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psychw2

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

February 13, 2012
10:24 PM

Post #9005917

ATTENTION all participants, please read updated information!

THIS WILL CLOSE FRIDAY 2/17/2012, SO IF YOU WANT IN, JUMP IN NOW!! (or wait for the next one!) We are at 15 now!! WOW that was F-A-S-T!!!

Ok, there has been some interest expressed in coordinating a WOF by 2.5 inch strip exchange. Sounds like fun to me! I would really like to set this up so that it would NOT be necessary to purchase fabric in order to participate. One way I see this might be possible is if it were acceptable to "combine" 2.5 inch strips (compensating for seaming).

OK, simplified... please send the equilvent of 3 strips at 42 inches. OK??? NO need to get hung up on complicated math! You are all generous kind people so I know none of you will short anyone!

All cotton, state a choice of 3 colors and the deadline for sign up is CHANGED to 2/17/2012 Mail deadline is April 30, mail DIRECT to the participant. You can start mailing as soon possible, just remember sometimes people choose out early in the swap. UNLESS you state differently the colors you state will be in TOT, florals, and combinations as well as solids. Please do not get "too specific" as this is intended to come from your stashes & leftovers! Prewashed is best but if you have some already cut and not prewashed, don't eliminate it for possible use.

ANYONE not in the address exchange please dmail me your address and I will make a list of them so they can be Dmailed out to the particpants. Anyone with SPECIAL instructions like "please don't mail until April" please send me an email so I can post the instructions. Please Dmail me the address EVEN if you know I've had it in the past. PLease get in the habit of reading THIS post each time for updates and information. I will try to keep things as updated as frequently/ current a possible.





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This message was edited Feb 17, 2012 2:54 AM

psychw2

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

February 13, 2012
10:28 PM

Post #9005919

This is where sign ups will post:

Psychw2(Pat)colors:Pink, black, White. Single color or combination of these colors, please do not include any other colors.
Bettypauze (Betty) Blue/yellow/soft greens
Taters55(LindaKay) Blue and white please? Can be blue print or white on white, or blue and white print
Siliolegma (Karen) red, white & blue prints...true colors as in the flag please. (DO NOT MAIL until APRIL!!!) Prefer prints
Heavenscape; Red, white and blue prints. Or patriotic theme.
Abbisgranma (Marion) Purples, blues and greens.
Helenethequeeen (Helene) beige cream soft greens
Catbird123 (Robin) whites and greens & yellows
Kizmo (Kathy) shades of browns, light greens, yellows (florals, prints, TOTs)
Quilter5bdsr (Barb) blues and yellows
Syrumani (Nichole) tans, sages, and purples
BarefootT (Thunder) Pinks/reds, black on whites, white on blacks. hearts/valentine designs would be a-ok. and of course if they are bright...
FLStu _Stuart - purples/lavenders, sages and gold/spicy mustard type.
MorknotMindy (Gloria) Browns, turquoise/teals and creams
Quilter (Jean) "color" (no beige, blank, white, or dark) Think "flower garden".


While it is PREFERABLE to send one continous piece at 42, I am hoping to have people avoid having to purchase fabric to be able to particpate. Please send a total of what would equal 3 pieces each totalling about 42 inches each. Do NOT join the pieces, this will enable people to move the choices around.





This message was edited Feb 17, 2012 2:47 AM

This message was edited Feb 19, 2012 10:04 PM

psychw2

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

February 13, 2012
10:28 PM

Post #9005921

Holding for more info:

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 14, 2012
3:43 AM

Post #9006004

Just to clarify, early in the am and not the brightest early morning!!

We send the above to each participant?

Count me in, colors preferred

Blue/yellow/soft greens

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2012
4:20 AM

Post #9006022

I am thinking of joining this, only I am slightly loss. I understood the whole WOF thing, and that was easy for me, do a 2.5" strip by the WOF and viola, lol. But when you started putting all those other things in I got loss. So, is this now scraps of 2.5" to equal a 42" strip? I think I liked it better as a 2.5" by the WOF and this way you can cut the 2.5" to any size piece you need. But, let me know what is happening first and if I am the only one feeling this way. I don't want to commit just yet until I understand fully what is happening. I think it may be too early in the am here too for me to comprehend this, lol. Thanks for your patience.

taters55

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

February 14, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9006047

Add me too please?
Blue and white please? Can be blue print or white on white, or blue and white print.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 14, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9006048

I'd like to play. Can't mail though until I'm back home some time in April. Please don't mail mine until then either.

I'd like red, white & blue prints...true colors as in the flag please.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9006074

I believe what Pat was saying was - since we may be working from "left overs" in our stash, you may not have a piece 42" long. In that case, you can join 2 pieces together to make a 42" strip.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9006083

Red, white and blue prints. Or patriotic theme.

So far I understood you send, preferably, two continous 42" strips.
If not, compensate the lack by adding 3" more to each piece of fabric? If it takes 4 different fabrics-- just add 3" to each? So actual combined total will be 54" for that one long strip?

Just trying to clear the cobwebs here..kinda slow...

Thanks Pat.

ETA: I'll be doing my best to send continous strips to all.



This message was edited Feb 14, 2012 9:46 AM

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2012
5:42 AM

Post #9006084

Morning Karen, Betty!! LK.. hi Jean!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 14, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9006090

Morning Jaye Happy Valentines Day...My Valentine is 500 miles away :(

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9006093

No he's not, Karen. He's in your heart :P
I wish you many more Valentines with your one true love, Karen.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 14, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9006132

Always in my heart, nearly 52 years now.

psychw2

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

February 14, 2012
6:50 AM

Post #9006171

While it is PREFERABLE to send one continous piece at 42, I am hoping to have people avoid having to purchase fabric to be able to particpate. So yes, I am asking you to include 3 extra inches for EACH extra piece you need. Do NOT join the pieces, this will enable people to move the choices around.

