Friday, July 16, 2010

modern siggy swap sorting recap

Friday, July 16, 2010
i'm tired!
wed night was spent sorting over 13,000 siggy {signature} quilt blocks!

i could not have done it without help.
all came over for a 6+ hour night of sorting.. pizza.. and laughter!
{ lots of laughter!! }


for those who don't know about the modern siggy swap
all the info is in the flickr pool


my blocks



the blocks beginning to pile up at the end of june...

we started sorting on the floor

and then we moved to the table once we had all the original packages off the table
if someone didn't send 101.. and sent less.. we put their blocks aside with their envelope & they didn't get their own block back... we didn't keep track of who fell into this category... but more than 15 people did!

for most of the night the blocks were all organized in a grid like this

but eventually they got separated into piles of 10 and 20 since we had 130 piles but only 100 blocks to distribute each time... we started slow but then got into a really good rhythm!

this was how things looked at the end of the night... piles done and envelopes on top of the piles they belong with!  my helpers left once we got to this point... so now i have to package them all up... i got 22 packages out yesterday & i'm panning on getting as many out today as i can!

like i said.
i'm tired.
and if i see another siggy block.. well....

p.s.
thank you to candi for taking all of these photos on wed night!
i was too busy talking & sorting... ;-)

39 comments:

Dianne said...

you're so sweet to have organized this for us! it was so much fun :) at least on my end!

mascanlon said...

Oh my gosh, I've done the sorting before but never for 101. Thanks again for all the hard work, it looks like you had lots of fun! And now I am hoping I counted right!

rachel griffith said...

i totally know how you feel.
*gag*

LOL>

Christine said...

you all are amazing!!! What a great job you have done and hope you can get some rest today!!

teresamnj said...

Thanks for all your hard work. Your friends are great!

Needled Mom said...

WOW!!!! I am tired just looking at all of them.

Sandy said...

What a gynormous task...but thank you so much for doing it and your little helpers! Can't wait to get mine...hope I wasn't one of the 15, I think I counted them 2 or 3 times to make sure.
Soooo, when is the next one??? ;o)

Jewel said...

Gosh now I am worried. I counted a few times as well... hope I didn't mess up.

Marilyn said...

That was a huge task and I can't thank you all enough for getting them sorted! It's been a wonderful swap, Julie.....thanks!!!!!!!!!

Vickie said...

Has anyone ever told you that you are insane?? I mean that in the most loving way possible!

Carla said...

Wow Julie! This is just amazing and thank you so much for taking this on. Thanks to everyone who has helped you with this swap.

tammiemarie said...

I'm so sad! my blocks are still MIA! Thanks for all the hard work, I just wish I could have helped you girls!

notyourrunofthemill said...

You look so organized! I am surprised you only had fifteen wayward groupies.
Did you see those blocks in your sleep?

Jacque said...

whew I am worn out just reading this post.

Jennifer Blosser said...

Can't wait to get mine!

Geesh, I hope I wasn't one who couldn't count!

Mom of two said...

I agree with Jennifer...I hope I can count and sent the right amount. :)

Kris said...

Oh my goodness, what a job! Nicely done to keep track of everything!

Mary K said...

I now realize My part was the easy part. Thanks for all the hard work.

Deb said...

What a terrific post so we all can see how it's done!

peggy said...

OMG..........I cannot even imagine!!! Kudos to you for running the swap and having such great friends that would help you sort.....
Why did I not remember you lived in Philly? I am in NJ by Seaside and Toms River...not too far from you on a good day :) Not in the summer of course since i'm right in the middle of the jersey shore traffic spot.....
Peggy

Patty said...

Thanks for all your hard work, I'm amazed that you were able to get all the sorting done in one night! Thank you for time and a big thanks to yor cohorts to help with just a daunting task.

Micki said...

I can see how much work you put into this.
Micki

Hooptee said...

Wow, that is quite impressive! Wish I had known about this soon enough to join.

Crafty Mama said...

LOL, I am tired just looking at all that! Many many thanks to you and the other sweet ladies for taking the time to do this though, it was alot of fun! ☺

~ Sara ~ said...

That's just insanity! Of course that's my word for EVERYTHING as of late...

I'm pretty sure I wasn't one of the 15 though... I threw in extra's after counting 5 times and coming up with a different number each time I gave up and sent them on to their temporary home. :)

Lauren said...

You are the bomb diggity in my book. I can't believe you did all that. Thanks so much.

KarrieLyne said...

I have one word... *GULP* ... !!!

Tricia said...

It was pretty crazy...and I did have dreams about those blocks Wednesday night. I don't think I even want to look at mine for a few weeks.

OrangeRoom said...

That was the craziest night I've had in a while, but I have to say it was so much fun. -Jackie

CitricSugar said...

Holy Hannah! I'm not sure I could sign 100 blocks, let alone sort out 130 piles of 100 blocks... Wow!

Megan said...

phew, makes me tired just to read your blog post. I'm so thankful you and your friends went to all the effort of sorting through this madness!

mykidsarecooler said...

OMG-good thing I wasn't home to see it in person...I may even get my dining room back...so much time consuming work..I'm glad that all the participants appreciate you & your dedicated "sorting" friends:)

Mary said...

Wow, CRAZINESS! I can't even imagine. Thanks so much for your hard work!!!

Candi said...

ah - so glad that's over. And please don't organize a siggy swap again... ;)just kidding - you know I would help!

Tiffaney said...

I don't even think I can imagine how much work that was for you. And you got them done SO fast! I received my blocks today. Thanks again Julie for doing this for us.

WeeBonnieBabes said...

I think these quilts are the coolest things! I hope to make one sometime.

Melanie said...

It's so fun to see the journey these siggy blocks are taking! Thank you and your helpers for the massive efforts. I know I will treasure my blocks!

eileensideways said...

thanks for all that you did, i am sure it was totally overwhelming but know they are all going to a good home and they are going to be amazing.

Scott at the Blue Nickel said...

thanks to you and your siggy elves for all the hard work on this!! Now we get to all put them together in 101 different ways and see what we all came up with...yeah!!