Charm Block swap, you will send 9 out 5"x5" blocks out and get nine back. The deadline is Sept 1 and please use 100% cotton. Each block should be different unless the member states that duplicates are alright (Please let us know).
1. Psychw2 (Pat) Novelty prints, duplicates OK, if you don't have some novelty prints just send primary colors, ok?
2. Housse301 (Laura) BRIGHT pink,purple,orange,green really anything BRIGHT. But no batiks.
3. Siliolegma (Karen) Blues, Blue & White,White TOT, Yellows, duplicates Ok
4. Abbisgranma (Marion) Scaps, TOT ok too. (duplicates OK)
5.Catbird23 ( Robin) I spy/ novelty fabric
6. FLStu (Stuart) Civil War, Victorian or Edwardian (pre-1930's) looking prints and/ or blenders. Duplicates are OK.
7. SewSassee (Bev) BRIGHT & Funky!
8. Quilter5bdsr - (Barb) Scappy duplicates ok
9. Melody - Brights... especially likes fruits and vegetables and anything Unusual. duplicates ok
10. BarefootT- BRIGHT! pinks, purple, greens, prints, TOT NO pastels! duplicates OK> (this woman likes' BRIGHTS so bright they make your eyes bleed!!)
11. Elen - Beige, tans and brown, prefer TOT and light print, not flowers etc.
12. Qwilter (Jean) : BLUES, batiks OK
Elen's blocks will be mailed to ME, and the blocks she cuts will come to me. I will disperse those to the appropriate people EVERYONE else will mail DIRECTLY to the appropriate person. Clear? Let me know if there are quesitons.
Oh my, we sold our house, The lady had really seemed to want it but then she said she would call me over 2 weeks ago, and didn't hear a word so just figured she had changed her mind. Today we have our grand daughter & 3 greats visiting and were packing to go up north for a few days. She called out of the blue and asked could she come over for a few minutes. She said she wanted the house and agreed to our asking price. I'm still in shock. I have to get packed & moved in a month. Thank goodness my grandson set their wedding date back to March.
Good for you Karen. I know you are feeling much relief. LOL, I so underderstand about packing and being out within a month. That is what happened to me when I sold my home in Gainesville 15 months after my husband's death. Thank goodness for friends.
Well...we still have our property in northern MI, which is also for sale. Problem is, right now the little house is rented by the month and the lake house is rented by the week. So... we will need a place for about three weeks. All our stuff can be packed into pods and taken up north. I'm pretty sure one of my kids will give us a corner to sleep in for a short while. Ultimately we hope to move to TN to take advantage of the more mellow winters, these old bones just don't like the cold anymore. However, I don't seem to be able to regulate my body temperature very well so I don't want the extreme heat of FL either. I also have grands and greats in TN so would still have family around me and we will only be 9 hours away from the rest.
I'm still reeling and didn't get any sleep last night. We had more vacation plans for the next couple of weeks with the greats and I so hate to disappoint them.
I still want to be in this swap and will set up a new address soon.
Stu - I may have a pile of Civil War fabrics for you. A friend who gifts me her left overs just finished a King sampler and said "she never wants to see a Civil War print again".
They aren't my "thing" either so will gladly send them your direction.
WOW STu!! Sounds like you are being gifted some GREAT stuff!!!
Karen, would you prefer to have all your charms held until you are settled, or, sent to someone else until you are ready? Either of those things are an option. I would recommend IMMEDIATELY editing your address here in DG to an "in care of" address on ANY swap you are part of. I have a block I was going to mail out tomorrow for instance.
I'm so glad to hear your house sold and at your asking price!! WHAT a relief.
Wow, Qwilter, A BIG thanks. Just purchsed 22 12.5-inch blocks from Ebay made by a friendship circle and all are the same star and made out of vintage-type fabrics. Think I'm going to use the charms etc. for Antique Tile blocks and alternate3 them with the star blocks. The fabrics will sure come in handy.
Silio... congrats on the house. I had sold my prior house and had to be out in two weeks. It was the beginning of December at the time and I had to work nights and weekend to pack, so I can commisurate with your time frame. But, bless those PODS. They sit there and wait till you're done, a great way even to move, let alone store for a while.
