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psychw2

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

July 24, 2011
9:51 PM

Post #8713438

Continued from original thread: REMEMBER SEPT 1 deadline!!

Lots of great Charm packs are going out - GOOD JOB!! Let me know if you need addresses.

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 (still using MD address)

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.


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barefootT

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

July 24, 2011
11:18 PM

Post #8713474

whooo hooo me first!!! hope Y'all are sleeping soundly, and having very sweet dreams, creating many awesome quilts ^_^
and I wish Y'all a happy and healthy new day...see ya around noon...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 25, 2011
5:57 AM

Post #8713670

checking in...It's so fun to see what everyone is getting!

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 25, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8713776

Hope to have mine all mailed by the end of the week.

psychw2

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

July 25, 2011
7:31 AM

Post #8713875

I have everybody but Melody & Jean's charms in evelopes and my Sweeties says he'll take them to the Post Office today. I also have ALL of my Christmas/Winter theme's in envelopes, hoping to redeem myself for being 3 months late getting Thunder's in the mail! She gave me special permission to make a "different block" and I hope she likes what I created for her both, in Winter and the "Different" swap.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8713979

I get paid the 3rd of August and I will need to finish up then because I don't have all the colors for people. I am working on it though, sorry.

siliolegma

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

July 25, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8714010

I will now have a new address after the 1st of August. D-Mail me if you need it.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 25, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8714023

mailing mine out today. Silo you should get mine before you move.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 25, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8714046

If I am lucky, mine will go out the later part of this week. Thank goodness things are now down to a dull roar. New cook top to be installed today so we can reassemble the kitchen. Been living around pots and pans since last Thursday.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 25, 2011
9:53 AM

Post #8714194

Bev - certainly no need to be sorry. This swap isn't due until Sept 1 and there is NO NEED TO RUSH!!! Didn't mean to "yell" but don't be so hard on yourself. This is a fun thing- not a contest...And we will all be happy whenever you are able to get yours out. I'm so happy with what you sent me, but I would have been just as happy if I didn't get it until the end...Have fun with it my new friend...

psychw2

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

July 25, 2011
10:46 AM

Post #8714274

VERY true Bev, some of us rush and finish as quickly as possible, others will need the full time! I dont' have something for Melody so I have to wait until I can get to a store... life happens and the deadline is a LONG way from now!!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 25, 2011
10:48 AM

Post #8714277

Don't buy anything...scraps will be fine!

psychw2

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

July 25, 2011
10:50 AM

Post #8714282

I would like to buy you something on your list, I just don't have any fruits or vegetables... nothing unique that I can find in my stash so unless you have any other bright ideas it's off to the store! LOL

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 25, 2011
10:53 AM

Post #8714291

Holiday? Christmas, Patriotic, Easter? Birds? TOT and blenders are fine too

siliolegma

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

July 25, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8714301

I will be filing a forwarding addy w/post office so should get everything just fine.
Yes Bev, please don't rush I only sent mine because I had to pack my room and don't know when I'll get it back together.

barefootT

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

July 25, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8714491

I got envelopes from Karen, and Jean...both fantastic. will take photos in a bit...

thanks for the additional requests Melody...I think I can now easily "fill your order" ^_^

Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8714655

I also got a squishy from Karen. Pretty blues!!!!!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8714864

I also received my charms from Karen and the're perfect. I hope that the pictures do them justice. My camera didn't feel the need to flash.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
4:47 PM

Post #8714869

Karen also included three finished blocks that she was gifted and thought would go well with my Vintage quilt. I am honored and humbled by her generosity and that of all of you. These are phenominal. Again, the pictures don't do them justice.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
4:49 PM

Post #8714876

the second

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8714888

And the third... Thank you so much Karen.

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barefootT

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

July 25, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8714913

WOWSERS nice charms, very nice blocks any idea the name of the 1st and 3rd ???

the 2nd must be at least partially paper pieced??!!! gorgeous too, but I really hate to do PP...oh I can certainly see where it can be a great thing, but I just do not at all like the process...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8714934

Will need to defer that question to Karen.

siliolegma

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

July 25, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8715026

Sorry not my work, but I thought the fabrics would fit Stu's civil war prints perfectly.

psychw2

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

July 25, 2011
6:15 PM

Post #8715096

WOW Stu, SCORE!!! LOL... how wonderful that Karen had something special to share with you.

barefootT

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

July 25, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8715202

SCORE INDEED !!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8715205

Thanks everyone. =)
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 26, 2011
1:29 AM

Post #8715677

Ok I mailed out my charms yesterday .
Now sit back and relax and come up with an idea for the charms I have received.
Thinking...

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2011
6:21 AM

Post #8715888

I'm taking each set of charms, embroidering the persons name on them, and maybe a city or something and then making them into a nine block friendship quilt for myself. This way I can remember my first swap. =)
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8715901

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, she wants to remember us!!!!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 26, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8715912

What a great idea Bev. And such a very nice way to remember your DG friends and your first swap.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8715980

Yep, I thought it was a good idea too, hee hee. Of course, when will the quilt actually be done? lol, well, that's another story, but hey it's the idea behind that thought that matter.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 26, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8716136

Bev, love the idea but better still, I love the rest of the statement: " lol, well, that's another story, but hey it's the idea behind that thought that matter. "

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8716271

Thanks to Karen, very nice selection. It was like Christmas in July. =)

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8716274

And thank you Jean. Love the crackled lightening looking one! Thank you so much for the added bonuses, they are all wonderful. Everyone's blocks that I have rec'd are wonderful. This is so much fun! =)