I'm at work and will not be able to return to this thread until evening. Don't stress over the math, I'll help you if need be. The idea is if you can't provide ONE long piece, let's be sure we provide at least a generous amount of decent size strips to MORE than compensate for lack of one continous!


FEED BACK REQUIRED - I had imagined only 1 strip (or equal to) should this be TWO at 42"? So each person will have more to work with? I want it to be fun, usable and not a financial hardship on anyone!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9006237

Thanks Pat. No more wondering! 2 @ 42 sounds good. Willing to do 3 too.

You're very fortunate Karen. I don't think Kel and I will make that far!!! I had lost a quarter of a century to ex!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 14, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9006245

Quality is more important than quantity, Jaye I was just fortunate enough to get both.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 14, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9006249

Count me in on this one for sure!!! Purples, blues and greens.

Okay so Karen and Jaye posted ahead--I, too, will be willing to send 3 if the group decides.



This message was edited Feb 14, 2012 10:41 AM

This message was edited Feb 14, 2012 10:42 AM

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2012
7:56 AM

Post #9006275

I am here- three strips is fine or whatever final decision is: colors beige cream soft greens

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 14, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9006317

Three is good with me..should be able to mail in regular envelope with just one stamp.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 14, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9006351

I am in too, how about whites and greens. 3 is ok by me.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9006358

I'm in! I'm in the process of cleaning the sewing room today.. any shades of browns, light greens, yellows (florals, prints, TOTs)

in other words, we're doing a 'stash buster', using our leftover 2 1/2" strips, instead of buying fabrics.

1) Pick thru our leftovers, find 2 1/2" strip pieces, lay them out end to end for a final measurement of AT LEAST 45", after overlapping and imagining them sewn together.

2) OR send a 2 1/2" WOF strip measuring 44-45"...

I would think a couple strips would be nice, or whatever we have to send. I have lots of leftover pieces from Christmas also, along with RWBs, these will be perfect to clear out.

Wow, a good way to clear off my table!!

Edited: Whoops, cross posted - 3 sounds like a magic number to me!


This message was edited Feb 14, 2012 1:18 PM
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 14, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9006467

Let us be careful we don't get "hungup" on the 45" width as that does include selvages remember.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2012
11:20 AM

Post #9006505

This is a little too complex for me. I am going to pass on this one. Thanks for explaining it though.

psychw2

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

February 14, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9006605

Oh my goodness! I decided to check in on my lunch and I see all this activity!! LOL
I'll update after work, don't despair if you don't see your name and choices, they were get there later today!

AWESOME desciption Kathy! in other words, we're doing a 'stash buster', using our leftover 2 1/2" strips, instead of buying fabrics.

1) Pick thru our leftovers, find 2 1/2" strip pieces, lay them out end to end for a final measurement of AT LEAST 45", after overlapping and imagining them sewn together.

2) OR send a 2 1/2" WOF strip measuring at "least 42" allowing for cut selvages.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 14, 2012
12:52 PM

Post #9006610

I'm in too -- blues and yellows would be wonderful for me. And three strips is good for me too...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #9006612

Hi Pat!
Marion mentioned about not getting too caught up on the 44-45 thing... I agree, just didn't think about it when I posted. I just meant that if you put a bunch of strip sections together, you could visualize having a strip about the same length as a strip cut off the WOF. Usually, the more I try to describe so everybody understands, it gets lost in the translation... LOL So I'll let it go at that. I'm just going to send a bunch of strips... ROFL

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 14, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9006647

lol what is a WOF?

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 14, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9006690

Selvedge to selvedge...width of fabric

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 14, 2012
2:42 PM

Post #9006768

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

February 14, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9006880

I am really looking forward to this swap!! Stu, where are you?
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 14, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9007045

Oh, I'd love to be in on this one!!!

My color choices would be tans, sages, and purples . . .

This message was edited Feb 14, 2012 8:42 PM

psychw2

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

February 14, 2012
8:47 PM

Post #9007178

OK, I have amended the first post to state the requirements. I have edited the 2nd post to update all the participants. PLEASE everybody read and acknowledge so I know that you choose in!! PLEASE tell me of any corrections if I have stated your colors your name or anything else wrong.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2012
9:16 PM

Post #9007193

sounds good to me, Pat!

taters55

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

February 15, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9007313

Sounds good here!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 15, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9007351

I'm still in, Wheeeee!

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 15, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9007388

Me too!!! See what you started with that video LK???? Now we all want to try it...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9007410

Looks good to me! Thanks Pat for starting this swap.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 15, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9007539

Great TU

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9007661

You got my wishes right!
Thanks Pat!

taters55

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

February 15, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9007901

Just call me the enabler! :-)
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9007927

LOL If the shoe fits...well you know the rest of it LK.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 15, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9007992

Guess if we have some of the fabric colors and see who has requested them, might we get an early start?

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 15, 2012
2:51 PM

Post #9008018

need addresses for peeps that are not in the addy
Karen where are you?

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 15, 2012
3:15 PM

Post #9008033

Sounds good to me. I only listed two colors so please add yellow to mine as a third color. Thanks, Robin
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9008161

I'm still in!

This might be a question that has an answer obvious to everyone but me . . . but, does the material need to be washed before we cut the strips?

barefootT

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

February 15, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9008225

helloooo every body :) sew very nice to see Y'all at last!!! have been having computer issues :( don't know if I will ever be able to catch up..

count me in please. and I would like ...Pinks/reds, black on whites, white on blacks. hearts/valentine designs would be a-ok. and of course if they are bright...that is fine by me LOL

I have been sew lonely, without everyone. How Y'all doing???

