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Sewing and Quilting: NEW Christmas /or WINTER theme block swap PART 3

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psychw2

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

June 1, 2011
6:46 PM

Post #8602765

Ok, your new room! We came from: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1170150/

This message was edited Jun 1, 2011 5:47 PM

1 Psychw2 (Pat) Winter theme(or floral) , hunter greens and burgundys/pinks... (or Red/WHITE/Blue ... or Pink & Black!)
2 Qulter5dbsr (Barb) Winter anycolor
3 FluStu (Stuart) Winter or civil War, scrappy... use your stash
4 Bettypauze - (Betty) Christmas
5 Helenethequeen - (Helene )Christmas Traditional colors
6 Taters55 -(Linda) Christmas, Red, Green & Gold.
7 LadybugNH (Gloria) Winter theme with blue and white and any other winter colors.
8 Housse301 (Laura) NO Christmas, scrappy
9 Jumper2 (Lucy ) Either, Christmas or winter
10. Mystery (NO name) AND wants NO blocks... LOL, just wants to sew!
11 BarefootT (Thunder) Christmas/Winter...reds, greens, blues..Lights, ornaments, snowflakes...SNOWMEN!!!
12 Mittsy (Mittsy!) Christmas in traditional colors BLING??
13 Cheriffic (Cher) Christmas in traditional colors.
14. Silioegma - (Karen) Winter theme
15 Syrumani (Nicole) TREES!!! Love Christmas trees.
16 Ladydragon5 (Janice) Christmas colors, red, forest green, gold.



This message was edited Jun 15, 2011 5:31 PM

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8602781

First time that I'm the first one...

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 1, 2011
7:21 PM

Post #8602862

Congrats Stu!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 2, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8604030

This is for Stu - Re: triangle squares. Use two fabrics that contrast in color...

Method One: Use two same size squares to make ONE triangle square.
To determine what size square you need to cut, add 1/2" to the desired finish size of the triangle square. For ex: for a finished triangle square that is 2 1/2" square, use 3" squares.
Draw diagonal line down center of lighter color. Sew just to the right of the line. Trim to 1/4" seam.
2 1/2"(finished size) plus 1/2" = 3"

Method two: Use two same size squares to make TWO triangle squares.
To determine what size squares you need to cut, add 7/8" to the desired finished size. For ex: for a finished triangle square that is 2 1/2" square, use 3 3/8" squares. Draw diagonal line down center of the lighter color. Sew 1/4" on both sides of the line. Cut on drawn line.
2 1/2"(finished size) plus 7/8" = 3 3/8"

Method three: Use two same size squares to make FOUR triangle squares.
To determine what size squares you need to cut, mutliply the desired finished size by 2, then add 1 3/4". For ex: for a finished triangle square that is 2 1/2", use 6 3/4" squares.
Draw diagonal lines on the lighter fabric both ways forming an X. Then draw top to bottom and side to side through the center to form a +. Sew 1/4" on both sides of both DIAGONAL lines. Cut top to bottom through center and side to side through center. Then cut triangles on diagonal line...
2 X 2 1/2(finished size)=5 plus 1 3/4" = 6 3/4"

I hope this is what you've been looking for. Please let me know if it helped you.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2011
11:14 AM

Post #8604082

Barb, I don't know about Stu but I found that very helpful. Thank you.

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 2, 2011
11:45 AM

Post #8604150

I'm glad Robin. Sometimes these things can be so complicated and I found a bit of info to share to make it easier...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8604352

Thank you so much. I have saved it in a word document format.
Mittsy

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8604361

WOW!!!!!! Thanks Barb. You don't know how much I appreciate that.

I found that for 12.5 inch pinwheel squares, I use 10" squares to start and for 8.5 inch, I use 6 inch squares.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 2, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8604375

Barb, you are an angel!! Thanks for the info. I hope to get back to my machine before much longer...first to catch up on swap items that were put on hold. If you are one of the people I owe blocks to, thanks for your understanding and patience. It is much appreciated. Now with the ability to see so much better and not having to be down south all the time, I think I just might join the human race again. LOL

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 2, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8604396

I'm so glad you found that info helpful...And Marion - no hurry my friend. All in due time...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

June 2, 2011
2:48 PM

Post #8604475

Thank you Barb for sharing that information I to have it saved .
Gave me a headache trying to figure it out before and never came out right.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2011
4:05 PM

Post #8604634

Somethime this summer, I'm going to take blocks in half inch increments, sew around the edges using 1/4 inch seams and then cut across the diagonals to see what the size of the resultant individual tiangle-paired squares wind up. I've done the method 1 that barb gave in sewing on the diagonal and cutting off half, then folding up to make flying geese. But, for some reason, I don't like (yet) the sewing on either side of the line. Maybe with some more practice. I don't seem to get the margins right and the blocks wind up not being equal. I can cut on the diagonal in the paired block method for the pinwheel from You Tube. I just line up to bisect the corners of the seams. Also saving Barb's notes to my computer. If that ever gets done, I'll post a list of my findings.