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2011
1:30 PM

Post #8716643

I got move lovely Blues from Laura today...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 26, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8716724

That was really fast Jean. I mailed late yesterday.

barefootT

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

July 26, 2011
2:14 PM

Post #8716738

this is the lovely package I got from Karen :)

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barefootT

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

July 26, 2011
2:16 PM

Post #8716745

along with a lovely bunch of scraps, to add to my charm quilt :)

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barefootT

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

July 26, 2011
2:18 PM

Post #8716751

and these from Jean...another great package. :)

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psychw2

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

July 26, 2011
7:35 PM

Post #8717344

I got charm blocks today from Melody, Karen and Jean. The blocks are beautiful and I'm sure Elen will like her's as well. Thanks for the extra postage money, I have NO idea how expensive it's going to be to ship to France!

My Sweetie didn't get the envelopes to the PO yesterday like he said he would but I did it myself today.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8718100

This swap seems like so much fun for everyone...just like Christmas in July.
I enjoy seeing all the different and great fabrics you all chose for each other.
Since I am still new to quilting I don`t have a lot of extra fabric YET...lol...I think I need to tell my DH I NEED to go fabric shopping so I can join some day one of your great swaps!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 27, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8718257

I got blocks from Jean today. Pictures will post this afternoon...You gals are great.
Edited to add: It's wonderful to hear from you again Thea...

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psychw2

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

July 27, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8718277

Thea, initially when I was joining block swaps I ALWAYS had to buy fabric to have what I needed. Certainly a charm swap depends on some stash but most of us do not want anyone to have to go out and buy something so we try to be flexiable. We would love to have you join us sometime.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
8:23 AM

Post #8718362

Thea, just jump in!! The swap is fun. Maybe it should be an on going swap like the 9 patch and other swap where we list things we are looking for.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 27, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8718484

Finally have the camera up and running again. Here are the squares I received from Jean...Thank you so much.

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

July 27, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8718485

I received these from Bev. Thank you new friend...

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Quilter5bdsr

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

July 27, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8718488

And these came from Melody. Just beautiful - can't wait to learn.

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2011
11:25 AM

Post #8718748

Wonderful stash from Stuart. Thank you! I especially like to the ones closest to the bottom both on the left (the green and then the green with the bird) and then on the right (the funky design and the awesome green/teal).

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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2011
2:40 PM

Post #8719211

Its official everyone's pkg is in the mail! Ha.

siliolegma

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

July 27, 2011
2:48 PM

Post #8719240

Three wonderful packets in today's mail. Thank you Laura, Jean and Stu. Sorry my camera is now packed. I'll show and tell as soon as I unpack it again.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 27, 2011
3:17 PM

Post #8719313

Here's mine from Karen...these are wonderful!
And I do not have a single one of these prints in my stash!

I'm thrilled!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

July 27, 2011
3:53 PM

Post #8719396

Those are wonderful Melody. Where did you find those Karen??? I looked for veggies and couldn't find them here.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8719404

I really like the vegetables, they are adorable. Now, I am thinking kitchen curtains, hmmm... ok Karen do tell, where'd you get them? Hopefully online and not at some local store where we will never be able to get it, sniff.

siliolegma

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

July 27, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8719479

They are ,from JoAnn's in the novelty aisle (except for the pumpkins, they were in Halloween). I was starting to get a bit desperate because I wasn't seeing a single one and all of a sudden there were more than I needed. I only got a bit of each ,1/4 yard, but I can send you that if you like, that is as soon as we get moved and I unpack . I will be here for a while yet so if you know which you might like yardage of and how much I can get it for you and send it.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8719557

I was just at Joann's today too. Of course I guess it's one of those things that unless you are looking for it, you just won't find it. Today I found awesome monkey's on a hot pink background. The lady said they come in lime green too but I was already at the counter and so yeah, there went that. But, at least I got the monkey's in hot pink. Novelties are on sale this week at our Joann's.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8719604

Great packages all. I have received mine from SewSassee (Bev), Karen, Jean, Melody and Stu's came today. Each one is nicer than the last, if that is possible...it isn't!! Love all of them and will get pictures soon. Had disaster yesterday with my cutting table (completely fell apart) which was had a stack of fabric on it ready to finish cutting. Need to get it all cleaned up tonight...meaning the rest of my pins as the top wasn't on the box. Can you say glutz?

psychw2

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

July 27, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8719701

LOL Bev, I'll bet the hot pink with the monkeys is one of the charms I just sent you!

Some VERY nice charms going out Quilters, good job!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8719754

My blocks from Laura. Perfect fit for my quilt. She was very generous. Thanks Laura,

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2011
6:47 PM

Post #8719765

End a block she made with some of the charms. Will need to make some ore of these with the charms I've been getting

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Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8720481

Ok that's it!! Next fabric swap count me in!!! I can`t get over it what beautiful fabric you all swap with each other!!!
I did some research yesterday and found a great quiltshop in Upper NY (about 1 hours drive), told my better half he needs to get his passport asap so I can shop in the USA!!! lol
The dollar value is great at the moment, so I am sure I can get a lot more fabric for less money (here they sell a good quality FQ for 4.25$ or one meter for about 16$!!). Figured also I take my sister along (not a quilter) so I can divide the fabric amongst us three so I don`t have to pay duty at the border!!!
Oh and before I forget...what is the product called, you use when you wash your fabric first so it doesn`t bleed? I looked for it at my LQS but she had no clue what I was talking about...lol
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 28, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8720497

Thea I do not pre wash. I use SHOUT color catchers in the wash for the first 2 or 3 washes . The only time I prewash will be for a swap. I have had no problems with bleeding colors.
The prices of fabric in your neck of the woods sounds expensive. You have the right idea cross over and get more fabric for less money. Not sure what the next swap will be but I am hooked.
Good to have you here. Laura

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 28, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8720524

Dawn will usually take away most of the excess dye, but most high quality fabrics rarely bleed. Synthrapol is probably what you're thinking of though: http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/2127-AA.shtml

About 1/2 tsp in a washer will usually clear out the majority of dye particles. Dump a cup of white vinegar in the rinse and it will help 'set' the dye. The color catchers are great too.

