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psychw2

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

June 9, 2012
2:06 PM

Post #9158364

We were at the critical "200" mark so I thought I start up a new thread. (We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1253099/ )

Anybody got some projects started they can show? Some links for ideas that are perfect for this? I saw one called Concordia Blues on Etsy (LynBrownDotCom) and her California Roll was also adaptable for this.

psychw2

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

June 9, 2012
2:09 PM

Post #9158366

For those of you not following the Valentine heart block, they had a posting and picture of their Valentine swap block made with 2.5 inch strips. The finished block (without the added border shown) was 20 x 26! Wouldn't take many of those with great sashing to make a throw or twin bed etc. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=9156910
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2012
6:15 PM

Post #9158577

Helene - what is a Watermellon Shuffle????

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
7:38 PM

Post #9158671

sounds like the aftereffects of too much watermelon...LOL

I think its the name of a Hoffman quilt pattern in shades of pinks and greens

http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/content/content-image.asp?ImageID=702

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2012
9:21 PM

Post #9158767

macht nichts - use other shaded simple strips- like my beige /geen and off/white - what can happen?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9158898

I sure appreciate FREE patterns!!!

taters55

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

June 10, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9158934

Thanks for the new thread.

Quilter5bdsr

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

June 13, 2012
3:56 AM

Post #9163207

Thank you Nichole. I received my strips yesterday and they are lovely.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 13, 2012
3:58 AM

Post #9163208

I also got BRIGHT strips. Love 'em.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9163234

Woo Hoo! Got some really cool strips yesterday in the mail, Thanks Nichole!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 13, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9163469

perfect colors - my strips arrived as well thank you

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

June 13, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9163962

Lots of stuff going on here lately and haven't checked in for some time. I received your beautiful strips Nicole. Thank you. Haven't made up my mind yet on what I'm going to make.

psychw2

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

June 13, 2012
7:47 PM

Post #9164298

Thanks, Nicole, me too! They are perfect!

taters55

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

June 14, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9164672

I got mine as well, thanks for the beautiful fabric!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9164693

Received my also---perfect matches for those I have already received. Thanks so much.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9164774

Nichole, I got my strips too and they are great! I think I may make myself a purse from some of my strips. Maybe...
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

June 16, 2012
9:34 AM

Post #9167518

Here I was wondering why nobody had said they had gotten their strips yet, and here it all is, in a new thread! LOL!

I'm glad you all like them.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 16, 2012
10:17 AM

Post #9167562

Oh, did we forget to drop cookie crumbs when we changed? LOL How about we make them larger crumbs next time.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

June 16, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9167605

Oh, there was probably crumbs, but I just didn't see it!
:-)

psychw2

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

June 17, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9168574

My oldest son & his girlfriend are coming tomorrow for lunch. She is going to look over my fabric and finished blocks to pick out a project to have finished for her. Maybe my beautiful pink/ white/ white strips will end up in a project for her? I have internet pictures printed out of a couple of projects that feature 2.5 inch strips... we'll see!

I have told her I would put the top together but she will need to take it to a quilt shop to have it machine quilted or will NEVER get done!! LOL

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 25, 2012
12:57 AM

Post #9179423

Hope this is the right thread, lok, don't always function well early in the morning..

Got lovely bright strips from Nichole

Will go well with my project..soon fall will be upon us and I'll bet back to sewing and using up these lovelies..

Thumbnail by Bettypauze
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2012
5:37 AM

Post #9179597

It has been so cool here, I've been sewing bindings on in the evenings.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2012
9:12 AM

Post #9180001

Nice strips Betty. Jean, how much rain have you had so far? At the moment it is so dark I can't see the end of my driveway and the rains continue...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 25, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9180002

Don't get washed away Marion!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 25, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9180009

That is the nice part..even though we are on a high area the water drains down the street, down my drive on one side only and has formed a wonderful natural riverbed. Will need to work on landscaping that area. Otherwise, we are actually in an area less likely to flood...house sits way back and on higher ground than the lake.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 25, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9180025

Not raining here...I IS bad...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #9180566

We had 6" overnite. Has just drizzled today. Even some sun at times. Yard is still flooded in many spots.
I'm tired of rain.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2012
12:33 AM

Post #9188383

Nichole I got your strips too, thanks!! Or had I mentioned that before? Anyway, thanks again!!

