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psychw2

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

May 21, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #4982827

Your wish fulfilled! I was just waiting for someone to say, "NEW thread please".

We gave from here and all "rules" are there. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/832640/#new
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2008
2:52 PM

Post #4983098

a clean slate!

Here is my block from Gourd, isn't it great!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2008
3:33 PM

Post #4983325

Yes it is.

Thanks for the new thread.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2008
3:54 PM

Post #4983438

This is my Abstraction block, what a challenge, but I am glad I had the chance to do it and succeed... I believe.

I think my computer ate all of my mailed blocks, I can't find the pictures!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #4983652

Oh, I like your abstraction block, very nice.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

May 21, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #4985231

I'm glad you liked it.. I like that blue abstraction.. very nice.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2008
12:47 AM

Post #4985674

I certainly got distracted with abstraction and had to really watch placement!

This is my version of Northwind for my DD's quilt.

I've got soo many quilt tops going right now I tend to get them mixed up LOL!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2008
12:44 PM

Post #4987409

Love your fabrics. Looks very much like some I just bought at Wal-Mart for $2.00 per yard. Bought some of each color.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2008
12:47 PM

Post #4987414

Playing with new fabrics, this might be an additional block. No fabric stash here in NY so it is hard to design anything without several trips out shopping.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2008
2:31 AM

Post #4990799

Yep, the light blue is the same...and surprisingly it is heavier denser fabric than the dark which cost me almost twice as much at a quilt store!
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

May 23, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #4990883

I was going to say, I got some of those same patterns in fabric at Joannes... I didn't know walmart carried that... I'm hitting walmart real soon too.. I've got to get some for backings.

barefootT

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

May 26, 2008
1:18 AM

Post #5002985

here is my brasstown star block, Llily yours goes in the mail tues.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2008
2:54 AM

Post #5003417

OOOOH, I can't wait to see it in person!
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

May 26, 2008
3:00 AM

Post #5003445

Oh I really like those colors, they blend in perfectly..

barefootT

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

May 29, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #5017544

Lillyfan, I got your block yesterday WOW, I love it...the abstraction you did is great too ;)
I did the one I kept for me in blue and white also, but I liked the brown and white I did for Bbeth, gonna do another for my "sampler". I have been doing most of my practice squares in same colors requested by the other quilters, figured it will make for a very interesting "sampler" quilt. Here's a pic of the one I sent 2pugs

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2008
11:04 AM

Post #5019427

Very nice.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2008
12:24 PM

Post #5019740

Barefoot, Glad you liked it, I saved it and qwilters blocks for last because I thought they were going to be the hardest, they were, but went together much easier than I could have hoped for.

My DD is a blue fan so I am doing a sampler quilt for her with all the blocks we have done in this swap, I'm using about two dozen or so different prints in the quilt so it should end up quite interesting.

I like the block you did for 2pugdogs
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #5028465

Here is my block from Qwilter, it is so wonderful. I haven't received an ugly block yet! LOL

I am so glad to be doing this swap

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

May 31, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5028486

Oh boy, they are just beautiful...


I've received my block from Beth, Thank you beth.

I've got company for about 10 days and will be off and on here.. I'll post photos soon.
A.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #5028556

And here is my block from BarefootT, another wonderful block. There is no way I can pick a favorite because I love them all!

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #5032844

Hi everyone. I finally took out my sewing stuff again and am getting myself organized. I have received 5 blocks so far. Thank you to Gourd, ByndeweeBeth, BarefootT, and Llilyfan...and to one other person, but I don't remember who sent the 5th block to me. I'm very sorry for not keeping better track of things! If the block in the lower left corner of this pic is yours, will you please let me know? Thank you!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2008
12:37 AM

Post #5032887

Looks like mine.

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5032907

Yes! Thank you, Mittsy!

psychw2

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

June 1, 2008
5:23 AM

Post #5034229

mgh, I was not happy with the end result of your block and I'm redoing it. I like the fabric i chose so I'm hopeful of the end result. I practiced on another block and it turned out so I'm ready to retackle yours!
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2008
6:09 AM

Post #5034295

No problem, psychw2. I'm just now getting going on everyone's blocks. I redid BWBeth's today for the other swap. I just couldn't get the points to line up! I need more practice at that.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2008
10:31 AM

Post #5034577

I was telling my NY quilting buddy that I had no stash as I took it all to Florida, so she took pity on me and shared from her scraps, and stash, too. It is so lovely to have something to choose from and not have to run to the store just to make a few kids blocks. I feel blessed to have such a good friend. I love my new choices in primary colors.

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psychw2

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

June 1, 2008
1:44 PM

Post #5035145

AW yes, Mittsy! This illustrates one of the many reasons it is soooooo important to make quilting addicts out of ALL of our friends, so they can share their stash! Great selection you are blessed!

Mittsy, I mailed off 3 blocks to you. Only one seems to be the "correct size" but I didnt' want to "waste" any, I think you will be able to use them all. That was a very fun & enjoyable block, thanks for the great selection!

