Monday, August 15, 2016

Fun With Barb Block Swap 2016

**Updated August 16th  The Civil War Group Swap Group is Closed.   There are about 10 spots open in the Modern Swap**

The Olympic Event you've been waiting for!  Sign ups start today for the Fun With Barb 2016 Block Swap!  #fwbblockswap2016

As you have probably guessed, the theme block this year is broken dishes.   Hip Hip Hooray!

The other theme is RED.  woo hoo!

Here are blocks that I've been making.  (I know that muslin looks white, but it's just the lighting - it is unbleached muslin.)

Today I'm just providing inspiration and a chance to sign up.

I will have 2 groups of 40 swappers again this year.
  • Civil War Reproduction Group using a Red Print and Muslin. 
  •  Modern Group using solid Color and solid Red.
The Basics:
  • You are agreeing to make 2 blocks for each swapper for a total of 80 BLOCKS.
  • International swappers are welcome - we will work out postage.
  • Blocks will be DUE OCTOBER 15th.

This block is very versatile and fun!
I've been working hard to find you great setting ideas.  I will be unlocking my secret Broken Dishes Pinterest Board soon.

Take your Mark
Get Set 
Email me  Let me know which group you would like to be in.   I will confirm on Tuesday by email.


  1. Whoop whoop ! Thank you for this wonderful swap !
    Count me in but i have already sent you an e-mail.
    Love this block...great idea !

  2. Hey, Barb, this sounds like a winner! I'm sending you an email right away!

  3. Oh. So. Tempting!!! What is the deadline? (Did I miss that in the details?) I'm pretty sure I'm delusional to entertain the idea -- I can't even get 30 star blocks done for a baby quilt! I LOVE all the sample quilts you've found -- you're amazing!!!

  4. My email is on its way. Ready, set, go!

  5. And how exactly is a girl to decide which group??? Oh the stress and the temptation. You really do come up with some great ideas!!

  6. LOVED the last swap. Emailing you right away! Thank you!

  7. This is awesome - I just sent you an email!

  8. Wow, love this block! Sending you an email right now! Thanks so much for hosting the block swap for us! These swaps are so much fun. My gorgeous bow ties from last years swap are on my design wall waiting to be sewn together.

  9. What fun! I can't wait to play with solids for a change! Email already sent.

  10. Whoo Hoo... who doesn't love a Red and White OR Red and Whatever quilt?
    This is one of my favorite block patterns too!
    Thank you for starting another awesome swapping Adventure!

  11. You organise the best swaps!!! All of the inspiration quilts you've put together make it so tempting but I'll watch from the sidelines this time, life is just a bit busy these days.

  12. Thank you for doing this again!!!! Love this block

    1. thanks Sandra - you need to email me if you want to be included in the swap - you are a non-reply so I hope you see this.

  13. My heart is saying yes, but my mind is screaming "no"! I just can't take on one more thing, but I am really looking forward to seeing what people do with their blocks. Thanks for hosting this gain. I had fun watching last time too.

  14. You have provided wonderful inspiration--I do love this block design. And I with cheer everyone on with great enthusiasm. : )

  15. I am so excited to be included in the Civil War Swap! It was such fun last year, with great blocks and a wonderful variety of fabrics! I have always wanted to do a red and "white" quilt. :) Going with my best friend to 4 quilt shops on Thursday for her birthday! Will be fun to shop for reds! Thanks, Barb, for organizing this! :)


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