Got my lovely, lovely strips from the exquisite Marion. Very happy with them, thanks a bunch!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

July 2, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9190064

Marion, thank you so much for the box of lovelies. Wow! that's a big bunch of strips. Loving the blocks too.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 2, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9190085

I hope you enjoy them!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2012
7:26 AM

Post #9197612

I was in an "organizing" mood this AM so opened all the envelopes, sorted by color, laid them all out & took a pic of my collection. Of course, the pics are on the camera & the camera is not near the computer...
I think I will need to create at least 2 tops.

And, while I was at it, I also got all the 5" squares in 1 pile. When sorted by "value", believe there will be at least 2 tops using these also.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 8, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9197671

Then you've a lot to keep you busy!

Must do the same
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9197686

Just need to find the PERFECT patterns!!!!!

psychw2

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

July 8, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9197707

http://quiltville.com/striptwist.shtml

some great ideas for strips: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=strip quilts&id=BB5CE1C1C3E03F558DF506DF5AA4609897381446&FORM=IQFRBA

I especially like: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=strip quilts&view=detail&id=3AD805FAD8448C5A5E422FBD285F5B0ED6EEE64B&first=71
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 8, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9197792

Okay, now to decided which pattern I want to add to my to-do list. I will finally say I have gotten my swaps blocks organized and it clear boxes with labels so that it a huge step forward for me. Pat, those links are fantastic...thanks for adding to my "wish list" of things to do. LOL That is what is so special about this group...everyone sharing neat links for projects.

psychw2

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

July 8, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9197893

I've been rolling this around in my head. I have soooooo many other projects started that I don't dare get going on this one just yet, but I'm think I might try mixing the strips and insert pinwheels of different sizes. I wish I could just "do things" and not make it harder but I have a real love of NOT symetrical work and it takes me in a different way than most established patterns.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9197932

I did something today I rarely do. I purchased a book - Scrap basket Sensations by Kim Brackett. After organizing all those 2 1/2" strips I decided to get a book of patterns to use them. Of course pat's links are GREAT also. I just need to put all my 2 !/2" strips to good use.

psychw2

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

July 10, 2012
8:10 PM

Post #9201054

STOP reading now if you don't want to read a grown woman whining like a 5 year old...

My husband has spent 2 1/2 days trying to find a way to make our Maytag Neptune washing machine work. Maytag no longer makes the parts for this lemon. DH has spend time calling, internet search and even "wired around" the problem two different ways and STILL I do not have a fully functional washing machine.

If people WANT to sell a product (used washing machine), why do they make a listing on Craigslist and NOT list a phone number (or list a phone but NOT return calls)) OR return emails??? *sigh* Thanks for listening (please picture Eeyore with baleful eyes).
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 10, 2012
9:15 PM

Post #9201116

Pat, I so understand what you are dealing with...had a Maytag Neptune and it was nothing but trouble. Finally got tired of the repair bills and got rid of it...seems there is some major issue with those.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 11, 2012
3:49 AM

Post #9201249

I feel your pain...I have a real problem buying a used aplinance. If it is worth selling, why not keep it & use it?
Hope you soon have clean clothes. After having spent 3 months using a laundromat, I know how much "fun" they are!!!

psychw2

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

July 11, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9201450

Ugh... 3 months?? I will try to stifle my whining! LOL

psychw2

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

July 15, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9206127

I exchanged Dmails with Stu recently and he asked that I pass along that he is thinking of you all and still hopes to get strips mailed out. He is in the processing of getting the house ready for sale, painting, cleaning and storing. You all know the drill! LOL

I assured him that Life happens, most of us have had to take a pass or partial pass on a swap at some point in time, no hard feelings.

