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psychw2

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

December 22, 2010
5:49 PM

Post #8272980

I am looking for 13 people interested in a quilt block exchange, this will be LIMITED to 13 people so that it is hopefully not overwhelming. I will use rules similar to other swaps in that it will be 100% cotton etc HOWEVER, THIS swap will be just 3 months long, and ALL patterns will be announced at once, in the beginning. WHY? So the impatient ones can sew their little hearts out QUICKLY, and those with more time at one time/season or another can do them at THEIR best time. SO, if this interests you, post & let me know.

Each person will mail the block DIRECTLY to the person who choose that pattern. You need to post your quilt block pattern link (12 x 12 please) AND color choice. Their will be a "check off" system so we can track which ones are done & received. Clear as mud??

Even if you have sent me an email expressing an interest, POST HERE so I know you want in to this swap as it is currently set up,
Deadline for signup is January 15th. ALL blocks are to be mailed no later than April 15th.
THANKS! ~ Pat

This message was edited Dec 27, 2010 7:26 AM

psychw2

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

December 22, 2010
5:50 PM

Post #8272981

This is reserved for the signups list and will be updated as quickly as possible, I will aim for at least every 2 days.

1psychw2 - (Pat )colors Pink, white and black - updated Please make it the SAME pattern you chose for yourself in MY colors

2Mojoquilter - (Sondra) bright, silly and wild:) http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/house_quilt.htm (updated)

3Cherriff - (Cheryl F) blue and gold with white background http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DartingBirdBlock.html

4Taters55 - (Linda) blue and white - http://www.quilterscache.com/H/HoleintheBarnDoorBlock.html TOT or prints, "in" or "out"

5got2Bgreen -(Cheryl L) . red, pinks & white, emphasis on ROSE pattern fabric, any block you choose.

6Mittsy - floral pastel, Card trick - See the bottom of this post for full instructions - http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CardTrickBlock.html

7Quilter5bdsr -( Barb) browns, beige & oranges - http://quilterscache.com/C/CoxeysCampBlock.html

8Catbird423 (Robin) http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MonkeyWrenchBlock.html the light half of the block should be a white on white print, and the other can be any other color/print.

9Gardenglory (Pam) D9P with white in the center. A white middle. Can cut and sew back any way you choose or just send it along uncut and I will see what they look like together and then decide how to cut.Pinks and Turquoise/blue red, yellow, green & black ok too

Abbisgranma (Marion) Withdrawn Blue and Purple, please know if you CHOOSE to send a block, that is OK, No block in return.

10 BarefootT (Thunder) Red white and blue, http://quilterscache.com/J/JitterbugBlock.html see instructions below

11Ladydragon5 (JANICE) http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LogCabinVariationBlock.html I want the center block and small blocks leading to it in black, with the four corners in bright primary colors (red, yellow,blue, green).



12Silolegma (Karen) D9B black & white, with solid center, see http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=8278665 tthere is a picture that shows the specific placement, see on Dec 27 the link post above.



Mittsy:
I've picked my block, it's Card Trick. I want white tone on tone for the background and any 4 different small florals, preferably pastels for the 4 cards. I am working out the sizes on doing this block in squares and rectangles rather than triangles. I think it will be 6 1/4" rectangles and 3 1/4" squares with the corner triangles cut from two 5 1/4" square sliced once on the diagonal. the smaller triangles are cut from one 4 7/8"square ( I general use 5" and trim to size after sewing) and sliced on both diagonals. I'd appreciate anyone having EQ trying this out to see if I'm good on the sizes.

Gardenglory: (Pam) STOP THE BUSES!! If you have already made the block that Pam first asked for, THAT's one she gets! Otherwise, please note there is change - The corrected request is:

BarefootT: here is the block I would like http://quilterscache.com/J/JitterbugBlock.html (post with picture) http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=8287905 Janurary 2 6:36AM for those non-members that can't enlarge pics

could you please insert reds, like this... any reds, any whites, any blues, patriotic designs, or not...





OK LADIES, PICK YOU PATTERNS AND COLORS!!!



This message was edited Jan 6, 2011 5:56 PM

This message was edited Jan 6, 2011 8:20 PM

psychw2

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

December 22, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #8273010

I will leave this open until we have 12 people signed up OR until January 15, which ever comes first.

RULES:

Make 1 block of each design in the colors requested by the participant. Send the block DIRECT to the person who chose that block. Be sure to put your username and real name on the block that you send. You can pin it on or put a label on it, whichever works better for you. Please send me color choices AND the instruction link for that block.

Block Specifics:

1. All fabric should be 100% cotton. I will let each of decide if prewashing is necessary.
2. Do not use any spray starch on blocks, spray sizing is OK.
3. A block should measure 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 when finished. (that means it will be 12 x 12 when sewn in the quilt)
4. Make 1 block to send to DIRECT to person who chose that pattern.
5. Fabric is completely up the individual as long as it is 100% cotton.
6. You must have ALL blocks complete and mailed before April 15. Preferably, you will mail out one block per week.

If something happens and you will not be able to complete all 12 blocks, please let me know as soon as possible. I realize that everyone has a life outside of the swap, but please try to plan, so that things will go smoothly. It is very disappointing when you do your part on a swap and some one else doesn’t.


Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2010
6:44 PM

Post #8273095

I'm in:)

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

December 22, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #8273123

Me too ;-)

taters55

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

December 22, 2010
7:58 PM

Post #8273188

#3 please?

http://www.quilterscache.com/H/HoleintheBarnDoorBlock.html

Blues and whites please?

This message was edited Dec 22, 2010 10:20 PM
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 22, 2010
8:06 PM

Post #8273197

Pat, I found a 12 inch free house block pattern! please change my pattern choice to this one:)

http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/house_quilt.htm

I chose bright, silly and wild and what I'd really like is for each swapper to make their wild and wacky fantasy house. Anything goes:) I'll be machine embroidering their names on their houses since I finally figured out how to use the letters on my machine (after 12 years, oy!) This way we can all live together closeby in our zany quilted houses:)



This message was edited Dec 23, 2010 8:20 AM
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 22, 2010
10:56 PM

Post #8273280

I'm in. I'll get the details posted tomorrow.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 23, 2010
2:08 AM

Post #8273311

me, too.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 23, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #8273379

I'm in too pleae!!!! I'll post other info soon...

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 23, 2010
4:59 AM

Post #8273390

I want to be in too!!
Will let you know colors and pattern later.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2010
5:53 AM

Post #8273462

I would like to be in. I have already picked out the fabric for the hole in the barn door. ;-)



This message was edited Dec 23, 2010 7:00 PM
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 23, 2010
8:40 AM

Post #8273703

My colors are reds, pinks and whites with an emphasis on rose patterned fabric. The block pattern is whatever you choose.

I'm adding these blocks to a block swap I participated in a couple of years ago on DG.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 23, 2010
3:25 PM

Post #8274198

May I join also?
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 23, 2010
5:24 PM

Post #8274346

oh dang...now I have to clean my table off:) at least it's for an awsome fun reason!


oh I am loving this house block! already got a test block done:)

This message was edited Dec 23, 2010 9:53 PM
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

December 24, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #8274943

Is there room for me? I will let you know pattern and color later but wanted to get in as soon as possible!

psychw2

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

December 24, 2010
8:53 AM

Post #8275098

Yep, you're lucky 12!! Until Thunder can tell us for sure if she is in, the swap is closed.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

December 24, 2010
10:52 AM

Post #8275298

Ok I would like this block I think it is pretty easy just 1/2 square triangles. I am still deciding on colors. http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DartingBirdBlock.html

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

December 24, 2010
10:56 AM

Post #8275308

I think I would like to do it in the colors that it is in dark blue and gold with white background, yup thats it.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 24, 2010
12:57 PM

Post #8275445

Got2Bgreen would this work for you?

