My blocks have cost anywhere from .44 to .88 to 1.05 I think it depends on the bulkiness as well as the size. They have to fit through a cardboard slot or else they are nonmachinable. (which costs more) Always something! I try to recycle as much as possible and reuse envelopes every chance I get. I do peel off the postage and all labels so as to remove as much weight as possible.
Helene... glad you like it The dove fabric is actually an oriental print, but when I saw it, I thought immediately of using the pair as a central panel to some of the Christmas blocks and the colors of the flowers and leaves were perfect to carry the Christmas colors.
Edited to add that I sent Helene an apology as I didn't think of the subject matter when sending her the block... my mind only went to the 12 days of Christmas song.
Beautiful colours and work FLStu, I would have never guessed that the doves are on an oriental print.
These swaps look like a lot of fun, maybe next time I come out of my little shell and participate in one...lol
Until then I just go on enjoying all your beautiful work.
You're both welcome. Linda, your block is the reason I went out and bought (finally) a set of squares. The outer border was originally gold around the red and then green outer border. I tried and tried to measure the extra and square it down to 12.5 ", but kept on being too short and I'd have to cut it back down (try to rip all 4 seams and stay sane). Eventually, I ran out of green and went to Joann's to buy a square ruler set.
You can't see it in pics, but the center and red fabrics have gold metallic. I'm going to share a little with some of these blocks cause they made me have to laugh when I ran into some quirky bumps in the road.
Jumper, I think that was the red and green Christmas pinwheel? If you need, I have pics of the ones that I sent out, except for Housse and Ladybug and can post for those without cameras... just D-mail me or ask in the thread.
I got my block from Stu, thank you. Love the two turtle doves, I have a partridge in a pear tree fabric fat quarter in my stash and will use these blocks in my oldest granddaughter's Christmas quilt. I only have two blocks to go and I'll have them done.
You're welcome Laura. You asked for no Christmas and scrappy. About 4 months after I got started quilting, I used these fabrics, my first pre-washed, for the blocks in my first attempt for a swap on another site.. It was a Rail (?) pattern. I made eight blocks using two blue and four cream colors as no two were supposed to be the same combo. Unfortunately, my blocks turned out 1/4 inch to small as I didn't use a 'scant' 1/4 inch (didn't realize we had to) and all the blocks were rejected and I felt a bit devistated. That's one of the main reasons I've been hesitant to join another swap. These were extra of the materials that I used. When you said 'scrappy', I stumbled across these looking in my stash of scraps. Using them in this swap kind of validated for me that I could do a swap, using pre-washed materials and all.
was trying to figure out what is Christmas and what is winter, not easy in my mind so will do all the Christmas blocks and perhaps by then more will have received their winter blocks and I can get ideas!
I have about half finished and just need to mail. I did the Winter ones first since I had trouble knowing exactly what that was. the Christmas will be easy as I have lots of that kind of fabric left over from the last Christmas swap.
Stu, I know exactly what you mean about seams. When I first started making blocks for swaps and used Quilter Cache, I found that their patterns really took a 1/8" seam, not the usual 1/4". I made lots of blocks tht were just shy of the 12.5 and then, to compensate, I made ones that turned out to be 13"+. I really had trouble with the disappearing 9 blocks. As a 9 block, if it is 12.5", when you cut it, then it is short the 12.5. I really struggled with THAT one.
I have to say, that nobody in this group ever sent my blocks back or was nasty about it when they were just shy of what they should have been, as they were when I first started. Since then I have tried to make sure they are the right size since they were so kind to me.
Had triangle cut out from last year's projects, thought 'great' I can make one of the blocks out of this..well, as it happened I was one piece short and had to add a seam, the print is so busy you'd have had to look for it but rather than someone finding it I think I'll keep that one for me..lol
Know I could sent it to one of my dg friends here who know me well and they'd forgive but thought best not to..
will post a photo though just before I set it in the box with my other christmas blocks..