Our fabric is cheap compared to many parts of the world. I have Norwegian relatives and Inger Anita goes on a marathon fabric shopping trip whenever they visit...she would have to pay the equivalent of over $20 a yard for the $7 stuff.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2011
5:39 AM

Post #8720530

Thank you so much Laura for your fast reply!! I don`t prewash either (well I used to before when I first started out and bought cheaper fabric that bleed like crazy). I never seen that product here...do you buy it at the grocery store? If so I am sure I can find a grocery store in NY to buy a few packages there.
I was recently in a private swap with Kathy (Kizmo), she wanted some basket fabric (3 meter) from here and she send me FQ's instead of exchanging money (a lot easier this way, plus I get to build up my stach!!)...and OMG she send me soooo many beautiful FQ's, I felt like a little kid at Christmas opening that box of fabric...lol
I can definatly see how addicting this can be!!! lol
Thea
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2011
5:48 AM

Post #8720551

Thank you too melody for your fast reply!!
I want to wash my new Flannel quilt to get the stiffness out, I used high quality Flannel and I am almost 99% sure it won`t bleed, but I just don`t want to take any chances...lol
I want to be prepared just in case it does bleed a bit...so I will get those Shout Colour catchers and use the vinegar in the rise!!!
In Germany the fabric prices are horrendus!! I went online to check a few quilt stores in germany out (will be going home for a visit this october) and OMG the prices were like 35$ a meter!!! Just insane and I will definatly not buy any fabric there...lol

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 28, 2011
5:49 AM

Post #8720552

The color catcher sheets are sold on Ebay and Amazon if you can't find them...or you could swap something for a box of them with one of us.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 28, 2011
5:50 AM

Post #8720553

Thea I get mine at a store we call Walmart. It is a grocery,toys.electronics,some crafts and clothes. I see it once in awhile at grocery stores.
I have to agree with you when you receive a swap item. So much fun to open and see all the pretty things Yep a kid at Christmas.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 28, 2011
5:51 AM

Post #8720555

You can wash with Dawn dishwashing liquid too. About 1/2 tsp will remove loose dye particles.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 28, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8720557

That is a great idea Melody. If you can not find there Thea we can swap with each other if you like.

siliolegma

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

July 28, 2011
6:45 AM

Post #8720615

Most grocery stores have Color catchers in the laundry detergent area, very reasonable. Good to use with reds.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 28, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8720625

If I buy a red fabric, or print w a lot of red, and it is "stamped" (red on the good side & still white on the back) I prewash & use the color catcher after I finish the quilt. Those I find do fade. Of course those tend to be the "less expensive" fabrics but sometimes they are the PERFECT shade/print and you have to get it.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 28, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8720754

And of course, Thea, I'll be seeing you in August so if there is something special you want, let me knwo and I can bring it with me. Search through the major fabric houses on line - Kaufman, Hoffman, RJR, Moda etc. If you find something you like, I'll try to find it here. Let me know if you wouldlike a panel of the birds/flowers that I posted. That shop is 7 miles from me and I can call and have them save it for me.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 28, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8720772

I swear by the combination of the color catcher sheets, a cup of white vinegar and a little Woolite (not really needed if the quilt hasn't been used yet, but I tend to like to wash stuff, even socks and underwear, before they're used). I did the color catcher and vinegar also when I pre-washed my flannel and the red and orange didn't bleed into any of the other fabrics. I am leary of red and orange bleeding.

barefootT

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

July 28, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8720868

I just got mail!!! wowsers...Christmas in July ^_^

Charms from Stu, and some AWESOME scraps for my "charm quilt"

Charms from Laura, and the Christmas swap block!!!

Also got a package, from a friend...a lovely bar of soap with a quilting design on it!!!

I will take photos after work tonight and post...as right now I got to get my butt in gear or I am gonna be late!!! yikes!!!
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 28, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8720962

Thank you all so much for your suggestions!! I am sure nothing will bleed with if I use a combination of all your great suggestions.
OMG that would be awesome if you could bring me a few boxes of the colour catcher sheets. Ohhhhh don`t tempt me with the fabric offer!!! lol Guess I shall just have a little tiny peak at those fabric websites...lol
I could just see Barb having to rent a U-haul to bring all those fabrics I would love to have across the border...lol
I will go tomorrow to the bank and buy some US $'s now that exchange is great so I have money on hand to pay you :)
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 28, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8721354

I got a grreat squishy from Stu today!!!!! Lots lof lovely blues.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2011
4:25 PM

Post #8721674

I got a package from Laura. Wow--beautiful colors Laura. Well done especially since I have had a dresden plate started for a long time using only blues and white.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 28, 2011
8:14 PM

Post #8722116

I got mine from Laura too, love, love, love them! I will take a picture tomorrow and post it. In the meantime, if any one has 3" x 8" or 3" x 9" strips of fabric scraps. I could really use them. Any color or style fabric. I also need 4" x 10" strips but that is a bit wider and most likely not in your scrap department, lol. Thanks much. =)
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 29, 2011
3:29 AM

Post #8722466

I got some wonderful blocks in the mail from Stu and Karen. Love the colors thank you.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 29, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8722776

Laura remembered that green is my favorite color. I just got these!!!! Thank you - I love them...

