Monday, April 4, 2011

let's get swapping.

This is what I woke up to on April third, yes snow.
Not just snow but this yucky blowing snow than stuck to everything. I guess that is what they mean by spring in Utah, you see yesterday it was 78 degrees.  Today snow and 38 degrees.

It's OK, see it is already melting, but it is spring and we should be thinking of things like...

What could be more fun then fabric rainbows.

These are the left overs from this quilt.

Like I said in this post, I entered a color charm swap back in January. Some of my friends want me to do a swap of my own. So here we go.
Because she is fabulous we will be using Care's instructions.

THE BASICS:Mail 200 squares to me by April 23 Get 200 squares back, April 30 all different, 

Cut twenty 4" squares from ten different fabrics. A quarter yard of fabric or a fat quarter will get you 20 4" squares. You will be purchasing a totally of 2 1/2 yards of fabric. This is nothing when you think about all the different fabrics you will be getting back.
 Also Joann is going to have their fat quarters on sale April 10 for .99
 It is true so if you are on a budget this is the swap for you. 

Just a reminder that we are doing a color charm swap. We want fabrics that when you look at them you know what color you are looking at. Here are some examples of what not to do.

This is NOT green
This is NOT orange

and finally this is NOT yellow.

  Since it is spring we want spring colors.

So this is what we are going to do. There are 10 colors total. There are to be twenty people in the swap
So that means that there are two people for each color.
These are your choices

Red (sorry both spaces are gone)
Pink (both spaces are gone)
Orange (both spaces are gone)
Yellow (both spaces are taken)
Kelly green (one space taken)
Lime green (one space taken)
Blue (both are gone)
Aqua (both are taken)
Purple (both purple spaces gone)
Fuchsia/hot pink (both are taken)

 It looks like we are full so we are going to try for group 2
I will leave this open till the end of the week or until the second group is full
If you know someone who might want to play tell them all about it.

So here is the plan, if you want to play leave a comment, with your color choice and your email.
Look through the comments and make sure that you are not choosing one that is already taken.
I will check back and edit the choices.
I am going to do this again in the fall, with fall colors if you would like to wait until then.

The deadline is going to be April 23, That way you have three weeks to buy your fabric and mail it to me.
 (I will email you those details.)
Also you will get in on the Joann sale.
If everyone gets me their fabric on time, I will mail them back to you by the 30th.
Then if you are awesome you can have your rainbow quilt done in time for summer picnics.

So if you are in leave a comment with your color choice, and your email.
The first 16 people are in, but if we have a demand for it we will add another group.
Come on you know you want to.

We are full please go here to enter swap 2

Thanks for playing.


  1. I'm one of your reds...but super excited. I've already been finding fun reds. Can't wait!


  2. I'd like to participate and do purple.

  3. Snow in april? LOL! Here in the Netherlands its not really warm, i still need to wear a scarve,but its ok for april i guess :-)

  4. I am totally in! What a great idea. I want to do oranges. I will spread the word on my blog.

  5. I would love to do this swap too...I will do pink.


  6. Count me in for aqua!

  7. I would love to join! I would like to do either blue or yellow whichever is needed most.
    tonyamawe at yahoo dot com

  8. I would like to participate...hmm...could I be the other orange?

  9. I can do blue!


  10. How cool! I'd like to get in on this swap. I can do any color that isn't taken by the time you get to my comment! Thanks! Jenn

  11. I would love to participate, though I am in Canada. Let me know if that works. I did join in on one of Care's swaps last year and shipping did work out. I believe I ended up sending her a payment using paypal to pay for return shipping. If I get to play, I would like to do blue or yellow.

    You must have had the same snow storm we had over the weekend. We live in Alberta!

  12. I would like to participate... I will do Fuchsia/hot pink. Is that still available?

  13. Oooo I've been wanting to make my own rainbow quilt! I will do Kelly green and orange! html_junkie01 at yahoo dot com.

  14. I forgot to put my contact info
    jodie at ct dot metrocast dot net

  15. OOh, me too! for aqua please. I was in the fabrikate swap too, and totally agree about 'what not to do' :) I'm also in Canada, can you send me a PayPal invoice for return postage?

  16. It looks like there's one fuschia/hot pink spot still available? If so, I'll take it!

  17. I would like to be in for blue!
    susansabrina at hotmail dot com

  18. This looks like so much fun. If there are any colors left, I will take whatever is left over. Just let me know.

  19. i would be totally in if there is still a spot... i was going to take fuschia/pink but it looks like it's already gone, so I'll take whatever's left if there's still room! I'm also in Canada, so I can paypal for shipping!
    tamara_maxwell at hotmail dot com

  20. Is it full yet? I am so excited. :) Robyn, you rock.

  21. I am interested and can do whatever colour you have left.

  22. I would love to get in on this! My preference would be yellow, but I'll do whatever colour is left!

  23. I would love to do preference colors are purple or blue but will take any color you need to fill.

  24. Would it be ok to sign up for the second group as well? If it is, I would love to. Maybe yellow for that group?

  25. Could I change my mind and do pink for the second group if it is ok to be in 2 groups? Sorry to cofuse-either way.

  26. YAY!!!! A second group. I want to be in both, I'll do whatever color is left for the second group.

  27. Is there room for me?? I don't mind what color- whatever is left :D

  28. I just heard about this on Obsessively Stitching! I would love to be in the second group & will take aqua or orange.

  29. I hope there is room because I would love to join. My first pick is lime green.

  30. Since you've added more spaces, I'd love to be in both groups and do two colors ... let me know if this is ok and what color you need for the 2nd group - Thanks Katie (fabrikatedesigns)

  31. if you still have room, i'd love to join...any color will be fine :)
    amber.wolf (at)

  32. I'd like to be in if there's still space! I'll do purple or green or really any color that you need!

    beckyfdavis at comcast dot net

  33. I'd like to be in if you have any spots left. I will do whatever color you need....looks like lime green? let me know.

  34. If you have room I'd love to be in it too!
    I'd love blue or purple or green, but will be happy with any color you need.

  35. I would love to join and will do whatever color you need as well. Not sure the difference between kelly and lime green so please let me know if there is space.


  36. do you have any more spaces left??? I would love to do another color charm swap.