Sorry friends, I am headed out of town for a week so I will not be sending any more blocks for a bit.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 1, 2008
10:11 PM

Post #5037407

I've recieved 6 blocks so far but I've forgotted who gave me one of them. I know which ones came from:

Gourd
barefoott
mittsy
lillyfan
qwilter

But there is one I don't have a name on.

Here they are all together. They are GREAT!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2008
1:34 PM

Post #5040195

Isn't it fun to watch it "grow" as you receive another block to add on. I am like a kid watching my mailbox everyday waiting for another one to add.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #5040548

Yes it is! Here are my 'seedlings' in a group photo!

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ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2008
3:29 PM

Post #5040683

Got2BGreen, one of them is mine that I send in the company mail. (ByndeweedBeth)
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2008
3:38 PM

Post #5040736

Here is my last one for Mittsy going out. I have ALL of them done now!!! phew! it was fun.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2008
3:44 PM

Post #5040777

Cool! I'll be looking for it!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #5040954

All-

I still have a few left to do. I'll be out of town till mid-month. They are all cut out and ready to sew I just need to get an extra 10 hours in a day.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

June 2, 2008
9:59 PM

Post #5042422

Thanks Beth!

Don't know why I didn't remember that seeings as I was at your desk this morning.

^_^
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2008
10:04 PM

Post #5042448

LOL!!! Got the quilt blocks and THANKS!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2008
5:19 PM

Post #5046760

psych2 I got your blocks, I already modified the center of the small one to make it work. Here's the picture. Thanks for the extras. I'll put them to good use. Between the hospital and project Linus, no block goes unused! Will post the fire motif one later.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #5046775

I finished the watermelon one and here's the extra from psych2, fire dog.

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ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 3, 2008
10:13 PM

Post #5048002

I want to share the blocks I have gotten so far! 5 people have sent their blocks (one person sent two, thanks!)

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2008
1:09 AM

Post #5048893

Those look great! I'm definitely redoing the one I just did for you! LOL
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #5057977

Wrong pic, here's the correct one.

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #5078419

I have a question. On BarefootT's block, when you are making the little squares for around the edge, couldn't you make the bars 1.5" X 7" and then cut that piece into 4 - 1.75" rows? (This doesn't include the corner blocks since there are only 2 of those.) Seems like that would be easier than putting all those little pieces together. I guess they would be in a pattern though instead of being random.

Edited because I put the wrong person's block. LOL

This message was edited Jun 9, 2008 2:22 PM
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 9, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #5078781

I think I measured them facing the wrong way. You would need to make the bars 1.75" X 6", sew then together and then cut them into 4 - 1.5" rows. Make sense?
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2008
2:00 AM

Post #5085280

Ok, so if anyone is still watching this thread and it's not just me typing to myself, I think my first thought was right...if you want to do it this way. Although, you might want to make your bars a little longer to trim them up and have them look nice. ^_^
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #5085331

I think you are talking about strip piecing and then cutting the resulting piece the length of the side. Yes???

If that is so, yes, instead of making all those little squares, you can make strip sets.

And I don't think it would matter if all the sides were the same placement.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 11, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #5085335

That makes sense and sounds easier. Mine had a pattern to them anyway, so this will be something to remember when I get around to sewing my block.

psychw2

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

June 11, 2008
2:15 AM

Post #5085345

Yes, MGH, when I do a pieced border I usually try to do it in the same fashion you suggested. IF I get REALLY concerned about "avoiding a pattern" I throw a few random blocks in after cutting the "row" of border.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2008
2:22 AM

Post #5085378

Oh good! I'm not talking to myself! LOL I was beginning to wonder if all this rain and bad weather was going to my head! LOL I shouldn't complain...we have no snow and aren't flooded out. I'm praying for those who are.

Yes, I am talking about strip piecing. I know if I tried to do it with all the little squares I either would be completely nuts or the border would look terrible. ^_^

psychw2

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

June 11, 2008
2:43 AM

Post #5085461

Sorry I didn't answer sooner, I got busy and thought someone else would respond ... That's what I get for thinkin' !!! LOL
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2008
2:57 AM

Post #5085532

No problem, psychw2. :o) I've just been a sewing fool the last few days. I think I have 4 or 5 done now...I get interrupted a lot having to do things for the family. Imagine, I still have to be a wife and mom while I'm trying to sew?? LOL

psychw2

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

June 11, 2008
3:04 AM

Post #5085577

Truly, there is NO justice in being a woman! LOL... they still expect FOOD, clean clothes... I always said if my family would go hungry and naked for a week or two, I'd be able to get something DONE!
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 11, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #5088086

ROFLOL

I shouldn't complain too loudly though, my DH does all the laundry every Tuesday. ;o)
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #5095671

Ok, I have quilt blocks ready for:
BarefootT
Gourd
Llilyfan
Mittsy
Psychw2

These should be going out tomorrow...hopefully! ^_^
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2008
9:16 AM

Post #5096895

Yeah! I'm going to be getting mail!
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2008
12:42 PM

Post #5097340

OH goody me too!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2008
5:24 PM

Post #5098743

I got my block. Bright vintage colors. Thank you Beth.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2008
5:54 PM

Post #5098865

Really nice. So bright and pretty.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #5112250

Lookie what came in the mail today. Love the butterfly. Thank you Mendy.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2008
12:33 AM

Post #5114065

Super blocks, I love all of them.