I'm going to work on my Son's girlfriend Pink/White/ Black quilt top. I'm hoping she will "approve" of my proposal to add a row of pieced strips after the sashing. I want to get it made to that point and then show her what I mean. Easier to see than visualize if you are inexperienced.

Our 15 year grandson is with us for 2 weeks. I took down my sewing table and set up a twin bed for him. I hope to get more little projects completed while my sewing room is less conveient to use temporarily. I have blocks to cut out of old jeans and other tidying to do that don't require the use of my sewing room.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 16, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9206808

I signed up for a class that uses 2 1/2" strips and plan to use some of the ones I got from all of you.

Poor Stu!!!! I do not envy him getting the house ready.

I found a nice storage unit (on sale) yesterday, very similar to the one I had in MD for storing my fabric. Now I need to clear a large area in the studio so I can build it. The box is so heavy I can't get it out of the car w/out taking some pieces out 1st!!!! Always another obstacle to work thru. But this was the last piece I needed to finish organizing the studio.

psychw2

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

July 16, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9206994

WOW, good for you Jean. With company here I am slightly restricted...mostly working at cutting old jeans for blocks etc since my sewing room is where our quest is.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 16, 2012
9:34 AM

Post #9207175

We need pictures Jean!!! Can't wait to see what you've done with the space.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 16, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9207387

Studio is still quite "messy" and disorganized. I did take before pics...no "after" till it is organized. I need more of the 12 1/2" clear plastic boxes for storing "works in progress". Or maybe I need to finish more projects!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 16, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9207454

I know that feeling!!!! I'm hoping I won't have a sitting problem while I recuperate. I have several projects that I have been saving to make just for me...

psychw2

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

July 17, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9209284

Barb, a JUST FOR ME project sounds like fun!

I got several little things done since I wasn't in the sewing room. I recyled 5 pair of jeans that were too big into blocks. I'm adding another row of blocks to increase a jean quilt to KING size. One of jeans were colored and they were added to the rag-quilt-someday pile.

I was out all night, took the rest of today off. Took a short nap and I think I'll tackle altering that jean skirt.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

July 19, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9211953

Oh Stu what a pain to go through. Did he find another job? Selling is so tough this economy really stinks it is just aweful.
Cher

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 20, 2012
4:42 AM

Post #9212131

I sent out last week another envelope n hopes everyone who was on my list received them...please, if anyone did not receive their strips p,ease post..know I've asked a dozen or more times so after this request I shall assume they were all received!

barb, now that the operation was a success and you'll be home today you'll soon be thinking of starting those projects you set aside just for you...no sewing till next week, heal first lol
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9212256

Betty - I tossed all the envelopes a couple weeks ago but think I had received from everyone. I know I have a box full of lovely fabrics.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9212263

Betty, I did receive mine, sorry if I didn't respond. Bad me!!!

Jean, are still getting the rains?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

July 20, 2012
8:01 AM

Post #9212317

Pretty sure I got mine Betty, but I'm still in TN so can't check right now. New great granddaughter is due any day and Dr. says if not here by next Thurs. he will start things moving. We're concerned she may have to have a Cesaerean as all is in place but she is not dilating at all.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9212372

Marion - it was supposed to be nice & sunny today. All I see are big dark clouds with a few bursts of sun in between. Sure looks like it will rain this afternoon. As long as it's only an inch or 2 at a time, I'm OK with it.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 20, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9212491

Thanks, just would feel badly if someone I thought might now have sent them as per swap regulations..

Here's hoping for an easy birth , no worries
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2012
11:44 AM

Post #9212528

It is raining here and has been since about noon---lost power until a few minutes ago. Doesn't help with what I had planned for the day.

