Underground RR Quilt Block

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  1. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    [COLOR=333333]BYC is not responsible for transactions outside the BST area of the forum. All swaps are at the swappers risk and in no way will the Staff be involved in disputes. All disputes should be handled privately as per BYC Rules. No feedback and no feedback threads are allowed in these swaps. Do not report issues with the swaps using the report button. Please resolve all issues privately with your swap partner and/or the the swap originator. BYC discourages all transactions outside the regular BST area. Non monetary swap transactions are only allowed in this forum and only in a Swap thread. You must be 18 or over to participate in any swap, trade or any other transaction on BYC. All [COLOR=005CB1]BYC Rules[/COLOR] apply.[/COLOR] Due December 1st. Quilt Swap It’s time to sign up for the next BYC quilt block swap! Woo Hoo!!
    Let’s do an Underground Railroad Block The block has to be from what the slaves used to navigate the underground RR. The colors will be muted greys,blues,reds,yellows etc. think of times long ago NO Bright colors this time, we will have several blocks to choose from and ask that if you are a more experienced quilter please pick a more challenging block. You can choose a block and it will be posted which one you are doing, so we do not get several blocks of the same. This swap will only be open to 12 quilters.

    Please make 12.5” x 12.5” blocks that allow for seam allowances. We will need to make 12 blocks. Due date will be December 1st. Let the quilting begin! I am on BYC often, and I will be available to answer questions, and all who send blocks will receive blocks from whoever else takes part. I ask that when you ship all of your blocks, add a large SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) for easy block shipment. ALL BLOCKS are sent to me (yes, even yours your keeping) so that I can be sure every pile of blocks sent out contains one from every single sender. It’s confusing to keep track of 12 - 15 different piles, and who doesn't need one. I want no mistakes, so make and send them all at once. TO SIGN UP: Please put "SIGN ME UP" OR "YES, I'M IN" or something all by itself in a post on the forum. (Or, put it first, then elaborate) Please post you want to be involved HERE on THIS THREAD. Thanks Kat I have found a total of 15 RR blocks, and here are links to some, if you find more please share but they must be from the Underground RR. the first link is a download of some patterns and story let me know if you have trouble. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...=1PZipbjgLIyJsefjGeBnwA&bvm=bv.72676100,d.cWc http://home2.fvcc.edu/~cgreig/final/blocks.html http://www.amazon.com/Underground-Railroad-Sampler-Eleanor-Burns/dp/1891776134/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407864296&sr=1-4&keywords=railroad+quilt+pattern Cross Roads-quailtrail Log Cabin--Fenrosie Shoo Fly-plaidbattleaxe Monkey Wrench--OHhappychicks Bow Ties-katsdar Flying Geese-Rustyhen Wagon Wheel Drunkards Path Carpenter's Wheel-Kassaundra North Star-LacyBlues Bear's Paw-Coldupnorth Tumbling Blocks Basket Birds in the Air-majack Sail Boat---Anna6 Jacob's ladder some books mention Jacob's ladder some not saying this block was not one that was used, do we want to add it? [COLOR=FF0000]Consider your block carefully, as you will be making 12, we have 4 alternate blocks but wagon wheel and carpenter's wheel I doubt anyone will pick these, so we will have 2 left over if for some reason someone needs to switch, I can not stress your block selection enough, once you pick it the block is yours and please don't drop out as then we will be missing a link to our quilt. [/COLOR]
     
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  2. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    Anna6 please post your quilt pic for us, and if you have any blocks that I missed please list them too.
     
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    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks Katsdar for heading up another one! I love this quilt! I'm in for the Monkey wrench. [​IMG]
     
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    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    it let me post the pic, I'm surprised, so this quilt is a color guide, and Anna6 please name the blocks
     
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    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    OHhappychicks has the monkey wrench, [​IMG]
     
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    fenrosie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I'm in!
    I think that because of my husbands family connections I should do the log cabin.
     
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    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    How fitting [​IMG] got you down
     
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    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Just a note. If for some unforeseen reason we don't have 12 participants, I can make 2. I doubt that will be the case, but thought I would put it out there. I'm going to go shopping for my material this week!!! I LOVE to buy material!!!! [​IMG]
     

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