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 29, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8722926

From Laura...these are wonderful!

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 29, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8722929

From Stuart...I love the big piece! I won't cut it up, but probably use it as a backdrop for various images that I need for articles. I'm always looking for 'gardeney' backdrops!
Thanks!

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barefootT

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

July 29, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8722994

As I said before...I got charm squares from Laura, Stu and Doc...and thanks for the scraps for my 1.5'' charm quilt they are all fantastic...

this is from Laura..
these charms are making me think I need to do a pink and green quilt !!!
had to edit did the wrong photo??duh!!

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

July 29, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8723019

these are the ones from Stu,
the darling that he is...he also sent me some butterflies ( I had mentioned them in a post) ^_^
and a very lovely bag full of scraps, for my 1.5'' charm quilt Thanks Much !!!

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barefootT

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

July 29, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8723031

Charms, and some blocks from other swaps, some butterflies ( another darlin' ) and some scraps for my 1.5'' charm quilt

From the Doc ( Pat )

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barefootT

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

July 29, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8723045

I had also received melody's ...but I don't think I posted the photo?? If I did they are certainly worth a second look !! very very nice :) I may just have to learn how to do this!!
she also sent some scraps to be included in my 1.5'' charm quilt!! :) I have a shirt that looks a lot like the middle square !!

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8723071

I was watching a video a couple days ago, and noticed that in the background there was a quilt made with HST. She said that it was made with scrap squares of her pink prints and a dark blue. The resulting blocks were all shades and prints of pink on one triangle half, the other half were made from the same blue for all of them. Lined them up so all the pinks were facing left, blue on the right... really cute. I'm thinking that doing the same with all these charms would make a really nice 'scrappy' type quilt, without alot of figurin'... JMO

Love Melody's dyed fabrics, can't wait until she starts the tie-dye sessions!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8724013

Got my charms from Melody. Besides the great handyed (phenominal colors for me), she sent some killer period fabrics. Thanks Melody. All these charms are going to look perfect together. Now to find some 12 inch block patterns that DON'T use 'scant 1/4" seams like the majority of the free blocks patterns on the quilting sites like 'about' do.

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psychw2

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

July 29, 2011
9:01 PM

Post #8724497

Stu, BAD news, they ALL say scant 1/4 seam! LOL

siliolegma

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

July 29, 2011
9:11 PM

Post #8724515

That "scant" makes me crazy. Since I mostly make duvet covers, I fit to the comforter I am using. I usually have to adjust the size as most comforters aren't even the stated size. I adjust the sizes with the edges. If it calls for 3" I might have to make 4" or more or less to fit the comforter. I make a block and measure it, then figure how many and the sizes of trims. not too difficult to make the needed adjustments. I never have been good at following directions exactly.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 30, 2011
4:17 AM

Post #8724731

If you are making the blocks for your own use, and use a consistant seam, the lack of "scant" just makes the block a bit smaller. So, instead of 12" blocks you have 11 1/2". Just adjust any sashings & borders accordingly and only you will know.

For 1/2 sq triangles, start with larger pieces of fabric, and then trim the "square" to the size you need.
Avoid blocks with a lot of pieces.

Practice will make perfect. Eventually you will know where to aligh the presser foot to get a scant 1/4". And there is a quilting foot with a lip on the rt side that you but the fabric up against. I actually have 1 and have never used it!!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 30, 2011
5:31 AM

Post #8724784

And I ALWAYS use mine!! I love it... Just goes to show how different we all are!!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2011
6:09 AM

Post #8724827

Pat, I'm finding that out. Not sure why scant is still being used so much. For me, it makes the outcome so much more variable that I don't do it. I can put tape on the foot area, but then I cover up the 1/4", next smallest and 5/8 " marks. I go between a couple of projects, so I'd be making these here and there blocks when I need a break from a project. You would think that someone would make $ on a book that gives instructions for traditional blocks, like the Antique Tile and others that I'm being gifted on another swap, using 1/4" seams, especially with the computer programs out there. Mojo... maybe a book in yhour future? Spiral bound?

Quilter. I guess my issue is that 'scant' is a subjective measurement. I really need the line guide

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8724832

Barb. Will have to check my feet. I got several with this machine.

psychw2

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

July 30, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8725002

I believe the trouble is that when you add 1/4 + 1/4 it does NOT equal 1/2. The act of putting a seam in something takes a "tad" more that 1/2. No matter how perfect your true 1/4 is when you combine them it comes out a tiny bit more because of the actual seam and the fold you make with ironing it over. Try it with VERY carefully cut and measured fabric and the more seams the more "off" it becomes. The trouble with trying to "adjust" everything by cutting larger and seaming deeper is that you corrupt the pattern and it won't match, the more seams the more of a problem. That problem is corrected for if you can do a "scant 1/4 inch seam" Easier said than done, that is for sure!!

barefootT

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

July 30, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8725158

I have that foot with the edge on it, and I use it all of the time!!! but even with that I find if I DO NOT quite bump my fabric to the edge I get a better scant 1/4 especially when using quilters cache !! and you really NEED to press every seem, before putting any pieces together, again especially with quilters cache...