Karen, hoping all goes well with the pending birth also. Keep us informed.

psychw2

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

July 21, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9213245

Betty, I am relatively certain I acknowledged mine. I JUST took them all out of envelopes and organized them in box as "one project". I am hoping to use some of mine as part of a border on my son's S/O's quilt top.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 21, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9213333

betty I received mine way back when and did acknowledge. Thanks again

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 21, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #9213359

I got mine too Betty!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 21, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9213366

Thank you all, I'll awake it that you all received them and look forward to our next fabric swap

Waving Barb, hope you have a lap top or iPad to be able to post from bed because if you are up and it it I'll be giving you the what for. Hmmmm

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 21, 2012
3:47 PM

Post #9213669

Hey all. Sorry that I,ve been absent for soloing, but it's been a whirlwind of a few months. Even more sorry and embarrassed that I haven't filled my part of the swap yet, though I plan to.

To review, in March, the new hospital group that controls my clinic sold off one and closed two other of the four clinics in our system. We thought that they were going to shut us down entirely, though they would tell us anything that was going on. My clinic and I were spared, but it's been days of leaving the house at 7 am and getting home at 7 pm. At the same time, I met someone at. A conference who said that his. Clinic system in Indiana may want to hire another Doc for their five clinic system. To make a long story short, they made a position for me, made me an offer, we worked for a month plus getting our house ready and just put it on the market last week. We are in Indiana for a few days and put an offer in on a house yesterday.

I will get my strips out in the next couple of weeks and have to get a dorm quilt started for my nephew. I am sorry most to Barb as I owe her more than strips, so Barb, you will be my first mailing.

Thanks for understanding and I'll try to catch up on the last couple of month's happenings through the threads.

I do have to let you al know that the house we found, though not having the amount of land we wanted, has perfect space for a dog room, a beautifully huge space for my SO's business AND a dedicated sewing room, all in the finished walkout basement. The basement also has a sizable family room with a wet bar. Now for the back and forth negotiations.

Will try to be on the computer a bit more, but, again, thanks for your patience and understanding.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

July 21, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9213693

Stu, praying you get the house for a bargain and yours sells quickly..think it's a wonderful opportunity for you! As for strips, please, no strips, have enough to keep me busy for an after nitty and you know I'll not likely ever do the projects my mind as picked..you just get you looked after..hugs
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9213702

Yeah, Stu . . . what Betty said!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2012
4:49 PM

Post #9213705

Great seeing you post Stu. Do not send me any strips either...I would much rather you spend your time doing things that need to be done for the move. The house sounds great..post pictures when you get some.

BTW...congratulations :-) to you and Monty.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9213772

Stu - wishing you a quick Sell & Purchase!!!!! And just when I'm getting settled here & will soon have time to go visiting other FL quilters.
I'm also NOT expecting strips from you. Just have fun moving!!!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

July 21, 2012
9:23 PM

Post #9213979

Stu, I echo what the others have already posted. Very best wishes for all your new ventures.

Quilter5bdsr

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

July 22, 2012
3:59 AM

Post #9214073

How wonderful for you Stu! And please don't worry about me - you have enough on your plate right now. Just know I wish you all good things with your move and that I look forward to you being back here with us when you can. I don't think you realize how much I and I'm sure others here enjoyed your male perspective on what we do. And to have you quilt with us is such a bonus!!! Good luck my friend..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 22, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9214239

Stu, ditto to Barb's comments...don't forget about us when everything settles down. I enjoy seeing what you do with pieces I normally would have passed purchasing. Opened a whole new "door" on things for me. How are the "babies" any shows lately?

psychw2

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

July 22, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9214277

LOL, See Stu? I told you don't sweat the swap it's all good!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 22, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9214294

no strips for me, thank you for being so concered.I am in NJ with my DD and don't do too much sewing here.

Glad things are working out for you and your SOS and your puppies.Good to hear from you.Helene

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 22, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9214872

So good to hear from you Stu! I join the others in not needing any more strips! Please get on with getting settled. You are so lucky--a room devoted to sewing, yes pictures are in order. Good luck with getting the house.

taters55

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

July 23, 2012
4:58 AM

Post #9215266

Ditto what everyone else said Stu, we are wishing you well in your new adventure, and home!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #9219591

You will always be FLSTU tho. INSTU just doesnt seem right ;-). The best of luck to you.

psychw2

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

July 29, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9222355

Did this link ever get posted to the thread? It lists jelly roll patterns... did I mention FREE patterns? http://www.crazycreekquilts.com/free-jelly-roll-patterns.html
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9222384

Pat - You sure do get me in trouble!!!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2012
9:44 AM

Post #9222401

I took a pic of all the fabrics I received...
Out of all of these, there were no duplicates and only 1 was a fabric I have in my stash.