I got mine from mgh today. Will have to post a pic later as it is really pretty

psychw2

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

June 17, 2008
1:14 PM

Post #5116311

Just got my block mgh, thank you its beautiful! Did you happen to take a picture of it? If you would post it I'm sure the others would love to see it. I keep thinking "this week" I'll master the whole digital camera & post, so far it has not happened!
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 17, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #5118620

Glad to hear you got the block. Yep, I sure do have a pic of it. Here you go:

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barefootT

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

June 17, 2008
10:51 PM

Post #5118950

I too got block from mgh, it sure is pretty!! ;o)

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barefootT

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

June 17, 2008
10:53 PM

Post #5118964

and this is the one from Llilyfan ;o)

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barefootT

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

June 17, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #5118975

this is the one I did.

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barefootT

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

June 17, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #5118997

this is from gourd ;o)

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barefootT

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

June 17, 2008
11:02 PM

Post #5119010

this is the one from BBeth...I am totally jealous of her having these fabrics ;o)

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barefootT

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

June 17, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #5119030

last but certainly not least...actually the first one i received, from Mittsy ;o)

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barefootT

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

June 17, 2008
11:08 PM

Post #5119039

and all of them together.THANKS everyone they are all awesome ;)

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 17, 2008
11:18 PM

Post #5119075

Oh, wouldn't black sashing really set them off. Beautiful blocks.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 18, 2008
1:20 AM

Post #5119687

Wow! That is beautiful! I'll have to be honest, when you said you wanted our scraps, I was really skeptical...but that is turning out to be very lovely!

psychw2

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

June 18, 2008
4:17 AM

Post #5120715

I am bringing up the rear as usual, this block has not even been started yet!

barefootT

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

June 21, 2008
3:30 PM

Post #5137641

I am pondering upon black sashing...or dark green...hmmmmm maybe a dark purple. don't know yet...have to wait for more blocks..and I am extremely pleased with the choice of "scraps" for color !!!! ;o)

barefootT

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

June 21, 2008
3:41 PM

Post #5137683

psychw2, Im sure it will be great, when you get to it..I am off to get to work on the June block.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 21, 2008
11:43 PM

Post #5139622

Mittsy & 2pugdogs-

Your blocks are done and will get mailed Mon or Tues.


mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2008
11:48 PM

Post #5139631

I'm looking forward to adding another row!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 22, 2008
1:25 PM

Post #5141769

I just finished my last 2 blocks.

mgh & barefootT - I dmailed you for your addresses.
I soon as I get those, the blocks will go in the mail.

I made my 1 july deadline with an entire week to spare.

Now to go quilt the quilt that has been on the frame for over a month!!!!
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #5142076

Yea! Can't wait to see it! Thank you!

barefootT

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

June 23, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #5144533

my block for qwilter will go in the mail on monday, and I have one left to do for this swap, mittsy, I am searching for that box of fabulous Kid fabric...;o) , sorry to keep you waiting, but I know I've got some stuff that will be great with the blocks you have...
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

June 23, 2008
3:44 AM

Post #5145287

I have to make one more block and it will be made this week for 2pugsdogs... finally getting a break here.
A.

psychw2

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

June 23, 2008
3:16 PM

Post #5146888

Ladies... how is everybody doing on getting all their blocks done & mailed? Please aim at getting them all delivered in the next couple of weeks. For some of us, that means we had BETTER HURRY!!! Assess where you are & strive to get the remaining blocks done.

If anyone found my block too challenging, please consider doing a simpler one in Red, White & Blue. The blocks I have received are amazing! Thank you all you skilled dedicated people!
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2008
6:14 PM

Post #5147804

I have all mine sent as far as I can tell. Shocking for me I must say, however I still don't have a couple of "mine" done LOL!
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2008
9:11 PM

Post #5148628

I still have a few to do and will get to them as soon as I can. I don't mean to drag it out, but don't we have until Aug. 1st?

psychw2

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

June 23, 2008
9:27 PM

Post #5148691

I posted in the original as Aug 1 thinking it would take a while to get enough sign ups, so YES, you have until Aug 1. Just wanted everybody to take stock of where they are so HOPEFULLY everyone will be done by then.
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2008
9:51 PM

Post #5148792

EVERYONE should have gotten a block from me! I have got them all done, so if you didn't for some reason, LMK!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2008
11:43 PM

Post #5149344

Me, too! All mine were mailed.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2008
5:54 PM