Stu - I got your block Saturday. I wasn't sure it was you as there was no return address and nothing on the block. After searching the Florida map, I figured it HAD to be you because Thunder always signs her blocks and Marion isn't in this swap.
I got Pat's today from the other swap. I will post photos in the morning.
I must add my two cents too about block size. I try really hard to make sure they are correct but sometimes they may not be.
Anyone is free to send a block back to me that they are not happy with. That being said, I have never gotten a block back and I would never send one back either. To me, the purpose of these swaps is to learn. Anew technique, a new pattern I may not have tried before, etc. I would not want to inhibit someone else from trying new things by being upset about the size of their block. There are so many ways to compensate if need be. Besides, I think the world of every one of you and would not hurt you ever if I can help it.
Barb... sorry, the return addy sticker must have fallen off. I tried to tape over each just in case, but must have missed that one. I believe I sent you a pinwheel inb the two blue snowflake fabrics that I used for Jumper.
Just got home from TN we had a wonderful time, warm weather and family..It just doesn't get any better.
I got my block from Stu, thank you, very pretty, will post tomorrow.
My two cents worth...I haven't measured a single one of my swap blocks and don't intend to. I love them for the expression of friendship they represent.
Thanks. THe light blue was found at a LQS in Atlanta when I was there for a conference at the beginning of March and the dark blue was from an excursion to a LQS that I really like, but can get to only occassionally when I have a weekday off and make it my 'quilt shop exploration day'. I did a stay-cation in mid march while my SO was at the Nationals in Kentucky (I miss not going to their LQS this year).
I stopped at the post office today... THANKS Stu! You have been a busy quilter! I got a lovely blue & white block, Stu if you have a picture of the block could you post it? Husband is out of town again & I'm technoZERO.
This is Pat's block. It started out to be my first attempt at a Basket Weave pattern. I allowed extra size of the pieces to allow for a 1/4 in seam instead of the scant 1/4 called for. The pattern called for two sets of three-strip blocks, alternating light/dark/light and dark/light/dark. I obviously calculated wrong as they didn't fit on the perpendicular placements. I think I saved the block by placing them alternating end-to-end. Not quite the intended block, but foiled by a scant 1/4 AGAIN...
LOL... what I found even harder Helene was getting the seams not to sew down going opposite directions in the corners of the segments. I think that I had only two that had segment ends sewn to opposing sides so I count that as an accomplishment. I think that I've figured out how to avoid that happening, though some do slip through at times. Doing these blocks were good practice for that.
Stu, wonderful job on that basket weave block. I think that block would have driven me to insanity...so many seams to match up!!!
I am lucky if can match up 2 right away without ripping it open over and over...lol
I had sent everyone's blocks out at the same time, so if you haven't gotten yours, please let me know... Betty, I know that yours may take a little extra time, but I would think that it is already somewhere across the border by now.
Stu, that is a STUpendous block LOL seriously ...it is fantastic...you are doing very good...see you had nothing to be worried about half the purpose of a swap is to get you to try new things!!!! other half ...is to have fun with friends, and end up with some great blocks!!!!
Gee they match well and lordy didn't take long to get to you..I've been almost tied to the bed these past weeks, did try on Saturday to work on another, actually similar in design/color and the inside square a poinsettia, would you know it, 1/4 " short ..keep this up and I'll have a 12" block collection to play with
My kids are on my mind right now. Two are having their houses foreclosed and I am helping them find other housing. I have offered to supplement the money they have to put down to buy lower cost housing. One has had good luck and found a fixer upper at a good price. The other has not been so lucky. In addition the other two kids are facing divorces. Both after almost twenty years of marriage, although the last ten have been very bad for one. This will be their second divorce and at age 50+ they should be looking forward to the time when they can spend with a partner for some together time. They are both wonderful kids and I think their spouses are being very stupid and selfish but that may be just that I am their Mom. My son's wife will be taking everything she can get including the gold in his teeth although she has failed to be a wife in any way for the past ten years. My daughter's husband has no conception of money and so doesn't have any so she will be back to go with a son just ready to go into college. I don't care how old they get, they are still your kids and you worry.