Thumbnail by Qwilter
Click the image for an enlarged view.

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

July 29, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9222478

Oh Pat, here you go getting me into trouble again. You know I have absolutely no will power where patterns are concerned...especially free one!

psychw2

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

July 29, 2012
8:25 PM

Post #9223134

Marion, it does not take much will power when it's FREEEEEEEEE!!! LOL
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 30, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9223408

Oh, shame on me for getting the "free" part. Must have been a "blond" moment...funny as I get older how I have them more frequently.
I did like the site and bookmarked it for future use. Have a wonderful day all!

psychw2

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

July 30, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9224265

OH heck, I didnt think you forgot free, I thought it was a commentary on printer paper and SPACE!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 30, 2012
7:21 PM

Post #9224276

Well that too! Had to buy more printer paper while I was out today. Be glad when my daughter gets finished test that I can use the back of to print on...soooooooooooo much cheaper. LOL

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

August 1, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9226281

Betty and Nichole Thank you so much for the loverly strips. So nice to come home from a trip to nice bulging envelopes. I'm pretty sure what i want to do and will probably start before too long.

psychw2

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

August 7, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9233661

I've been sewing along! I was sewing all my strips together with the intent of cutting them into sections 6 inches wide to use as a border on a pink, white & black quilt I was making for oldest son's girlfriend. She loved it but NOT along her sashed blocks, thought it looked too busy. Sooooo... I'll keep sewing and will use them on another project! I have enough P/W/B blocks to make another quilt top. Maybe they'll be part of THAT quilt! or not... I have some crib size quilt ideas I'd like to try that combine strip with pinwheels. Sooooo many ideas, so little time!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2012
3:36 AM

Post #9233860

Put a plain P/W/B fabric of the same size with each of the striped units. There is a pattern like that & looks very nice.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2012
7:25 AM

Post #9234076

You have yet another p/b/w block residing in my sewing room. Maybe you would like other colors now after all this time?? I dont know why I couldnt just finish a block and go on. I have 4 in the process, its sad I know.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9234111

My oldest GD asked me the other day to help her make quilts for her American girl dolls. Her mother had made some practice papers for her to practice using her sewing machine and getting the "hang" of sewing straight lines. She is now ready to try making something. I was thinking maybe some of my strips would be perfect for her to work with. Any thoughts from others?
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2012
7:54 AM

Post #9234114

which doll/s does she have. They have such different personalities when it comes to fabric selection. They are perfect to make quilts for.

psychw2

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

August 8, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9234117

Marion, EXCELLENT idea!!!

Pam, I'd love to have your orphans in any stage. I have other color combos. I have probably 30 or more in Red white and blue. about 10 or so in pink & green... I've been in a LOT of swaps!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9234150

Pam, she has 3: Just like Me, the Indian doll and the Hawaiian doll. I don't remember their names so will need to asked her. Trust me I have so many jelly roll strips we are sure to find the right ones for the doll.

Pat, thanks, I was think so also but sometimes it helps to have others input. She is extremely interested in sewing and I hate to see her not develop this. Her Mom sews beautifully but she told me that Abbi wants Grandma to help. How could I refuse?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

August 8, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9234160

When my oldest DGD (now 31) was young she wanted Samantha for her b'day which I got her. Of course then she wanted all the clothes...quite expensive even back then. Instead I ordered the patterns and made almost the exact same clothes for a fraction of the cost. She still has her doll and has passed it to her daughter..named Samantha.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2012
8:39 AM