Post #5163430

I got a block in the mail today. Thank you, Qwilter. I love it! I'll post a picture after I charge my camera.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2008
6:18 PM

Post #5163510

Thank you... I mailed them all Tues.
It's amazing, I have 3 post offices near me. Although I mailed all the blocks in the same envelope, each PO charged me a different rate. The ones mailed before the rate hike were more than the 2nd group I send. And this past group more than either of the other 2.

psychw2

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

June 26, 2008
6:20 PM

Post #5163519

Ya, the post office is "not on the same page" for how they charge for the envelopes. They can't make up their mind if they are a "package" or just an envelope that can't be run thru the machine...
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #5163603

Yeah, it's CRAZY! A few of my trades have come "postage due" even though the person took it to their local PO and had it weighed and had postage put on it from the machine. I guess the local PO thought it wasn't enough and charged me. I wish they would all get on the "same page"!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2008
7:50 PM

Post #5163965

After these last were weighed & stamped, I was tempted to take one back to the PO that had charged the least & ask them to check. These last ones were 25 cents more than any other I sent or received.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2008
8:05 PM

Post #5164033

That is quite a difference!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2008
10:06 PM

Post #5164617

Here's my block from qwilter. Love the Butterfly!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #5164724

Here's the second row!

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5164753

Perfect!
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2008
9:33 PM

Post #5169591

Got my block from Qwilter today! Thank you! I love it! And thank you for the extra scraps too!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2008
11:04 PM

Post #5169990

Pretty.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2008
1:53 AM

Post #5170724

Glad you like it. The yellow fabric is one I dyed a few years ago. It was a tone on tone white so dyed with the circles. One other block had a pink or orange that I did at the same time.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2008
5:12 AM

Post #5171540

The yellow is just beautiful! You did a great job dyeing it.

barefootT

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

June 29, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #5175215

got block from qwilter a few days ago, will take a pic and post soon, it is very nice, and thanks much for the extra strips. ;-)
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 4, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #5201279

I sent out blocks this week to Qwilter, llilyfan, psych2, and Mittsy. Hand delivered to MGH.

Still need to do Gourd and barefootT.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2008
11:45 AM

Post #5202312

got2 - "got" the block yesterday. Lovely!!!!

Happy Freedom Day to all!!!!! I retired from the Army 10 years ago 1 July. I appreciate what all the men and women of the military have done, and continue to do, for ensure our freedom.

For anyone who wants to quilt for the troops wounded while defending our freedom visit quiltsofvalor.com

Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

July 5, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #5209091

sorry I haven't posted but I received mgh's block last some time almost two weeks ago and mean't to post.. THANk you mgh.. I really like it and it fits very well with the others. I think I've gotten 6 blocks so far, but I'll count them to make sure.. I have not made my own yet.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 6, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #5209605

Glad to hear you got it and that you like it. ^_^
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

July 6, 2008
1:26 AM

Post #5209920

hey, do you all work together.. (Beth, mgh, and got2b... YOU lucky girls..))))
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 6, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #5210003

Beth and Got2b work at the same place...Got2b is my sister. :o)
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 6, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #5213996

Hey Gourd.

Can you post pictures of the blocks you've recieved so far. I'm trying to do yours but I am having the worst trouble picking what fabric to use.

Thanks,
^_^
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

July 6, 2008
11:26 PM

Post #5214392

Sure, here are the ones I've received so far.. 8 total (2 from lillyfan)

These are listed : first top row, MGH, Mittsy, Barefoot
middle row: first two are from Lillyfan, third one is from Quilter
third row on the bottom: psych2 and Beth

got2Bgreen, any dull green will do and a cream, I may add black sashing or red..

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

July 6, 2008
11:29 PM

Post #5214411

I've cut out 2pugs and will get that done tonight... then I'm caught up till August's block...
A.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 7, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #5214774

Thanks Gourd - I feel better about my choices now.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5217392

Received my block from Got2Bgreen, it's really great. I'll post a pic later.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 7, 2008
8:58 PM

Post #5219410

I got mail today! 2 blocks from got2bgreen, thank you very much, Cheryl. Here is a picture.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #5223272

Here is the block I received from got2Bgreen, it is really wonderful and will go great in the top with the other blocks.

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

July 8, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #5223442

Those are really nice.. this winter we are all going to be busy..

The block for 2pugs was mailed yesterday..

I'm done guys.. Thank you all for everything and this has been fun, I enjoyed making and learning how to make all these blocks.. I have one of everyone's block and plan to make a DG lap quilt with them. Maybe put them all around my blocks. What are you all planning to do with your's? It will be a challenge for me, but I think it will work.

got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 9, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #5226627

Gourd,

I mailed yours today. Just one more to go.
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #5230846

Hi everyone, I do have a confession to make. I have been making quilt blocks and sending them out without my name on them. I didn't want anyone to feel like they had to make me one. Since I did drop out because of my health. But let me tell you I have been receiving some very beautiful blocks from a lot of you. The ones I have send are as follows:

Byndeweedbeth
Gourd
Mittsy
Lillyfan

I have one for Psychw2 that will be going in the mail in a day or two. I usually wait until I have at lease 2 or 3 ready to mail before I go to the post office.

