4:44:01 PM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
I think for me I would need to see the colors others are using.
I am more in line with the bright, cheery pieced or applique (dresdan plate kind) blocks. Not sure I am enough modern for it.
2/26/2018 5:29:56 PM
zfatcat Send a Message
It's not really modern, that's just what I called it for lack of a better name. If to really think about it, it's more Amish like with the solid fabrics. Please don't get hung up on the name. I'm going to do a block with bold bright color.
2/26/2018 5:54:55 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
Thanks Lori,

I bought some great bright colors of Kona. Yellow, Red, Teal, Purple green and black.

I'm really looking forward to getting started.

2/26/2018 6:18:36 PM
Prairiewillow Send a Message
Dear DEER!
Teresa...a Dresden Plate sounds awesome!...I think we have a wide open play on colors...and like Lori said..."modern" is just one word to describe it...
I like the idea when Lori described it as more "Amish like"...that is what I see. :)

I'm pretty sure being the Lotto hostess you are not going to want to miss out on this swap...if for no other reason the creativity it allows you and the challenge...and Lori is off to a great start as our hostess..

So...Dresden Plate is it?!


(Edited for spelling, grammar...for now on just know spellcheck can't spell🙄)

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2/26/2018 6:41:33 PM
Prairiewillow Send a Message
Dear DEER!
Chriss...I LOVE the colors you chose!...I think they will look great together!

2/26/2018 6:43:44 PM
Prairiewillow Send a Message
Dear DEER!
I don't want to make anybody cringe...but when I get my blocks back and if they seem just too bright to me...NO PROBLEM...I will just over dye my quilt with a coffee stain to tone it down..either way it will be awesome!


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2/26/2018 6:47:16 PM
zfatcat Send a Message
Sonya, I do that with fabric if it's too white and I need something more muted. It's a waste of good coffee, but the sacrifice is worth it. Lori
2/26/2018 7:53:37 PM
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