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 15, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9008237

Helene, I requested mine to be held until I get back home in April. I will send my addy then.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9008253

I am happy to see you checking in Thunder. I was beginning to worry. Understand about computer problems completely, my email got hacked into and what a mess to get cleaned up!! I have been assured it is okay now--for what ever that is worth.

psychw2

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

February 15, 2012
7:16 PM

Post #9008282

Thunder, I wondered where you have been! You've been addded!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2012
7:40 PM

Post #9008301

taters55 wrote:Just call me the enabler! :-)


Hi Enabler!!! I swore off swaps, till LK posted this on our 'chat' thread!

psychw2

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

February 15, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9008304

Ya, we just want EVERYONE to make an informed decision hehehe

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2012
3:15 AM

Post #9008475

Sorry all... it seems that there are times that DG wants to accept my posts and times that it won't. Tried to post this for four hrs last night and it went wouldn't upload.

I'm in, but still confused on the numbers of each strip... # strips of three fabrics? 2 of 3? 1 of 3?

Would love purples/lavenders, sages and gold/spicy mustard type.

barefootT

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

February 16, 2012
9:34 AM

Post #9008774

three strips if they are wof (42-45 inches) more pieces if you use scraps to make up the length of 42 - 45 inches... two strips off of a fat 1/4 would come close...

psychw2

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

February 16, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9008934

3 @ roughly 42 or total equaling same.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 16, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9008972

Hey. You guys are having way to much fun here... Sigh... I'm in. Browns, turquoise/teals and creams would be welcome. Three of the same would be fine.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 16, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9008991

Glad to see you join us Gloria--the more the merrier.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 16, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9009001

Karen sorry I just now saw your reminder about sending.

looks like we have 13 peeps at this point

3 WOF or equal, each persons color choices as listed 2nd paragraph!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9009170

OK, I'm in...and I'll gladly take pieces shorter than 42"
I want "color" (no beige, blank, white, or dark) Think "flower garden".

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 16, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9009238

No prob Helene, I don't know my self whether I'm coming or going. LOL

I do want to say that I don't want to be holding anyone up by not sending until April. If it's a problem for anyone just let me know and I'll sit this one out. There'll be another one soon enough that I can get in on.

barefootT

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

February 16, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9009271

no problem for me Karen...

taters55

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

February 16, 2012
6:24 PM

Post #9009330

No problem here either!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 16, 2012
6:26 PM

Post #9009333

no problem here either.

Has anyone heard from Mittsy lately?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 16, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9009337

Thank you.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 17, 2012
5:10 AM

Post #9009590

No problem here either...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 17, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9009629

Working from home today, wonder how many swap envelopes I can come up with..

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 17, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9009840


Karen today - tomorrow or April is fine...

Pat So can we mail strips already or need to wait till deadline of signup?
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

February 17, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9009879



This message was edited Feb 17, 2012 1:40 PM

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9009900

Isn't it odd how one person at the post office will charge you an extra 20 cents to mail a business size #10 envelope with a block, and another one will tell you to just put a Forever stamp on the same thing? I never know whether to send out in the mailbox with one stamp or take them to the PO to check for sure.. I just don't want anyone to get a free block 'postage due'... LOL (not for sure if they would really do that, but I would be totally embarrassed if that happened. How do you all decide whether to send with one stamp or whether to add more postage?

I know Canada or Europe takes more, that isn't a problem... it would be so much easier if I can just stamp and toss in the mailbox for the mail lady, instead of driving to the PO, only to find out I could have just used one stamp... LOL
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9009908

Good thought Kathy. It seems it does vary from place to place. Sometimes I have had them go with one stamp and others not---all from the same little post office.

taters55

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

February 17, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9009918

Last time I mailed out a bunch of blocks, all the same... I took them to the post office, and told him I needed to know what it would take for postage. He weighed each one, and gave me all kinda of prices. When I told him they were all identical, then he tried to tell me it was the location. I said really, it cost more to mail from one place than another. By this time the manager came out, told that kid to leave, and they all went out with a 64 cent stamp. Just all depends on who is working, and what kind of mood I guess?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 17, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #9009919

I go to PO just to be on the safe side. I've had them return envelopes to me. I have a choice of two PO's near me one would just send them through with one stamp, the other put every one through a slot and if they didn't fit (even though all were the same thing) would charge extra postage. Oh and by not fitting, I mean if it doesn't just drop through the slot freely. Sometimes I swear it all depends on the mood of the clerk. If it's returned to me, I've wasted an envelope and a stamp, and I still have to go to the PO.
I use Tyvek envelopes, they are more costy but I know they won't rip. I have received damaged items and worse torn up empty envelopes.

LOL Linda, we cross posted.

This message was edited Feb 17, 2012 12:33 PM

taters55

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

February 17, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9009932

Where do you get your tyvek envelopes?

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9009960

Karen, I agree... the funny thing is, the first lady that charged me an extra 20 cents for 'hand stamping', showed me the slot that it had to fit thru. "only 1/4" items and under for one stamp", even though it was just a single block in a #10 envelope. The guy yesterday weighed one, picked it up and looked at it, mashed it down with his hand and said "yep, just one stamp will do, as long as they're all the same". He's worked there for years, very friendly, but you get a different person everytime you go in there.

I never thought about damaged envelopes... if anyone ever gets a damaged or empty envelope from me, please let me know ASAP! I've not rec'd any damaged ones from anyone, but we used to when I worked in the office..LOL sometimes you rec'd a plastic bag from the PO with a scrap of paper in it for ID, saying it was damaged in their machines.. My quilt blocks aren't worth a fortune, but I spend time putting them together and sending them out, don't want anyone to get a bad one..

