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Sewing and Quilting: A DIFFERENT kind of quilt block swap Part 3

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 9, 2010
7:45 AM

Post #8251617

I think this was the hardest swap I was in!! Also the one I grew the most from.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2010
8:36 AM

Post #8251702

Thanks Pat
We came from here...


http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/851289

This message was edited Dec 9, 2010 11:38 AM

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2010
9:31 AM

Post #8251787

I think this was the second, maybe third one I was in...fun to read all the comments, others saying how new they were here to DG, or new to quilting!!! we sure have all come a long way!!!!

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2010
9:34 AM

Post #8251792

I really like those blocks!!!! Cool idea with the borders on each and what a way to use up scraps!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2010
9:45 AM

Post #8251803

I can not find the photo of my blocks with the sashing???? this is still a PHD / UFO quilt top.

these are from the 12 month swap we were doing at the same time

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2010
9:48 AM

Post #8251812

Thanks Marion. some of the folks in the swap thought it was a "hard" block to do...they all came out fantastic!!! I picked the block, and told everyone to use scraps!! I added a dark purple sashing...can not find the photo... :(
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2010
10:14 AM

Post #8251839

Well, it might have been a challenge but I don't think I would have said hard but then...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2010
11:43 AM

Post #8251932

I have a spreadsheet of addresses of those who did swaps. So many of them just dropped out of existance. Often wonder what became of them.
And those who pop up once, ask a question, and never come back. Do we scare them off????
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 9, 2010
11:49 AM

Post #8251939

Maybe just lurking.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 9, 2010
11:58 AM

Post #8251950

BarefootT = I remember that block - I really enjoyed making it. Mine is the one in the top right.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2010
12:05 PM

Post #8251960

You were showing those blocks when I first found DG and you wonderful ladies!!! Was it LK or a lady in AZ whose husband came from New England and she wanted it for his birthday??? I may be way off but that sticks in my head...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 9, 2010
5:39 PM

Post #8252398

Not me.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 9, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #8252426

Yes, that was a very cool swap. All the swaps afterwards that I organized you picked your colors and the sewer picked the pattern!(except ONE)!! You might NOT grow as much BUT... it still gave great experience and Participation!!! Back then I was organizing quite a few swaps, right now I just can't.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 10, 2010
12:30 AM

Post #8252766

the leaf blocks, I chose for my Hubby who was born in New England !! Not for his birthday tho, just to surprise him! I had him help me decide on fabrics for two blocks, I told him I needed to do a bright "colored" leaf, and a brown one..."for the swap"...he was very surprised when I laid out all of the blocks, and told him they were for him!!! we have finally agreed on a back side for it..It is on my list of "to dos"

Jean, I wonder about that too??!!??
Shuggins posted on one of the threads just a bit ago, I believe she was the "hostess" of the first swap I joined??? which is the swap I got the leaves from...It was a 12 month swap, everyone chose the design of the block they wanted made, and some colors...each month some one got a set of blocks...I was almost at the end. we did the "different kind of swap" and another in the time frame of that first year, I ended up getting the star blocks before I got the leafs, even though I had joined the swap that I picked the leaves first...
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

December 18, 2010
8:12 AM

Post #8266347

I had so much fun with the 12 month block that I hosted. Having each person pick the pattern they wanted us to use gave all of us a chance to try something new. Maybe we should think of another one for 2011? Anyone in?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 18, 2010
8:15 AM

Post #8266352

Sign me up please?

Oh, did I just say that! LOL!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 18, 2010
9:30 AM

Post #8266432

Ya... I would be game to host one if it STARTED in February. We could start the sign up thread in January.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 18, 2010
10:31 AM

Post #8266493

I'd be in too!!!!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 18, 2010
5:37 PM

Post #8267018

Count me in too!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 18, 2010
7:53 PM

Post #8267197

If I get caught up may I join also?
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 18, 2010
10:49 PM

Post #8267308

I'll have to see how things go with all of my other projects... Don't count me out though.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