Stu can you move your needle setting??, sometimes just a spot or two over with the needle setting will do the trick, allowing you to follow the 1/4 line on your machine!!! mine is "two pushes of the button" don't even know how the numbers / measurements work ??? does the needle move a 16th of an inch?? a 32nd maybe??? I know it is not much...and there is numbers on the machine when I do it...I don't pay any attention to that...just look at where the needle enters the fabric, and where the 1/4 line is on the machine...move the needle so it is to the right ...

I just went and looked on my machine I move it to 2.5 I am sure every machine is a bit different...

I have tape on the plate on my kenmore...many layers of painters tape...took some time and playing to get it just right...and I just leave it there all of the time...only use that machine for piecing, straight stitching , so I know I can just butt the fabric against the tape and my seams will be scant 1/4 there is also a removable / re stick-able tape type product you can buy to use instead of the painters tape, and a nifty product from same person to use to mark your ruler, when you are going to be cutting multiples of the same size !!

Q tools I have them , love them... Marci is awesome !!! check it out
http://shop.online-quilting.com/shop/quilting-tool-sets-specials.html

barefootT

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

July 30, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8725183

check this out too!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwPe_84GBfY how to finish an irregular edge !!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2011
4:15 AM

Post #8726821

If you have a chair w/adjustable height, you might want to play with that. How you "look" at the needle/foot also makes a difference. I sew with my machine in the table so am used to looking "down" at the needle/foot. When I have to put the machine on a table (in a class) my 1/4" is always off a bit.

ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8728030

I, too, just hate the "scant" 1/4" on the patterns. Why can't they write patterns for Quilters Cache that are ACTUALLY 1/4".. They are writing the patterns!!!
My Quilt Club wanted to do a block swap like we do here and I offered to host. Boy, was that a mistake!
They want to get very "directive" about what they want. One wanted a log cabin in red center with ablack and grey blocks (she wanted 4 different colors for each one). Do you know how hard ti is to find four greys that go together? One just said she wanted a windmill patterns she found in a book but didn't give us a copy. I couldn't find a pattern as she described so I had to make it up. I was the first time I made something, especially with triangles with no measurements. I had to make three blocks and use up all of my fabric in those colors just to get one that came out as 12.5. These women are driving me crazy. I'm all done except for the one who wants 1930's reproduction fabric (what is that?) and so I need to find out what it is and get some before I can finish that block. I have until Sept. 1 so there is time.
Next time I open my mouth will one of you shut me up!?

barefootT

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

July 31, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8728040

Janice you should have told them "that is NOT allowed!!!"

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8728496

http://www.keepsakequilting.com/products/U3/U5/U5.L2/Circa-1930%27s.htm

http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/ItemList--Windham-Flour-Sack-1930s-Reproduction-Quilting-Fabrics--m-4192

Janice, these links are for reproductions. I'm sure fabric.com and other links have them, but sometimes I find them hard to find locally. There is one LQS that has a corner of them, otherwise I would be in the dark too! From what I understand, the 1930 repros are similar to what the old feedsack prints and such were, usually small print, flowers or cats, pink, green, blue, orange, etc. But since there seem to be plenty of themes within the 1930s, I'd be sure to ask her what she really wants.. sounds like a picky, picky bunch!

There are a few here who like the '30s prints, hopefully they will chime in here, too..

psychw2

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

August 1, 2011
8:30 PM

Post #8731115

I got charms from Stuart and Laura today for both Elen & myself. Stu's sent some bear fabric and the MONKEy fabric, soooo cute. Laura included a block that had a Halloween Mummy on it, THAT will be a big hit! AND a wonderful piece of pink & black print to add to my stash.

I also received Bev's envelope for Elen. Thanks all, when I have all of Elen's I'll be mailing them off.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2011
10:58 AM

Post #8732092

I have gotten a bunch of packages of charms and would like to thank Pat, Laura, Karen, Stuart, Bev, Jean and Melody. I love all the charms and am dividing them up for Noah and for me. They are all great, thank you very much. I hope to get envelopes today so I can get started getting mine out.

psychw2

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

August 3, 2011
10:29 PM

Post #8735809

I got a envelope full of beautiful brown charms from Jean today, REALLY pretty!

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 4, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8736929

I got blocks yesterday from Stu, Karen and Pat. Thank you all so much. I'll get pictures as soon as I can...Thank you all so much...

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 5, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8738326

These are from Stu

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Quilter5bdsr

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

August 5, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8738328

These are from Karen

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Quilter5bdsr

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

August 5, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8738329

And these are form Pat. I am going to put all of these to good use...

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 5, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8738348

Those are some great colors Barb.
I really like the piano print. Never have seen anything like that.

siliolegma

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

August 5, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8738353

Of course, leave it to Stu so find something so delightfully different. I swear you have an artists eye and soul, Stu.

barefootT

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

August 5, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8738498

very nice !! ^_^
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 5, 2011
1:42 PM

Post #8738907

My trip to the mailbox this afternoon paid off. I got a package from Barb with some BEAUTIFUL fabrics!!!! I especially like that blue with the swirls.

siliolegma

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

August 8, 2011
12:51 PM

Post #8744653

Beverly, thank you for the loverly squares. Jean, thanks for forwarding. One of these days I'll unpack my camera and catch up with photos.

psychw2

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

August 8, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8744659

Well I managed to burn my lunch at work today and set off all the fire alarms making it necessary to evacuate the office. Oh joy...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8744703

You were just making sure everyone had some fresh air Pat. LOL

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2011
7:21 PM

Post #8745573

I also got charms and two FQ from Barb. They're perfect. Thank you so much.

