Saturday, May 28, 2011

I Spy Swap 2

***We are now full!! IF you want to be an alternate please let me know, just in case someone can't do it. Thanks everyone!***

I want to thank Care from Obsessively Stitching for her wonderful advice and inspiration!! These are her instructions (edited a tiny bit) and I wanted to stay as close to them as possible since hers are always a success!

THE BASICS:

Mail 200 I-Spy squares to me by June 20th.
Get 200 I-Spy squares back, all different, by July 1st.
I have heard that having a tight schedule on these swaps help! But this gives you at least 3 weeks to get the fabric and mail it to me! And you receive your fabric back within 2 weeks!
PLEASE be sure you can meet the deadlines BEFORE you sign up!

THE DETAILS:

1. The first 38 people to comment are in. [If you live outside the U.S., no problem -- but please mail your fabrics a little earlier so there's plenty of time to meet the deadline!]
***I have decided that the lowest number would be 38, but depending on how interested people are, I will add another swap making this a 3 group swap. If you want to join more than one that is okay- just make sure that you have 20 (30) different fabrics.***
2. Cut 20 4" squares out of each of 10 different (depending on how many groups you want to be in, you will need more) novelty print fabrics. A 1/4-yard cut or fat quarter will get you 20 4" squares, so you will be purchasing a total of about 2 1/2 yards of fabric. This is NOTHING when you think about all the different squares you will be getting back!

3. In order to avoid duplicates, everyone will need to search out unusual or obscure prints. Look for things that aren't available at chain stores. But, please, pick FUN ones! If you love it, the other swappers will love it too!

4. Remember that we are looking for fabric with objects on it, not printy-prints. (A fabric with FLOWERS on it is very different from a FLORAL PRINT.)

5. No "licensed" prints: No Disney, Dora, L.A. Lakers, etc.

6. Remember seam allowances! Be sure you can tell what you are looking at within a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square. Nobody wants only half of an object in their square -- cut them well! (Depending on your fabric choice, you may need to buy more than 1/4 yard in order to get an object into each cut square.)
7. When sending the fabric you will need to sort your piles - meaning you will pile up 20 different pieces, and then sort them into 10 different piles. This is the only way I can do 2- 3 group swap! Other wise it will take me 12+ hours to sort them all! 
If you want to join me in this obsession, leave a comment here that
includes your email address
!!

Remember: The FIRST 38 (57) who comment are IN! (If you join more than one group you could end up with 200 or 400 or 600 different squares)
*IF by chance we don't make it to the full double swap, or triple
we'll do a single swap with the first 19 and save the rest
of the swappers for the next swap.

SERIOUS SWAPPERS ONLY...
Please read the guidelines before signing up!

If you are wondering what you could do with these i-spy squares, check out Obsessively Stitching, there are TONS of wonderful crafts and quilts that Care has created! 

I am so excited for this!!! It will be so much fun! 

53 comments:

Crystal Hendrix said...

I am signing up for Lynn....she is the one that got me on the ball to do another one....I said I would do another one in May and she kept me to it!

Monica said...

I'll sign up again.

Quilt maven(at)earthlink(dot)net

Riel Nason said...

Hi Crystal, I'll join in again. I'm going to cut my squares right up soon and send them off to you! I have some neat and different fabrics that hopefully no one else will have. Should be fun! I had a lot of fun with my current I-Spy quilt so I just may have to make another ...

ccorey said...

I'll do it again. Can never have too many i spy squares.

patches77@cfl.rr.com

Jacqueline said...

Im in! =) jmmaxman at gmail dot com xoxo

Amy said...

Me! :)

Care said...

In for swap #1....

Care said...

....and for swap #2!

I'll post a link to your swap in the morning! :o)

Vanessa said...

I'm in!

Emily said...

Ok, I'm addicted. I'm working on a rainbow swap and a I spy ball so I can't wait!

P's Qs said...

I'm in! I can do 2 if you need extra people.

Ixchelle said...

I would love to join!

chelle.ix(at)gmail(dot)com

Tamara said...

Please add me to the swap! I would like to be in two groups. I live in Canada, so I will be shopping for my fabric this week and trying to get it in the mail to you by June 5 or 6.