December 19, 2010
6:43 AM

Post #8267528

I am still here..fixing to get back into quilting. I found my grandma's quilting rack in the barn that was torn down last year due to Hurricane Ike winds. Things are slowing down here since we just about got everything caught up from all the hurricane damage. My son is home for the holidays and we are going to work on the house now..my bathroom is suppose to be remodel next..just need to find something to match with light baby pink tiles which are the originals..lol..I told my son first, we are going to the fabric store to buy the curtain fabric so we can match paint to the tiles..LOL.I will quilt the toilet seat cover and make my own bathtub curtains..can't stand shopping all over town trying to match stuff..I bought the fabric for my kitchen and dining table.which is country chickens..will post pics as these projects are done..My son is spending the moola bucks and I am making it my own way..lol..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 19, 2010
9:29 AM

Post #8267707

Nadine, good to see you. Sounds like you are having fun "making it my own way". Love to see your fabrics.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

December 19, 2010
5:17 PM

Post #8268287

When it comes in, I will show you the fabric.I don't have the other 3 to go along with it yet until the bigger piece gets here..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 20, 2010
7:28 AM

Post #8268922

Wonderful, I will be waiting. I love seeing what others are doing as it gives me ideas for what I can do in my home.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

December 22, 2010
8:31 AM

Post #8272355

Say, Pat, it looks like you have half a dozen of us for the 12 month block swap already. Why don't you start a new thread around the first of January and we can start for real in February, if you still want to host? Think, too, how you want to run things; ie. send blocks to people or send to you and then you send at end of month, what size blocks, who picks patterns, colors, etc.

I loved keeping in touch with the same group of women for a whole year. We got really close. Can't wait to do it again!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 22, 2010
8:35 AM

Post #8272361

Waiting to see what kind of blocks are to be done. I am still not very comfortable with all blocks.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 22, 2010
9:14 AM

Post #8272401

All the blocks come with very easy to understand directions, and if you get stuck, there are lots of us here to help you out!

One nice thing about my new machine is it came with a 1/4" foot! So now I can get those scant seams hopefully a bit more exact!

This message was edited Dec 22, 2010 11:15 AM
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 22, 2010
9:17 AM

Post #8272403

Anyone else interested in a batik block swap? I have a lug full that I have been collecting for many years, am trying to pare down but just can't part with it as fabric. I would be willing to make blocks to swap from it.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 22, 2010
9:18 AM

Post #8272405

Have you been sewing on the new machine? If so what have you made.?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 22, 2010
9:21 AM

Post #8272407

Batik sounds great and a wild notion went through my head while driving to my sisters. A block about the state we are from or currently living in--is that workable?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 22, 2010
10:33 AM

Post #8272496

I like both ideas! Batik, and where your from!

I have put together a quilt from the other room, a bunch of ladies got together and each made Christmas square, mailed it too me, and I put it together. Then the winner of the quilt is donating it to a needy vet in a home in East Texas tomorrow!

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 22, 2010
10:59 AM

Post #8272529

What a wonderful idea. I love the snowman and the wreaths. Very well done.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 22, 2010
5:42 PM

Post #8272973

OK, I'll start a new thread for sign up.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 22, 2010
6:02 PM

Post #8273014

OK!! the sign up has been posted, please let your friends know. I am limited it to 12 people AND sign up ends 1/15/2011, end (all blocks mailed ) by 4/15/2011

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1146061/

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2012
11:21 PM

Post #9279614

any one remember this swap????

I finished these blocks off yesterday, used green for sashing, made a wall hanging out of it...hanging in my dining room...will post picture as soon as I get my new computer...

took me forever to find this thread, and I did not want to lose it...sew I am sending Y'all a tease...

hugs, and Happy stitchin'

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9279706

Can't wait to see your blocks Thunder!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9279737

Oh that one was fun. I put the blocks into a B&W quilt for my daughter.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9280283

Mine became placemats for the seniors here in town...All of our swaps have been fun. No more for me though until after the first of the year. I have sooo many projects undone...
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9281050

O do I remember it. Im just now finishing up myself. I only have the log cabin to finish, 5 to mail out.. I see a have a blk and wht one that didnt make it in time. Luckily I got barbs out before things went haywire. If anyone sees this, and doesnt have their block, feel free to ask for another color or w/e. Hopefully Im getting close to saying Im actually on a roll. I had to have Pat look for this thread, I wish I would have known you needed it. Good hunting tho.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9281449