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 2, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8604666

Stu - do you use a 1/4" foot on your machine? If so, when sewing the seam, use the guide on the foot on the line you drew. Your seam will be 1/4" away from the line. OR there are rulers out now that are 1/2" wide and have cut outs down the center of them. You line the cutouts with your diagonal and mark down the outside edges. These lines are now your stitching lines... Just a thought...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8604761

http://blocksnswaps.blogspot.com/2008/01/no-waste-flying-geese.html

I found this tute on making flying geese, looks do-able?

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8604952

not sure if any of you watches the Quilty clips with Mary Fons, but she demonstrates their triangle ruler on the newest video. One side is marked with the size strip you need to cut, the other side is marked with the finished size you end up with...

http://www.qnntv.com/aspx/qnn/Videos/ViewVideo.aspx?v=2558

or Youtube,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsuTCkWzars

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2011
2:32 AM

Post #8605521

Barb... will give it a try. Up to trying most anything to see if I can add it to my 'can do' list. I do have the markings on the grid of the sewing machine.

Kizmo... thanks for te info.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2011
7:21 PM

Post #8607153

geez what happened to just plain sewing things together?
i was one of those "Sound of Music" girls that wore the curtains. I was ten after the war. In my case Fabric was shipped to us from my aunt in the USA for a dress for me,was too much yardage so MOM made curtains too..

man Barb, feel better, I did add this to my "become accomplished quilter" list.

siliolegma

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

June 3, 2011
8:04 PM

Post #8607289

Golly, my mom used to send me to the local feed store for feed sacks @ 25cents each. Some made into clothes, some sent to great granny for quilts.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 3, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8607313

I went with my dad to buy his cow feed so I could make sure we had 2 o3 bags that matched so I could make dresses. Lasted forever and the color just never seemed to fade. Try buying some real feed sacks now. Expensive!!!

siliolegma

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

June 3, 2011
9:20 PM

Post #8607427

We had a pet rabbit, I could buy 4 or 5 lbs of rabbit pellets for a quarter. With 30 cents, I could ride the bus 8 miles to town, go to the show, have a snack, and ride back home. To think it was safe for me to do this alone when I was 10.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2011
9:48 PM

Post #8607537

I read a book on textiles and feed sack history awhile back, pretty interesting, all the companies that went from paper to cloth sacks. Says they boiled them to lift the dye out, to get rid of the company name/logo..

Mom always tells the story of living around Cincinnati when she was young. Gpa and Gma would have card parties on Saturday night and would send Mom and my uncle down to the corner tavern with a small bucket to carry fresh beer back to the house. She was only 12 or so.. About 8 yrs ago, the last time she had one of her Ladies Group parties, they walked down to the local tavern with ice buckets and asked the bartender if he could fill them up for them... LOL When he told her he couldn't do that anymore, she said that since she was a senior citizen, she was legal to drink and wanted fresh draft.. He laughed and bought them all root beer on the house. She and Gma was always telling us kids stuff they did growing up, but then told us that we weren't allowed to try it!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8607995

Ibelieve that is "do as I say not as I did". LOL Humm, now are we not guilty of doing the same?

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 4, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8608228

True Marion but I can't send my grandkids to the store for cigs!!! My Dad did that all the time and always gave us a dime to spend on the penny candy!!!!

psychw2

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

June 4, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8608233

Kiz/ Kathy I have written down as many of those memories as I can that my Gpa & Gma, parents told me about their childhood and mischief. I have sometimes given those kinds of things to family members for Christmas combined with special session just for them, stories about THEIR childhood they might want captured on paper to not be forgotten.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 4, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8608291

Pat, that is truly a wonderful idea and gift. There is so much I wish someone had taken the time to write down years ago..alas it is all lost.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2011
12:08 PM

Post #8608519

good idea Pat! Mom keeps saying she's going to write a journal, but hasn't yet, seems to find time for everything else... Of course, being married to someone who actually takes her places, laughs and keeps her under control (at least tries to..LOL), unlike my father, when Charlie says 'do you want to go for a ride, or out to eat', she would rather do that! And I'm happy that they get along.
I have started one of my own on my computer, and try to add to it when I remember something, but it's hard to sit down and write diary like stuff, when there's so much going on at DGs or 'the other place'.. FB, Email, etc, etc... easy to get sidetracked!

Back later, still working on that waving flag...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 9, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8619692

Wondered why it was so quiet..didn't realize you changed rooms...

Siliolegma, got your block this morning and I'm thrilled, t's lovely...will post a photo of it tonight so all can oohhh and ahhhh

Have to go back and check the past thread, don't think all the blocks I've sent out have been received or acknowledged..??? hope some didn't take a detour..lol

Maybe some are not liked...doubtful though seeing as everyone here are a caring bunch, but always comes to mind right?

This message was edited Jun 9, 2011 8:43 AM

taters55

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

June 9, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8619701

Happy Birthday Karen/siliolegma! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 9, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8619714

Adding birthday wishes as well, have my hand out waiting for a slice of that yummy pie!

taters55

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

June 9, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8619777

Lots to go around, help yourself.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 9, 2011
8:12 AM

Post #8619850

Karen, celebrate to the fullest.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8620182

Happiest of days karen

siliolegma

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

June 9, 2011
12:10 PM

Post #8620356

Thanks for all the birthday wishes, I'm having a great day.

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 9, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8620412

Happy Day Karen and I hope it continues for a week!!!!! Enjoy...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2011
12:42 PM

Post #8620416

Barb how is it coming- I am sure you are feeling just fine...

