Friday, September 16, 2011

Color Wheel Charm Swap-- Almost Complete

All the fabric is in.  I received 112 yards of fabric for this swap.  That's a lot of fabric.



I started sorting it into stacks on my own.  I spent two hours and only made it through about 45 stacks of charms.  Luckily my quilt guild buddies helped me out with the rest.  Everyone stayed late to help sort after group last night.  That went MUCH more quickly. I actually think it was one of our funnest groups.  We just chatted as people went down the line with their stacks.  I so appreciate their willingness to help me sort all these stacks.  I don't know how I would have done it without all these lovely ladies.




Now onto packing everything up.  I hope to make it to the post office on Monday with everything.  Everyone who participated will get a wonderful stack of fabrics.  People tried really hard to meet their color assignments, and it shows.

I've learned a lot from this swap.  I'm really happy I did it, although I did have many doubts throughout the process.  I learned a lot and will change several things next round to make it a bit easier on me.  I grossly underestimated how much time this would take to manage all of this.  But, in the end, I can definitely say it was worth it.

24 comments:

  1. These look wonderful! I can't wait to receive them. Thank you SO MUCH for all the work you have put into this swap! I am so excited to have a rainbow charm pack to create with!!

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  2. Looks wonderful! I cannot wait to receive my package. Thanks for all of your hard work!

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  3. I don't know how I've been in this little quilting culture for this long and still don't get the "swap" thing!?:-)) These fabrics are lovely, is there a post that I missed explaining this process? Thanks!!

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  4. Oh wow! Cant wait to see them in my hands :-) Thank you so much for all the work you've done x

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  5. Wowser! Those look beautiful! Thanks for doing this with us. :))

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  6. The picture you posted on flickr is almost shocking - 112 yards - wow. THANK YOU again for all the time you put into this! It will be great to get the color packs, and we could not have had them without all your work. Thank.

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  7. Beautiful fabrics but alot of work....you are amazing!!

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  8. It was a blast! I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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  10. wow!! how overwhelming! this is so exciting~ ~thank you and your guild friends for all their help, it bet you all had a blast! ~xo~

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  11. thank you for all the work that you're doing and thank your guild pals too! it's looking so nice!

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  12. You and your friends are the best - thank you so so much xxx

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  13. It looks as though everyone will be getting some great fabrics! I was too late but I hope 'someone' will run another one!

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  14. Thanks for all the hard work...I have done swaps for scrapbooking stuff in the past, so I know the time it takes. Can't wait to see the stack of fabric!!

    Michelle

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  15. I'm glad you got some help! This is kind of nuts!

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  16. Wow. Just seeing it all laid out is amazing! Thanks so much for all your hard work organizing this, Kati.
    Goodness, glad you had some willing helpers to lend a hand. Many thanks to each of them!

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  17. Thanks Kati! And thanks to your guild for all their help! Seeing it all laid out shows how much work it really is.
    I'd love to pitch in next time, if at all possible.

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  18. Wow, that's a lot of fabric, and definitely a smart idea getting the guild involved!

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  19. Thanks for running the swap and doing all that work, I can't wait till the next one! (or two!)

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  20. That's a lot of fabric to collect and re-sort. Your fantastic for taking this on and I am drooling at all the squares I can see from here. Imagine all the pretty things you just enabled... can't wait to play!! Thank you!!

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  21. Whoa! That's a lotta fabric! Thank heaven for the guild gals. Thanks for taking on this monster - can't wait for my squishy package in the mail!

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  22. Even though I just found your blog, this is a totally awesome idea. I would love to participate in the future!

    @pril
    KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com

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  23. I too would love to particpate!!
    audzipl@netscape.net

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  24. Iʻd like to do it also, please
    kvm1106@gmail.com

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