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 24, 2010
12:57 PM

Post #8275446

or this one?

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got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 24, 2010
3:04 PM

Post #8275596

Either one - they are both beautiful!

Thanks!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 25, 2010
8:21 AM

Post #8276288

OK then, how about you Pat, either one tickle your fancy?
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 25, 2010
8:40 AM

Post #8276312

I have 4 blocks ready to mail on Monday:)

psychw2

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

December 25, 2010
11:27 AM

Post #8276464

Number #1 is my favorite!!! Sounds like several of us are in the mood to sew.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 25, 2010
8:59 PM

Post #8276971

First one is very pretty, but the second one lies smoother and therefore looks better. I suppose because the embroidery is less dense.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 26, 2010
7:12 AM

Post #8277215

My opinion exactly. Im not big fan on embroidery and the bunching up of the fabric.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

December 26, 2010
4:12 PM

Post #8277868

I like the second one

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 26, 2010
4:36 PM

Post #8277909

I would like you all to try this block in browns, beiges and orange!!!
http://quilterscache.com/C/CoxeysCampBlock.html

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 26, 2010
5:39 PM

Post #8277987

Ooooh I like that, Barb. Printed it out.

psychw2

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

December 26, 2010
8:04 PM

Post #8278149

You're not joining us Karen?? Room for one more!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 26, 2010
8:51 PM

Post #8278173

I thought it was filled up. I see you are holding a spot for Thunder. If she can't, I'll jump in. Guess I better find a pattern, just in case.

psychw2

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

December 26, 2010
10:12 PM

Post #8278216

We have ONE more opening besides Thunder. You want in???

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 27, 2010
3:57 AM

Post #8278325

Pat I count already 12 too.. Karen, I'll swap a few of those blocks with you!!! Maybe we could do placemats or a tablerunner with them!!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 27, 2010
5:19 AM

Post #8278431

If you have 13 members, then you don't have to make a block for yourself!!!!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 27, 2010
6:16 AM

Post #8278521

Ill back out...this cold weather is reaking havvock on my torn rotator cuff I dont mind being a substitute, in case somone gets in trouble one month and needs a back up helper

taters55

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

December 27, 2010
7:10 AM

Post #8278597

I for one don't mind making one more block!

psychw2

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

December 27, 2010
7:27 AM

Post #8278622

OK, included Silolegma AND kept Gardenglory unless you tell me you want out. Changed to include 13 people
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 27, 2010
7:44 AM

Post #8278654

Ill stay in, it does make for 12 blocks mailed and thats good. Like Jean said, it just makes it so you dont have to do one for yourself.
I have three signature blocks to mail, they are my last. I know Im looking right at it, but I cant find the thread where it gives the names. Ill look again today. Its from the second swap.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 27, 2010
7:50 AM

Post #8278665

I'll play. I don't mind making an extra block too. Do we have to find a new block? I looked at a lot of them and there are some I like, but what I really want are D9P blocks. I'd like black on white and white on black with a solid color used for the center block. I'm showing a before and after cutting to show color placement. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1101251/

This message was edited Dec 27, 2010 11:00 AM

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 27, 2010
7:55 AM

Post #8278669

I think Thunder is still away for the holiday and maybe doesn't have online access.

psychw2

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

December 27, 2010
8:13 AM

Post #8278697

No, you don't need to pick a "new block" . You can pick anyone you want.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2010
8:15 AM

Post #8278701

I've picked my block, it's Card Trick. I want white tone on tone for the background and any 4 different small florals, preferably pastels for the 4 cards. I am working out the sizes on doing this block in squares and rectangles rather than triangles. I think it will be 6 1/4" rectangles and 3 1/4" squares with the corner triangles cut from two 5 1/4" square sliced once on the diagonal. the smaller triangles are cut from one 4 7/8"square ( I general use 5" and trim to size after sewing) and sliced on both diagonals. I'd appreciate anyone having EQ trying this out to see if I'm good on the sizes.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2010
8:18 AM

Post #8278706

Any specific color you want for the center color on the D9 patch?

taters55

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

December 27, 2010
8:43 AM

Post #8278743

http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CardTrickBlock.html

Mittsy, is this your block?

This message was edited Dec 27, 2010 10:43 AM
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2010
9:10 AM

Post #8278787

Yes, but you can convert to squares and rectangles if triangles aren't your favorite.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 27, 2010
9:30 AM

Post #8278801

Any bright solid color will do. I have red and light aqua as shown plus...yellow, olive green, orange, royal blue, and bright green. Repeats are ok.

This message was edited Dec 27, 2010 1:39 PM

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 27, 2010
9:42 AM

Post #8278826

I really like yours Mittsy, glad I'm going to be trying it.
I'm thinking Thunder will be getting lots of different fabrics out of this swap. LOL

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 27, 2010
10:27 AM

Post #8278901

I did check against EQ Mittsy, and I got 6 1/8 to your 6 1/4. I came out to 3 3/8 on the square. I'm going to try the triangles from QC and see how that comes out too...
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2010
12:52 PM

Post #8279117

I went to Charlotte's Sew Natural this morning for the $1 FQ sale. Then, I went to the dentist. 2 hours in the chair, lots of drilling and whether the filling holds or not is yet to be determined (bad word inserted here). I go back in 4 weeks, if it doesn't hold, it will have to be extracted. Right now my whole face is numb except the left side of my nose and lower left side of the lip. I can make some really creepy faces! omg, if this is what Botox feels like, I will gladly accept my wrinkles with grace! anyways, since I had to lay there for a reeeeaaaallllyyyyy long time, I got a block idea from having to stare at the lights:) the dentist was laughing at me when I asked for a paper and pencil to jot it down lol...
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2010
12:53 PM

Post #8279120

woops, here's what I got at the sale!

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 27, 2010
1:24 PM

Post #8279156

Yowee!! great selection Sondra.
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 27, 2010
2:56 PM

Post #8279303

wowzers...too much anasthetic causes wierd dreams. I took a nap and dreamed that a bunch of witches in hot pink capes stole my longarm. I tried eating a piece of apple cake and I looked like Mickey Rourke.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 27, 2010
3:31 PM

Post #8279356

Oh Sondra, you've got some wild imagination!!! I'm still chucklin'

psychw2

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

December 27, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #8279390

OMGoodness!!! NOT your longarm!! It WAS truly a nightmare!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2010
4:18 PM

Post #8279431

Here's two pictures of my black and white selection, please pick 8 that you'd like me to use in your sliced 9 patch

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 27, 2010
4:19 PM

Post #8279435

the rest, I'm partial to the scissors and buttons, can't you tell I'm a sewer and quilter!

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 27, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #8279481

white on black..1st row on L., 1st & 3rd...3rd row from L. 4th down, far right 2nd down.
bl on wh...1st row 2nd. down, 3rd row 5th down, 4th row 3rd down, far right 3rd down.