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 9, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8620428

Just fine Helene. I've a bit of a black eye but that's nothing, I have to do the drops and wear the dark glasses for a while but I'm doing great. I'm amazed at what I can see without the lens in my glasses. They popped it out of the side I had done. Right side will be done in two weeks. And I'm NOT afraid this time since I know what to expect. I think I was scared because it had been 30 years since I had an operation!!!!

psychw2

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

June 9, 2011
9:33 PM

Post #8621382

Barb, I certainly HOPE I acknowledged it! Even my husband commented on how beautiful it is!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2011
3:05 AM

Post #8621586

What this swap has given me thus far, besides some beautiful blocks and a sense of welcome, is that I can do more than I let myself. Now, looking back at the posts from the different type of block swap, I feel that I can challenge myself the next time a swap like that takes place. OK, still not into applique or blocks with curved pieces, but with others...

I know that the place mat and pot holder swaps have been taking place, but think I'll stay with the unfinished blocks right now... sorry to say that I rarely cook with something without a handle to use the holders and we aren't placemat type of people (usually, we eat at the couch which we find relaxing and, OK, we're still guys). But I love to follow y'all with tose swaps.

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 10, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8621794

Pat - what does the above post (two above this one) refer to? I'm a bit confused!!!!

psychw2

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

June 10, 2011
7:38 AM

Post #8621990

LOL, I meant to say "BETTY", she said some people had not acknowledged the block she sent.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 10, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8622012

Wanted to post photo of the one I just received however, with the storm the other night my computer needs a fix-em-up so might not be until Monday..
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2011
11:18 AM

Post #8622326

Betty, thanks for the block it arrived yesterday after being forwarded from Cocoa Beach to here. I have the camera charging and will post pictures a little later. It's beautiful and has lots of lovely BLING!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2011
2:57 PM

Post #8622631

My beautiful block from Betty.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2011
2:58 PM

Post #8622636

and a close up of the embroidery in the center. So very pretty.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

June 10, 2011
3:23 PM

Post #8622671

Very nice Mittsy. Our Betty does beautiful work...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8623059

yes she does!

psychw2

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

June 12, 2011
12:50 AM

Post #8625072

Betty, your embroidery work is SOOOOooo beautiful. I have serious envy here!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 15, 2011
4:22 AM

Post #8631423

FINALLY, back up and running on downstairs computer..
thought I'd best post the beautiful block I received...


Absolutely love it..

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taters55

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

June 15, 2011
5:35 AM

Post #8631526

Betty, that is so pretty! Love the pointsettia in the middle.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 15, 2011
5:59 AM

Post #8631577

think I'm going to look to the green fabric to border my Christmas Quilt..with last year and this year's blocks I'll have plenty to make a design..now if I can only find the time!

barefootT

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

June 15, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8632163

hey Doc,, can you put the" list" in up at the top of the page?? I can't print anything right now, and it would be most convenient for me to be able to refer to it from my lap top, without having to look for the other pages...thanks.. :)

siliolegma

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

June 15, 2011
12:45 PM

Post #8632383

As far as I know now, all but three have received the squares I sent May 25th. If you didn't get yours or perhaps didn't like it please let me know and I'll replace it.

This message was edited Jun 15, 2011 2:49 PM

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 15, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8632387

We'll I certainly am in awwwww of mine..love the brightness of the colors..again, thank you!

psychw2

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

June 15, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8633052

1 Psychw2 (Pat) Winter theme(or floral) , hunter greens and burgundys/pinks... (or Red/WHITE/Blue ... or Pink & Black!)
2 Qulter5dbsr (Barb) Winter anycolor
3 FluStu (Stuart) Winter or civil War, scrappy... use your stash
4 Bettypauze - (Betty) Christmas
5 Helenethequeen - (Helene )Christmas Traditional colors
6 Taters55 -(Linda) Christmas, Red, Green & Gold.
7 LadybugNH (Gloria) Winter theme with blue and white and any other winter colors.
8 Housse301 (Laura) NO Christmas, scrappy
9 Jumper2 (Lucy ) Either, Christmas or winter
10. Mystery (NO name) AND wants NO blocks... LOL, just wants to sew!
11 BarefootT (Thunder) Christmas/Winter...reds, greens, blues..Lights, ornaments, snowflakes...SNOWMEN!!!
12 Mittsy (Mittsy!) Christmas in traditional colors BLING??
13 Cheriffic (Cher) Christmas in traditional colors.
14. Silioegma - (Karen) Winter theme
15 Syrumani (Nicole) TREES!!! Love Christmas trees.
16 Ladydragon5 (Janice) Christmas colors, red, forest green, gold.


and I'll post on top.

barefootT

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

June 19, 2011
8:45 AM

Post #8640083

thanks Doc..!♥♥♥
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8652057

I've got to admit I've been in slacker mode lately. I did get the block from Karen (siliolegma). It is so cute, and is unique! Thank you so much! Nichole

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siliolegma

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

June 24, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8652440

Well Crap!!! no wonder. The right end block in the middle row is backwards. Geeze it's not unique, it's wrong. Sorry I'll make you another.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 24, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8652449

I'm so laughing, looked at it and knew if you turned it around it would match but thought how unique it was for you to do so!!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