They have been helping me with my memory. Chemo not only wipes out your blood cell count but it does wipe some of the memory cells as well. When I have a lot of problem sewing one my husband gives me a hand. I really thought I would have problems with Phychw2's block but it went together pretty good. I still have problems with that scant 1/4 seam.

I am trying to get all the blocks done. About next Thursday I will start going through my tired spell. I am taking chemo this week and about 5 to 6 day afterward I start getting tired, with my blood count dropping. So if you don't get one from me before that I should start to feel better around the 24 or the 25 of July then I can start again. You never know during my tired spell I still may feel like sewing.

I hope you don't mind receiving blocks from me, since I did drop out. But if you can't use the block in your quilt maybe you can make a pillow or something out of it.

Linda
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 9, 2008
8:00 PM

Post #5230863

Linda, it's so good to see you posting! Glad to hear you are able to do some sewing too. I know it helps me take my mind off of things. Hope it helps you that way too.

I still have Qwilter's to redo (it came out too small), Got2B's and mine to do...and am planning to still do one for you, Linda...I already have the fabric. I have Beth's done and need to send it. I think that is it for me. If not, please let me know!

psychw2

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

July 9, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5230892

I have a day set aside next week to work on as many of the blocks as I can. I have been in a deep funk with piles of work stacking up. I'll get it done, just taking me a while...

Linda/2pugs, so good to see you back. I have thought of you often & wondered how you have been doing. The tiredness is a bummer but you will get thru it. You are lucky to have a sweet supportive husband. ~ Pat
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2008
8:19 PM

Post #5230955

Linda,
Sending you a virtual bouquet of tiny roses (dbl impatiens). I hope your treatment cures your cancer and that you'll soon be well. God bless you.

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

July 9, 2008
8:25 PM

Post #5230981

Thanks everyone for all the support you have given me. Now don't feel like anyone has to make me a block. I am just having fun making them.

Mittsy the virtual bouquet of tiny roses are beautiful. You sure have a green thumb.
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

July 9, 2008
8:26 PM

Post #5230986

Linda, it is good to see you posting.. Thank you for making my block, but, I certainly did not expect one.. I just wanted to make sure you were included with our group.. I plan to keep this group of blocks together as a friendship quilt. Keep on trucking and keep up your treatments... you are in my prayers.
A.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 9, 2008
9:00 PM

Post #5231136

Linda, so great to see you posting again! I am glad you have found a way for sewing to be theraputic, what a dear of a husband, he's a keeper.

Keep on fighting and you'll be through this in no time. You are in my thoughts.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #5232111

Linda- You getting better is more important than getting my block done. I'm just glad to hear you are up to quilting. And all the techniques will come back to you.

Best wishes... Jean
Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

July 10, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #5232814

I just got back from town and wanted to say I just opened the envelope from Linda, The block is beautiful... It fits perfectly with the rest,.. Thank you so much.

A.
bluegrassmom
Lewisburg, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2008
11:20 AM

Post #5256222

So, pretty! I wish you would send me one of each! I have a couple of tops that I need to get done. I haven't made a block in quite some time, but I do admire them. Great quilting!
Teresa
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2008
6:52 PM

Post #5258236

2pugdogs, thank you for the latest block.
Mittsy
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2008
2:56 AM

Post #5260739

Got back from a weekend trip and what do I find... a beautiful block from Linda.

Thank you Linda, it is perfect!

barefootT

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

July 17, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #5275782

here is the block i got from qwilter, sorry it took so long to post, camera had some "user" issues, still dont know what i was doing, but i could not get pics to download, and when they finally did, i could not find them... had to wait for computer/camera help from the hubby..so here it is at last..another BEAUTIFUL block.

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barefootT

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

July 17, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #5275803

this is the block i made for me, of mittsy's design.

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barefootT

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

July 17, 2008
11:32 PM

Post #5275876

And here is a gathering of blocks I made for me, from designs from this swap, and from the 12 month swap..

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 17, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #5275906

BarefootT, beautiful block from qwilter. Very nice block using my block pattern selection. Love the lime green. Nice job on the blocks you made from the swap patterns!

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Gourd
Mesilla Park, NM

July 17, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #5275962

got2Bgreen, got yours last week, just haven't had a chance to do much here. I've got all of mine, i just have to make myself my own block.

Very nice looking blocks barefoot!!
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 18, 2008
3:45 PM

Post #5279689

I like those colors, Barefoot!!!
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 18, 2008
5:24 PM

Post #5280273

Love your orange, brown and ? tan combos!

barefootT

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

July 19, 2008
8:07 PM

Post #5286346

Thanks everyone, Ive got to tell you...the block color choices by llily and gourd, in this swap, and bbeths block from the 12 month swap were my inspiration, so a "special" thanks to you three ladies ! all that gold, brown, cream, and green, made me think nature, and fall.. so I threw in the dark brown, and orange, and leaves,and viola a quilt is born !!!