OMG, Janice, you sure don't need this stress and yes, regardless of the age they are still your babes...hard getting back on top of things at that age, sorry to hear you've such hurdles in your life..have been wondering about you, Stacey and Jonathan..
difficult watching them go through these struggles, about 10 years ago my younges Jeff divorces, pays $1,800 a month for his 2 kids, thank goodness the $1,000 for DIL stopped when she remarried but on the better side, she sure has done a wonderful job raising them and Jeff said he doesn't regret the $$$..funny thing is, they are now the greatest friends..makes life easier for sure..be about another 5 years..will go quickly I'm sure..by that time his mom will need to put in a nursing home and the paying will start all over again! lol
Oh Geee Janice. Now after you moved and hopefully settled in to some sort of routine (which I am struggling with). You have all this to face. I am so sorry about this and wish I could help in some way...Yes they are still your kids. My Mom used to say "the older they get the bigger the worry".True. Helene
So sorry Janice, my heart aches for you. You never stop worrying about them no matter the age.
My oldest divorced and it was a horrid time for me as his ex took the kids to TN. In the end it has worked out ok, both re-married and kids had great step parents on both sides. More grands were added by both. My former DIL considers herself my daughter and I do too. Now all get along and can share important events and grand kids.
I do hope things will work out for you children. In the end, that's all we can do.
You are so very right Betty, I could have never gone to visit with gifts for just 2 when there were 3. Besides Em has loved me from the get-go and I feel the same for her. She had words with another relative who dared to tell her I wasn't her "real" grandma. She even asked my son.(dad to her sibs) if she could have her graduation party at his house and of course he told her yes. My parents gave her the same in their wills as they gave the rest of the grands. There's not a person in our family who considers her anything but ours.
Amazing what makes people happy! Smiling to myself, simple life for me, long weekend ahead, stash of material,patterns at hand, 7:39pm, already ate, had my bath, magazines by me side, in my nighty and ready for 3 days of play..can life get any better than that I ask you?
Oh Betty, I have SERIOUS life envy for you right now! I'm facing another tough 8+ hours of work and 5 extra people for the weekend (that I didn't invite, but thats different story) and I still need to clean enough that I don't die of embarrassment! EEeeeeeee
My mother told me she heard that "A mother is ONLY as happy as her UNhappiest child" and that is frequently true.
I divorced after 28 LONG years, almost 50 YO and went back to school, remarried and life has been sooooo much happier. I'm glad I was able to do that for MYSELF and for my MOTHER. It was very painful for her to see unhappy and poorly treated. I'm glad she lived long enough to see me happily remarried to a good man who treats me like a Queen.
Psychw2. I'm sure she was extremely proud of your accomplishments..sounds as though you are in for a very busy weekend! I'm still trying to decide if I'm up tp cooking Easter dinner Sunday..better make up my mind shortly..
Thank you for all your warm wishes. My son, who is not divorced yet but should have been 10 years ago, brought his new girlfriend to Easter dinner yesterday. While this was a bit unusually, it was so nice to see him happy and laughing with this woman. They were very affectionate (not all over each other but joking and holding hands stuff) and that had DEFINITELY not been the case with his wife since the beginning. We have all said that John was so much more relaxed and happy when his wife was not at our events.
It's such a shame. I really like his wife and she and I were close in the beginning. They have the same view of what they want from life, love kids, have the same hobbies...on paper they are perfect for each other. But she has had a touch time with her dad and brothers and really hates men. She just doesn't trust them and has never given John a chance. How I wish she could have had some therapy and gotten over this problem. Sometimes we just can't help those we love!