Or what ever tickles your fancy. LOL
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 28, 2010
3:39 AM

Post #8280026

OK
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 28, 2010
7:01 AM

Post #8280233

finished, looks good!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 28, 2010
7:06 AM

Post #8280238

My word you are fast. LOL
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 28, 2010
9:01 AM

Post #8280451

I love the hole in the barn door. Came out very pretty.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2010
9:58 AM

Post #8280545

Ladies, it has become necessary to withdraw from this swap at this time. I was looking forward to working with all of you again. I returned home last night from visiting Mom for Christmas only to receive a call from my sister this morning that things are not good. Mom has had a cough that we were afraid was going into pneumonia so we requested the doctor have it checked. My sister received a call this morning that Mom has a 12 cm mass in her lung and it is filling with liquid. They gave us the option to have a CT scan with lung biopsy for a positive diagnosis. The radiologist and doctor both think it is positive and has advised as weak and frail as she is that it would be extremely rough on her. If we had chosen to have the other test run, surgery and chemo would be out of the question according to her physician. They recommended that Hospice be called and our goal is to make her comfortable for whatever time there is remaining. As soon as I can get things arranged here I will be returning south to be with Mom and my sister.

Thank you for letting me join and I will keep watching (and drooling, I am sure, over) all the lovely blocks to come. I hope that in the future to be lucky enough to be able to join in with this incredible group of ladies again.

taters55

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

December 28, 2010
10:04 AM

Post #8280554

Please drive safely Marion? Sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way!

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 28, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #8280632

Sending soft and gentle hugs your way Marion. Check in when you can and know that the weight you feel on your shoulders is just us being there with you. Love to you and your family...
Barb

psychw2

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

December 28, 2010
12:18 PM

Post #8280752

I'm so sorry Marion, I understand those difficult care decisions. Sometimes treatment is NOT the best option. I will withdraw your name.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2010
12:20 PM

Post #8280756

Thanks Pat. Yes, sometimes the cure is worse.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 28, 2010
5:32 PM

Post #8281147

My mom went through that, had the surgery, afterwards the Doc said to us that she was too frail to remove the mass completely. She had so much more suffering than was necessary. We still lost her. My heart is with you please take care.
Elida
Henagar, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 28, 2010
5:37 PM

Post #8281154

Marion, my thoughts and prayers are with you also, been there done that with my mom too.
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #8281658

Marion, what colors would you have picked?

taters55

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

December 29, 2010
7:17 AM

Post #8281713

Marion is back with her Sister, don't know if she has computer access!

psychw2

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

December 29, 2010
7:29 AM

Post #8281742

Janice, I didn't notice that I had typed in "Linda" when I was listing everybody's names! Thanks to those of you that did notice and draw my attention to my Blooper. I apologize!! Sheeeesh...

taters55

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

December 29, 2010
8:42 AM

Post #8281858

Karen, your name is not in the address exchange, can you send your mailing address to us please in a d-mail? Thanks!

Also waiting on the rest of the patterns and colors!

Just trying to get them all printed out, so I can see what colors I need to go shopping for!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 29, 2010
10:42 AM

Post #8282074

LK, I have not gone back south yet. My sister has told me to take care of things here that required my attention while she talks with the doctors. She is staying in very close contact and has all the files of all the CT scans and x-rays done since February, 2010. The CT scan being in July of this year didn't indicate any masses at that time but the pulmonary doctor wants to review every thing first. He also concurs with the thoughts of the radiologist and the doctor at the facility where she is located. Basing it on the size of the mass, they are thinking it is definitely malignant.

After this is completed, we will arrange to met with Hospice and I will go before that date--probably next Wednesday or Thursday. Now that the shock has subsided some (comes and goes) I only hope and pray that this is not a long drawn out thing due to the pain. I don't mean to sound harsh but having experience my husband's pain, I don't want anyone anywhere to ever have to experience that type pain. My family or other's families.

Sondra, more than likely I would have chosen blues and purples again. I use those colors in my home and never seem to get tried of them.

Thank each of you again for your thoughts, prayers and understanding. This group was responsible (don't thing you knew this) for getting me through a major depression following my husband's death and now I feel like we are all close friends. Funny how things happen when you get on the internet.
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2010
11:08 AM

Post #8282123

ok:) I'm going to send you a block anyways!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 29, 2010
11:11 AM

Post #8282130

I doenst sound harsh at all. It sounds loving and selfless.

Ive been looking all day for yesterday today and tomorrow fabric that changes color ;-o. Im not kidding either...o mercy

Be well

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 29, 2010
2:04 PM

Post #8282414

I would like my block to be Monkey Wrench/Snails trail. As for color, the light half of the block should be a white on white print, and the other can be any other color/print. The block is on the Quilters cache site.

Marion, sending prayers for you Mom and I agree with you about not wanting things to drag on, with pain and suffering. We are all here for you anytime (it seems like someone is always up). Robin


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taters55

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

December 29, 2010
2:13 PM

Post #8282428

http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MonkeyWrenchBlock.html
Is this the one you want?
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 29, 2010
2:30 PM

Post #8282452

Marion not really sure what to say except my heart goes out to you and your family. Laura
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 29, 2010
3:51 PM

Post #8282555

If you can do that monkey wrench block...Dmail me ;-x

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 29, 2010
4:32 PM

Post #8282614

Making sure I have addys...this time I am writing them down in a notebook. Here's the ones I still need: Janice, Cherriff, Mittsy, Gardenglory, got2Bgreen. The rest I have IF I have the right one for Thunder. Let me know if you need mine.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 29, 2010
4:40 PM

Post #8282636

Im in the Daves address exchange

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 29, 2010
5:32 PM

Post #8282735

I'm not a member so I don't have access.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 29, 2010
7:14 PM

Post #8282888

I'll dmail it to you in the mornig. Can't keep my eyes open...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 29, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #8282902

I'm all set Barb, got them.

psychw2

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

December 29, 2010
7:28 PM

Post #8282906

LOL... ok, guess I'll stop getting them ready to send to you Karen! You were well taken care of.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 29, 2010
8:29 PM

Post #8282959

Awww you are all so awesome.
I posted my addy on my member page.

This message was edited Dec 29, 2010 11:50 PM
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 30, 2010
5:27 AM

Post #8283166

Im having a few questions for Catbird... on the snail trail...do you want the trails out of one fabric, like all the girls quilts in the example, or do you wnat the trails all patchy like the example.

A couple of those quilts are awesome.

taters55

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

December 30, 2010
5:41 AM

Post #8283179

Sounds like she wants a white tone on tone for the top left, and bottom right, and the opposite corners a different color?
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 30, 2010
5:47 AM

Post #8283185

The example is patchwork looking, but when you click on all the ones the 'girls; did, they are from the same fabric, more like Id seen. Not sure what look she was going for. Since she stated any color or colorprint, Im thinking she is going for the more traditional ones like 'the girls'...not that patchwork.

Ive got to try to do this block or Im going to be stressing for three months

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 30, 2010
6:10 AM

Post #8283227

Yes the Monkey Wrench block on QuiltersCache is the correct one. I want it done in just two fabrics as most of the pictures show, no patchwork for the one half, (unless you really have time to waste). The one fabric should be white on white, the other any color with a good contrast.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 30, 2010
6:18 AM

Post #8283240

Pat - you have gardenglory (Pam) listed twice at the top. I was going nuts counting people!!!!
Hope to get started on these today - or at least see what I have for materials...
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 30, 2010
6:31 AM

Post #8283257

OK...Im in business on the monkey wrench.

I picked the same block as Barb, Im gunna go back and take another quick look, but I needed something without points and that seemed to do the trick. I will have mine posted today, and a picture of the fabric for the back of the blocks so you can pick any color you want from it.

psychw2

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

December 30, 2010
7:48 AM

Post #8283350

OK, got Gardenglory edited to ONCE... anything else??? LOL sheeeeeeeeeeshhhhhhhhh!!!