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barefootT

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

August 8, 2011
8:19 PM

Post #8745672

I also got my charms from Barb ^_^ they're great!!!

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barefootT

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

August 8, 2011
8:23 PM

Post #8745679

and a few extra little goodies ^_^ this is one of them
ssseeeewwwww cute !!!!! and he has STARS on his belly...awwwwww
thanks Barb...BIG HUGS ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Barb))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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psychw2

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

August 8, 2011
9:11 PM

Post #8745719

Thunder, how big is your snowman block? He is ADorable!! I am in serious envy with the bat & spider fabric you got from Barb!

barefootT

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

August 8, 2011
9:25 PM

Post #8745744

about 6 1/2 inches...she sent a few different ones !!! they are adorable!!!!

I am thinking I might make a Halloween theme tote bag????
I will pull out my Halloween box tomorrow, and see what's in there that will work for your I spy...

I probably have a few different patterns / designs of fabric along the lines of those bats and spiders...I am thinking ghosts, and there is one with very small characters dressed up??? do you want ones like that??? I was thinking you wanted more like the snowman...with a "definite" subject ??? if you get my meaning???

psychw2

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

August 9, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8746320

No, I'm not trying for a "theme" on my I-spy. If I have an abundance of blocks I might sort them and add or more fabric of a specific color range to give it more harmony but I at this point, I'm collecting "anything" in novelty! Characters dressed up would be great.

Are you going to "frame" your snowmen with a log cabin pattern and add them to your Winter quilt? What can I say? We see snowmen and think of Thunder!

barefootT

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

August 9, 2011
8:15 AM

Post #8746384

Don't know yet!

siliolegma

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

August 9, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8746503

Barb, thank you for the perfect squares, plus some extra. My granddaughter is going to love the quilt I make her with these. Or maybe I'll just show her how to make her own.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 9, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8746607

Glad to hear my squares are arriving. And that you all seem happy with them. Great first swap Bev...

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2011
9:05 PM

Post #8747824

I have charms that came in, but they are buried in my desk which is currently being taken apart and sold because we moved from the loft to the master bedroom. Long story. Any ways, eventually when I am all back together again I can post some pics and all that fun jazz. Even my list of who sent what is buried. Thanks to every one that sent me charms. I loved each pkg so far. =)

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8748534

I spent last evening getting all my packs done. They are in envelopes to be weighed (the office here has a mail scale), I have stamps, so may get them out by the end of the week.

I love all the charms I have gotten so far. :>)
ElaineAnn1
Hillsboro, NH

August 13, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8754047

I am new to this...is it too late to get in on this swap? Heard about Dave's Garden from Barb from Hillsboro NH. Also from Hillsboro NH
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8754237

ElaineAnn1, this swap is closed but just keep watch on the sewing/quilting threads, new ones will be opening up. Sorry you missed this but glad to see you posting.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2011
3:32 PM

Post #8754306

Welcome ElaineAnn! Always nice to meet new quilters.

psychw2

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

August 13, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8754710

Elaine, there will be more I'm sure!! Your best bet is find some "threads" that appeal to you, that you would have joined if you had know soon enough, and keep reading them. The new swaps are frequently announced on the other active threads. I hope that helps you. ALSO tell Barb to make sure she tells you when a new swap gets announced in case you miss it! Welcome... we hope you join us and feel our desire to have you become an active member with us.

psychw2

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

August 13, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8754713

Elaine, here is a link to a thread that is ALWAYS looking for more people! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1152083/

siliolegma

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

August 13, 2011
7:45 PM

Post #8754881

This one was so much fun, I'll bet there will be another before too long...and welcome also.

barefootT

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

August 13, 2011
8:30 PM

Post #8754954

Hi Elaine :) welcome!!! it is certainly my opinion...that this one needs to be repeated !!!!

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8755365

I really enjoyed this swap. Pat thanks for taking it over for me. =)

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8755375

Ok, I caved. Started a 5" Holiday Charm Swap. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1210797/

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 14, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8755376

Thought a nice holiday swap would be fun.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 14, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8755513

I got a lovely package of fabric from Barb Friday. I'm just getting around to posting (been sewing like mad)
She was so generous!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

August 14, 2011
7:44 AM

Post #8755591

Hi Elaine!!!! I'm so glad you made it here. There is a new 5" Holiday block swap starting - they are having sign-ups now. Get your name in there my friend. I know what your stash is like so I know this will be right up your alley!!!! If you have a problem getting around in here, I'll help!!!

barefootT

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

August 14, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8755741

http://sewfunquilts-sewmeow.blogspot.com/2011/08/heywanna-win-free-giveaway.html?showComment=1313338431000#c3995112186208763057

check out this give away :)
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 15, 2011
2:53 AM

Post #8757015

These are the charms I got from Stu.
What great colors.

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 15, 2011
2:56 AM

Post #8757018

And here are the wonderful charms from Karen.

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 15, 2011
3:03 AM

Post #8757024

And here are the charms I got from Barb.
Thank you for the extra.
I have already cut into the orange...made a couple of yo-yos.
Bright orange is hard to find so needed it...