June 24, 2011
5:02 PM

Post #8652458

No, don't make another one! I like it!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 24, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8652495

I really do think it's striking, I'd set it in the quilt just as is!

siliolegma

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

June 24, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8652555

As a momento of an idiot friend. LOLOLOL

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 24, 2011
7:36 PM

Post #8652790

a woman who is set out to make a wedding dress - perhaps a senior moment.
I had a senior moment with my german guests and they just loved the phrase. been repeated many times. Actually what I said was "I have a senior moment" LOL

siliolegma

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

June 24, 2011
8:33 PM

Post #8652912

I guess it's a good thing the wedding was returned to the original date. Give me time to get this all out of my system.
I truly tried so hard I shopped and shopped for that fabric just so I would have the trees for your block, Pam.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8653537

ROFLOL oh Karen, I needed that as I do that so much and was thinking it was uniquely my senior moment!!!! Love it just as it is, would definitely not change it.
sweetee288
Orlando, FL

June 25, 2011
7:01 PM

Post #8654618

I found it! My sister-n-law is BarefootT (Thunder). I would like to get in on this block thing. I am new, but my sister-n-law can fill me in, lol. I would like Funky Christmas - Anything Cool and Unique, just no country, Retro is good, as is bazaar and unusual, lol. Bev
sweetee288
Orlando, FL

June 25, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8654677

Bummers, my sister-n-law just said apparently this one is full. I just got so excited when I found the posts that I posted a message, I want in, lol. Ok, next block thing someone let me know about it. :(

psychw2

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

June 25, 2011
7:45 PM

Post #8654706

We would love to have you "next time" Sweetee. Lucky you to have Thunder as a family member!
sweetee288
Orlando, FL

June 25, 2011
7:58 PM

Post #8654733

Thanks. I would love to join in the next one. And yep, she has planted some seeds that is for sure, lol.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2011
2:26 AM

Post #8655073

Welcome to the quilting group Sweetie.
I am working on an ongoing project of making 4 Christmas quilts for my grandchildren. I need lots of blocks 12 1/2" so I will swap with you. Others might be willing, too. I like bright and unusual so I'll dig through my northern Christmas stash and see what I can come up with.
Mittsy

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 26, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8655241

I'd be happy to swap with you too Sweetie. I like traditional Christmas. It's great to see a new "face" and you are most welcome.
sweetee288
Orlando, FL

June 26, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8656011

Thanks Mittsy and Quilter5bdsr. Now what do we do from here? How do I get address for which to send? etc..

psychw2

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

June 26, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8656065

Sweetee, if you were a paying member you would go to "extras" up above and get addresses there. Instead, you will go to "Mail" and exchange information in the form of like email, only it's D-mail. I'll send you a D-mail so you can get the hang of it.
I highly recommend you take the time to do the guided tour of the site so you can begin to take advantage of all the MANY features that Dave's Garden offers. Some forum are limited to paying members, certain features are a litte restricted, however you will have plenty to keep you busy. I don't think you can get a "thumbnail" picture to enlarge unless you are member, I could be mistaken. Speaking of which, MY membership expires today and I'll have to renew it!!
sweetee288
Orlando, FL

June 26, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8656336

Thanks again for your help psychw2
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8656391

Welcome sweetee, glad to have you join in. I didn't make this swap either due to some other commitments. Hopefully I will be on board if another one is started.

Mittsy, I assume you are using the traditional red and green for your blocks? No promises but I really am going to try. Best I can do for now. Hope all is doing better at your house.

barefootT

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

June 26, 2011
7:03 PM

Post #8656562

Sweetee, I have almost everyone's addresses. so if you let me know who you need I can get them to you. as a non paying member you can only send two d-mails a day (or so it used to be?)

If you mouse over someones name, you can then click on it and page will change, and you can send mail that way, or from tool bar at the top of the page...

Glad you found the threads...

this group is AWESOME...sew if you have any sewing/ quilting questions...you will find an answer from one or more of them.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8657086

Marion, traditional red and green with a little bling please. This one is for my granddaughter Taylor who turns 16 in August.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 27, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8658484

Mittsy, will see what I can do when I return home...tomorrow.

I just wish I could take some of this rain my sister is getting and drag it home with me. From what I am hearing, it is raining all around us but not at my house.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 28, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8659627

I'll send some of mine Marion..but must say, we are getting equal amounts of rain and sunshine..gardens aren't what they were last year though, perhaps flowering will be late..so much is on the ground because of the torrential rains..hosta's almost as big as the house, not quite but humungous..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2011
8:22 PM

Post #8661239

Well we traveled in rain all day today but arrived home to a dry yard!!! I could not believe it. We must have had some bad winds as I have a huge limb down just missing the carport. Will check it out tomorrow to see where it came from.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 29, 2011
4:07 AM

Post #8661551

Hope it doesn't involve a lot of work Marion, you wouldn't want to be out in the heat of day doing hard labor..

Are your gardens doing ok Marion?

Drizzling again this morning, sunshine for the rest of our long weekend
Should be sewing but think I'll wait for a rainy day..let's see, I have 5 blocks to do and we've what??? Lol went to top of thread to check due date and not listed, if it's Aug 1st then not many days left, better hope for a rainy weekend !!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 29, 2011
4:14 AM

Post #8661557

Photo's taken yesterday of a couple of my gardens...
rain/cool temps certainly haven't helped this season!!