Robin, I have been trying to send you a private Dmail but "it's not working" LOL... Since you and I are both interested in doing the Novelty prints, would you like to exchange more than 9 novelty blocks between us? I cut your novelty blocks last night and know I have at least another 10 more of different novelty fabrics that I could cut. I'll hold off mailing your "Monkey Wrench" block from the "Different kind" block swap and your charms for one day hoping to hear from you.
Just found out you started a new 5" swap, this is Sweetee288, couldn't get my old id back. If I can join in on your swap I would love to as I am trying to make a new 9 block. Let me know please if I may join. Thanks.
I'd be honored tp be in a swap with you. And may I join in too? Since the thread was erased, I don't remember what I said for colors but I think I said anything for a scrappy quilt. That's what I would like.
Sewsassee do you have a color preference?
What a wonderful way to start my day!!! I see we have Sweetie back but with a new name...Welcome Back!!!!! Then to see Melody has joined...wow. I have lurked on threads where Melody has posted what she is has been working/finished. I welcome any fabric, otherwise my family wouldn't be calling me a "fabriholic".
OK, WELCOME WELCOME Sweetee under ANY NAME just as welcome!!! We are so happy to have you back with us. If I had known for sure that you would DG and us all another chance I would never had started a thread!
I'll update everything up top when I get off work today. WELCOME Melody, I would LOVE some hand dyed fabric!
I've helped SewSassee get her new account fixed up and everyone gets a fresh start.
I like about anything bright. I also collect fruit and vegetable prints (imagine that!) and anything unusual.
Those wanting the hand-dyed fabric, specify bright or pastel.
If you haven't read any of my textile articles here on DG, just click my name and the whole list of my articles will be on my member page. I've snow-dyed, done discharge prints and there's even an article about the Paducah Quilt Show.
Oh Oh Hand dyed??? yummy. If you have any blues and yellows, me please. So glad you are back Sew-Sassee/Sweetee. Get your thinking cap on to hostess another swap down the road, this one is a great idea.
Welcome back Sew-Sasse. Made me smile to see you back on. Hello Melody. Happay to 'play' with you. I am asking for a vintage feel, so hand-dyed is fine. Guess more muted colors would be appropriate, but you would know better what brightness would have prevailed back then as you Hand-dye, which was how many of the fabrics in the 19th century were made.
I've created a little spreadsheet with everyone's requests so I can keep up with what goes where. I have some nice vintage fabrics too...I'll see what I have that would be appropriate for the turn of the last century. (I have a closet devoted to nothing but fabric..."she who dies with the most fabric wins")
Thanks everyone =) I am so happy to be back and give this another whirl. Question: What is TOT? and what exactly are Civil War prints? I am confused on those. I guess it's like learning how to text, you need to get a lingo chart, ha.
tot is tone on tone...like a white design on white fabric...which is also known as wow...not to be confusing :) go to any on line fabric store, and they usually have a listing of tot's, a few places call them "blenders" same thing for civil war prints...look at any online stores...have you been to fabric.com? they should have some good examples...
I am so tempted -
I know sometime soon I will have to go North and bury DH ashes in Flushing Cemetary as that is where we have real estate (you know what I mean) .Have to straighten out a huge mis-hap. Helene
Silio / Karen, I was not sure if you wanted 4 blue or blue&white identical & 4 white identical & ONE BRIGHT Yellow or exactly what you had in mind. Please clarify so I can write it on top correctly.
Thank you Thunder, can always count on family to help you spend your dough, lol. Oh, and I got some "Brights" for you! ha. I am the same way, the brighter the better. And with kids, yeah, I got brights. My next 9 block is in green skulls, with power flower flowers and green zebra prints. I know doesn't sound like it all goes together, but yeah, it does, lol. I'm thinking if I have extras of those, you'd love 'em. I'll just hand deliver mine and save on postage, ha ha.
Ohhhh Stu How long is that code good for??? I may just have to do a little more shopping!!!! I did not know about that one!!!