Glad you enjoyed your day with John and his friends Janice..let's hope life improves for him and that his wife does get the help she needs..
well, quite proud of myself, got 6 blocks done on the weekend, they are looking good, then this morning was up early and have the 7th cut out and ready to sew tonight..with the one I've already sent out figure I'm on the downslide now..
Janince your block came today. It is truly "different" than I pictured for a winter block but I LOVE IT!!!! I'll try to get a picture of it in the morning - no camera right now. It is going to make a statement - that's for sure!!!!
Love the blocks..should be done on the weekend, am doing a trip to Nashville/Memphis on May 19th so will post all from your side of the border..must ask, would black/gold fit it to any of your designs? Made a lovely block but only see one posting of black (wants) but it was with pink...this one has green/red mixed in???? any takers???
I have been blessed with a wonderful quilt shop in Michigan which I miss like crazy! I do get back enough to check them out fro time to time.
Barb I am so glad you like the block. I was so worried. I loved the fabric and the combination of colors but it was so different I wasn't sure it would go with the rest of the blocks you get. Remember, if it doesn't fit I have others to choose from.
Janice, I stopped at the post office and brought home your beautiful block! R/W/B in Christmas! How fun! Thanks, if you have a picture of it, would you post it? I'd like everybody to see the beautiful coordination of the block pattern.
Lovely out yesterday, spent the day in the gardens...not that I love this time of year but sure do enjoy once all the pretties come!!! Paths/hidden garden/pond, my little haven..managed to get 8 Emerald Cedars planted and plum wore myself out so thought I'd treat myself to steak..while at the grocery store I stopped into the post office...as I opened the box and saw 2 envelopes you should have seen me smile...
Of course once I got home the oooh's and ahhh's that went with the smile was something to behold..
1st package I opened was from FlStu..it had been travelling or rather sitting in customs for quite some time..now it's with me to be cherished into a project (not yet decided upon) lol
And the 2nd, an evelope from Janice...matches many of the blocks from last years's Christmas block swap..
Aren't you just thrilled when you get an envelope and you know it's a block made especially for you...???
Janice, thank you kindly, will have to get last years' blocks out and see what I can come up with i.e. pattern..sure wish they had Christmas/winter fabric out now...
Well, seeing as it's raining this afternoon and I've had my mid-day nap, I'm back to making the last of my blocks..drats, better pay attention to what's cooking upstairs before I burn yet another Sunday din/din...
DO LOVE my blocks girls, now that's 3 I've received..
Helene, I am a Techno-zero and if any pictures get downloaded and then Uploaded somewhere it's because my husband did it. I don't think I have received any blocks that have not been acknowledged. I checked my sewing room and I don't see one that is NOT accounted for. Did you mail it to my PO box as listed in the address exchange? My sewing room is in complete disarray right now, I have tomorrow off and I'll be cleaning and preparing to sew again. If I have a block "hidden" in there, I will certainly unbury it tomorrow.
Do you have a picture of it? I'll see if I mislabeled a block. I'm so sorry.
If I have been in a swap with you before, do NOT use my old address. Use the P O box listed in Othello that is in the address exchange. If you don't have access to the address exchange please let me know.
Cheryl and Gloria also had already received their blocks.
Cheryl's is a mirror of Helene's.
For Gloria's, I made pinwheels using the red with conifer-like leaves that I used in Betty's (the colors reminds me of a warm flannel shirt) and the two snow covered pine fabrics that I used in Nicole's block. Sorry, didn't take a picture of this one before it went out.
According to my records that leaves two more, one is finished the other I'll get fabric together and work on when I am back in NY. I did send one to Laura, but I don't have it checked as received. She wanted scrappy.
I received a lovely little package in the mail from Mittsy, I will post a few photos , in a few days...just too tired now to try to take a decent shot...got beautiful block with snow couple on it , and some 9 patches for that swap...thanks much Mittsy.
