Thursday, January 13, 2011

I-Spy Swap SIX

update: We're all full! Thanks, ladies! :o)

Here we go again!!

Time for another I-Spy swap! I want to try and fit in as many swappers as possible, so let's shoot for another double swap!*


THE BASICS:

Mail 200 I-Spy squares to me by February 2nd.

Get 200 I-Spy squares back, all different, by February 16th.
I know this is a tight schedule, but recent experience has shown that swaps with tighter schedules are more successful... so this one will have a fairly tight schedule too.
PLEASE be sure you can meet the deadlines BEFORE you sign up!

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...
Please read the guidelines before signing up!

36 comments:

Katie said...

Count me in! I'm SO excited! Thanks for hosting.

Michelle Evans said...

Yay! I'd love to participate! Thanks for the cool opportumity!

mcevans 24 at gmail dot com

Mojo said...

Count me in!

mojocornelius@gmail.com

Meadows Market said...

Yes, I am so in!!!!!

ashley.chandler@aggiemail.usu.edu

Liz said...

Count me in again! Looking forward to it!

Bolo heads said...

Thanks for the heads up, I am in!! Thanks again.

sweetangelclothing@gmail.com

tatgurl said...

So exciting!! I've been wanting to do one of these for a while now! I'm in!

melclay22 at gmail dot com

Megan said...

YES! Thanks for hosting!
fraleymc@gmail.com

Kaylee said...

I would love too! I-spy's are starting to be my new obsession!
kaylee.a.carpenter@gmail.com

Garilyn said...

I'm in! Yippee! My first swap.

blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

Angie said...

I think I want to be in, but I can't find the guidelines you mentioned, just the details above. I'm assuming the guidelines include shipping logistics? I'd hate to commit without reading them.

angieswhim at gmail dot com

Thank you!

alisha said...

Me too, me too!
alisha@netidea.com

Mel said...

I am so in on this one... I can't wait!
melblackrose@gmail.com

Cole's Corner said...

I want in!
I've never done one! Yea.

My email is in my profile.

Jess said...

yay I made it! Thanks Care!

craftinessisnotoptional@gmail.com

Audra said...

I'm in! audrajjensen at msn dot com

Tara said...

Count me in!
pryortara AT yahoo DOT com

Ruth @ Hammer and Thread said...

I would love to do this again.
rllort at gmail dot com

DJ Rose said...

I'm in. I'm nervous about being in, but one of my goals for 2011 was to make your disappearing 9 patch, and this will help me reach my goal.
:)
my3djbeads@gmail.com

jbr said...

I"m always up for a swap.
jojoross at gmail dot com

Melody said...

I'd love to do my first swap. Sounds fun.
melodyj1511@yahoo.com

And DJ the disappearing 9 patch is so fun to play with. Good luck

Laura said...

I want to do this. Please let me in :).

Amanda said...

Please let me do this. I've got so many ideas to get started on.
aheitritter@gmail.com

Mike and Wendy said...

I've just finished cutting the squares for another swap, but I can't resist. I've always wanted to do a swap with you because I've always been impressed with the fabrics everyone chooses!
Also, I am in LOVE with your black I-Spy quilt. Have you ever thought of doing a swap with just black background fabrics?
huffalupagus at aol dot com

Bazant Family said...

I'm in too--thanks for the awesome opportunity! Can't wait!
bazant@gmail.com

CBear said...

I want to play again!
motionsickgirl, gmail

Brandy@YDK said...

ok i'm totally in. I've never done an i-spy swap before but I LOVE your I-spy quilts and hope to make one. yay!

brandyokey(at)hotmail.com

martilindsey said...

Count me in!

martilindsey at hotmail dot com

sang said...

Yay, sign me up :-) sang(at)gci(dot)net

Jenny said...

I'm nervous.....our fabric stores around here aren't the best. But it will be a challenge....I'M IN!

selahmama4@yahoo.com

Aubrey said...

I think I would like to try this!! I am a newbie, so I hope my cuts aren't horrible!!

aub79 at hotmail dot com

Aubrey said...

sounds fun!

aubarnold@gmail.com

Christine said...

I'm in, too!

Emily said...

Yea, I think I still can be a swapper! I love my I spy blanket. I can't wait to make another one!

Emilykolson@aim.com

Heather said...

I'm in! Hamcmullin at gmail dot com

Mikenzy said...

I am so in! PICK ME!!!!

Mikenzy.Flint@HCAhealthcare.com