Sassee I can almost picture it!!! anything in brights, and with skulls works in my book!!
first quilt I made for my GD was skulls..etc...
got to keep your brother away from that stuff when we go to fabric stores...he is forever saying " baby needs this one.. and this..and..." " oh we don't have this one!!" he is dangerous on my fabric budget when it comes to our GD!!! I was just trying to help you with examples of types of fabric...I did not say here...go spend money!!! LOL
If any of you are on face book, and not already "A friend"...send a request and you can see more of my "sailor" photos...put a bunch up today...
ROFLOL. Leave to someone to post sites to spend our money. I am trying so hard to be a good girl as I have just had to replace some kitchen appliances...large type. I guess when everything is purchased at once, they die at the same time. I will not look at fabric sites, I will not look at fabric sites, I willl not...
I had bought some fabrics when I got the notice and then called and cancelled my order about an hour later. I do have addictive buying issues that needs reinforcement frequently. I have all that I need for the projects I have slated, so don't NEED more fabric. So far, so good.
OK, I figured out how to "fool" the address exchange and put in 2 addresses.
If you mail these in the next couple weeks, use the MD address.
After mid-August, plse use the FL address.
If in doubt, mail to FL.
Woohoo first to show mine. These are from Pat and a good representation of what I am looking for. Blue TOT, White TOT, white on blue, blue on white, a few yellows either solid or print for contrasting centers. I'll be making for my newest granddaughter( Rory's wife & Noelle's mom), she loves the D9P pattern. As a bonus she wants me to teach her to quilt. She's starting with a Rag Quilt.
Thank you for your answers but I still have some questions.
Many of you have indicated "TOT" does it mean tone on tone?
I would also like to know if those who want bright colors accept plain or do they prefer prints ?
Yesterday morning I went to Paris in a district called St Peter's market (le marché St Pierre) where there are many fabric stores. I've found some nice fabrics that I hope will please you. Now I speak especially to those who requested the novelty fabrics: 2 of my fabrics are a nod to France and especially Paris. Do you like to receive them or do you prefer other printed?
Good morning Elen - yes TOT is tone on tone.
I'm just so excited to be getting more French fabrics!!!! I'mm add them to my "International" stash. I have the others you sent me, some from England, Korea, Japan, and Scotland. Not a clue what I'm ever going to do with them since they are all so different, but I'm sure the perfect project will show up. Besides, I still want to do more traveling/collecting!!!!
PS I sure wouldn't mind if you included a piece of those "Paris" fabrics in with my pile, even if it isn't blue.
Elen, something that is a "nod to Paris" would be GREAT!!! "novelty" or not.
Yes, folks I can count... however I think everyone is likely to receive more than 9 blocks from me. Mostly because if I have some more that I think is "perfect" but doesn't fit the description of what you asked for, I prefer to send extra. In Stuart;s case, I'll be also sending an uncut piece so he can fussy cut it anyway he sees fit. I think it goes OK with the more civil war looking fabrics so I will include it. Most of you will not get my charm blocks until I receive Elen's blocks so I'm not mailing twice.
You never see real honest-to-good tie dye fabric in the stores, so I thought ya'll would like these.
I do a softer technique with ice, but they look like patterns that you get elsewhere. The up side is that you can blend your own color combinations.
Qwilter... It's fine if they're not cut or trimmed. Thanks, wow. It looks as if I will be able to do my faux antique quilt justice. I plan to use only scraps and pieces that I receive for the blocks, simulating the scraps that were available so that good fabric didn't go to waste. Between swap blocks, often given as gifts of friendship back then as now, and blocks from the scraps, the quilt will be truer to the intent of the quilts I'm trying to emulate.
Melody's work is AWESOME!!! What a fun way to work in fabrics! I have enough trouble just getting the sewing done I can't imagine if I was trying to dye stuff too... I'd never get anything done! I can sure appreciate YOUR work!
Actually, I dye much more than I sew. Most of the time, my Mom and her friends get the fabric. I do lots of silk scarves (different process, different chemicals) and a bit of sun printing...My background is Graphic Design, so I enjoy the organic process of color.
(second batch of fabric is in the washing machine right now...pictures to follow!)
