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Sewing and Quilting: 12 Block Swap #3 (Putting it together)

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #4721641

Just a 'teaser'

I love the way they are coming together

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2008
4:21 PM

Post #4721652

another block, this was the only one with no green, so I decided to go with a green sash with little yellow flowers. The was yellow in all but 1 block.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2008
4:24 PM

Post #4721662

Here is what the first row looks like. Still have a lot to do but I am real happy so far.

Gotta get ready for work in just a bit so that's it for now.

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pinkpoodlegirl
Rock Hill, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 28, 2008
5:01 PM

Post #4721784

looking good!
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2008
6:02 PM

Post #4722063

Looking great!!!
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 29, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #4723799

Thanks' Just got home and had supper so I'm heading back upstairs to sew some more.

I'm waiting for others to post your progress also.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2008
3:06 PM

Post #4735032

Somehow I was mistaken about the yellow in all but 1 block, really 3 blocks don't have yellow but I think it will all work out.

Rain forcast for all day and I have it off...so I guess I might as well sew for awhile...;-)

Anyone else getting their top together besides BBBeth and myself? Hers is so great I was inspired to get started on mine.

Just found out I can't count! This should have been thread 4!
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 31, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #4735086

This is how far I've gotten this morning so far, can you tell I'm excited about this?

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pinkpoodlegirl
Rock Hill, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 31, 2008
3:28 PM

Post #4735132

It is looking great!
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 31, 2008
3:42 PM

Post #4735194

wow!
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2008
4:23 PM

Post #4740788

My top is Done!

True confessions before I show you the completed top. There was one block that I just couldn't figure out how to fit it in my top. I was really upset about this because I wanted to keep all of my blocks in the same project. The block was 2busygardening's block. It was just too big and I just couldn't seem to make any of my ideas work.

Please forgive me for not including it in the top Betsy. I was going to settle for making it into a totebag when the most wonderful idea sprang into my head. I would need a pillowsham with this quilt! So the 'troublesome' block for me has actually become my favorite!

Here it is ready to be quilted and then have the back attached.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2008
4:25 PM

Post #4740806

And...here is the quilt top it is going to be enthroned upon

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pinkpoodlegirl
Rock Hill, SC
(Zone 7b)

April 1, 2008
4:50 PM

Post #4740937

that turned out great...will you get it quilted as fast as you pieced it? If so you are officially amazing!
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2008
5:13 PM

Post #4741042

Thanks, I think it is beginners luck, it is my first quilt ever larger than a crib quilt and I've only made 2 of those.

I have a 'working' arrangement with an older lady in town who quilts and either she will quilt it for me or give me some help which is in exchange for some work I've done for her. I don't know how long this stage will take.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

April 2, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #4743220

That looks fantastic.. I love it and the idea with the larger block for a pillow sham. You have done a great job.
Garden4ever
Plymouth, WI
(Zone 8b)

April 2, 2008
3:37 AM

Post #4744208

Lilyfan, this looks wonderful. Everyone did such a great job on the blocks!
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

April 3, 2008
1:23 PM

Post #4750150

llilyfan it is really gorgeous. What size did it come out to be? The pillowsham knocks my socks off. You did and excellent job.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2008
2:02 PM

Post #4750328

As it hangs it is 55 wide by 83 long, what size is that? I think it will fit a twin bed.

That picture of the pillow sham makes it look square, but really it is about 2 inches larger than a pillowcase, so it is a rectangle.

Thank you for your kind words. I was rather overwhelmed when I opened the envelope and saw so many different designs and colors. I didn't see anyway possible to make a cohesive quilt...

I am hoping to do something like this again, there is just so much talent here at Dave's
Garden4ever
Plymouth, WI
(Zone 8b)

April 3, 2008
4:49 PM

Post #4751184

Ahh, but green is a magical color and always seems to bring things together. Kind of like a flower garden. Even when things may not be a perfect match, the green can tie it all together.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

April 3, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #4751190

That pillow sham could almost be made into a wall hanging above the bed.. and would look great.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #4751334

Are you saying I stumbled upon a good thing and didn't even know it...LOL

As far as the pillow sham being a wall hanging, most of my bedrooms have those slanting walls and very little verticle, so really no hanging spots once you add doors and windows!

So is anybody else making any progress on their project/projects? I really wnat to see what eeryone else does.

better go get ready for work...later
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

April 3, 2008
6:01 PM

Post #4751483

I've got mine spread on the bed trying to figure out which way I like it best. I keep moving the blocks around.
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #4752942

i love the way you used my big block.
Thank you soooooooooo much.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #4753398

I moved the blocks around for a couple of days before I made my final placement, so i know what you are talking about gourd.

2 busy...I'm glad you like it. I have it hanging on a chair back in the tv room so I can see it!
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

April 4, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #4753785

I really love that way that turned out lilyfan! I was stumped on how to bring it all together. I think I will use a multiple of one block like you did. 2busygardening, that block of yours has really grown on me and I am still thinking about the best way to use it. I seem to change my mind on a daily basis! :^)
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2008
12:55 PM

Post #4755536

I got that idea from byndeweedbeth. She posted on another thread. she set her blocks in the center and framed them with the other blocks. It was insiration I was in need of!