I'll look into those Tyvek envelopes, do you get those at the PO or office supply?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 17, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9009984

The Tyvek envelopes are from an office supply. Really not too expensive all things considered...they are very light weight too. I got 5x7 size a folded block fits nicely.

This message was edited Feb 17, 2012 1:59 PM

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 17, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9009998

I dread our PO here (in a land where everone (pretty much) is over 65 )we have three sets of stairs to climb or 1/2 mile of ramp - long ramp anyway.

To go to the next PO another county more $. just 2 miles apart. Go figure.

It is 44c per 1 ounce. so I weigh mine envys on the baking scale and fudge it.I guess it.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9010068

Dad gave me a small digital scale, guess I'll have to weigh one an envelope when I start to send out strip sets. Will look for the tyvek envelopes at Office Depot this weekend... Our PO has a lot to drive up into, but there's still a ramp to enter the main area. There's also parking on the street, with either multiple sets of steps or a steep winding ramp to get to the front door. Either way, I get exercise just to mail these out to y'all...LOL

psychw2

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

February 17, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9010087

The "stairs, ramps etc" stuff SUCKS. When I hurt my knee ANy walking hurt like the dickens, and JUST stepping off a curb was enough to bring tears to my eyes. My wonderful co-workers were walking my clients to me so I could cut down on the walking.

2 stamps or one... like you all said, think it's depends on the mood of the employee that day!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 17, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9010522

This uploading issue between my computer and DG is really driving me crazy. Tried all morning to post.

Bety, congrats to you sis and her pup. There seemed to be an extremely large number of 'winningest ever' of the breed. To be in that company as a Westminster winner is phenominal.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9010957

Can`t wait to see all the beautiful strips you send to each other and of course all the projects that will be made from the strips!!!

psychw2

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

February 18, 2012
11:29 PM

Post #9011689

Thea, Mittsy??? you two are not joining??? Come on... ya know ya wanna!! LOL
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 19, 2012
3:45 AM

Post #9011719

So I bought a cutting mat & ruler then realized I didn't have an iron in FL. So got one of those yesterday. Hope to get out to the "studio" and find fabrics sometime this afternoon.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9011866

Got the list printed up! Will start going thru my stash later this afternoon!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 19, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9011967

One last little thing...if it matters to you, could you specify Prints or Solids please?

For instance, I would prefer prints.

This message was edited Feb 19, 2012 11:18 AM

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 19, 2012
11:08 AM

Post #9012089

I am mailing my stuff out to all that are listed - tomorrow - Karen keeping yours till we get the "mail now". Any add'ls I can handle when needed. Hope this is OK?

I am getting company later on this week Long weekend for DD's and niece - SIL will stay as house guest for a month or more. I was chicken to say no to this duration.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9012550

I sorted my stash, and there are scraps that meet the preferences of some, but aren't "jelly roll" sizes yet.
So, I was thinking of leaving the fabric untouched, in case you can use it for something else. Like a 5" wide fabric, that one can use for charm squares.
I promise to send the whole WOF.

If anyone object, please let me know, I'll cut them down to the required 2 1/2".

psychw2

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

February 19, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9012552

no problem here.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9012567

Thanks Pat!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9012643

sounds good to me, too...

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 19, 2012
7:33 PM

Post #9012649

Thanks Kathy Kiz!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 19, 2012
8:02 PM

Post #9012671

Fine by me also.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 20, 2012
4:43 AM

Post #9012857

Ok by me too...

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 20, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9012883

What!!!???? More fabric!!!??? I don't believe I have EVER turned down more fabric!!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 20, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9012972

that's fine

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 20, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9013028

Fine with me also Jaye.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2012
4:14 PM

Post #9013857

Karen. No problems waiting. Mine aren't going out until March sometime unless I get done with the quilt projects first. Nearly finished putting the front on the Best of Breed Lap Q front together. Next to back and bind the three trophies and get started on the auction Lap Q.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9014729

Jaye, ok by me too. Mine will not be going out until next month. Have to make a baby quilt (getting paid for it), was told needed in 6 months, turns out within 3 months. Figure it has to jump to top of "To Do" list.

psychw2

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

February 21, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9014836

When you said "think flower garden" do you also WANT flower prints? Or primarily flower colors?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2012
6:02 AM

Post #9015593

Pat - either or.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 22, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9015752

Got most of mine ready - just need to get more envelopes!! Hope to have them out next week.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9015773

I was amazed by how much blue fabric I have. And I don't even own a quilt with blue in it!!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 22, 2012
8:26 AM

Post #9015788

this #100 replies to this thread 639 views. Amazing

Mine went out yesterday due to Holiday on Monday. Hope I did good.

psychw2

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

February 22, 2012
12:20 PM

Post #9016031

there is a free site with 34 pages of downloadable patterns. One of the patterns would be PERFECT for this swap. I should have copied or noted at least which page but I didn't let me know if you want the info and don't to look yourself thru ALL 34 pages (with about 6 or 8 patterns per page). Did I mention FREE pdf files? FREE?? LOL http://www.blankquilting.com/freepatterns.aspx Kathy/Kizmo posted the link on another thread.

taters55

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

February 22, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9016110

http://www.blankquilting.com/freepatterns.aspx
Is this the one? Strips of hope?

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9017598

free wallpapers for quilters from Connecting Threads... :-)

http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/page/wallpapers-1

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psychw2

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

February 23, 2012
9:49 PM

Post #9017860

Ya Linda, that's the one I was thinking of!