Amazing Melody. I loved the Kindle fabric and the shirt. I just may have to investigate this dying process a bit!!! My Mom did traditional rug hooking and hand dyed all her wool. I guess I just wasn't paying attention to that part!!
My Kindle is 5" wide, 7 1/2" tall and 1/2" thick. I have the lighted cover for it and that makes it 5 1/2" wide, 8" tall and 1" thick. Does anyone have apattern for a Kindle cover? I've been looking and haven't found one...
Hmmm...we could start a thread on fabric transformations...I do all that stuff.
Here's my Kindle cover...The device is 7 1/2" tall with a 4 1/2" screen. My cover is 8" tall and made from old bluejeans that I overdyed. (I Love my Kindle) With the cover, it is about the size and weight of a paperback. I used velcro stickies to hold it in the cover and put a snap on the outside. I just winged it and started folding and pressing till I had the basic shape and size. There's cardboard with a thin piece of foam on the inside to make it padded. (I actually cut the cardboards from the Kindle box)
Had to make a trip to WalMart today and imagine my surprise when I happened to notice a rather large craft area being set up in the back of the store. Being curious I went to investigate and yes, after much complaining from sewers/quilters...they are adding back fabrics. So far the one I was in only had pre-cut pieces (2 yd. lengths), fat quarters and some 5" charm packages. The brand I notices was Springs and Cranston but I didn't look all that close. Seems to me it would have been more cost effective had they left the fabric/craft section in the first place. Then again what do I know?
Marion, I posted that mine added a fabric section several weeks ago. It's still developing. Walmart took a hit this last couple of quarters and is bringing back fabric, guns and fishing rods to 500 of their stores nationwide.
What Wal*Mart may not have factored into their decision to close the fabric department was how much was spent in the OTHER departments because we CAME for the fabric or guns & fishing! They were probably only looking at the department numbers and didn't think it was worth it...
Marion, I'm happy that your location is bringing it back too. Fabric, that is, not the guns. MARION, stay away from the guns... the fishing rods are ok, but STAY AWAY FROM THE GUNS!!!!! I can see it now, our poor Marion hauled in for threatening the Walmart employees with a gun. She was heard to say, 'What do you mean there's only 3.5 yeards there, I need 4!!!!!'
PS, you probably didn't get a chance to see the note about WM. I put it on a WM getting rid of fabric thread and the Want something, Have something thread. It probably got buried. Sometimes on active threads, I can accidentally skip a post without intending to trying to catch up.
Stu - I should get you fabric mailed off to you Fri PM or Sat. Quite a wide selection. Since you mentioned you need small pieces, I'll leave those in. I usually send my small pieces to Thunder for her Charm Quilt stash so perhaps you can then send her pieces you have left.
ROFLOL ! I promise to stay away from the guns!!! Funny thing, my Dad was a professional marksman for Winchester and didn't teach any of his children how to shoot----just to respect guns as they were dangerous in the hands of those who were careless and had no respect for what they could do.
I am trying ever so hard to be good about buying fabric. Off to see Cars 2 with my GDs today.
Marion, I heard cars was great!! but not really a sequel. What did you think???
Sassee came for a visit today!! and we swapped our charm squares...I will take a photo tomorrow, after I get some new batteries...unless somebody can tell me where the extra ones are??? butttttt I forgot to take a photo of what I gave her :( will have to get a msg to her to take one...
I'm just waiting on Elen's and "all of yours" before I can mail out. I sewed like crazy over the weekend and I have all but 2 of my quilt swap blocks ready so anyone in the Christmas/Winter theme swap AND this charm swap will get their charms early. I won't wait for Elen's before mailing yours.
SewSassee, if they were my blocks, the purple I think you're refering to really are dark blue, though the Victorians and Civil Warians did have purples. What I fojund interesting in my research is that some colors like blacks and purples were not as color fast as they are now, so through time have changed hues. I really love to see when, with our current technology, the ability to recreate the original colors of fabrics, paint, etc to see that they actually weren't all drab colors.