Please get your block pattern and colors posted ladies, the sooner the better.

barefootT

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

December 30, 2010
7:59 AM

Post #8283371

I just got online !!! trying to catch up.

Doc, thanks for holding a space for me :-) I am in...but will need some time to find a block, I want Red, White, and Blue please...any which way, TOT, WOW,patriotic designs, stars...whatever...off white is fine too, if you have some you want to use...any kind of R,W,B.
Marion, awwwww big hugs and much love...sending you a d-mail...

I have been missing all of you, but enjoying my grand daughter immensely !!!! we got SNOW !!! Dave was in heaven!!! took the baby out to play in it...she is teething and enjoyed sucking on a snow ball!!!!

taters55

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

December 30, 2010
8:09 AM

Post #8283384

Hey Thunder, somehow I just knew what your colors would be! Enjoy that grandddaughter!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 30, 2010
8:14 AM

Post #8283395

Surprise, Surprise on all counts, Thunder. Give her an extra hug for each of us.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 30, 2010
8:28 AM

Post #8283417

Hi there Thunder. So glad the trip turned out nice!

http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BuzzardsRoostBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/images18/lisasbuzzard.jpg

The first link is the block I would like,
the second is how I envision the colors.

I would love to have white, where the white is
Where the purple is, I will take any color in the backing fabric, just in that medium shade.
Middle sqaure the brighter colors. I DO NOT need or really want anything fussy cut, just a print of somekind.

This picture is of the backing fabric. Im NOT trying to stick to an oriental theme. Just the colors.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 30, 2010
11:47 AM

Post #8283647

I've finished the house block, had a great deal of fun working on this one. As we have the river at our doorstep I have crabs and fish swimming in front. We don't have a chimney, so I've added an air conditioner to the roof line. You said wild prints so I picked my most colorful fun fabrics for the house and door. The window is specially coated and reflects the sky color. Can't wait to see these. Might have to applique a banana palm tree on the side and window boxes filled with lettuce. I'd like it three dimensional.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 30, 2010
12:27 PM

Post #8283697

Oh No!!!!! I don't have a house, I live in a mobile...what will I do? LOL
I do have a house up north, in the woods, by a lake. But it's dull, just plain ole brown.
Guess I'll just have to use my imagination. Hee Hee Hee
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2010
12:48 PM

Post #8283725

awsome mittsy! I can't wait! I figured out how to cut the side triangles to make the blocks tilt once they arrive. here's the House of Mojo!

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psychw2

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

December 30, 2010
12:53 PM

Post #8283731

Oh ya... NOW that's "lively" house!! I'l be working on mine soon.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 30, 2010
1:29 PM

Post #8283762

I just love the colors so bright a cheerful.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

December 30, 2010
2:22 PM

Post #8283825

That is soooo wild, and yet it all goes together.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 31, 2010
1:59 AM

Post #8284516

Love the brights!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 31, 2010
5:59 AM

Post #8284681

Linda...I was wondering on the Blue and white. Did you want the 'square' thats white in the picture to be white, or do you just want blue and white print and that can be blue or white???

taters55

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

January 1, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8286389

Either one! It can be seperate blue and white fabrics, or blue and white print!

barefootT

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

January 2, 2011
6:36 AM

Post #8287905

here is the block I would like http://quilterscache.com/J/JitterbugBlock.html

could you please insert reds, like this... any reds, any whites, any blues, patriotic designs, or not...

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gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 2, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8287923

Thank you thank you for the picture example.
What program do you all use to 'preview' blocks. Ive never gotten into mixing software with sewing, but with my visualizing imapriment, I need to change that.

barefootT

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

January 2, 2011
7:03 AM

Post #8287937

EQ7 I love it.
you can import fabrics from online shops, and designers..like Robert Kaufman, Moda..etc... you can scan your own fabrics and import them into the program to create quilts with fabrics you have in your stash!!!

you can create quilts with the hundreds and hundreds of blocks already in the program, and you can create your own blocks...you can even create a quilt with "layers" adding quilting designs!!! (I am not that far along in the learning process) but I am loving the blocks /quilts I can create :-)

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 2, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8288120

LOL Thunder, you surprised me. I wrote down 6 blocks I thought you would like in this site. This isn't one of them.

psychw2

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

January 2, 2011
9:08 AM

Post #8288129

LOL, ya me too!! I found one and thought to myself "I wonder if Thunder has seen this one yet?? Hehehe"






OK, Ladies... time to buckle down and get those colors and patterns choosen!!! I'll get them linked at the top as quickly as possible.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 2, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8288186

I believe we just need Janice(Ladydragon). Robin(Catbird) added hers Dec. 29th & 30th--Monkey Wrench.

barefootT

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

January 2, 2011
11:22 AM

Post #8288361

well there are many blocks I like at quilters cache...If there is one you would rather do...be my guest...I will like any I am sure!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 2, 2011
12:04 PM

Post #8288409



This message was edited Jan 2, 2011 3:05 PM

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 2, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8288582

Oh my Thunder, there is one in group 9 called Independence Quilt that I bet you'd like.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2011
5:50 AM

Post #8289637

Thunder, I have been studying the Jitterbug block pattern and want to know if I can make the 1 1/2" strip that is sewn around the center square red instead of white? I also want to make the center square in each of the four corners red. This would give you red, white and blue in the block. What do you think? I'm leaning towards patriotic fabric too.

barefootT

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

January 3, 2011
6:15 AM

Post #8289704

that is what is shown in the photo I posted Mittsy, patriotic fabrics are fine.
Yes Karen the Independence quilt is lovely

also just love this one http://quilterscache.com/images19/lorisGIS.jpg

taters55

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

January 3, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8289766

Thunder, I love your block! I will place the red as you requested!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 3, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8290068

http://www.quiltart.com/challenges/pink/index.html

was looking for some pink/black white fabric, without other colors...happened on this. Alot more talented folks that me, thats for sure.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 3, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8290072

Well Pam, I am in the same group as you on that one. Beautiful but way beyond me.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 3, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8290077

http://www.quiltart.com/challenges/pink/images/cstc_pink.jpg

Check this one out...they started with all black fabric and the pattern is from bleaching out the black. I cant even wrap my mind around that.

Black and white and pink fabric like im envisioning...is eluding me...o darn, more shopping

This message was edited Jan 3, 2011 12:33 PM

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 3, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8290811

Thank you Mittsy, my block arrived today, love it.

psychw2

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

January 3, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8290991

Mittsy, thank you! It's even more beautiful in person. And I'll "do as instructed" with the fabric piece.

taters55

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

January 3, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8291249

I got mine too! I love the colors! Thanks!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
2:13 AM

Post #8291430

Karen's block

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
2:15 AM

Post #8291431

Pat's block

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
2:16 AM

Post #8291433

Linda's block

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
2:20 AM

Post #8291434

I also mailed Barb's block, maybe arrive today.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2011
5:51 AM

Post #8291600

Are we suppose to cut up the nine patch...I mssed that. Do we all sew them back the same way???
My block for linda is the reverse of that,,I hope it will be ok.

mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
5:55 AM

Post #8291607

That question has been asked in post number 8284681 and answered in post 8286389. It doesn't matter, either way.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2011
6:21 AM

Post #8291653

Ia there an easier way to find post numbers than to sit and litterally try to read these long numbers.