My computer is in Orlando !!!! should arrive tomorrow :)

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9281460

YAY!!!!!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9281502

Bet you will be doing the happy dance!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2012
2:56 AM

Post #9281801

That's wonderful!!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9285230

it has been a hectic few weeks, vacation has ended, Momma is now at her cousins, and Sailor is back at work...
I have figured out how to load pictures on my new computer!!!! Yippeeee Skippeeee ^_^

Mittsy, Llilyfan, mine.
Qwilter, gourd, 2pugs.
got2bgreen, MGH, Pat.

blocks were dated 4/08 - 6/08
glad I had not gotten them put into something sooner, as I think they are perfect on the wall, in my newly decorated dining room :}

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2012
2:27 AM

Post #9285665

That came out really nice, good job, Thunder.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2012
3:23 AM

Post #9285679

Nice job Thunder. It's great to see you back here. You were truly missed.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9285902

Oh Thunder, that is so pretty!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9286019

Here is the whole wall...and new floor.

we put in a tile floor (previously had carpet), and we painted walls and ceiling. so much brighter, and with the birds in there, tile is much easier to clean up !

Have to get some more pictures printed to fill up the frame...

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2012
9:38 AM

Post #9286032

Thunder that looks really nice! I love that tile!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2012
4:04 AM

Post #9286602

Looking good Thunder. Nice job!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9286704

Morning Barb, how are you and Norm doing?

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9286735

We are hanging in there Linda. We had bad news and good news yesterday. The good news is that the melanoma is only in the windpipe - nowhere else. The bad news is that it cannot be removed-only try to shrink it with chemo and radiation. If they were to remove a piece of the windpipe, he would have his chin sutured to his chest so that he could not reaise his head and stretch the neck at all. It is a quality of life issue and Norm does not want that at all. They will do a laser broncoscopy to stop the bleeding and then we will meet with the oncology team to plan our attack. They want the broncoscopy done this week and we meet with the team next Wed. So we are taking things, one day at a time waiting for them to call with an operation time. So, If I don't post often, it's because we are busy. I always follow along even I can't post...
Again I tell you all how grateful I am for your concern and your prayers. That mean the world to both of us...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9286797

Thanks for the update Barb, please know were sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2012
8:50 PM

Post #9288478

Thanks for the update Barb, give Norm a hug from us and know you are both in our prayers.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 28, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9288847

Oh Wow that is just tough Barb. Give Norm Hugs and I am praying too. We just found out my DH other sister now has Breast Cancer Just aweful nothing you can do but hope and pray I guess.
Cher

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9288887

Sending prayers for your DH Sister!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 28, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9289085

Thanks Linda
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9289110

Please add my prayers and well wishes.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9289245

Oh Cheryl - I'm so sorry to read this. Are you going to make her a quilt too? If so, I'll make as many ribbons as you want...I will keep her in my prayers as well.

Today was Norm's laser broncoscopy Norm has a very sore throat from the tube they put down to protect his airway. The surgeon used the laser and burnt as off as much as she could at this point. She found another nodule starting and she wants to talk with the oncology docs to see what will be the best approach to use. She has already told us that this will be a recurring problem. She also told us that there will still be bleeding but it should not be as severe as it was. We meet with the oncologist and this surgeon next Wed to map a plan. Norm is sleeping, Thank heaven!!! We were up at four to get to the hospital for 7am and of course it has been raining all this time! I hate driving in the rain!!!
I'll keep you posted - Thank you so much for all the prayers.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 28, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9289448

Oh Barb thank you I think the two sisters will share right now. Thank you but really what do you need???? I just feel so bad for Norm and you. Please if you need anything Barb just let me know I am not far away and as always I pray for you both.
Cher

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2012
4:01 AM

Post #9289625

Thanks my friend. I'm still planning on the Gathering - I'll need a day away and with Norm's sister here I can feel comfortable taking one. We will persevere through things this time I'm sure. I'm nothing if not optimistic. It's just going to be a longer haul that's all...

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

September 29, 2012
11:18 PM

Post #9290581

I hear you and I am here whenever you need me. I will be there with bells on and we will plan a meeting place for sure!!!!!!!
Cher

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