And I got a big bag of scraps, and a hug from Mittsy on Monday Morning , she popped in on her way to Kentucky...we only had a few minutes as she needed to be on her way, and we needed to get breakfast done and get Kyle to the recruiting station...but it was a very nice few minutes!!!! more thanks to ya Mittsy.. some of those scraps will go into my charm quilt, and the rest will go into quilts for charity.
Wow - I feel bad as I haven't started sewing on mine yet. I'm so glad we have until Aug for these. My eyes are really bothering me now and I can't wait for the surgery. Thank heaven for big fonts so I can read what I'm typing!!! I will sew them as soon as I can sew a straight seam that I can see again. Like is really funny sometimes when viewed through a magnifying glass!!!! Better put it down though as dust looks awful!
Depending on the surgeon's schedule it will be on June 8 or 22. He only operates twice a month but may do as many as 10 - 12 people each time. He insists on several follow up visits to prevent any problems so keeps his schedule open for those. He also does Lasik surgery on the other two weeks. He is rated the best in NH so I don't mind the wait. I can function pretty well and that's all that matters. I go next week for the surgeon coordinaters visit. to get all the measurements needed for my new lens. Plus I need to have a physical by my Primary care within 30 days of surgery so that is scheduled for the 24th. Sounds like a lot of running but to me it is worth it...
Thanks Karen for letting me know this. You do have coward competition!!!! I'm really happy to hear it went well for you and I really am not worried about my surgery. So many of you have told me it is "a piece of cake, a walk in the park, easy as pie"
Barb He was telling the truth. Your eyes will never be back to "like new". I still need to wear reading glasses. (not prescription though, my doc just told me what # to get at drug store) however, I can read much easier now and I don't need a really bright light like I used to. Also my night vision is better, no more glares. If he gives you a # for reading glasses, get decent ones, the really cheap ones get all foggy just cleaning them because the plastic is so soft. I got 4 pair for around $16 at Sam's club and stash them all over the house. They seem to be a pretty good quality.
Barb, you will never see perfectly again but it is SO much better you think you do!! It really is simple and easy, trust me, the world's biggest coward about anything being done to me!! The funniest thing I noticed immediately was the difference in the light bulbs...some are yellow in color and others are a blue white. Never had noticed before the surgery. Get my new glasses on the 1st of June.
Add my to the coward column! Glad to know about the eye surgery as I have always been antsy about anyone touching my eye. Now if you can just give me the same positive feedback about knee surgery. They have given me some shots with gel in them as a temporary measure but sometime this year I must have , first the left and then the right knee replaced and I am really SCARED. Tried to put it off but not it is down to crunch time. I hear mixed reviews about the outcome of this type of surgery.
Janice, I had a total knee replacement in 2006. It will not come out perfect, as you will have to be careful about turning quickly, but I highly suggest you have it done!
My daughter in laws Mom had both of hers done the same time! She would not have had it done any other way.
Your roughest time will be the first 2 - 3 weeks, but you will be so glad you had it done.
Thanks for the encouragement. The shot of Snyevisc they gave me on Monday really cut down on the pain and I still have two more to go. This should get me through my vacation at the beach with the kids in mid-June and then I can think about the surgery.
Now that the Pot Holder swap is winding down does anyone have any ideas for something new? We haven't been without a swap for a long time and it would be fun to see what new things someone can come up with.
We could always do another placemat swap. There were so many that didn't do it last time and then said it looked like so much fun. It was!!!! Just need to pick a theme/color or idea and away you go. I'm still using the ones Robin made for me and they are Christmas ones!!!!
I love them that much. Just a thought.
Me, me, me, I would like to host it. That way I can stay in touch and not have to make them for a swap partner. I'm committed to making 640 for Brevard County Meals on Wheels. Had 125 when I left cocoa Beach.
Knowing how quickly your postal service is, wonder if the envelopes containing blocks have arrived at any of their destination..5 more to go, calling for rain this weekend so perhaps I'll get the last ones done and mailed from my neck of the woods..
I got two blocks, and on my birthday no less! Betty as usual you block is lovely. The poinsettia in the middle is beautiful and the edging is a nice touch.