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8661677

Beautiful gardens, Betty. Not sure what you're talking about as they look healthy and well cared for. Just starting to get rains here. has been a long, dry spring so far.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 29, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8661986

We finally got rain during the night!!! The limb will wait until the yardman comes as there is no way I can do anything with it. Several more are down but why is it that it is the green ones that come down and not the dead limbs?

Great pictures of your garden Betty. Mine is doing so, so. Stu how are yours doing? I know you have a very large area you are working with.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8662091

Very slow to start, Marion, after the second long hard freeze in two years. Lost a palm we planted 2 yrs ago and several perrenials. Many of the pernenials are just coming back, as are some of the more sensitive woody plants like the dwarf hummingbird (firecracker) and dwarf Allamanda bushes. Not to mention that I had ordered a fair amount from Bluestone Perennials to get more freeze-hardy perennials. So the delay of the rainy seaqson and record highs of may and June didn't help at all. I've noticed tha FINALLY the nusery buyers at our Lowe's in Spring Hill are getting in plants that are ok from below freezing. They had some, like Speedwell (Veronica) come in at fall and those wintered over well for the most part. Now to keep the new plants going until established. But I can grow weeds like there's no tomorrow.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 29, 2011
1:46 PM

Post #8662481

LOL, I don't know about the weeds. I thought I was the only one who could grow them...well more like Virginia Creeper and Poison Ivy. Neither very welcome around here. I have been amazed that some of my more sensitive things have survived. I think it is the heavy layer of leaves that I have during the late fall and winter. Not complaining just happy they are growing. My current ordeal is getting rid of the nandina that the previous owner had planted. Now it is cropping up everywhere. Tons of Jewel of Opar also.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 29, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8662605

Did you know Marion (learned this from a native neighbor) that whatever poisonous weed there may be the healing plant is nearby!

You say you have jewel weed!! Answer to your prayer..if it's young open the stalk and rub it on poison ivy, best cure ever..if jewel weed stalk is mature, no juice/gel then I cut up the stock.leaves and flower. With a little bit of water cool and use on poison ivy..not quite as good but better than any medicine the doctor could give you!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 29, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8662628

I didn't know that. What I have is Jewel of Opar is that the same as Jewel weed?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 30, 2011
4:07 AM

Post #8663532

Not sure, usually grows in damp areas

Here is some info, also key in jewel weed and you might get a better photo

http://www.altnature.com/jewelweed.htm
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 30, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8663955

Betty, mine are completely different. Will try to get a picture to show. They reseed themselves and frankly, it doesn't matter where they grow...sun, shade, wet, dry...just plenty of them.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 2, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8668450

I have been busy this weekend and have several blocks ready to mail. Maybe with some luck I'll have more ready by Tuesday. Not all by any means. I have guests coming on Sun the 10th and need to get this room cleaned up so I'm trying to get as many blocks done as i can.
So I'll be mailing on Tues.

psychw2

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

July 2, 2011
8:05 PM

Post #8668907

I made it to the store today and bought the "winter" fabric for the non-Christmas. I LOVE it and hope others will as well.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 3, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8669203

You always send great blocks Pat. Now I can't wait to see!!!!

psychw2

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

July 3, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8669600

JoAnn was having a big sale this week and I went a "little crazy". I am so grateful that my sweet husband doesn't resent my hobby. I found a pink fabric with white, black and darker pink oblong designs randomly sprinkled over it. Made it look like those sprinkles on cupcakes, donuts or cookies. It is soooooooo cute! I threw it in my pink & black collection.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8670448

Pat, how come your tag reads Boise, ID Think we don't know where to find you? Is your zone still six?

psychw2

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

July 3, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8670522

LOL, I have tried and tried to get them to change that. My address is in the address exchange and I believe my zone here in Othello is 6.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 5, 2011
2:57 PM

Post #8674330

I stayed off the computer today and finished my blocks. Yes all done. Hope to mail out this week.
Ok now lets see what else I can get into. Need to clean sewing room first.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 5, 2011
3:25 PM

Post #8674402

Laura,congratulations...I started well but went astray..going to have to get back at it..today I went to the Liquidation store at lunch and the had a shipment of sewing machines, wish I had a young granddaughter to teach to sew..one was $39.99 and the other $44.99. Both with variable programmer stitches..can't imagine even the cheapest of machines being that price!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 6, 2011
1:53 AM

Post #8675288

Thank you Betty. I just really needed to finish so I can go onto next project. Those prices sound great on machines.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 6, 2011
5:29 AM

Post #8675484

That's my project for this week. To finish up with these blocks... 7 down and a bunch to go!!!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 6, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8675589

Barb I had to shut everthing off and sew,sew,sew till I was done.
I seem to find other things to do when computer is on.
But that is just me . And you still have plenty of time and need to rest your eyes.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 6, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8675822

My blocks are very simple for the most part this time. Not too many have triangles-only a couple where the fabric fit the pattern. But I hope you all will like them.
Off to keep going...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 6, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8676041

I'm sure we'll be thrilled, feeling bad that you are so close to finishing and I have 5 more to go..must go back on thread that shows due date to know how energetic I have to be this week..

