Friday, June 4, 2010

I-Spy Swap -- Numero QUATRO!

I'm feeling a little low on I-Spy squares after completing quilt tops for each of my boys.
Need... more... I-SPY....

Hot on the heels of I-Spy Swap the Third -- which in my opinion has been by far THE best swap yet -- it is time for YET ANOTHER SWAP!

How much I-Spy is TOO much?

NO SUCH THING!!


I am going to go out on a limb here and try for a DOUBLE SWAP. There has been TONS of interest in I-Spy Swaps, but after sending a huge list of interested people over to another swap, I am curious if there is enough interest out there to get my double swap done...
Let's give it a try!!


THE BASICS:

Mail 200 I-Spy squares to me by June 30th.

Get 200 I-Spy squares back, all different, by July 15th.


THE DETAILS:

1. The first 36 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!]

2. Cut 20 4" squares out of each of 10 different 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.)


If you want to join me in this obsession, leave a comment here that
includes your email address
!!


Remember: The FIRST 36 who comment are IN!
(IF by chance we don't make it to the full double swap,
we'll do a single swap with the first 18 and save the rest
of the swappers for the next swap.)

SERIOUS SWAPPERS ONLY...

We're all full! Thanks!!

39 comments:

Kat said...

Wow- I am the first one to comment? I'd love to swap but I do have a question- can I participate when I only have chain stores in my area? Let me know at- misskat55@hotmail.com

Foster Momma said...

I would be interested if you get enough people. Although you never seem to have a problem getting people to sign up. I have 3 I Spy quilts I am trying to get done for Christmas this year!
amwawillever@aol.com

Heather said...

I'm interested, count me in. hamcmullin at gmail dot com

Leigh said...

Oooh!!! Count me in!!! My girls need an I-Spy quilt!

Marilyn said...

I better jump in so I don't miss out again!!!!

CJ said...

I signed up for a different one yesterday - my first and as long as I am doing that one I might as well do this one too!! Glad I didn't order any fabric yet. :D Count me in!

Mormishmom said...

ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haley and Cam said...

YAY! My friend Ruth just did your last swap...I can't wait to join in on the fun! sewingbyhaley AT gmail DOT com Thanks!

Tanya said...

Yeah, I get to participate this time. I am usually too late. I cannot wait. Now I have to go shopping. sunflowersbaby@gmail.com

married-with-ufos said...

Thanks for the heads up about the one by Tristen, and I would love to participate in yours too!! And considering that I bought 11 fabrics today because I couldn't put one back, after putting 5 others back, I don't think I'll have a problem finding 4 more! ekayt1981 at yahoo dot com

Rachel Santos said...

I would love to join the swap!!
rachelgrove@yahoo.com Thanks!!

Kim said...

YEAH! I want it. Love I-Spy, and can't wait to get more great squares. This is the BEST idea.
ktimmer_99@yahoo.com

Ben and Amanda said...

Oh I'm so in!! I'm so glad that I didn't miss out on this swap.
Amanda
goodscents101@gmail.com

kheaney said...

I will participate!

Kristin.Heaney@gmail.com

I♥thesecrazykids said...

Count me in PLEASE! I've been waiting for you to make this post. lol. bcgood83@yahoo.com

Marilyn said...

Count my sister in too!!! I'll send you an e-mail with our e-mail addresses!!!

Laura said...

I would love to participate! Thanks for doing this!
laura.asmussen@gmail.com

Stevens Family said...

That's a lot of cutting. I can do it! I am trying to do an ABC I-Spy. 4 different prints for each letter of the alphabet. It's been tough finding enough. I'm excited to have more choices!

Sallie said...

I want in, but I have not done a swap before. I would love to try this. Hopefully I can figure out what I have to do. Count me in... salapril@gmail.com

T. Rehder said...

Oh yeah! I am excited to participate this time! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of what others have sent in previous swaps. I will contact you with my email address- thanks!

Robyn said...

I want to do this I have been so jealous of the other fabrics that have been coming through. I would also like to reserve a spot for my friend Paula she also saw the swap and was jealous. So for now count me as two. Thanks for the fun.
sweetangelclothing@gmail.com

Care said...

reserved for Paula

Crystal Hendrix said...

I was so bummed that I missed your last one!! But I so want in! I have 3 i spy quilts to make!! I have been waiting to use your disappering 9 patch for them!! :D SO hopefully I am in!!

Mandi said...

yes, please count me in!
mandi.bergman@gmail.com

kelly gibson said...

MEMEMEME!!!

katherine.gibson@gmail

Sian said...

I would like to take part please

wattsian at hotmail.co.uk

Kim said...

Please count me in!

kimberleyrayner@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Yes. I would like to do this one too. It would totally help since I have 5 I-spy quilts to make.

Aheitritter (at) gmail (dot) com

Carrie said...

Oh you made my day! I'm in with a big smile.

Lynnsey said...

I would love to swap! My e-mail is gcgrad05@yahoo.com

CJ said...

OOPS! I didn't include my email in my post. Sorry!!
cjnid@imaxmail.net

Stacey said...

If there is still room, I'm in!

staceyoverseas@yahoo.com

eatrunliveCBUS said...

I am participating in your i-spy #3 swap...can I do this one also? If so, yes please!

Emily

emilykolson@aim.com

jill said...

I would love to join!!

jillderosa4@gmail.com

Melissa said...

You might be close to the limit, but I'll throw my name in here again too. If I don't get in that's okay, just email me if I'm in.

Melissa

www.knittingababy.blogspot.com

melissabearknits [@] gmail [dot] com

Cerise said...

I wish I had enough fabric to have joined...I looked through my stash...and despite my crazy amount...no luck. Maybe next time! Hope you continue to post the squares you get though! I LOVE seeing all of them!

Care said...

Okay, everyone! we just need TWO MORE people to sign up!!

Care.

Catherine said...

Me, me, me!!!!

cmentillo (@) hotmail (dot) com

Shannon said...

Pick me! Shannon
mamashustling@gmail.com