taters55

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

January 4, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8291687

gardenglory, it does not matter where you place the blue and white on my block! I like them all mixed up!

psychw2

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

January 4, 2011
7:03 AM

Post #8291710

Gardenglory/Pam, when there are specifics to "how to" I have tried to include them up in the 2nd post that lists the names and colors. That should answer most questions. Be sure to read all of it if you are looking for clarification. There is some lengthy text below the list.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8291816

Sorry, I got off the track on the post numbers.
Yes, thanks, I should have seen that the first time around. I really like how Mittsy put hers back together.

psychw2

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

January 4, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8292755

I hope everybody has a list and is marking them off as they receive their blocks. I hope everybody has a method to track who they have mailed blocks off to! If you need some suggestions please ask. I have found a couple of ways that work for me (and I used to have about 3 swaps going at once! LOL)

taters55

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

January 4, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8292817

When I get ready to make the blocks, I print out the page for the instructions, I then write who it is for, and their color choices as well as the mailing address. Then I get envelopes ready for mailing, so I know who gets what! When the block gets done, I put it in the envie!

taters55

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

January 4, 2011
7:01 PM

Post #8292823

Has Janice posted her pattern, and colors yet?

psychw2

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

January 4, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8292826

Nope, I'll send a Dmail to her.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 5, 2011
6:01 AM

Post #8293210

WOW I got my first block yesterday from Mittsy. I think I'm really going to like this combination of colors!!!

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gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2011
6:04 AM

Post #8293220

I have a situation where I want to kinda fussy cut something. Its not on the straight of the fabric grain tho, and I was wondering if that will mess up the final block. Will it lay flat in there after washing, do you think???

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 5, 2011
6:26 AM

Post #8293261

Are you going to be sewing additional fabric around this piece? If so it should be okay. If not, sew a line around the block 1/8" from the edge to keep the fabrics in line. This stitching would then be inside the seam line and never show after the blocks are put together...That should do it...

psychw2

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

January 5, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8293274

Barb, I like how the leaf pattern repeats in the neutral after being in the orange inner square.

psychw2

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

January 5, 2011
6:35 AM

Post #8293279

Sondra, are you still collecting for your "I Spy" quilt? I came across a piece I think I missed when I cut some for you before. I have a black background with a white web and spider. Want a block? is so, what size? I'l send when I get your block ready.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8293346

Thanks barb, I will be sewing around it. Gunna give it a try at least.

One of my biggest problems with the block swaps is that I change my blocks everytime someone post a new one. I always think mine looks out of place.
Im back up into my orange now. NO I tell myself...NO. So, back to just sewing the other side to Barbs. Ive tried to get a start on all the ones I have fabric for, so I can get them off before I see to many.

taters55

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

January 5, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8293420

Barb, those are beautiful colors!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2011
10:11 AM

Post #8293683

WOW, while I have been away you guys have been busy! I can't believe that you have some done, sent and arrived already. Boy, I guess I have to get busy and choose a block and colors. With the choice of patterns and colors I see you will keep me on my toes. The patterns are all interesting and some challenging. The colors will have me back to the fabric store for more fabrics.

Promise I will get a pattern and colors today.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 5, 2011
10:26 AM

Post #8293708

~~Ladies and Stu, I know this is long but thought this might interest you. Has anyone else heard about this change?

Happy New Year, and thank you for your business. We have a HUGE challenge facing us now and it will affect you as our customer. Without any notice whatsover, the United States Postal Service (USPS) stopped accepting priority mail flat rate envelopes on December 28, 2010 that are not completely flat. When asked how thick they can be they said "flat" (for example: 3 pieces of paper). I tried shipping 2 yards of fabric in a flat rate envelope yesterday, and it was refused. For 10 years we have used flat rate envelopes and boxes for our shipping. Now for anything more than one pattern and/or one yard of fabric, USPS requires that we ship regular priority rates (charge will vary by weight) or jump up to a flat rate box ($14.00 in the United States, which includes our handling charge). I am trying to find out more about this new ruling. One of my customers was charged $9.05 additional postage on her end for a flat rate envelope. We don't know if packages that we have shipped since Dec. 28th will be delivered as is, or if USPS will make you pay additional funds to receive your envelope. It seems to depend on how individual post offices and mail carriers interpret the new regulations. For now, USPS has instructed us to hold off on shipping any flat rate envelopes until this issue can be solved. We will only ship flat rate boxes. Our domestic shipping rates for all orders containing more than one yard of fabric have been modified on our website to fit into flat rate boxes. Obviously international rates will be much higher. If you are an international customer and we haven't shipped your order yet, we will be in contact with you to discuss actual shipping rates. Our goal is to offer you competitive pricing on fabric and a reasonable charge for shipping and handling. This arbitrary change by USPS affects everyone, both businesses and consumers, and we appreciate very much your patience and understanding as we work through this difficult issue. Please see our Order Information page for more information about our shipping rates. We will update you as we hear more.

This message was edited Jan 5, 2011 2:32 PM

barefootT

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

January 5, 2011
10:29 AM

Post #8293717

Well that just really sucks!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 5, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8293720

Couldn't have said it better myself. It caught me by surprise for sure. How you doing Thunder? It is raining torrents here at the moment.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8293760

A large flat rate box ships for under $14 so why is this site charging that much for a small flat rate box?

taters55

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

January 5, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8293797

Wow, that will make us re-think how we ship items!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 5, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8293798

I have no clue Jean, it just came with an email newsletter. I was shocked about the flat envelope size as I do use that quite alots to send things.

It does say this :($14.00 in the United States, which includes our handling charge).


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This message was edited Jan 5, 2011 2:34 PM

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 5, 2011
11:42 AM

Post #8293815

Oh Wow, just as I was shipping Jean's envelope on Monday, a postal clerk was helping another customer. They had an item about 3/4" thick. The clerk was trying to cram it into a flat rate envelope. It wouldn't go only because the measurements top to bottom and side to side were too large. I guess I'll go to that P.O. as they seem to be not following that ruling. I do think I'll ask first though as I wouldn't want anything to get over charged.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 5, 2011
11:44 AM

Post #8293822

I guess I didn't get all of my message posted. This is from another newsletter I receive. Not sure if it sheds anymore light or not. Bummer!!! Ah quilting friends, when needed we can be very creative. LOL


Good news and bad news.

We've got good news this month, mostly that we have lots of new fabrics that arrived during the holidays. A lot of them are already online, and the rest will go up over the next week. Many were purchased at sale prices, and we pass the savings on to you.

The bad news is that the US Post Office has removed the most economical way of mailing fabric. The flat-rate envelope, that we used for years, for both US and international shipments, and that used to hold 9 yards, is now only going to be allowed to hold 2 yards, and that's if the Postal Employees are in a good mood. We can't mail anything bulky or bumpy, like thread or buttons, in the flat rate envelope anymore.

So we will have to be more creative, and you may want to change your buying habits a bit to try to get the best deal, since the flat-rate envelope is NOT the best deal any longer.
I just received this from another place that I receive newsletters from. I think this may explain it a little better --then maybe not. Bummer is all I can say!!


First class rates are not changing, so small orders won't cost any more. Flat rate boxes are only going up a little bit, so if you order 12 yards or more, the cost can be similar to what it was before. It's just (just!) the most common sized orders of 4 to 8 yards that are going to cost more no matter what we do. Parcel Post is available if you don't mind an extra couple of days' waiting. And UPS is still available, but with UPS, the larger the order, the more attractive the price will be. For small orders, UPS is usually not a good deal.