Very pretty Kizmo!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9019772

Thank you Helene,I got the strips!
They came in today. Perfect!

taters55

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

February 25, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9019787

Helene, I got your strips today also! They are beautiful!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 25, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #9019816

My strips came in yesterday Helene. Love them! It is amazing with all these exchanges that I haven't received any pieces like I already have in my collection. Boggles the mind to think there is that much different fabric in this world and I am not able to see it all. LOL

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9019861

Now Marion, if only we'll learn to use them right away instead of hoarding them!! I'm thinking of doing Chinese Coins with these strips. Easy to finish!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 25, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9019897

Jaye, have you check out some of the tutorials on You Tube by the Missiouri Star Quilt Co. They have some really neat ideas using the 2.5" strips.
So what is wrong with hoarding fabric? LOL If there is ever a shortage at least we will be the ones prepared.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9020024

I was all set to quilt the day away. Instead I worked on my taxes!!!!
Hopefully I'll get some quilting done tomorrow.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 25, 2012
8:19 PM

Post #9020164

Helene, got the strips today. Beautiful! Thank you!

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 26, 2012
2:50 AM

Post #9020271

I got my strips from you Helene and they are lovely. Thank you...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2012
3:02 AM

Post #9020275

I'm sad...no strips for me!!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 26, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9020412

Jaye, I didn't know what Chinese Coins were so I Googled them. Check out this version:

http://www.maryquilts.com/chinese-coins-quilts/uneven-chinese-coins/

taters55

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

February 26, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9020483

http://www.google.com/search?q=split rail quilt&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=Lk5KT8f2CoWqsALjy9DqCA&biw=1024&bih=672&sei=MU5KT_KoNMvjsQKktuzqCA



Strips can also be used for a split rail!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 26, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9020511

Dang...getting to be too many choices.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2012
8:06 AM

Post #9020532

I got my strips from Helene yesterday too! Thank you!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2012
9:44 AM

Post #9020659

Well shall we add to the confusion about the strips? Check out You Tube...Missouri Star Quilt Co. They have some great videos on using strips.

psychw2

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

February 26, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9021128

Helene, I got the fabric and it is beautiful. I'm sure this will be a FUN fabric exchange!

Thru a series of "events" we will be having our 4 year grandson staying with us for a week while my husband holds down the fort with my sister's ebay business, & cooks meals for my father! My son has a temporary job 6:30 to 6:30 EVERY DAY for a couple of weeks. He normally works for my Sister. She's going to be out of town for 2 weeks and my Dad lives with her!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9021803

I also received some beautiful fabrics from Helene, but haven't been able to post from home. Thanks so much and I'll get a picture going when I can post from home to DG.

I may be a bit irratic with my postings for a couple of weeks. Some things going on at work that are a bit stressful and need to center myself a bit until we get more info in a couple of weeks. So, if you don't see me posting, know that I'm still reading.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 27, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9021832

Hoping all goes as you want it to at work Stu.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 27, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9021875

See you when you can come back Stu.

Yippee! Greats are all coming down with the flu. I had my shot but not feeling the best right now.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 27, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9021886

Very happy that everyone is happy too.
Stu i found that extra piece thinking for Dogie quilts you are making.
Pat we talked a while ago about Civil war fabric and I thought that piece would work.

Chinese coin quilt very pretty. Not sure what I'll think up with my strips.I made this for my DD the collection is "Spumoni" she loves the quilt. Made similar for the younger DD as well. Love working with precuts. I never thought I would.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 27, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9022172

I got a "lovely" from Helene.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 27, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9022184

Ooooh Spumoni is sooo pretty! Good idea for those 2" scraps laying around.

Marion, I watched that vid. put out by Missouri.. thanks.

LK, with Split Rail, I have to split the darks and lights. Thanks for posting that link.

Karen, I like that uneven Chinese coin.. Think I'll do yours!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 27, 2012
2:13 PM

Post #9022284


Jean I thought that piece will give many "florals". I am glad that everyone is receiving the Pkgs.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 27, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9022466

Helene, I got my package today, thank you so much. I have not started getting mine together to send out yet.

taters55

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

February 27, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9022533

Jean, do you want floral prints?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2012
2:19 AM

Post #9022855

Floral, tone on tone, print...all are fine.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 28, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9023127

Just ordered a pattern from a quilt shop here in Toronto..think my 2 1/2 strips will do nicely!

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

February 28, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9023177

Too cool...darn it.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 28, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9023207

nice pattern Betty.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 28, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #9023275

ordered the Lazy Angle Ruler as well..they usually send out orders quickly..not ready for it yet but it's on my to do list..lol along with 30 other things.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 28, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #9023643

WOW beautiful pattern. You should get your pkg soon. Look for a stamp inside/ Your last pkg here - stamp was not cancelled.

psychw2

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

February 28, 2012
5:40 PM

Post #9023887

WOW Betty, WAY cool!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 28, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9023920

Lol. Will do Helene!

Am hoping this weekend I will have a bit of time get some packages done up.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 28, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9023975

plenty of time - needed to mine because of 1 month in house company and the back is barkingl
very happy with all responses.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 29, 2012
3:16 AM

Post #9024214

I hope to get the rest of the strips cut this weekend then in the mail Mon AM.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

March 2, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9027049

Good morning all. I will be sending out all the strips today, except for sileogrma. Let me know when you get them. My mouse is dying so I may be off line for a few days... :^(

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2012
12:12 PM

Post #9027161

I mailed everyone's strips out today, except for Karen and Jean's. Jean, you have d-mail...

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 2, 2012
12:52 PM

Post #9027214

Oh boy sure will be fun at the mail box in days to come.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 2, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9027610

Wow, think I'd best get a move on...everyone is so organized!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 2, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9027670

Happy Birthday Betty!!!!!

I wish I was organized. Luckily I have a box of strips that will hopefully work.

And darn, I keep forgetting to get envelopes.

psychw2

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

March 2, 2012
9:21 PM

Post #9027814

LONG days at work and mandantory tomorrow even so "NUTHIN" getting done here!