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Quilter5bdsr

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

August 15, 2011
4:35 AM

Post #8757079

Glad you liked them Laura. You should be able to find orange around now as it is one of the fall colors that are showing now. If you can't find any, let me know and I'll see what I can find for you...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 15, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8757230

Thank you Barb. That is my little mans favorite color.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 15, 2011
8:25 AM

Post #8757484

Now I really need to check things out!!! I'm sure I can find something for "the little man"!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8757493

Oh ho, so the little man likes orange? Good to know.

psychw2

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

August 15, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8758260

I'm grateful that I went to the Post Office box this afternoon, I really needed something positive. I received beautiful blocks from Robin & Barb. Robin, my favorite from you is the neon bright frogs on black background and Barb, the fire hydrants! I can't wait to put those with my Dog I-spy. Thank you both for your generous postage money, I am clueless what it will cost for shipping to France.

psychw2

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

August 15, 2011
5:43 PM

Post #8758294

I still have Jean and Melody to mail out to. I've sent Elen a D-mail to see how her's are coming along.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2011
3:25 AM

Post #8758950

Pat - when I sent blocks to Elen I'm thinking I paid @$20 for the postage.

psychw2

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

August 16, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8759306

Really, that is less than I thought and I'll have some refunds to send people. That's a pleasant surprise!

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 16, 2011
7:51 AM

Post #8759327

No refunds here!!! And it may be more expensive to ship from Washignton??? The distance is further...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8759405

I am still cutting squares--some more interruptions as usual! Pat, there will be some funds in my packet also but I think the time and effort you put into collecting for Elen deserves a little "thank you" change!!
BTW, did I read on one of the threads you don't need any more black, pink and whites? Valentine prints?

psychw2

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

August 16, 2011
7:23 PM

Post #8760370

Marion, LOL, one can NEVER have too many Black and pinks or Valentine prints! I'm getting them going finally and I'll see how many quilt tops /backs I can get made in those themes.

barefootT

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

August 16, 2011
8:45 PM

Post #8760559

I got charms from robin !! and some extra goodies :) thanks ever sew very much :)

I will take picture tomorrow...I am actually kinda tired, and thinking I may just try to go to bed !! yup me in bed by midnight...very unusual.

Doc, I love that expression!! "one can NEVER have too many Black and pinks or valentines" !!!
I would have to say "greens and blacks, and BRIGHTS!!!"

I am still cutting too!!! well maybe tomorrow...g'night hugs

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 17, 2011
3:10 AM

Post #8760749

I got a very generous pack of wonderful fabrics from Robin as well. Will try to post a pick tonite.

Pat re:postage, remember that you're getting hit two ways, one to France and then one from France to us. So, I think that I definately didn't send enough. Can't wait to see what everyone has sent Elen and how she likes them.

Still on a fence about how I'm going to use the charms in my master plan for an antique quilt. I know that there are plenty of patterns for charms, but I want the blocks to compliment in style those that I've received on another swap. Still need to see if I have a 'scant' foot. I can always cut them in half and sew them in chain fashion along the 5" side to use for a border and allow for a good view of the patterns. That would really add to the scrappy look I want. There are so many that I was sent that I'd love to buy yardage. Or maybe start a second top of the entire square whole as a simple 4 patch with alternating lignt and dark on a diagonal. That would lend to two twin or larger for the master BR. HMMMM...

barefootT

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

August 17, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8761300

Stu, that "quilters mind" going in a hundred directions!!??? same here :) sew happy to know I am not alone in my stitchin "wonders" hmmmmmm :)

sew very nice to have company, and good company at that !!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2011
7:32 PM

Post #8762127

I received packets from Robin and Thunder. Been babysitting my granddaughters so haven't been home. Off to bed, exhausted!!!!
I am ashamed to say, I haven't opened the 2 above as I didn't get home until very late, grab a salad, showered and now I am off to bed-----just plain exhausted!!!!

psychw2

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

August 17, 2011
8:40 PM

Post #8762241

WOW when any of us to tired to open quilting packages YOU know we are tired!!! Goodness!

psychw2

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

August 17, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8762257

OK, I need some information regarding addresses. Silio/ Karen, would you please send me Dmail with the address you would like used for mailing anything for now? Qwilter/ Jean, what address do you want used. question!

Is there anybody else who does not have an address listed in the "extras" that has not VERY RECENTLY sent a D-mail out with current address??? ANy body else with changes??? Updates???

I suggest we put that information, "like send to FL" up in the directions so people will know where to look instead of having to go thru the threads to find it.

THANKS all!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8762500

I'm still in MD...

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 18, 2011
10:51 AM

Post #8763172

I received my squares from Robin today. They are great and will get put to good use! Thank you Robin...

barefootT

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

August 18, 2011
9:49 PM

Post #8764030

ok so here at last is my picture of the goodies I got from robin ^_^

great squares, and lots of little goodies for my "mini" charm quilt!!!

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

August 22, 2011
5:14 AM

Post #8770286

Somehow I have missed or misplaced Siliolegma's (Karen) address where to mail her squares. If someone has it or Karen if you are lurking, could you please send me a dmail or post?

psychw2

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

August 22, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8770541

I've seen Karen's address to Marion. Anyone else need it? I got mine updated just a couple of weeks ago from Silio.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 22, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8770818

Thanks Pat and Karen, I now have the correct mailing address.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8771862

A wonderful sampling of prints and blenders from Robin/Catbird. Thank you so much.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8771872

Thunder was kind enough to send me larger pieces of fabrics (or charms on Steroids). They are perfect and will help in blocks like the Antique Tile pattern that Pat sent where you want one constant fabric that brings the block uniform and the rest could be scrappy similar color even if they have different patterns. Seen a number of those omn the Civil War block site that someone had posted earlier. Thunder, they will all be used with thanks.