Thanks for organizing!

Anonymous said...

I want in. jillshum(at)gmail(dot)com

Linnea said...

I'm in!
Neaya@aol.com

Pasadena Heitritters said...

I would love to. Thanks
aheitritter <@> gmail com

Donura said...

I would like to sign up. I just finished an alphabet one and I do have other fabric that will work.

Donura said...

My address should show up on my name link but just in case, it is Donura(at)gmail(dot)com

AmberLou said...

Ooo oo mememe! I'm in! heers04 at msn dot com!!!

AddieNCE said...

I'm in as well! addictedtoc64 at aol dot com \o/ hooray for I-spy!

Michelle Evans said...

Yay! I'd love to join - probably can only do one, but contact me if you need more people to make it all work. :)

mcevans24 at gmail dot com

Lydia said...

I would love to do this!
periwinklepirate@yahoo.com
I might be able to do 2 if you need an extra person or two.

Manda said...

I'm in.

stayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com

amanda @ Rambling of an Empty Mind said...

I've been waiting for you to post this. :) I even made sure to buy fabric last time I was in the States (since the selection for this seems to be better than up here in Canada).

amanda_gray (at) myteacherscorner (dot) ca

Meadows Market said...

I'd love to join if you are not full yet...but I can wait for later too. Please keep me posted :)

ashley(dot)chandler@aggiemail.usu.edu

Country Girl in the City said...

I would like to join in. I can do two if needed. I am in Canada and have participated in one of Care's swaps.

margaretaleblanc(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ande said...

I would love to!! I live on an Air Base in Japan and know exactly where to go to get some fun japanese fabric.
droopydrewie@yahoo.com

Kalli said...

I would love to join! count me in. kallikoetsier@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

signing up for another swap since I'll be able to go shopping for some more fabrics later on today... See my mail-address in comment #20 (AddieNCE)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to join, too. Will send an e-mail with contact info.

Carrie said...

I would love to join again!

Carrie said...

Can I be in both swaps? If so, I'm in for both!!

whiskerchase said...

I want in! susansabrina at hotmail dot com

Megan said...

I would love to join! I agree that you can never have too many i spy squares!
fraleymc at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I would like to be in on this swap for 1 or 2 spots if available.
thanks

mknield @ gmail .com

T. Rehder said...

Hi Crystal! Thanks for hosting a swap! I'm in! My email is in my profile. ;)

PattyW said...

I would love to join your I spy swap. I did Sandra's of Sew in peace and it was great. My e-mail address is sixoclockchef@yahoo.com. Look forward to hearing from you

Patty Wilkes :)

Ben and Amanda said...

I would love to do a swap. I've done one with Care before and love the quilt that came from the squares.

goodscents101@gmail.com

Amy said...

Ooops, I totally forgot to put in my email! Sorry, here it is...
amyurena (at) hotmail (dot) com

Brandy@YDK said...

I'm in - if it makes to a triple swap

Kimberly said...

Count me in too, if you get enough.

The JNJ Hasleton's said...

I would love to join if you need more people!!
jnjhasleton@gmail.com

Bailey said...

Count me in, if there's still room. hrobbins422 at yahoo dot com.

lauren said...

count me in too if there is room!! laurenjfrederick at gmail dot com

jovaliquilts said...

I'm in if you have room!
cheryl.sullivan@gmail.com

Sarah said...

would love to if there is room!!

scrapbook342(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenny Crane said...

Do you still have room? I would love to join
jennyccrane@gmail.com

Carrie said...

Would it be totally crazy if I wanted in all 3? Can I be added to #3 as well?

Kim said...

If there is any room I would love to join in! I already have my fabrics so I could join in at the last minute if there is a drop out.
kimberleyrayner@gmail.com
Thax, Kim

TwinMom said...

I would love to be an alternate :) ashley82519@yahoo.com

Beverly said...

I would love to be an alternate. I've not done an I Spy quilt yet and have been thinking lately I really would love to. I've never done a swap either - where have I beeen!!!!!

Mother of Five said...

Please ut me up as an alternate... would love to participate... thanks

adams3sons@sbcglobal.net

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