Hey bwbeth how is your top coming along...picture please

psychw2

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

April 6, 2008
9:12 PM

Post #4767357

I have not started on mine yet! I have several things going on at work and home, so I tabled this for bit. Thanks for sharing your work friends! It helps me get inspired. I too was considering 'framing" the oversized block and using it as a center. Who knows WHAT I'm going to do! It will be a while from now unfortunately! ~ Pat
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #4782955

I want to lay mine out on the grass to photograph it now, to get in everybodies blocks...but the grass is too wet right now. If I lay it out on the floor it will get dirty and the dogs will step on it. My first photo was on the bed and some blocks were hanging over the edge. I'm still adding to it! When I do the monthly blocks, I do one for myself and add it on.

If we get a dry day, I'll lay it out on the grass and post a photo!

psychw2

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

April 13, 2008
2:54 AM

Post #4800139

Hey Quilter Block Swap Addicts! We still have room for 2 more people on a new kind of block swap. Come read and sign up if you are interested. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/832640/
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #4807305

Okay it got dry enough to lay this out. the four yellow leaves will eventually end up centered, but I need to add a couple more rows and a border.

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ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2008
4:38 PM

Post #4807309

another

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2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

April 14, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #4807380

wow that is soooo pretty.

psychw2

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

April 14, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #4807426

It's coming along! I have NOT thought that far ahead yet!
pinkpoodlegirl
Rock Hill, SC
(Zone 7b)

April 14, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #4807897

I like the black background...love seeing everyones pictures.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 15, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #4809731

That is sooo pretty, the pictures you posted earlier are what inspired me on my top!

Mine went to be quilted today! She is very good and quick also! I am excited to get it home and bound.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

April 15, 2008
12:35 PM

Post #4811633

Very nice pictures.
tetleytuna
Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

April 16, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #4815472

BB, that turned out really well! I have been really busy the last couple of weeks so have not put anything together yet. Soon I hope!
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #4818485

This a picture of the pillow I made for my sewing room with the embroidered flower block.

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ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 16, 2008
10:04 PM

Post #4818487

Great! I love those little poppies!!
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2008
10:35 PM

Post #4818594

pillow #2

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #4819443

Those are wonderful!
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

April 17, 2008
4:21 PM

Post #4822493

Beth, that looks good.

2busy, those look great..

I've been planting rosebushes that had been soaking in buckets for about 2 weeks, so haven't done any sewing this week.

Great job ladies..

A.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2008
8:30 PM

Post #4823516

We've had company, so now I have my sewing room back and can't wait to get started.
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2008
9:03 PM

Post #4842407

I needed a pillow for my bed.

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

April 21, 2008
9:08 PM

Post #4842430

2busy,

That looks great, I love it..
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2008
9:10 PM

Post #4842439

That's great! I almost wish I made a pillow instead of putting it in the quilt. I will make a pillow out of the 14" block, though.
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2008
3:25 PM

Post #4950024

I made a kitchen towel with my sunflower block. I just have to stitch the words.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2008
3:48 PM

Post #4950114

Looks great, I don't have any time left to do things like that...I spend too much in front of this thing!
2busygardening
Dade City, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2008
11:51 AM

Post #5146085

I made this pillow for my classroom with the block lilyfan made. I love the colors. Thanks

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2008
12:58 PM

Post #5146305

That is really pretty and made a great pillow. I may have to do some more of those and make pillows for my own couch.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2009
4:36 PM

Post #6053070

This top has been back from the lady who quilted it since October!!!!!!

I still have to cut and sew the binding on. I think that will be one of my UFO projects.

This is an overview of the whole top.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #6053076

close up of the quilting on the front

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #6053087

and the same area on the back

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

January 26, 2009
5:19 PM

Post #6053266

Oh my goodness, I love it... It looks just beautiful.

Was there someone on the forum that does quilting that we could send them out to? I thought I read that somewhere but I wouldn't even know which thread to look at now.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2009
6:03 PM

Post #6053473

I remember someone mentioning they do machine quilting in one of the threads, but hesitate naming a name because my memory isn't what it should be!

This lady hand quilts and has been 'pressuring' me to get another top done, before she croaks or can't see to thread a needle anymore! I haul her wood for her throughout the summer and in return she quilts for me. Says she still owes me one!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6053654

Thanks so much for showing the quilted top. I love it. I haven't done a thing with my blocks, just didn't see them as going together. The overall effect is very nice. I'll have to think about sashing. It does separate the blocks nicely. The back is as attractive as the front. Very nice job. Will you match the binding to the sashing or go for contrast?
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

January 26, 2009
7:28 PM

Post #6053793

I will match the binding to the sashing and outside border. I have two narrow borders, one yellow and one red so I don't want it to get too busy!

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

January 26, 2009
11:34 PM

Post #6054834

I think it was qwilter, that mentioned doing quilting. I do know she has one of those big fancy machines, on a big frame!!!! lucky girl !!!

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