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psychw2

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

August 22, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8771958

I got GREAT charms from Thunder today and a beautiful quilt block.

I have never been a fan of BROWN but you quilters are changing my mind when I see all the WONDERFUL browns you are sending Elen!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 23, 2011
3:08 AM

Post #8772364

I got some colorful charms and a block from Thunder. Will take a pic and post.
Elen
Paris
France

August 23, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8772710

My charms are on the way. I really enjoyed looking through my inventory to find the colors and prints you expect. I hope I've made ​​the right choice. Now I look forward to yours.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 23, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8773374

I got my charms from Robin the other day...I've just been covered up and only now posting them...I'll cherish the Laurel Burch cat fabric...Love LB!

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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 23, 2011
2:47 PM

Post #8773376

Thunder's came too...Love the charms! Excellent selection, I love them!

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psychw2

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

August 24, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8775508

The deadline of SEPT 1 is approaching... how is everyone doing? I know I have Jean's & Melody's to send out yet and I do have them ready. I still a couple of people's charms for Elen. I have not checked to see I'm missing but I do have an accounting of them so I can check.

barefootT

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

August 24, 2011
8:30 PM

Post #8775521

I have a few to go out still, they are sitting on the table..packed and ready. going to the PO tomorrow...

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 25, 2011
3:09 AM

Post #8775678

Everyone should have received all of mine.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 25, 2011
3:36 AM

Post #8775687

Everyone should have received all mine also.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 25, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8775737

Mine will be going out very soon.

siliolegma

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

August 25, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8775834

All mine went out some time ago. If anyone's is missing, please let me know. I should be able to post the remainder of my received photos next week.

psychw2

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

August 25, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8775900

thanks for checking in quilters!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2011
2:34 PM

Post #8776639

Mine are gone.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 25, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8776647

All of mine are sent.

barefootT

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

August 25, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8776654

all of mine are now out.. :) on the way

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 25, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8776869

Mine are all gone too. Will post what I have received after we get back home...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 25, 2011
7:02 PM

Post #8777083

Barb, if I were you I don't think I would be rushing home just yet. Enjoy Canada for a few more days until Irene has cleared the country.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 26, 2011
3:21 AM

Post #8777474

We are heading home today Marion. We will stop and see Debbies Daisy in NY on the way but Norm wants to be home before Irene is supposed to hit us. And then too, he needs a day to recoup before heading back to work...Thank you for thinking of us my friend...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 26, 2011
5:34 AM

Post #8777612

Please be careful!!! Check in with us as soon as is possible...I am a worry wart, first class!!!!!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2011
8:56 AM

Post #8777981

I recieved my charms from Thunder earlier this week. I love every one of them and thanks for the bug fabric. ;>)

psychw2

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

August 26, 2011
12:46 PM

Post #8778276

I have Melody &Jean's in evelopes and Sweetie is mailing them. I also put the frog fabric (& company!) into the envelope. THAT brings me current with everything but a private exchange of charms that is CAT fabric only. I bought more fabric last night to finish that out. wheeeeeeeeee back to the office, lunch over!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2011
3:46 AM

Post #8779218

For some odd reason, most of the postings from yesterday didn't show up on my computer till today. Odd!!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 27, 2011
3:51 AM

Post #8779224

Jean are you ready for Irene? Stay safe.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8779266

I came home from work early yesterday to get ready but found out we have a Showing at 1030 -1130 today so I couldn't bring the deck & porch things in. Will do that as soon as they leave. No streams near us so that sort of flooding won't affect us.
I jsut went out & bought some fruit & kitty litter so think we are set.

Aren't you close to the water?
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

August 27, 2011
5:30 AM

Post #8779284

Yes on both sides. I think we will be ok if we do not loose power so the sump pump can work.
Good luck on the showing.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 27, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8779327

Laura, both you and Jean be safe and check in when you can. Thinking of you and all the others along the path of Irene.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 28, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8781566

Ooops are there 2 charm swaps going on??

This message was edited Aug 28, 2011 4:13 PM

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 28, 2011
4:51 PM

Post #8781817

Yes Betty,
The first is New 5" Charm Block Swap and the second is 5" Holiday Charm Swap.

Edited for spelling...

This message was edited Aug 28, 2011 7:52 PM

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 29, 2011
3:43 AM

Post #8782429

Ahhhh, not bright!! Took me this long to realize I was on the wrong thread

Back to work after an exciting week off, great company..running late so can't gab!

psychw2

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

August 29, 2011
7:44 AM

Post #8782829

LOL .. thanks Betty... glad to see I am not the only one who can post on the wrong thread! heheeh

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 29, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8782922

I received squares from Robin but hadn't posted a picture Here is what she sent. They are wonderful.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

August 29, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8782924

And these came from Thunder while I was gone to Betty's...So beautiful

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 29, 2011
12:16 PM

Post #8783307

Nice charms Barb..now what will you be doing with them? purse..oh girls you should see the purse/bag I got from Barb..packed up drivers permit and insurance along with wallet this morning, put my i-pad, magazine, project that needed done and still room for treats...just LOVE it!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 29, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8783815

Glad it will be useful Betty. I love mine!!!

psychw2

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

August 29, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8783882

New thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1216966/

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