Post #9234178

Karen, the clothes are still expensive and yes, I have been making some clothes all along for Christmas. Both girls have the dolls so it adds up quickly expense wise. Besides, I like doing a the personal touch on some items. I still have my daughter's Baby First Step with all the clothes I made for her...yikes many years ago! She kept it very nice and I guess will decide which niece gets the collection. Don't envy her that job!!

psychw2

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

August 21, 2012
6:11 PM

Post #9249470

Marion, did you get a chance to do some sewing with your granddaughter? Doing the little blankets in the "quilt- as you go" style would be perfect for the strips and get her a finished product faster. There is a cute tutorial on Missouri Star on U tube I saw on it once. Anybody know how to find those things??

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 21, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9249472

Go to u tube and enter their name, gives you a good assortment of methods

psychw2

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

August 21, 2012
6:17 PM

Post #9249478

THANKS! I have only started really watching any of the Utube things because I finally got faster internet. Before it would stall and drive me crazy (a VERY short drive).
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 21, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #9249502

Pat unfortunately we never did get a chance to sew some. Her schedule got busy and so did mine, however, it is still on our to do list. When things settle down from school just starting back we will attempt to do some on the weekends.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9252506

need an new idea for all those bits and pieces left from the jelly rolls or 2 1/2" squares? Check out the bags from Connecting Threads! Kristen wants me to make her some new shopping bags, guess what kind she's getting!!!

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 24, 2012
3:20 PM

Post #9252513

Way cool!!!!! Those would be a good way to use up the small pieces (that I've been tossing in the trash can).

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 24, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9252521

I really like those. So bright and cheerful. Great for shopping and just toss them in the washer when they need it!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

August 24, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9252534

Finally took some time today to work on my kitchen throw panel to make use of this swaps' fabric..everyone was so generous that rather than purchase fabric for backing I am able to use up remainder of the jelly roll fabric.

Then came afternoon nap, just woke and am trying to muster up energy to go downstairs and finish it..bought a new quilting gadget and want to try it (someday)!

So thanks for the pretties

Barb, seeing the design reminded me of panels for the quilted sweaters..still have knitting for 2 or 3..with fall coming might be a usable project..did you ever try the pattern?

Love the bags..



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taters55

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

August 24, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9252607

Love those bags too!

psychw2

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

August 24, 2012
9:34 PM

Post #9252846

How very pretty!!!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 2, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9262672

I would like to thank you all for the lovely fabrics I received in this jelly roll swap. I've just completed the project for which they were intended and imagine, in the same year I received them.

I've now completed projects using up all my swap blocks/fabric..can breath a sigh of relief tonight...

again, thanks to everyone who was more than generous with their strips

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

September 2, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9262676

That turned out really nice Betty. Love the teacups on the bottom of the panel.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 2, 2012
4:03 PM

Post #9262678

Sorry, wrong photo, thought I picked the finished photo..ooops

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Quilter5bdsr

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

September 2, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9262681

What size did that end up being Betty? It is so pretty.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 2, 2012
4:08 PM

Post #9262688

44x60 Barb
I'll set it on the chair in my little French cafe

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 2, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #9262692

Oh I can see it there!!! Perfect...

psychw2

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

September 2, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9262697

Yes, that turned out spectacular!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 2, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9262700

Thanks, likely would not have finished it but wanted to try that quilting frame..

Quilter5bdsr

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

September 3, 2012
3:39 AM

Post #9263010

It is obvious that the frame is a hit!!!! You did a great job on it. The strips look wonderful with your center.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9263114

Wow Betty!! That's so beautiful and yes I love the teacups too.
Did you do the stippling yourself? That's what I'd love to learn to do next!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

September 3, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9263168

Thanks Jaye, yes I purchased a quilting frame made especially for home sewing machine and this is my first effort and am sure now that I've gone through the learning process I will do much better with the overall quilting design.

Strips sure came in handy, and ALL that were sent to me matched perfectly

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 3, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9263329

oh that came out beautyfull. The quilting is very nice for a first! Now I will study your notes on the quilting frame you purchased.

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