Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Swap Out has begun!

*******Swap Spoiler Pictures in this post!******

Oh my goodness. Yesterday, I received 5 packages of blocks in the mail and in those 5- Sect 1 and Sect 2 were completely received. (WhooHOOOOO!) So started swapping about a half second after the mail man left my doorstep.

I have a system to {hopefully} not have any blocks mixed up and going the wrong way to the wrong person/group. So first I sort all the bags by section (which I do as they arrive) and I add a little X by your name on the "received" column of the spreadsheet. Now, once I have all the 9 envelopes for any given section, I lay them out in a 3 x 3 grid.

Next, I work from the color sorted stack of blocks to "deal" a block to each envelope. Oh, you see that blank wood space on my floor there- those 2 spots for blocks are for me and for my mom (no envelopes). Here's the tidy stack I'm dealin from:

And I know what you are really waiting for- I bet you want to see all the block, together, for each of the two complete sections, don't you?

Here's SECTION 1

And Here's SECTION 2

Oh man, the look excellent. Thank you so much for playing along. Do you love a certain block or two? Wanna know who made them? Check out the swap players blogs over on the side bar. Each quilter, section & color is listed.

Don't worry, Sect 3 & 4 only have a couple people to go before I get those all swapped.

I was able to mail out all of the Sect 1 & 2 this morning. If you are a flickr'ing, please do add your tops and designs over to the flickr pool. We'd love to see how they all go together. I bet they'll be so very different.

Stay tuned for the pictures of the next two sections! ~jen~


Corinne said...

Yeah! I see my blocks in Section 1. I think I'm going to sit out by the mailbox right now and wait for my big, fat envelop to arrive. :-) Thanks Jen!

Showpony said...

gosh these all look great, wish i'd found your blog earlier I'd have loved to take part. I'll just enjoy the photos as the swap progresses

Anonymous said...

Everything looks great and your method seems foolproof! Happy sewing!

Wanda said...

They look great and I bet you had fun "playing" with all of them as you sorted. :) Thanks for hostessing the swap.