I am all done with the blocks for this swap, last ones are on their way, I certainly hope you have all liked the choices I made for you. I have loved every block I have received so far.

This has been a great swap :-) I have have learned a lot, and come to like many more color combinations, My horizons have been very broadened! indeed. and I think we need to do another swap, like this..??

my first block, to make a 9 patch with mitty's directions, I have cut a 5" strip off of all the bright fabrics in my stash, and some random 5" squares from scraps, I am anxious to really get into this one!!! Thanks for the inspiration mittsy :-).

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psychw2

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

July 19, 2008
10:44 PM

Post #5287090

I STILL don't have all of mine done, I'm trying, I'm trying, I PROMISE!!!

I would be willing and able to organize another swap if there is enough interest. I will post an interest thread and work out the details over the next couple of weeks

We could organize another one that has aspects of this swap AND the other swap combined. Let's kick it around on a DIFFERENT thread so we don't bore those who KNOW they do not want to participate in another one.

Interest thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/879021/

This message was edited Jul 19, 2008 7:42 PM
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #5287736

psychw2, your link takes you to a page for starting a new thread. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/879021/

psychw2

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

July 20, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #5287743

CORRECT, this a thread to see who might be interested in ANOTHER swap, it is not meant to be a continuation of THIS thread, clear as mud?
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 20, 2008
1:07 AM

Post #5287748

mud lol
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2008
2:16 AM

Post #5288132

Yep, I understand it's not a continuation, but the link didn't take me to your thread for the new swap. :o)
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 20, 2008
8:57 AM

Post #5289452

The link doesn't work.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 22, 2008
9:55 AM

Post #5300541

Thank you Barefoot Thunder for the beautiful blocks. Here's Blues Clues

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 22, 2008
9:56 AM

Post #5300543

And here's Stars

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psychw2

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

July 22, 2008
4:41 PM

Post #5301994

How is everybody doing? Just about done sending out your blocks? Deadline is approaching so please do your best to get your remaining ones done. If you are TOTALLY STUMPED and can not do the pattern, please communicate with the other participant, don't leave them wondering.

The blocks have all been wonderful and I hope you all have had a good time participating. I'd like to start ANOTHER thread for displaying the completed projects in a couple of weeks. ~ Pat
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 22, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #5302073

COMPLETED? ROFLMBO!

barefootT

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

July 24, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #5309512

glad you like them mittsy, and I'm in agreement with llily !!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #5309559

My daughter and granddaughters are currently visiting with us this week. My daughter needs a baby shower gift and really likes the colorful blocks. She'll get the first one crib size and I'll embroider the baby's name in one of the center blocks. Now I have a goal to get it finished. I'll post pictures of the progress. She's paying me $35.00 which will help us buy more batting for our hospital project quilts.

barefootT

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

July 27, 2008
2:22 PM

Post #5326878

Does anyone have a brothers machine? I think I remember seeing somewhere that some of you do. I am thinking about a new machine and have been eying the brother 6000i, I am not at all interested in machine embroidery, but some of the fancy stitches look interesting, I just want a GOOD machine for quilting, want to try my hand at machine quilting. I have done a few very small pieces, but not quilts. as of now i hand quilt everything, tie a few, but mostly hand quilt. my machine is 25 - 30 years old, does straight stitch, and a zig-zag!!! and thats it...any thoughts or suggestions?? thanks..Thunder
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 27, 2008
2:29 PM

Post #5326921

I have a Brothers Pacesetter ULT2003D. It does just about everything I want it to do. Embroidery, sew forward and backward, needle threader, bobbin winder just by pushing a button. I can remember having a machine that didn't sew backwards, but all these extras are wonderful. I love my machine. I just wish I could afford a new one, they have come a long way since 2003 when I got mind.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2008
2:45 PM

Post #5327029

I bought a new Brother basic machine last winter. I bought it at Hancock Fabrics. It was on sale for $149.00. The beauty of it is that it weighs only 5 pounds. It is a great machine for quilting. I take it to all my classes and service work days.
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 27, 2008
2:51 PM

Post #5327054

I have been thinking about buying one like yours Mittsy because there are times I could be embroidering and sewing on a quilt at the same time. Also I don't sign up for any classes because I didn't want to haul my machine around with me. But I know I could handle a 5 lb. one. I know our Wal Mart used to carry Brothers don't know if they still do or not haven't checked them out.

barefootT

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

July 27, 2008
3:12 PM

Post #5327150

wal-marts carry some brother machines, different stores have different machines in stock, and other brother machines can be ordered on line, with site to store delivery (free) you pick it up at the store, instead of it going to your house. that is how I'm thinking of getting mine. the brothers dealer in my area has only the high end machines, starting at $599.00, I'm not in the position to pay that much, and I don't think I would use all the bells and whistles...the 6000i comes with an extra (larger) bed, quilting foot, walking foot, 60 pre-programmed stitches,drop feed, sells for $179.00, weighs 10 pounds, so moving it around would be very do-able...

thanks for the input...
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2008
4:27 PM

Post #5327469

barefootT, it sounds like we might have the same machine! LOL I got mine about 15 years ago. It does forward, backward, and zig zag. It still runs great, but I'd love to have some bells and whistles. ;o)
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2008
6:09 PM

Post #5327897

Has everyone sent out all their blocks? I'm missing a couple.