More interested in spending time in the gardens than playing inside

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 6, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8676251

Betty these aren't due until August!! But between baseball and horses this summer I need to get as much done as I can when I can.
Still have a charity applique block to do for the other building, a set of placemats for here and I want to make a placemat for Mittsy's Mom. I have Brandon's quilt that needs the binding sewn down and I haven't even started on Sean's!!! Add to that, I have a 50th HS reunion the week before we head up to your house that I promised to make something for!!! So I just need to keep going! Oh and Sean's b'day is the 30th of July as well!!!! So, I sew sew sew sew sew...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 6, 2011
1:22 PM

Post #8676515

Wow that's one heck of a sewing schedule..I'm giggling, you Make August deadline sound like there is all the time in the world...lol not more than weeks away, ok, maybe close to 4 but it will be here soon enough...

I'm going to hide my sewing machine to you won't be tempted to use it..ahhh but then we've got victorian santa's to make right??? hmmm

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 6, 2011
4:28 PM

Post #8676812

That's right and I'm so looking forward to it. I have so any things bouncing around in my head that I want to talk with you about. I best get a pencil and a pad of paper and write as I think of them! I'll be talking your ear off and you'll probably be glad to see me go!!!!!

psychw2

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

July 6, 2011
5:52 PM

Post #8676957

OH QUILTERS!! I got the package today in the mail from "Mystery" and she sent some beauties!! As I finish up my blocks I'll be passing her's on to you clearly lableled, "Mystery" or "Psychw2" so you know which is which.

I can't wait to start sewing on this one. I need to finish 2 more on the other swap and then it's THIS swap and I am really looking forward to it!!

siliolegma

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

July 7, 2011
4:53 AM

Post #8677670

Oh Fun! I had forgotten about "mystery", can't wait.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 7, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8677746

I'm looking forward to seeing too. Almost done - just three more to go!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 7, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8677941

Talk all you want Barb..I'm a gabber and a listener..not sure that I won't lead you astray answering your questions
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 7, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8677982

I am not going to be able to mail until I get back. Going out of town till next Sat.
Found a quilt shop to visit while there. I hope to find some bargains.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 7, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8677996

No problem with that Laura. I'm not mailing until next week myself...

barefootT

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

July 7, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8678021

if I can get my buttt outta this chair, and into the sewing chair..I will finish the other swap blocks today, then I can start diggin for fabrics for this one!!! is the due date end of August??? I am gonna try very hard to get back on track!!! and be on time!!!

first I have to send my Momma an e mail with some of my photos from the Sailors day!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2011
10:20 AM

Post #8678269

Post some for us, we want to "see" too.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 7, 2011
11:33 AM

Post #8678374

I know the deadline is not till August 20th I just have a hard time starting something new with these blocks looking at me and if I move them I may not find them again.

barefootT

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

July 7, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8678580

pictures are here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1193262/

and here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1195016/


and if you are on face book and "friend" me you can see more...

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2011
1:05 PM

Post #8678585

Thunder... gathering he's the closest one to the forefront? Great picture.

barefootT

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

July 7, 2011
1:06 PM

Post #8678589

yup thats my Sailor ^_^

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2011
1:07 PM

Post #8678595

Handsome chap. Congrats to you all.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 7, 2011
1:38 PM

Post #8678654

Now that's one PROUD Momma and she sure has every right to be. You did good Thunder...

barefootT

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

July 7, 2011
8:59 PM

Post #8679517

YES I am very Proud !!! thanks for sharing in my joy!!!

siliolegma

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

July 9, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8682757

Love these winters from Pat today. Thank you

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2011
3:36 AM

Post #8683206

Love those. What is the name of that block and how big are the pieces used in the 16 patch in the center? I might have enough tiny scraps to make the centers anyway while here with no stash to speak of. I dread the time when we stop driving as then i won't have a machine and will have to borrow or rent one.

siliolegma

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

July 10, 2011
7:55 AM

Post #8683625

Mittsy don't know the name of the block but the center pieces measure about 3/4" so guessing they started at 1 1/4".
That's the bad part of our up-coming move, I figure I could be a month or more with no sewing. It's been a very long time since I've had such a long dry spell.

psychw2

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

July 10, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8684615

LOL.. Karen those are not your Winter blocks but you are welcome to use them any way you see fit. Did I get mixed up? I thought you were also making placements and needed ANY size of block for them. That's why I sent the extra coordinating fabrics.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8684647

Thank you

siliolegma

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

July 10, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8684650

Oh OK Pat, but these are soooo nice I will use them for the placemats. I'm also happy to count them as my winter blocks if it will help you out.

This message was edited Jul 10, 2011 8:41 PM

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 12, 2011
6:16 AM

Post #8687656

Karen - can I mail your block today or should I wait for a new address?

siliolegma

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

July 12, 2011
7:26 AM

Post #8687768

I am here until the end of the month so anything that will reach me before then can be mailed. I will be homeless until about the third week of August then I will have an address again. LOL

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 12, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8687811

Norm already took the others but yours will be mailed first thing tomorrow morning... Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!!!

taters55

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

July 15, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8694086

Barb, I got your beautiful block today! It is awesome! Thanks so much!