We'll continue to ship most orders the day we receive them, and we'll always ship the cheapest way we can find. If the computer calculates a more expensive way, we'll adjust your rate if we can ship it cheaper. We try to get as close as we can to the actual cost, and that's more important than ever as rates go up.

So consider placing small orders when you just need a yard or two, or a half-dozen spools of thread, instead of waiting to make up a larger order. Or consider waiting until you can place a larger order and take advantage of the flat-rate box. Check out the sale fabrics and maybe you can add something that will essentially ship for free because once you go over $11 on parcel post, you can add quite a bit of stuff before the flat-rate box will be filled.



This message was edited Jan 5, 2011 2:57 PM

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 5, 2011
11:55 AM

Post #8293844

We'll have to be extra vigilant, I thought that first class was going up towards the end of this month. Maybe I mis-heard that. Crud it's all too confusing.
We'll just have to figure a way to email our blocks to each other. LOL
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2011
12:11 PM

Post #8293869

Finally I have a block and colors. The block is http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LogCabinVariationBlock.html I want the center block and small blocks leading to it in black, with the four corners in bright primary colors (red, yellow,blue, green).

I looked at lots of patterns that I liked but they all were paper pieced. since I don't know how to do that, and have had no luck in my practice blocks, I didn't want anyone else stuck doing what I wont do myself. I REALLY must learn how some day!

Bad news about the PO rules. I hope this wont have an effect on our swaps but
can't blame people if it does. Money is tight right now for everyone.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8293901

:-O wowza

http://www.quilterscache.com/images8/FrancinesLogCabinvarquilt.jpg

I was wondering if you were going for this kinda look. Really neat if I do say so. Anywa, after staring at it awhile, I noticed that there are three bright and then on almost pastel or white for the forth block. Like that yummy one up front with the bright yellow, one section is almost pastel pink I just wanted to make sure I gt the colors right

This message was edited Jan 5, 2011 3:48 PM

taters55

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

January 5, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8294023

Janice do you want solid black, and something like this?

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gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8294095

http://www.quilterscache.com/images8/FrancinesLogCabinvarquilt.jpg

she wants the small blocks black
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

January 5, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8294163

I like the log cabin variation block that looks fun. A nice way to use scraps.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 5, 2011
3:17 PM

Post #8294184

Sorry Janice, I have a question too. Do you want the primary colors for the sides in solids or prints or a mixture?
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 6, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8295242

http://www.quilterscache.com/images8/FrancinesLogCabinvarquilt.jpg

The picture here shows the small blocks and the center block in black. That is the way I want mine. The primary colors in the sides can be solids, prints, anything you want. I am really excited to see how this is going to look. I looked at a lot of patterns but this one just seemed right. Kind of back to the basics but with a twist.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 6, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8295274

Darn this is in the wrong thread. I reposted but don't know how to delete this one. Help anyone?

This message was edited Jan 6, 2011 11:20 AM

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taters55

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

January 6, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8295343

You will have to contact admin, and ask them to remove it!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8295348

Is it to late to change blocks. I dont want to change colors, just blocks

barefootT

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

January 6, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8295456

I have not done any so it would be ok with me...

think you need to know if anyone has done yours yet???

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

January 6, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8295489

Lurking here... Ladydragon... you picked a block that I am ging to try. I worry about those squares at the ends, but hoping that my measuring has gotten better so that they meet up properly.

About the flat rate envelope, I don't think that one or two blocks will be bulky. As long as they are flat or just foldedonce, it shouldn't be an issue. Not sure when this starts as I mailed a shirt flat rate yesterday and didn't have a problem at the PO. I also use ziplock bags (without that big zipper thing) when shipping blocks, etc, so it seems to keep the fabric from bunching as it slips in.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2011
10:26 AM

Post #8295492

On Janice's, Im going to sew a stirp of red onto one end before cutting into . I will still have to do the other ends seperate, but I worry about those squares too.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 6, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8295579

Pam, what block do you want then????
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8295701

Im sorry to do this, but I have learned my first big lesson on block picking. Do a sample first. Some things are geared more for a swap and others are not, I chose a bad block for the fabric. To pointy.
Honestly, a D9P would be just what the doctor ordered. A white middle.
Can cut and sew back any way you choose or just send it along uncut and I will see what they look like together and then decide how to cut.

Fabric is at top, same one as before, but its Pinks and Turquoise/blue red, yellow

This is a picture of the block I did in th other pattern. Looks like a frog to me. Its just liad out, but sew together, its still going to look like a frog. Kinda cute for one or two, so if youve done one, send it along. This request is only if you see this and it isnt any trouble.

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taters55

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

January 6, 2011
1:30 PM

Post #8295763

So your asking for a D9P? With the colors in your picture?

barefootT

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

January 6, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8295935

ok Pam D9P, white in the middle with pinks, yellows, blues, reds. what about greens and /or black???
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2011
3:47 PM

Post #8296035

Those are fine too, good actually.

psychw2

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

January 6, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8296249

Pam (GardenGlory) IF the block has been already made by a member, that is the one you get. IF the block has not been done, we will gladly honor your new request. Please post your corrected request ASAP.

Anybody else??? Many members are sewing their little hearts out, completing blocks left and right (not me... but I got a few done!)
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2011
6:52 PM

Post #8296345

Perfect, thank you. I would never ask, not want anyone to make another one. I will just mix them.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 7, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8297000

Pam, I should have mentioned that block wasn't going to be a good one. I learned the hard way and did it for one of the Spring swaps and yes, it looks like a frog!!!!! Sorry gal.

I am nursing a sinus infection/cold so am confined to the home for awhile. If I were feeling good enough to drive the 7 hours trip (not!) I couldn't go see Mom. No way she needs to be exposed to this.

This message was edited Jan 7, 2011 10:26 AM

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 7, 2011
8:20 AM

Post #8297143

Here, checking you all out..lol..looking forward to looking at finished blocks
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8297412

I finished cheriffic's block and I love it! now, I have to get them mailed!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 7, 2011
2:31 PM

Post #8297757

Questions, I've got questions...Tell me what a D9P is? Is that just a a block with nine squares; three to a row? Garden Glory, does that mean you want white in the middle and a variety of colors around it? Solids, prints, floral?

Robin, I love your block but can't figure out which of the two you consider the "light" side; the red or the print. Basically, their are only two colors in that block.

This going to be fun. I sat down with my stash today and pulled all of the fabric for each block. I need to buy some colors but not too many. Each block is so different and I am going to get to practice all the different blocks in just one swap!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 7, 2011
2:35 PM

Post #8297764

Janice, Google Disappearing 9 Patch there are lots of directions. Mine are shown up above.

barefootT

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

January 7, 2011
7:08 PM

Post #8298223

ok...this is going to sound very stupid...but I am running on half brain here...what size squares do we need to cut for the D9P blocks??????

and are we cutting / re sewing Karen's ?? or just sending 9 patch????

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 7, 2011
8:24 PM

Post #8298321

4 1/2" squares end up with a 12" block. Thunder they will be cut and re-sewn to be finished, but if you like just make the 9m patch, and I can finish.

barefootT

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

January 7, 2011
9:44 PM

Post #8298362

thanks Karen, I am trying to do some planning, and I have some scraps, and some strips of colors I thought might work, I was wondering if they were big enough??? just can not get my mind to do any math, and could not find the paper I had sizes written down on.