I have blocks from:
Byndeweedbeth
Llilyfan
Gourd
Gor2bgreen
BarefootT
Mitsy

I'm not in a hurry but wanted to make sure they weren't lost in between there & here.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2008
7:55 PM

Post #5328329

I haven't sent yours yet, Qwilter. I made one and it was too small, so I'm redoing it.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2008
8:18 PM

Post #5328445

Blehhh!

Never mind - I mis-read the list.

I thought it was the people you haven't gotten blocks from.

^_^

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2008
8:50 PM

Post #5328568

Are you just showin' off now, got2? LOL That looks great!
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2008
9:59 PM

Post #5328819

No, lol!

I mis-read qwilter's post. I thought she didn't get the one I sent.

Silly-me!
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #5329109

Hee hee, I was just teasin'. Thanks for the instructions for the flying geese! I'm going to try them tonight!

psychw2

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

July 28, 2008
2:06 PM

Post #5331796

I'm TERRIBLY behind... I have not forgotten ANY of you... still working on it!

barefootT

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

July 28, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #5331842

I have not received blocks from psych, 2pugs, got2B
my old faithful, still runs good, but I do want some of those bells LOL.I would like to try machine quilting on larger pieces, and do not think the old one would be good for that.
got 2, that block is gorgeous.
I am pretty sure I have decided to go with a dark green sashing for my scrappy stars, got to go to the fabric store and look some more ;-}

barefootT

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

July 28, 2008
2:15 PM

Post #5331855

It's ok psych, we just want to be sure nothins been lost in the mail...
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2008
2:37 PM

Post #5332014

barefootT - I know I told you mine would go out last Saturday, (or was it the Saturday before?) but I couldn't get away from work to drop it in the mail. Now that the "fall block" swap is going, I will put both in the same package. I should get them out this week. (promises, promises!)

^_^
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2008
5:27 PM

Post #5332893

There are a few people that I haven't received blocks from either and I am considering providing an alternate block. I made up the dimensions but I'd like someone to check them before I post them here.

Any volunteers out there willing to check my math, that are more knowledgeable than me out there?

psychw2

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

July 28, 2008
6:22 PM

Post #5333128

Got2bg, I am one that has NOT mailed. I really think I can do yours. I'm so sorry to be sooooo slow! I'm going to try to finish up a couple more today. Some of the patterns were really tough for a Newbie Quilter like me!
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2008
6:26 PM

Post #5333153

I have two that needs to be mailed, and 3 to make. I have 7 ready to mail from the new swap, so I plan on getting them and the other 2 in the mail either tomorrow or Wednesday (I promise). So this afternoon I will start on the three I need to finish and maybe just maybe I can get them in the mail before the week is up.

psychw2

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

July 28, 2008
6:29 PM

Post #5333174

Holy Cow Linda, YOU are an over-achiever and you make us procrastinators look bad!!! LOL
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2008
7:17 PM

Post #5333407

No not really when I feel good I feel GOOD baby. Now to start on the ones that I am so late with.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 28, 2008
7:42 PM

Post #5333516

got2 - let me know what you need. I design blocks so can probably help you.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2008
10:51 PM

Post #5334499

Great Qwilter!

I'll d-mail you the math when I get home - I'm out and about right now.

The reason I was thinking of doing a different block is the this one will compliment the tudor rose pattern and if I need to make additional blocks, these will be easier for me.

I was thinking of myself as well. LOL!

^_^

psychw2

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

July 28, 2008
11:03 PM

Post #5334552

AW... good thinking!
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2008
6:53 PM

Post #5339033

Just finished barefootT's block and it is in a envelope and will be mailed tomorrow.

Now starting on got2Bgreen's block. I have put this block off long enough. Ready to tackle it.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 29, 2008
7:35 PM

Post #5339236

2pugs - if you want to wait, I'll post the alternate block. This is a picture of it.

The block in this picture isn't exactly right - I refigured my numbers after sewing it. You can get an idea of what the block will look like though.



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got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 29, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5339365

So here is the recipe if you want to do the alternate block for me:

RED
(4) 4"x4"
(1) 2"x2"

WHITE
(2) 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" (cut each on diagonal once)
(4) 2" x 4"
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2008
3:50 PM

Post #5343882

Is anybody still having trouble with mine????
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #5344113

I actually did finish yours, Beth. I just need to send it.

psychw2

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

July 30, 2008
9:01 PM

Post #5345122

I have not started the alternate one and probably will not be able to until at least Friday, sorry I'm late. Yours is NOT the only one I'm late on! (*blush beet red*, hang head in shame)
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #5345640

I made the original pattern you chose. I did have some problems, but I am still trying to fix it, so I think I will make the new block and send them both to you.