I'll be lucky to just get to the PO Box to get my wonderful strips!! THANKS all and I'll try to acknowledge each and everyone and get to cutting when I have a few minutes of my own.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2012
3:38 AM

Post #9027896

Definately no rush to get them to me. My current to-do list will keep me busy for the next 3 years!!!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 3, 2012
4:30 AM

Post #9027914

Morning, thanks for birthday wishes Quilter..had a wonderful day!
Will celebrate today ...horrific winds so best place will be inside sewing. Should have been yesterday as well but with all the friends and family dropping in I decided to finish a stained glass piece for front room window.

Will get breakfast and in between meandering. Lol. Will cut a few strip and start this adventure!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 3, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9028148

joining in with "Happy Birthday Betty"

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 3, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9028268

Helene, went to stained glass studio and on my way back thought I'd drop into post office, guess what was there...just going to open it and post a photo!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 3, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9028287

ooooh and ahhh's coming from my neck of the woods...Helene,prrrrfect...
Your strips match to a 't' the project I will work on..

thank you, thank you!!!

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9028316

Wow, how did she know?????

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 3, 2012
11:32 AM

Post #9028363

Amazing isn't it..the blue and yellow matches the pot and the blue roses matches the the pot design as well..

isn't it wonderful

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 3, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9028682

physic - that's what I am - i agree purrfect match.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2012
4:02 AM

Post #9029107

A belated Happy B-day Betty.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 4, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9029146

Thank you Stu, still amazed at Helene's choices..think she reads minds..ESP??

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9030859

Rec'd strips from Gloria today, thank you very much! Love the yellow print! Goes well with the tan and the soft green!!

taters55

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

March 5, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9030910

I got strips from Barb today! Thanks so much for the beautiful colors!

Jean, which address do you want your strips mailed to please?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2012
12:44 PM

Post #9031015

All - my strips can go to MD.

Although I cut a lot, I ended up quilting 5 tops and not sorting, packing, and mailing strips. Later thsi week they should start going out.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 5, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9031097

Received from Morknotmindy, Kizmo and Quilter5bdr - all match very well together. Gloria also had 2 cream strips and the green in the pix. If all others are same will make a nice soft quilt. Thank you ladies.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9031104

I also got fabrics from Gloria today and they so say "FLOWER GARDEN".

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9031174

yes, those colors are going to be pretty!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9031982

Received my strips from Barb yesterday. Perfect Barb.

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 6, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9032145

I got strips from Gloria today and they are sooo pretty. Thank you...

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 6, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9032186

Just got strips from Katy Kiz as well. You are so generous and I thank you - they are perfect...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9032227

you're welcome, Barb! can't wait to see what you do with them!

taters55

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

March 6, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9032385

Kathy, I got your strips, as well as strips from Gloria/morknotmindy! I am going to love putting this blue and white strip quilt together!

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2012
4:40 PM

Post #9032579

Kizmo, I received your luscious strips yesterday. Thank you!!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9032718

Yay!! Linda I hope those blues were the right 'shades'... wasn't sure which way you were leaning, brights or darks..

Gloria, glad you liked them, I liked that combo as well, looked pretty good together when I laid a bunch of them together. Can't wait to see the completed top!

Jean, I mailed yours out today...

taters55

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

March 6, 2012
7:34 PM

Post #9032773

I am looking for all shades of blue, solid, print, batiks...

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9033090

can't wait to see what the blues look like all together...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9033101

Received my strips from Gloria--love them!!!

Happy Birthday Stu.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 7, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9033114

Singing Happy Birthday Stu along with those before me...may your day be filled with sunshine!!!

taters55

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

March 7, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9033143

Happy Birthday Stu! Have a great day today!

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heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 7, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9033302

Goodness, Betty, aren't you lucky!!

Happy Birthday Stu. Hope you get some surprise new fabrics today!

Gloria, Barb.. I got your fabrics and thank you so much. You are both so generous.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9033314

Happy Birthday, Stu! Here's a Hummingbird Cake for you to share, and a free e-book of 5 Civil war patterns to download if you like, from F&P, just type in your email address and download...

http://www.fonsandporter.com/landing/civil-war-quilt-patterns.html

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9033446

happy birthday Stu! Be sure to share your cakes on here with SO and the pups (cuts down on the invisible calories that way).
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9033526

Oh my Kathy, a hummingbird cake and Civil War patterns to download--what a great friends you are. Stu, oh please do share that cake. Love hummingbird cake!!!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9033733

Thanks all and share the cake. Kiz, can't wait to look at the CW patterns. Thanks

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9033946

Hummingbird Cake takes me to a 'happy place'...LOL I tried to come up with Civil War era fare, but thought this was better than johnny cakes and cabbage stew... :-)

psychw2

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

March 7, 2012
8:45 PM

Post #9034121

Oh man... i've never heard of Hummingbird cake but if it's as good as it looks... CUT ME A BIG PIECE!!! LOL Happy Birthday Stuart.


thanks to Kathy (kiz) & Gloria (Mork) for the fabric strips. They are beautiful!!!