I tried to sew today and just could not concentrate...

psychw2

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

January 8, 2011
12:06 AM

Post #8298421

4.5 inch blocks will literally be 12 inch, not the 12.5 that is needed. Thats why most people just cut them 5 inch and trim finished block to 12.5

I am not be online for the weekend, DH has catarat surgery Saturday and follow up Sunday, I have class Monday. just got home from back to back crisis, then the computer acted up at the office and wouldn't let me enter all the data! grrrrrrrrrr
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 8, 2011
2:23 AM

Post #8298484

You need to cut them at 5" if you want to end up with four 6 1/2" squares.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

January 8, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8298958

Holey Moley! I've been away for a while. I hope I can figure this out... Starting to sew today. 8-P

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 8, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8298965

I cut mine at 5" too...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 8, 2011
9:58 AM

Post #8299018

Actually either size will work fr me. I make mine at 4 1/2 but can make some larger later.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 9, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8300529

Marion - did you ever pick out a block???

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 9, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8300552

Barb you have mail. :)

psychw2

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

January 9, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8300555

Barb, I think she chose colors but like I posted above, Marion has choosen to bow out of this swap due to her concerns about her mother. anyone who WANTS to send her block can but please remember she will not be sending OUT blocks.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 9, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8300575

Yes, I know but I want to send her one anyway. Maybe I'll just use the block I picked...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8300587

Barb, I didn't post a block as I knew it would be difficult to commit to this swap. I am still trying to get south but until I am over this sinus infection/cold, I am stuck here. Any block would be greatly appreciated but as Pat posted, I am not certain I can even think or do any at this time. To many issues my sister and I trying to deal with long distance right now.

barefootT

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

January 9, 2011
10:41 AM

Post #8300639

BIG HUGS Marion...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2011
11:36 AM

Post #8300747

I feel them Thunder!

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 9, 2011
4:09 PM

Post #8301244

I just want to send one Marion. You hold a special place in my heart as you were the very first person to welcome me to DG. I don't forget the little things and they mean a lot. So I'm making you a block!!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 9, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8301347

You are very special to me Barb, You had some very kind words for me once, then I was so very happy that I could make a tote bag for you in that swap.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 10, 2011
4:47 AM

Post #8301909

And I use it too Karen!!! Thank you again.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 10, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8302176

I missed out but come daily to see what you are all up to..

Marion, sending hugs and prayers..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8302178

Oh Barb, you made me sniffle--thank you.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 10, 2011
10:04 AM

Post #8302562

Didn't mean to make you sniffle - I just tell it like it is!!!!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2011
10:11 AM

Post #8302576

Pat, I know that you asked us to make yours in the pattern we choose for ourselves but I have fabric that I would love to use for you but would not work in that pattern. Is there another pattern you might like or do you want me to pick other fabric?

Isn't it just H E double toothpicks to host a swap sometimes? Kind of like herding cats.

The trip to the fabric store was a success!

taters55

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

January 10, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8302598

Hey Pat, is the list at the top all correct now, with patterns, and colors, so I can start pulling fabrics out?
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2011
10:31 AM

Post #8302608

You asked a couple days ago if it is a D9P I want, with the colors in the background fabric. A little late, but
Yes, exactlly.

psychw2

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

January 10, 2011
9:15 PM

Post #8303776

Janice, if you have fabric you want to use that does not lend itself to "your block pattern", feel free to pick out something else out. I know you have good taste! You pick the pattern.

I'm home again, back to Othello. I'm on call this weekend so maybe I'll get some sewing done this coming weekend. My DH's eye looks AWFUL, red and nasty but his vision is much better and it's beginning to feel better since surgery.

taters55

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

January 11, 2011
5:36 AM

Post #8304077

Pat, hopefully that is just the healing process! But keep a close eye on it! Praying for a speedy recovery!

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 11, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8304175

I'm glad you are home with DH while he heals. How is his shoulder doing? I mailed four blocks out yesterday and hope to sew again tomorrow. We will be running errands today as we are supposed to get 10-18" of snow tonight and tomorrow. Good day to sew...
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2011
6:42 AM

Post #8304214

Ive got three ready to go. Should have four, but I finally had to stop as I kept having to rip out and for some reason, I was on a roll of sewing it back on the way I just ripped it out.
Starting anew today. I think I might try the Monkey Wrench as it looks to have little half or 1/4 sqaures. Need to get that behind me. Might take some practice

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8304272

I got two blocks done last night, should be a good evening to work on a couple more.
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8304277

I took the day off:) the majority of the Pepsi trucks didn't go out today because the pop would explode, so I'm going to sew!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

January 11, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8304284

Enjoy your day sewing Sondra.

taters55

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

January 11, 2011
8:02 AM

Post #8304349

LOL! Had to laugh at the word pop! I used to call it that when I lived in Michigan, and now we call it soda down here! I have not heard the word pop for a long time!
Elida
Henagar, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2011
8:44 AM

Post #8304443

hahaha me too Linda, on the pop. Had a church bbq one year, was pretty new around here, they had me make a sign POP 50 cents, everyone wanted to know "who is the northerner"? Now, why would the pop explode? my guess freezing temps?
Elida
Henagar, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8304448

don't matter what you drink in this area, they call all soft drinks Cokes. Our personal preference though is Pepsi.


taters55

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

January 11, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8304459

Have you ever put a soda in the freezer too long! BOOM! it make a big mess! When it freezes, it expands, alot!
Elida
Henagar, AL
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8304463

true, lol
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8304516

Went to Quilt Club last night and they asked me to bring information on our swaps and how we handle it for next months meeting. The program gal wants to do something like that here.

They introduced a new member, she has only been quilting for 1 yr. She brought three Queen size quilt tops and one finished quilt to show. They were fabulous! Patterned blocks but she did not use a pattern for any of them; just "kind of doodled and put it together from there". She did the same thing with the machine quilting. Can you believe it? I felt like crying. Here I have been working at quilting for years and couldn't touch the work this gal had done in 1 year. All scrappy quilts but if she just started where she got the scraps I don't know. I want to come back in my next life with that kind of talent.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 11, 2011
9:19 AM

Post #8304518

Elida, yea it is Coke here also no matter what it actually is--Coke (preference) Pepsi or RC Cola. Of course the last is only good if you have a Moon Pie. Now we will see who the southerner are. LOL
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8304595

When I was stationed in Korea and we would go out for field exercises, we would have MREs (Army Meals Ready to Eat). Well, we always had these Korean ladies who would set up ouside of our bivuac area and we could get hot Ramen soup from them.
We could also trade a MRE for a hot soup, Moon Pie, & a coke.
And, in Korea, Moom Pies came in many different flavors (chocolate, strawberry, caramel, and a few others).

taters55

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

January 11, 2011
10:40 AM

Post #8304671

I know what moon pies are, but you can keep them! I don't care for the marshmallow filling! The only marshmallows I like are burnt to a crisp over the camp fire!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

January 11, 2011
11:04 AM

Post #8304716

I am with you LK the only good marshmallow is a burnt over open camp fire one.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 11, 2011
11:25 AM

Post #8304761

I still like a fluffernutter now and again...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8304782

Fluffernutter is a NE thing. My DH & his family all talk about it!!!!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2011
11:38 AM

Post #8304786

I grew up in New England and we called it soda. Moved to Ohio and it's called pop. I still call it soda.