I got my charms from Pat yesterday, WOW what a selection! You were more than generous, thank you. I think this I Spy quilt will turn out cool, whenever it gets made. Thanks to you Pat I have a good start towards it.
I found some great fabrics a few weeks ago, at a wal-mart I don't usually go to, great price, and great bright colors!!!...and I have some fantastic green and white 9 patches...from the never ending swap...and I have some nifty pinwheels, I made with a "baby genius" charm pack I won... I am going to put them altogether with the charms I get from this...and create
"something wonderful"!!! for the GD I figure she is over due for something new...
I am playing with an idea, in EQ to make quilts for the bunk beds, that used to belong to my boys, now residing in NC waiting for my Angel to grow into ^_^...
And...I ordered a Christmas Jelly Roll (on sale!) from green fairy , to make her another dress...
Everyone's but Stuart's are in the mail as of yesterday. I have his ready to go too, but I was telling Mom about the swap and she commented that she had a few that would be perfect for him, so I'm waiting for what she comes up with. I'll see her this weekend.
I mailed everyone except 3 (Siliolegma - need your mailing address & still searching through my stash, Elen - still looking through stash for you too, and Qwilter - still searching through my stash). Other than those three listed everyone should be receiving their stuff shortly.
Nobody is behind at all Stu. The deadline isn't until Sept 1st!!! There are always some of us that need to get it done and mailed. I'm going to be away in August so I want mine to go out soon. But there is still Plenty of time!!!!
Got my charms from Bev (SewSassee) today. Love them. The six on the right I'm going to use in a 4 patch that I'm building up using 'pot luck' fabrics. They'll eork great. Unbeknownst to her, Bev sent three (the set on the right) that will fit in beautifully to my New Vintage Q
Bev, yes, the six on the LEFT are for my 4 patch. I told Bev that I bought five sets of 50 4.5 inch squares that were pot luck. I wanted to do a scrappy quilt and figured that I would get fabrics that I wouldn't normally get for myself. Doing diagonally light/dark four patches. Bev had some phenominal prints that she thought would say 'BAM', and she wasn't wrong. They'll work really well with this project. The ones on the RIGHT fit so sell in with a vintage feel that will meld in nicely with the 19th century feel of the Vintage Q that's coming together with the help of one of the other swaps.
I received my squares from Bev--wonderful selection. I will post pictures either later today or tomorrow. Trying to get things moved around for my new cook top to be installed tomorrow. All cupboard underneath where it goes needs to be clear so they can work in them. Make sense? They have to crawl in to anchor the top in the counter--don't like being on pots and pans.
I need some orange thread to finish up your quilt block Thunder, iron everyting smoothly folded into an evelope and I'll be ready to mail out the Charms & Winter/Christmas swap blocks to everybody by Monday.
Will be a few more days before I mail mine out. If it wasn't enough the cooktop stopped working, last night the upstairs a/c unit decided to go. I guess I can't really complain (but I will as it is human nature) as it is 38 years old. I was going for 50! LOL
Beautiful pieces everyone. I really like this swap.
So... I'm in my sewing room packing boxes like a mad woman, when DH brings in the mail. I open spectacular hand dyed fabrics from Melody. I oooh and aaah for a bit and get back to my packing.
We stop for the evening have a bite of dinner and I get on line...Oh wait! what did I do with my giftie? I tore into my room wondering how I'm going to figure out which box I sealed my new pretties into. Whew not sealed yet and right on top. Thank you so very much Melody, they are wonderful.
I can't guarantee that I'll be able to post photos after this. But I will as soon as we get settled again.
I got TWO prezzies yesterday, one from Melody and one from Bev. What wonderful fabrics! Bev I just love the charm with the little crabs on it, very app for the area I live, and the I Spy quilt will have its share of veggies and fruits thanks to Melody, and her dyed fabrics are great. Thank you both so much! I hope to get mine out this week, need to get some envelopes.
My sets of charms are going out in the mail tomorrow. All but Siliolegma's are going out regular post. I'm posting Silio's Priority to get to her within a couple of days (hopefully) for before she moves. I have included extras on many in case ones in the pack are not to your liking, so that you have at least the 9, hopefully more.