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 15, 2011
11:18 AM

Post #8694117

Perfect..now look at those corners/points
Love the pattern

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 15, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8694258

So glad you liked it LindaKay. I'm amazed at how fast it got there!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2011
1:26 PM

Post #8694297

Got mine too, thanks Barb! Love the fairy frost on the background fabric and the bling is beautiful.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8694506

received mine as well. Thanks you, beautiful as usual

psychw2

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

July 15, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8694868

Me too!!! Barb the fabric is sooooo pretty! The turquoise with the deeper green combined with that beige background pine cone print is OUTSTANDING! wish I could post a picture so everyone could see the block, it is WONDERFUL!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 16, 2011
4:07 AM

Post #8695319

Barb I got mine today and just love it. Thank you

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 16, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8695441

I took pictures of the blocks if you want it posted. I realize not all of us can do so...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 16, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8695563

Love to see them Barb!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 16, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8695670

This is Mittsy's from Barb

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Quilter5bdsr

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

July 16, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8695673

To Helene from Barb

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Quilter5bdsr

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

July 16, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8695676

To Pat from Barb

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Quilter5bdsr

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

July 16, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8695679

To Laura from Barb -- same as Pat's

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 16, 2011
11:26 AM

Post #8695989

Wonderfully done Barb!!

psychw2

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

July 16, 2011
11:28 AM

Post #8695995

Thanks for posting for me, I LOVE my block!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 16, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8696106

Thank you for posting mine also I love the block Barb.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 16, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8696221

They were a challenge to do while the eyes healed and I'm happy you are liking them. Now it's on to more challenges...

psychw2

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

July 16, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8696354

Barb, LOL, YOU are amazing! I got a couple of blocks done today and I'm working my way thru them... I'm hoping I'll be on time for the deadline this time!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2011
7:43 PM

Post #8696694

Great group of blocks

barefootT

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

July 16, 2011
10:06 PM

Post #8696949

I got my block from Barb today also, Love the snowmen !! thanks...If you get here before me and have a photo go ahead and post, or I will take a picture tomorrow...

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 17, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8697173

Here is Thunder's block from Barb- a very simple one done just after surgery and I couldn't stay away from the machine...

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 17, 2011
6:02 AM

Post #8697246

Barb those snowmen are so cute.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 17, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8697275

love the snowmen..Hals the work I think is finding the right material that you think the block receiver will love..

I did a snowman for Thunder, couldn't find Xmas material with snowmen so had to improvise...

psychw2

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

July 17, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8697290

I agree Betty. I've digging thru my Christmas fabric this weekend. I have the Winter, Scrappy & a few of the others done and I'm now matching up more Christmas combo's. I have something different in mind for Thunder...

siliolegma

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

July 17, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8697340

Barb those fabrics would also make an awesome D9P.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 17, 2011
8:56 AM

Post #8697507

You are right Pat and I think that is what I was thinking. But----I had already cut the pieces for a nine patch and I had forgotten that they had to be bigger to allow for the extra seams in a D9P. I'm sure Thunder will be able to use it somewhere even if it's just a pillow!!!!

psychw2

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

July 17, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8697515

I have GOT to get a new rotary blade! My ribs are killing me from pressing down on the rotary cutter. That and I need to reduce the quanity of layers I'm cutting at one time...

On the plus side, I am moving along at a good rate, I'm going to make the deadline! I'm so relieved.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 17, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8697518

For which swap Pat???? Heeheehee...

psychw2

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

July 17, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8697528

THIS one... I still have Thunder to do on the "Different kind of swap" one. AND I am ready with the Charm swap in time. I those all cut waiting to mail out when I get Elen's blocks. Anybody who is in one of the other swaps, I probably won't wait & mail their charms with this block.

I know, I'm terrible. I'm in several swaps at a time. The "Different" swap is the first time I've been late in a couple of years!

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 17, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8697587

It happens my friend. I wasn't sure about doing much sewing with my eyes but they have healed so well and so quickly!!! I've gotten a lot done sooner thatn I expected. Now I'm off to get the 5" squares done...

barefootT

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

July 17, 2011
10:04 AM

Post #8697683

I love my snowmen block ^_^ did you realize it is also RWB???!!!! AWESOME !!!

psychw2

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

July 17, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8697826

OH yes... another RWB winter block for Thunder! hehehe

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 17, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8697832

I try to please!!! Heehee

psychw2

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

July 17, 2011
12:42 PM

Post #8697947

I have NO right to laugh at you Barb... I've been in there trying to design a special snowman.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 17, 2011
12:56 PM

Post #8697959

It was fun designing one for thunder, don't think she posted a photo?? Think she got it..old age, can't remember much..only way I know how many more I have to do is the left over painted envelopes, not sure where I put them

barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8699584

Betty your block is awesome, I did not post photos but will be doing so shortly...envelopes gorgeous too...so wish I could come over for some painting lessons!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 18, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8699636

Just looked back a few posts and realized I responded to Karen's message and wrote Pat. I'm sorry Karen. I guess my mind was going faster than my fingers.

siliolegma

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

July 18, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8699675

Guess mines not going at all Barb, I didn't even notice. LOL

barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
11:27 AM

Post #8699758

for your viewing pleasure...
from Betty

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barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
11:28 AM

Post #8699761

From Barb...