Siliolegma sent me a wonderful mixture of red and greens with lots of holly. It will go well with the others I have. Maybe that will be a summer project; to make the Christmas quilt for my bed? With all the rain we are having we can't do much else.
Drats, don't you all see uneven sewing when you see it from a posted photo..better get my eyes checked, oh wait, think I made those when I was I'll with headaches and high blood pressure over 200 soooo am I excused for sloppy work?
Lol Linda Kay, 1st thing Monday morning best you make appt. With eye doctor..love you for saying that, of course gabbing almost daily you know I wasn't well and are closing an eye to the seams..got love a good dg friend!!
I love seeing all the blocks and I can just imagine all of them made into pretty throws in the living room.
But you know what's coolest about this thread? It's the little snippets of news and life happenings and encouragement shared around. You can almost imagine a conversation around the quilt frame in the meeting hall. :)
That's how we want this to be Elizabeth. We are all here to help and encourage each other. Nobody judges unless you are judging your own work. I'm thrilled with every block I receive. I'm happy knowing someone made that for ME. And I try my best to make my blocks as best I can. We all have times when they are not correct but it just doesn't matter!!!! That said, I'm glad that this swap is running a bit into the summer and that blocks aren't due until AUG. I just don't trust these eyes right now...
I'll be looking for a coordinated Christmas assortment package from Keepsake. The fabrics I got last year worked out very well with the reds, greens, gold, and plaid. I loved this pattern, Grandmother's Cross.
We will have to do a Christmas tour just to see the gorgeous Christmas blankets..
Enjoying the variety in elected patterns.
Had thought I'd get the last 4 blocks done this weekend but had to put my sewing machine away..my B&B has 3 rooms booked all week, needed some defile cleaning in craft room,,,you never know if these 3 construction workers might want to do crafts after their work day. Lol
Just got a call to see if I'd paint 50-75 wine glasses with white & black daisies..add that to the tarp my boss wants for his bow rider boat and organizing mom's 80th birthday being held in my gardens well let's just say I'm sooooo thankful that most are done! Knew I shouldn't wait!
Thought I might have gotten the afternoon in sewing, but between garden.ing and company day has passed me on..besides purchased a pattern for a specific block and forgot pattern at work..doesn't take much to come up with an excuse right!
To some of our participants, don't be afraid to acknowledge in the thread when you receive blocks and who they were from, even if you don't have photo capability to post a picture. I know that some of us don't like to post and would rather share in the forums quietly, which is OK. I lurk amongst several threads and forums without talking. However, letting us know that you've received the blocks not only helps to keep you in the warmth of the group's collective conscious, but allows the sender to know that the block wasn't lost in the mail somewhere or if you found that it was not quite what you were expecting, in which case, I personally would like an opportunity to make you another. My blocks were received by everyone and, from what I've gathered, everyone was OK with them.
I, for one, have no issue if the block sent is not quite right and need to do another. I do my best to interpret the requested parameters. I also gain A GREAT DEAL by seeing what others are doing. It helps me not only expand my knowledge base and coaxes me to be willing to step a bit further outside my block of comfort, but also allows me to see what others do with color and print combining.
Being male, I may have a different sense of pattern, color and tone than some of you ladies. One of the best confirmation comments that I've received about the gender tendencies is when I went on my last LQS excursion. At one shop, one of the sales ladies ask me if I used patterns. She said that they have several male quilter clients and what she noticed was that we, as a gender, tend to take patterns and blocks and then make them our own, or, rather, use them to formulate our own pattern or interpretation. That was an 'Ah Ha!!!!' moment for me.
Stu, very nicely stated. I for one when I am in swaps fail to post at times. Not that I am not happy with the blocks but just the old "CRS" issue. I appreciate you posting this in such a nice manner as it will serve as a gentle reminder to me, not only here but other swaps. Will add sometimes, my camera isn't always charge thus no pictures.