This message was edited Jan 11, 2011 2:39 PM
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

January 11, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8304830

That is one thing I never had a fluffernutter.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

January 11, 2011
1:08 PM

Post #8304976

pop here in Canada..crying with you Janice..we'll have to lift our big girl panties and catch up to that young lady!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 11, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8305100

Some folks just come by it natural Janice, the rest of us work at it. I know I'll never win any prizes, but I sure do collect a lot of hugs. When the grands haul their quilts and bean bags off to college with them, I know they are glad to have them. Down the road I hope they will remember the love that went into them as I remember with the hand mades I have from my mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I'm trying to get them a few things each.

Funny story...grandson Rory, daddy to darling Noelle, asked his mom how come his sister, Amanda, mom to Sweet Caroline, got all the cute little handmade dresses. Mom told him because they were Amanda's dresses when she was a baby. He has some smocked shirts and button on shorts coming if and when he has a boy also some sweaters my mom made him when he was small.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

January 11, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8305672

We call it tonic here in Massachusetts. I lived in Florida for a short time back in the late 80's and boy did I take a lickin for that word I now call it soda after that trauma lol my kids call my DH Pop so I guess I can't say that it would be strange.lol
Cher

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

January 11, 2011
6:35 PM

Post #8305673

I got a block today from Barb it is perfect Thank you.
We are waiting to post photo's right?
Cher

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 12, 2011
5:29 AM

Post #8306136

Photos have already been shown above...See Jan 5th... Glad you liked it!!! It was a fun block to do...
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8306363

I have not been doing well with these blocks. The first one was a D9P and I cut the blocks at 4.5". When I finished the block it was exactly 12" so that didn't work. The next one I did I cut the blocks at 5" and the finished block turned out to be around 14.5"! Needless to say, I took that one apart and fiddled until I got a finished block of 12.5" like it should be.

The next one was Card Trick. This is a block that I love the finished look but hate to do. I've used it myself and done it for others and I always have trouble getting all the cuts the right size and the seams to match in all places. Today I'll try again on that one and see if I like the end result any better this time.

Oh, well, with 5" of new snow outside and a car with a dead battery I have nothing better to do than stay inside and play with my sewing machine.

psychw2

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

January 12, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8306392

Oh Janice... I'm sorry!! We got several more inches of snow last night too. I so enjoy shoveling the walk to the cars and spreading no melt and all the other "stuff" that goes with trying to make it safe for my husband. Dead battery and stuck at home would not make me a pleasant person!!! LOL
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8306409

DS just called and said he was coming out to put in a new battery for my car later this morning. He is bringing his wife and MIL, who hasn't seen my place yet. They are also bringing lunch from the local bar-b-que place. Yum, yum, not only a car that will start but friends to share a wonderful lunch with. Not a bad way to spend a snowy day.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 12, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8306423

Enjoy Janice and do try Carol Doak!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 12, 2011
9:26 AM

Post #8306600

Janice, if the 12" D9P was for me, it's fine that;s the size I usually make anyhow.. If they are larger, that's fine too I can use either size.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2011
11:13 AM

Post #8306782

Dont feel bad about the blocks, I have had to all three of the ones I have done, at least twice. Its the easiest stufff I seem to keep messing up on too.
I did the card trick block first, I knew it would give me a fit, and it did. More figuring out the four colors in the cards instead of the directions with two. Which way to press seams...etc.

Im going to try that Monkey Wrench next. Should be done with my house today.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

January 12, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8306943

Uhoh I was just getting ready to start the card trick. Think I'll just put that aside for a bit, Today has not been a good day as it is. I did get Barb's done I like it hope she does.

taters55

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

January 12, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8307059

Barb, I got my block today, and is it so pretty! Thanks so much! Loved the note card too!
Can't wait to get the rest! I will be getting my machine out this week-end, and try to get mine sewn!


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Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2011
2:13 PM

Post #8307134

I mailed out 3 today. Cheriffic, Psychw2 and Got2Bgreen.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

January 12, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8307326

Well got the day off today thought I would do some sewing but noooooooo we got close to 2 feet and it has been all day shoveling. aaaagggghhh that is what I get for wishing for snow for Christmas it hasn't stopped since.
Cher

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 12, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8307353

Glad you are happy with it Linda. I wasn't too sure about the blue but liked how bright it is so that's what I used. If it is too bright, let me know and I'll redo it...

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8307475

I got my block from Barb today too!! It is wonderful, I love it! Thank you very much.

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taters55

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

January 12, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8307525

Barb there is no need to remake my block it is wonderful!

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 13, 2011
5:40 AM

Post #8308036

So glad you liked it Robin. That's the first time I've tried that pattern and I liked it.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8308286

I am mialing out four blocks. Ive done them a couple times, and am stewing over doing them again, and I just need to move on. I need some serious lessons in getting a good 1/4 inch left on the edges, where there are points, so when sewn with another block or sashing, it doesnt cut the points off. There must be some trick to getting that right. In Card Tick, there are 8 of those, and you cant fudge or mess around, because they have to line up perfectly other places. Ive got a 1/4 of an inch on some but less on others. I had an issue with the sky and the roof line as well. Boy do I need a tutor.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

January 13, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8308290

The secret to points and things lining up to me is in the pinning. I always pin intersections no matter where or what they are joining. I might occasionally not pin a four patch but that's what works for me. If there is extra fabric between pins, I ease it in...or if it seems really "off" I'll double check the seam width of the pieces.
Pam what kind of machine are you using? sometimes one of us may be able to help you with a needle setting.

taters55

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

January 13, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8308294

I agree with using pins! They can make a difference!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8308416

Have you tried sewing on a sheet of plain paper to get your 1/4" figured out.
Get a plain piece of paper and draw a straight line on it somewhere in the middle. Unthread your machine then sew along that line at what you think in 1/4". Get out one of your rulers and measure the distance. If it's more than a "scant" 1/4 inch you will need to adjust how you line up the fabric/foot.

You can build up a "barrier" by putting a stack of painters tape, on your machine bed, at that scant 1/4" mark. Then you can butt your fabric up against that.

If you still need additional "help" getting points, use the ruler & draw the sewing lines at the ends of your seams. Then, when you sew, you need to stay on that line.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 13, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8308649

Wonderful advice Qwilter.
Pat, I think we are getting a bit long. Any chances for a new thread???

barefootT

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

January 13, 2011
12:01 PM

Post #8308778

Barb, I got your block !!! awesome :-) thanks if the flannel is packed and ready to go, you can send it when ever convenient for you...

I am way behind on my sewing, sew I won't be doing any of these blocks for a while, got to get caught up on the other stuff...sew if Y'all want to put my block at the end of your "to do" list that would be just fine by me.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2011
12:17 PM

Post #8308805

I finished Pam's block as I needed to give a demo to a "new" member of our quilting group. Sure hope you like the colors. The fabric is called Fossil Ferns. We're starting to get the placemats back. Will try to get them photographed and posted . We're doing these for Meals on Wheels.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 13, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8308972

A likely excuse to have fun Mittsy!!!! I'll have to try that one too!! Looking forward to seeing the placemats...

psychw2

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

January 13, 2011
8:53 PM

Post #8309668

NEW THREAD -- thanks for the reminder! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1149429/
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2011
3:17 AM

Post #8309782

Dealing with different size blocks...
Even if you see the block as 12 1/2" the recipient may see it slightly smaller or larger. An easy way to deal with blocks of slightly different sizes is to put a border areound each block. I usuallt start with 2" strips. Then, after allt he blocks have a border, find the smallest one and cut all the others down a bit. Then sash as usual. After they are all together, no one will be able to tell if the borders are a bit different.

Or, tilt the blocks. Add a 3-4" border, then cut them "off center/square". Again, it will disguise the fact that the individual blocks are slightly different.

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