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barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8699766

from Helene

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barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
11:32 AM

Post #8699771

from Janice

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barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
11:34 AM

Post #8699774

from Karen

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barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8699777

from Mittsy

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barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
11:45 AM

Post #8699793

from Stu...

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barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8699803

think I got that all right ?? any body missing???

I have not sent any for this swap yet...going to start working on them in just a few minutes!!!

and anyone here, and in charm swap, I will try to send together...ok?? ok!!

hugs to Y'all ^_^

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 18, 2011
12:01 PM

Post #8699831

Great job ladies!!! Those are beautiful Thunder and I can almost see the quilt...

barefootT

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

July 18, 2011
12:19 PM

Post #8699859

going to add in the blocks from last years Christmas swap, so it can be nice and big to hang over the edges of my queen size bed...

I can almost see it too!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 18, 2011
12:55 PM

Post #8699923

Doing the same Thunder..didn't have enough block to do anything but a lap top last year, so these added will make a beautiful quilt..

Love all your block..am sure when we put all ours together they will look like we color co-ordinated all our blocks..

Just gorgeous..
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 18, 2011
12:58 PM

Post #8699928

Love all the blocks. Great time and effort went into those.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 18, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8700247

Gadgets, wonder how it really works

http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?code=411036&source=CREATNL
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 18, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8700250

never heard of such a thing.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 18, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8700264

My accuquilt has strip cutters but this looks as thought you could just throw it in the sewing box, not large or bulky...but Laura, you know how some of these 'as seen on tv' products are, never work..although this is a different company for what the are charging you just have to wonder?
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 18, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8700498

Sounds like my kids "but on t.v. they ... I try to tell them everything you see on t.v. is not real

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 18, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8700525

That's a hard sell Laura... How do you explain that when it takes all your effort not to order what is being advertised yourself..we learn though don't we

siliolegma

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

July 18, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8700643

Thank you Barb, I love this block. It's so old fashioned looking.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

July 18, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8700655

I'm glad you like it Karen.
Betty, I'm afraid I wouldn't hold that gadget steady enough to get straight strips. I think I'll stick to my ruler and rotary cutter.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2011
6:51 PM

Post #8700680

Got three blocks in today's mail and thrilled with them all. They will work perfectly in my 'vintage' quilt. They are so well done, that they make me a bit embarrised by the ones I made. But they do inspire me for the next block swap :)

An 'Antique Tile' block from Pat.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8700690

Carpenter's Wheel, a block from the 'Underground Railroad quilt she's working on.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8700697

A block from the Mystery swap mate. Thanks Pat for sending it with yours and thanks to all for the beautiful blocks I've received so far.

This message was edited Jul 18, 2011 9:00 PM

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 19, 2011
3:43 AM

Post #8701114

Stu those are some really amazing blocks.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8701278

Housse, I know. I do feel honored to have received them and also realize how much I need to experiment till I can reciprocate in kind.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 19, 2011
6:39 AM

Post #8701325

The Carpenter's Wheel is from me and I'm finding these blocks in the Underground Railroad make great learning tools. I'm having fun with it and I'm glad I was able to make one of the blocks for a swap...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8701334

OOOSSHHH...Sorry Barb. I got into explaining the block and didn't say who made it. Barb made the Carpenter's block..

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 19, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8701821

Stunning is all I can say!

taters55

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

July 19, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8702539

Beautiful blocks everyone.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 25, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8714807

I got a message from Mittsy that her computer has gone to her son's home and she won't be on line again until fall. She said everyone's blocks would be getting to you.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8714911

Karen included in another swap three finished blocks that she was gifted and thought would go well with my Vintage quilt and I wanted to share them here with you. I am honored and humbled by her generosity and that of all of you. These are phenominal. My camera didn't find it necessary to flash so I know that the pics don't do them justice. Thank you so much Karen

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8714915

And the second.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
5:03 PM

Post #8714923

And the third.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 25, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8714946

Omg talk about everyone getting ambitious..stunning blocks being delivered...just gorgeous

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
5:12 PM

Post #8714948

Barb. If you speak with Mittsy, the public library has free internet access and she should look up Internet Cafes where she can rent time on a computer and drink a nice cup of coffee.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 25, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8714961

That's how I got the message. She posted from the library. I'm sure she will pop in when she can.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2011
6:16 PM

Post #8715101

Karen, is there a name for that second block? is it a 12.5" ? really pretty blocks, Stu will have a very nice quilt when he's finished!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8715110

Kiz... they're 12.5"

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8715212

Thanks, Stu!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 26, 2011
1:21 AM

Post #8715673

Stu those blocks are just amazing..
Ok I mailed out all my blocks yesterday.
Holding my breath here ,
I hope everyone likes there blocks.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 27, 2011
3:37 PM

Post #8719355

Mittsy just let me know that she received her Christmas block from Laura and that she loves it... I love that we have a mututal friend...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8719536

I got Laura's block today. I love it.

taters55

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

July 27, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8719570

I got mine too, and it is so pretty. I will get a picture soon, and post it!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8719691

I got Laura's block today and it's great. Now I have a great clue to how I can use some of the 5" charms from another swap.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8719698

And Laura's block

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8719713

The camera is flashing again, so posting these from Karen again so that i can share how they really look

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psychw2

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

July 27, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8719715

New thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1201238/

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