That was a very nice compliment you received from the lady at the LQS...indeed, you do make the colors and blocks your own. Keep up the good work.
Stu, it was not until I read a post further up on the thread did I realize we had a gent with us..surprise/surprise I thought it was absolutely fantastic...I LOVE photo's, taking and sharing, family always say 'oh no here she comes with her camera!' lol so I'm always checking to see on my threads what others have posted and their thoughts on the treasures received.
I loved your blocks, I have not completed yours because I ordered a specific pattern I had seen which would most suit your likes..by this weekend it will be in the mail!
Waving to all others..think I mailed out about 8 blocks and only have heard of 2 or 3 receiving them...hope all arrive safely!
Quoting:Stu I love how you "see outside the block"
and you want to keep us in the circle of sharing friends.
I do agree it is so rewarding to see photos of other jobs and certainly very inspiring, but acknowledgement of receipt should be protocol and a must as it is only fair to the sender. I for one didn't hear from 2 people. I did send all my blocks out, so to your point I'd like to have a closure on this...
Stu you "ah ha" moment shows in all your work, I think
Helene, I hope I acknowledged yours! I went into the sewing room and was moving a few things and noticed your block was not with the others and that made me wonder if I had set it aside to remind myself to post. It is a beautiful unusual combination of colors. Thanks (again I hope!).
Helene and Stu, you are both so right. If we don't hear it was received we assume it wasn't liked. I try to acknowledge the day it is received or the very next day., I sure hope I haven't missed anyone, please let me know if I have.
A Janome, was top of the line when I purchased it about 15 years ago, keep looking at all the new machines out there, lordy 5-10K is a bit much for what I use it for soooo until he bites the dirt I'll stick with it...unless of course an earthly angel thinks I should have one!!! lol
Received my block, Friendship Star from siliolegma in today's mail. Love it, lots of BLING charging my camera for the big trip to Keepsake Tent Sale so I can't post a picture. Will try to get one later. Thank you, Karen
Thank you all for the Birthday wishes...I got EQ7 from my DH. And if I was not so tired I would load now. But need dinner and some rest.
I received a block while we were gone. It is just so pretty and will take a pic in the morning.
Thank you Karen I just love it.
I think I have acknowledged all the blocks I have received, but I have been "lost in space" a lot lately...so if you sent a block and I did not say I got it, please "poke" me and I will look through the stacks...
I have not sent out any for this swap, I am trying to get caught up on others, and working towards NOT being late on this one...
I received two beautiful blocks today, one from Betty (Canda) and one from Silio/ Karen, both are really stunning. Another time I wish I had the umff to learn the computer so I could share the pics with you all.
I love that pattern. And all their seams line up. this is one that I do have on the back burner to try once I have some play time. Triangles are becoming less intimidating for me. My first two pieces used flying geese, so it's not that I'm totally inexperienced. Just wish someone would lay out a way that the matched triangles can be accomplished mush in the same way as the pinwheel was accomlished in that video on You Tube. Would be nice to have a table that said that if you want to get size X split fabric squares for a block, start with two size Y squares and end up with four size X split squares.
I know where you are going with this Stu but I don't think I"ve ever seen a chart for it. I can give you a couple common sizes but that's all. I'm so not into math this summer!!!! I'll try some out this morning and get back to you.
I am cleaning out magazines yet again!! I will soon have a large (hernia makers according to Stu..LOL) box ready to send to anyone who would like to have them. Just let me know is all you have to do-----nothing in return ---just take the magazines.
Marion, if there are no eventual takers, I would be happy to accept. However, see if anyone else would like them first. So many of you have been generous with the magazines and books that I have ideas for projects probably for several years, so if anyone else can use them, they should have first preference.
Marion, if you could put some aside for me. Mostly the magazines with "simpler" more "beginner" or scappy stuff. I am not disciplined or experienced enough for the real complicated stuff yet. Thank you so much for your generous offer.