5" Holiday Charm Swap PART 3

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Continued from Part 2....

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

beautiful block Mittsy !! I would love a set of red cardinals mirrored images !!! and the chickadees mirrored any color, and any color fabrics you have that you think would show off the birds!!! or anything else you feel like creating....

you did not answer...do you want space for embroidery???

Karen, I found DG and the sewing threads the same way...looking for plant info....and now I have some very, very special new friends...

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Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Thunder, I don't want to hijack this thread unless we are going to continue to inspire each other and have hostess permission. Lurkers welcome to chime in. Here until Thanksgiving. I'd love a log cabin block with 3 1/2" or 4 " square plain tone on tone center. I can put embroidery in the center. What color butterflies would you like? Will work on the Cardinals, and Chickadees mirror image, I need the size of the square with seam allowance. I'll search for more anchors. Most of the embroidery will be white tone on tone, whatever I can buy locally. I would love the block that looks like a gift with a bow. I could embroider the grandchild's name on the tag. Would need four of them.

Elaine, what size on your Chickadees?

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Mittsy, I think I did the present block with the bow you are referring to. Funny thing after reading these post yesterday, I had planned to send you a message to see if that would work. You beat me to it. LOL I will be very happy to do the 4 blocks. I am referring to the block in James and Heather's quilt--is that the one you want?


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Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Yes, yes, yes, "The Gift" I just love that block, Thank you Marion. I've been working on Cardinals all day. Just love them. I've been playing with the pattern and Tweaking it a bit so now I have pairs and can do them in three different sizes. Did them all as redwork on white tone on tone. Going to have to buy more white at this rate. They really pop. I think these are going to Pat, Elaine and Thunder. Marion, do you want Cardinals?

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(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Mittsy, I would love anything. How about I include some TOT white with your swap squares? I have a lot colleced and would love to share some--especially if you are doing the embroidery for us.

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(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

Any color butterflies !!! Cardinals are AWESOME !!! what size white TOT squares do you need?? I probably have some I can send also!!!

I do not think the Doc will mind our chatter ^_^

Lexington Park, MD

So sorry has taken so long to post.
These are from Sewsassee.

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Lexington Park, MD

These are from Mittsy.

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Lexington Park, MD

These are from Kathy.

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Lexington Park, MD

And these are from Elaine Ann.

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Lexington Park, MD

I just love all the squares that I have received .

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Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

The black really makes them pop. Nice job.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

Love it Laura. That is stunning......

Lexington Park, MD

Thank you. I think the next one will have corner blocks with the black. Not sure yet but with all the 5" charms I have received just want to put into a quilt to remember my friends.Funny but I look at the blocks and can tell you who sent what.

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Laura, I love it! Yes, the black makes it pop. Beautiful children too.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Oh Mittsy those CARDINALS are sooooo cool!!

Love all the blocks and that quilt is very pretty with black sashing.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

Beautiful job Mittsy.....the cardinals are wonderful as are the chickadees. Could you try a cardinal in blue thread? It would look like a blue jay I think?

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

quilt is great !!! you got that done very fast!!

I am using a borrowed computer, mine is not working??? hubs thinks it may be the monitor?? so If I am not posting for a while...that is why.. :(

Lexington Park, MD

I have been working on it for a couple of weeks and now need to hand quilt it.

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Had a wonderful day at my sisters. I taught her the basics of applique, the way I do it on the embroidery machine. I brought home two cupcakes that will be turned into a pair of potholders for our niece, Lauren. Lauren has the set of mugs like we do, Barb. I have insulbrite and batting so will cut out and return to Mary for finishing. I was pulling scraps out of the wastebasket to be used for applique and she's saying oh no, I need to save scraps that small? I told her I keep a clear plastic bag just for that purpose, she says quart or gallon? I say, King size comforter bag. Then when I have two or three of them, I give one away to someone, (Thunder) who cuts them into one inch squares for charity quilts. We also managed to get my small patio umbrella taken apart and used it for a pattern to cut a new one out of a cool green shower curtain, I bought for half price. I think I'll try embroidering a few ferns on it.
I turned my spelling mistake into a usuable center for a quilt block and then deliberating made another. We'll use it in toddler quilt.

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Lexington Park, MD

Mittsy those are sooo cute. Sounds like you enjoyed the day with your sister.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

It is great to have someone to sew with. I find I get things done when I sew with Elaine too!!!
Those are adorable Mittsy. Now I have all kinds of animals dancing through my head with misspelled names!!!! I love it.

Orlando, FL(Zone 9a)

The quilt is fabulous. I am so jealous I haven't had time to really do much of anything.

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

How clever Mittsy!! I so envy you having a sister that likes to sew and do crafty things. Mine is strictly and outdoor person--absolutely no interest in anything to do with sewing, etc. Now if we were to work in my yard all day she would help.

Marietta, OH(Zone 6a)

I don't even have a sister...... Lady M, ya want to be my sister??????LOL

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Would I ever like to be your sister--in fact, I would love being your sister. After all we both have good taste in regards to "eye candy"; we love quilting; buying fabric, etc.
So now this includes coming to visit some time.

Marietta, OH(Zone 6a)

Wowzer!!! thanks Lady M!!! we will get to visit one of these days.....!! out to walk the Plaza here in KC today, won't be worth a hoot when we get back LOL
Can't wait to get back home to start the blocks for the other building... and Christmas stuff too - I could get lost in my sewing room...

Back later All!!! Have a great day!

Victoria Harbour, ON

Love it Laura..and the kids are darling!

Received charms from Elaine last night, had left my camera here at work so will be sure to post tonight...

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

I save my postal receipts until I see that my packages have been delivered. I haven't crossed off Marion, did you receive charm squares from me? I mailed them on the 20th of September. They looked like this.

All embroidered squares will be on 5" white tone on tone unless you ask for larger or different. Got you down for blue background for your snowflake, Pat.

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(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Yes, Mittsy, it was here when I returned home. Things have been a little on hectic side since I returned and I am so sorry I haven't acknowledge the packet. I cannot believe the work that went into the ladybug jar and the ladybug!!! Love them, love them.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Mittsy, for YOUR Christmas block do you want a center block you can embroider on, or a "regular" block as normal? I have some fabric I think that would make a REALLY nice 3 cut block.

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

i love the 3 cut block. If you use a neutral center I can add embroidery.

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Pat, What size are you making the block in your I spy quilt?

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

All my charms envelopes will go out monday or tuesday,
I have a borrowed monitor, good news is computer is ok, bad news....have to buy a new monitor..

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

I'm using 5 inch blocks so I can use the charms I'm getting.

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

Pat, I was just given some scraps of the Disney princesses. Do you want a charm square of them? I believe it is Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty, and one other, maybe Sleeping Beauty.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

that would be great thanks!

Hillsboro, NH

Mitty, those chickadees can be any size....surprise me

Hillsboro, NH

Hey everyone....sorry I haven't been with you guys much lately...Been trying to clean my house (not the studio) that's hopeless right now! My daughter's BD tomorrow and all the kids are coming including my 2 grandsons...CAN'T WAIT! But I am tired from all the cleaning...WHEW

I mailed out some packages with strips Moday...did anyone get them. Pat, you should be getting a box with the John Deere Fleece blanket. Hope everything got delivered.

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