My Sweetie went to the PCP today and they referred him to a cardiologist today. He still feels so lousy. Poor guy, I'm no help, I'm not feeling good and putting in 10-12 hour days at work right now. We are facing another whole week of file "maintenance" next week getting ready for the Audit. I'm still trying to take care of "problems" documented from the last week's review!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 8, 2012
4:53 AM

Post #9034272

Oh Hummingbird cake is just the best and really easy to make...I'll take a piece with my coffee this morning if there is any left.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

March 8, 2012
5:28 AM

Post #9034314

Awww Pat sounds like you need a piece of hummingbird cake. I saw the recipe and know it's something I would love for one of my very occasional treats. Bet you could find it by Googling.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9034437

Pat - It IS really good... although not without it's calories. Here's the link I used, it's toned down slightly by cutting out a little of the sugar and oil amounts from the original recipe

http://scarpettadolcetto.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/hummingbird-cake/

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2012
7:21 AM

Post #9034470

Thanks again everyone for the B-Day wishes. I did get several strip packages this week and will acknowledge them after tomorrow and I get completed with the last lap Q for next week's Nationals. Finished the front last night. Going to back, pin and, hopefully, quilt it tonite and do the binding tommorrow. Will show pictures of all when done and if DG and my computer at home start talking again.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 8, 2012
9:02 AM

Post #9034608

I hate it when DG and my computer don't communicate! LOL

Pat, you definitely need to try a hummingbird cake but don't be shocked at the list of ingredients.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9034905

Why Marion? Are hummingbird feathers part of the ingredeint?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 8, 2012
4:26 PM

Post #9035063

That is about the only thing that isn't on the ingredients list Jaye. LOL
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9036158

I got a pkg from Barb today with wonderful fabrics. I love the pink w/purple flowers!!!!!

I really do need to get on the ball & get mine all ready this weekend. That will be my task for tomorrow AM!!!
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2012
6:38 PM

Post #9036340

I checked the mail today, and it was like Christmas in March! I got strips from Barb, Kizmo, and MorknotMindy . . . I just love the colors each of you sent! Thanks!

psychw2

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

March 9, 2012
9:49 PM

Post #9036492

Oh yaaaaaaaaaaaaa... sounds delicious!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9036632

I have most of the strips identified & in piles. I'm realizing I've really dwindled my scrap pile done making scrappy quilts. Hopefully what I have to send will be what you are looking for.

Also, we have an offer on our house in MD. Not a very good offer so I don't know if the Sale will happen. We have countered and guess we will know something in the next couple days.
If this does happen, closing is set for mid-April. Still best to mail to the MD address. I will let all know if that does change.

But, this AM I'm going to the Home, Garden, & Orchid Show. I'm always terrible inspired afterward and the yard/gardens in FL need a lot of work & inspiration!!!! Np more than 1 Orchid baby can follow mw home today!!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9036703

Wooohooooo!!! Kathy Kiz, thank you!! Awesome shades of red and love the blues and whites. Thank you for sending me such a LARGE helping of strips.

I thought of doing Chinese coin, but since most of what I've received are solids, I might lean towards a bargello. The solids will stand out more in a simple bargello.
Anyway, I might as well make use of the book I got just for that a few years ago :(

Jean, good luck on the sale of your house. Enjoy the orchid show. Think you'll buy the whole orchid farm!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9036768

BTW, Thunder is having pc issues.
So, she'll be out of the loop for a while.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 10, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9036834

jean good luck on the sale.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9036997

You're welcome Jaye! Are the Chinese Coins cut from 2 1/2" strips? Could you cut them in half lengthwise then stack them, alternating the solids and prints?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9037013

2 Orchids and a pot of pale blue mini-iris followed me home

taters55

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

March 10, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9037036

Marion, I got your strips today. Thanks for the lovely blues!

Jean, did you think you would stick to just one?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9037050

I tried!!!!! They are both "unusual". One smells like Coconut.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9037861

All cut & packed.
Hope to get to the PO tomorrow afternoon!!!!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 11, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9038148

Kizmo wrote:You're welcome Jaye! Are the Chinese Coins cut from 2 1/2" strips? Could you cut them in half lengthwise then stack them, alternating the solids and prints?

I'll be using the original width and all the given strips. If I were to do Bargello, the infrequent prints would make it more interesting!

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

March 11, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9038281

Received some beautiful strips from Kathy (Kiz) especially love the green strip. Can you say: ladybugs? LOL

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 12, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9040272

Love those ladybugs, so cute... Found them on yellow background at Joann's today, and at one time had them on blue.

Got some bee-you-tee-ful strips from Barb... Thank you so much! The swirly green is my fave...

psychw2

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

March 12, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9040371

I got fabric from Barb too! BEAUTIFUL bright pink and a wonderful gray on Black "twilight" kinda print, hard to describe and beautiful to look at!

I am REALLY pleased with the beautiful Pinks, White & blacks that I am receiving from all of you!!

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

March 13, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9040784

Received beautiful strips from Barb yesterday. They are perfect! Isn't it fun to receive a gift from a fellow fabric 'nut'? Our stashes are so deversified and beautiful and it is such a treat to share. Not only fabric but information and encouragement and humor. Quilters are such nice people.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9040823

I just stopped by the PO and mailed off "squishies" to all (but Karen). Be on the look out for brown envelopes.

It is already 70 here in MD and oh, so sunny. This time of year, with all the nice weather, it is difficult to stay indoors with my fabrics.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

March 13, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9040845

Dear friends, After much soul searching, I feel I must drop out of the swaps I'm currently signed up for. Its possible I will be making yet another move when I return to Michigan. Still not the move I want to make but I suppose eventually I'll get there. We still have one home for sale and it's undecided if I will stay there while my hubby is working downstate or if I will look for a place for us to rent temporarily. We still have work to do on the up north place so I suppose staying there and supervising is the best thing to do. Hubby could come up on week-ends. Other choice is to rent it out again for the summer and rent a place for us down state. UGH another move...not fun.

I'm so sorry to have to drop out but keeping these swaps open is just too stressful right now. Love you all and I'll still be lurking here.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2012
7:34 AM

Post #9040854

Karen - I can sure relate to the stress of not know where you will be living and having multiple houses to keep track of. My DH has been down in FL the past month supervising activities down there. And it seems everytime I go looking for a fabric, it is not where I am.

Best of luck to you...

