Monday, December 26, 2011

shades of gray charm swap




sign ups are now open CLOSED for the shades of gray charm swap!  please be sure to read the rules and if you agree to play by them, leave me a comment, and you're in!  i'll take the first twenty three (plus me)- but if there's more interest, we can do more groups, or have an alternate or two.

the fine print:

we're swapping 5 inch charm squares in shades of gray.  so any grey, black & white are acceptable.  grey with black, black on white, black with gray dots - but no other colors please!  rotary cut only.  each swapper will cut 2 different half yard cuts,  into 24, 5 inch charms each.  each swapper agrees to use only top quilt shop quality, new cotton quilting fabric from a smoke free home.  (no fabric from walmart or joann's or granny's stash)  please don't prewash your fabrics.  and finally, no flannel.

fat quarter shop is sponsoring an amazing giveaway for our shades of gray swap - more details to come soon!  be sure to stop by their shop and see all the fabulous gray fabrics they have!
or if you choose to go black and white, they have lots to pick from too!

annie's farm stand


black tuxedo batiks

black & white

to ensure no duplicates, i'll ask that you add your chosen fabrics to a linky list (i'll add in another post, once signups are completed)  plus, then we can all ooh and ahh over the fabrics we'll be getting! 

here's one last example, this has white, grey, and black, all in one!

oval elements, cookies 'n cream
once again, each swapper will cut 2 different half yards of fabric into 5 inch charms, 24 of each fabric.  48 charms total.  then, mail all those to me along with a self addressed, prepaid envelope, and i will mail them back an assortment of 48 different charms!  i'd like to have them all sent back out by january 31st if not sooner, so please plan to have them mailed to me by january 15th.

just think of the possibilities!  make a dramatic shades of gray quilt.  or add in a single color for a dramatic pop! 

questions?  concerns?  am i way off on my math?  it's been known to happen!  email me  and i'll try to answer them asap.   otherwise, leave me a comment telling me you'd like to join, and when we reach 23 people it's closed!  if there's enough interest, i may be able to do two groups.  so spread the word, feel free to steal the graphic and use it on your own blog!

24 comments:

Heather said...

Sounds like fun to me! I'd love to join.

a41denton said...

I'm leaving an intent to participate on behalf of my mother who doesn't have email.

Marilyn said...

This is a fun swap idea, Tammie--I'm in, please!!

tara said...

Sounds like a great swap! I'd like to join

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Sign me up! I've made some of my favorite quilts using charm squares from swaps! Thanks!

MGM

Jeanne Gwin said...

Sign me up, sounds like it was made for me. Need a grey and black quilt for next Christmas. YaY!

Jenifer Dick said...

Ooh! Ooh, Ooh! I'm in!

Sharon said...

Yes, please!

Spontaneous Threads said...

sure, why not, I love the idea! May I join all of you???

Kelsey said...

I'd love to join! I've been thinking of doing a quilt in these colors so this is perfect ;)

Melissa said...

I'd love to join, too, if you have room! thanks!

Mary Anne said...

Hi Tammie! Count me in, please!

prsd4tim2 said...

Tammie, This sounds like fun! I've never really been a fan of gray, but I'm finding it so useful, I'd like to play. When I read your post, I had a vision of a marvelous red and gray quilt top, so I just have to join, if I may. I'll go scouting for gray fabrics this weekend. Thanks!

Brandie said...

I'm in.....Have been wanting to do a grey quit for a while...

Nikki said...

I'm in. :)

Anna M. said...

I want to swap too! Thanks! =)

fordcowgirl_85 said...

I'd like to swap

Colleen said...

I would love to participte! Besides being a charm square addict, I've been trying to add grays to my stash.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Tammie, I was thinking of doubling up on this swap, so if you find you need another person, just let me know to send double. But I don't want to take a spot from someone else who wants it. Just let me know either way.

My fabric is already on its way here and I am excited about picking out a design to make! Thanks for organizing this swap!

MGM

Jeanne Gwin said...

Hey, double up sounds good to me. Let me know, I am ordering fabric in the morning.

B Greene said...

I would like to participate in the swap - Thanks!!

Mindy said...

Count me in. Just ordered several grey fabrics, not sure which ones I'll use, though.

pinkbrain said...

Rats, I think I'm number 24. If anyone is out, please count me in!

jennspen said...

I too would LOVE to participate but it seems you may be full? Please let me know if there is still room. Thanks!!

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