But, your fabrics are all packed and ready to go and I'll gladly send them "somewhere". Don't require any in return. Let me know...

taters55

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

March 13, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9040858

Same here Karen, when ever you get an address, and get settled yours will be in the mail. Just let us know when and where.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 13, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9040882

Add me to the list also Karen. When you have an address, I have goodies to mail to you. Nothing in return.

taters55

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

March 13, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9040895

All of my strips, except Karen's went out Saturday, you all should be receiving them soon.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 13, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9040950

I too have some strips ready to go - No need for any return. I mean I can certainly spare a couple of strips. You may not use them now -- thinking a pkg. or two in these strange times of your life can't hurt. HD

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

March 13, 2012
9:11 AM

Post #9041010

Karen, take a deep breath... Relax... Things will work out. We will still be here.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9041066

I agree! We done voted - you're staying on the Island and that's that!!! If we weren't such an absolutely sistah-ly group, we wouldn't be makin' stuff for ya that ya didn't ask for!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 13, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9041077

Yeap, once on the island, you stay on the island!!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9041126

All around us boats may be taking on water but the Island is safe & secure!!!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9041130

... so's ye just sits back and reap the treasures! So says yer Mateys..!

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

March 13, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9041265

ROFLOL Kathy!!! Scared me for a minute. Yeap the island is safe!

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

March 13, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9041579

Woopee! More strips today! This time from Linda. Thank you! They are beautiful.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 13, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9041602

Yes, I also got strips from Linda...
All these beautiful strips...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9041673

Finally listing. All the fabric received so far has been stellar... thanks

From Helene.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9041681

From MorknotMindy

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2012
5:52 PM

Post #9041691

From Linda.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9041701

From Barb

Thumbnail by FLStu
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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9041746

Linda, thanks so much for the strips! My collection is coming right along!

psychw2

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

March 13, 2012
8:28 PM

Post #9041916

Oh Stu, you're getting some "good stuff!" I wasn't too sure of your mustardy choice but seeing together has changed my mind!!! LOL... that's one of the benefits of working /seeing someone else's color choices.

It's been a rough day. Sweetie saw the cardiologst and will have more tests next week and likely a stent same day. His sister was admitted today for emergency pace maker. Any wonder I could not concentrate at work today? We are preparing for an audit and it is NOT going well.

Ditto on all the other sentiments expressed Karen. Just let me know where to send the strips when you have an address. No need for reurn strips.

taters55

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

March 13, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9041924

Glad to hear the strips are arriving!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 14, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9042232

My strips will be going out the end of this month---headed south again.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 14, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #9042248

Received a package yesterday from Gloria and Barb...so love the colors/designs - match my project so doing happy dance...

Barb, I got a chuckle out of the Bingo fabric and will try to make something for Ann..she will be so appreciative..hmmm maybe include it in a wallet?

Will take photo's tonight!!!

Little behind the 8th ball but I'm going to craft show in Hamburg N.Y. at end of month so will post all from there...will still make the deadline in plenty of time.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 14, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9042283

received my strips from Linda yesterday - very beautiful. very matching with all the others.TU.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9042437

I have been recieving strips too and love them all. I hope to get mine cut on Friday/Saturday and get them in the mail next week. Will try to post a picutre this weekend too. It is so fun getting surprise mail.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2012
12:05 PM

Post #9042623

I will refrain from touching all fabrics till I'm over this cold.
Don't want to transmit virus over the mail. No telling the postal system might accuse me of postal terrorism!! Lol!!

Karen, you'll get yours. Don't need to send me anything.

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 15, 2012
1:36 PM

Post #9043917

I received beautiful strips from Jean today. Qwilter you sure can pick them. I really like them. Thanks...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 15, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9044241

Glad you liked them...
I was worried I'd not have enough in the stash here. And most all the fabric in FL is still packed away.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9044302

LOL too many threads... I posted on the wrong forum, but Thank you Jean for the great strips! My neutral color selections are going to look really nice, if I can just decide what pattern I'm using for them.. been Googling too many patterns!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 16, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9044724

Went to post office early this morning, a package awaited me! Someone was very generous...not only was I doing the happy dance because it is Friday but for the beautiful fabric that Kizmo sent me...

Omg LOVE your choice of fabrics...thank you,thank you from both me and my soon to be table cloth!!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2012
7:40 AM

Post #9044783

You're welcome Betty, glad I had something in the stash that you liked! Can't wait to see your creativity!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 16, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #9044996

Today I Received my bounty from jean "Quilter" perfect color selection.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 16, 2012
11:25 AM

Post #9045012

Wow!!!! I am glad LK led me to this swap.
Got Jean's and LK's beautiful strips and again, I can't get over your generosity.
I love both your blue and white prints, LK and Jean!!!
Amd patriotic prints will certainly add some charm to whatever I'll be doing!!!!

My DH caught the cold now... so I'm hoping it will not aggravate mine more.

taters55

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

March 16, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9045037

Jean, I got your beautiful strips today as well! Love the colors!

psychw2

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

March 17, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9046051

After careful thought, literally lots of pain ( anxiety chest pain issues ), I've decided something HAS TO GIVE. I guess on Tuesday I'll have a chat with my employer, I CANNOT meet their expectations. I know an Audit is coming. I know there is work that needs to be done "or else" but giving up my health is not the way to long term accomplish anything. We'll come up with a working solution that meets every body's needs or they will have to fire me.

I've generated a list of ideas on how we can get some skilled help. Beyond that I guess they will have to make some hard choices.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

March 17, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9046057

Good for you Pat, you have to take care of yourself first so you can take care of other needs.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2012
5:21 PM

Post #9046514

Jean...Lovely strips, Thanks
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9046571

Glad you all like the fabrics I sent.

psychw2

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

March 18, 2012
10:26 AM

Post #9047342

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