I mailed out everyones today except for yours got2Bgreen and it should go out Thursday. Give the mail at least until Saturday or Monday and if everyone that I owe a block to hasn't received them let me know. Just in case I messed up on something.

I am finally done. Got the other block for got2Bgreen finished and they both are in a envelope ready to be mailed.

This message was edited Jul 30, 2008 9:12 PM

barefootT

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

August 1, 2008
3:17 PM

Post #5353620

I received blocks from got 2B, this swap and falls, will post pics later,
got2, they are great :-} thanks...

barefootT

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

August 2, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #5355994

here is the scrappy star from got2B...another great one :-}

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got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5356095

Thanks barefootT. The purple with the grapes and the little birds is my most favorite fabric ever. I bought it 10-12 years ago and I am quickly running out of it.

So sad.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2008
2:52 AM

Post #5356685

I got a block from 2pugs today! I also got a block from Got2 a couple weeks ago and forgot to post it. Thank you both, they are wonderful!

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2008
9:49 AM

Post #5357480

I have all ready to go in the envelopes, blocks for ByndeweedBeth, 2pugdogs, and Qwilter. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get these out, but they will definitely be in the mail tomorrow.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 2, 2008
9:58 AM

Post #5357494

got2bgreen, my favorite tone on tone is the white paisley you used in your block. We used to have a craft store called the Rag Shop. I bought 10 yards of that fabric and I am just about at the end of it. Do you know where you got yours?
mittsy
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 2, 2008
1:00 PM

Post #5357854

Nice blocks mgh but I may have to do that one again - I am sooo not happy with it.

Mittsy - I got all three of the center fabrics at the same store around the same time frame, 10-12 years ago. I think it was called Creative Crafts and Frame Shop. The white and the center pinwheel fabric were both part of a month-by-month quilt block pattern they had at the time - it was called Shades of Green. I've worked on it little by little and I should have it completed by the end of August. That's my goal anyway. I was never able to dedicate myself to quilting the way I can now.

This is the most recent block for that quilt top that I've completed.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 2, 2008
1:03 PM

Post #5357867

Just lovely, I've had both of the butterfly fabrics, too.

barefootT

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

August 2, 2008
1:55 PM

Post #5358053

Got2B, that purple is beauuuuutiful, and I love birds, Don't be sad about it (tho I know the feeling) Just keep in mind all of the great things you have made with it :-} and I'm sure there are many!!!!!

That block of the month is very nice, I like that pattern!

Soooo has anyone gotten anything put together, with their blocks yet? I am pretty sure I want to do a dark green sashing with mine, if I can find "the right one" It is hard to think of fabric shopping (you know how we can spend.) when I am trying to save for a new machine!!!!!
;-} :-}
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 2, 2008
3:16 PM

Post #5358329

Put together and ripping out. This political correctness has gone way, way too far. My daughter picked my blocks to be made into a baby quilt, crib size for a baby gift for one of her managers. She recently had a baby boy. The mother is Jamaican so my daughter took one look at it and said "You have to take that watermelon block out, it could be offensive!" I hate ripping out when it is unnecessary, but I'm doing it. I love that block. What's wrong with watermelon?

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psychw2

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

August 2, 2008
3:40 PM

Post #5358409

The stereo-typical and very offensive black association with "watermelon". I dont' always try to understand, I just try to comply.

psychw2

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

August 3, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #5364463

How is everybody doing? I am still working on some, don't give up hope on me yet. Embarrassing to be this late, especially when I am the hostess! *sigh*

Use your own judgement if you want to email anyone you did not get a block from. I have mine together but have not "checked off" any list to know if I have one from everybody. Do whatever feels right to you.
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #5365029

Here is a collage of the 6 blocks that I have received.
I think they are all very nicely done. They all look great
together. I have started sewing them together. Thanks
to all they are beautiful.

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 4, 2008
4:52 AM

Post #5365715

I only have Got2Bgreen's left to do. I tried doing her alternate pattern and keep coming up short. I haven't tried her paper piecing pattern yet though. She knows where I live though, so she can come razz me about it anytime. ;o)

psychw2

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

August 4, 2008
8:13 AM

Post #5365882

Lilly and Qwilter, I have to finish yours tomorrow (I guess that is TODAY judging from the time). The rest of the blocks that were PAST DUE have gone out now.

Beth, I sent the alternative block to you much earlier. I do want to TRY the abstract again, maybe I can handle it now.
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2008
11:22 PM

Post #5368936

See what I received in the mail today, isn't it beautiful. It came from mgh. I love your color choices. Thank you so much for a wonderful block.

Linda

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barefootT

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

August 5, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #5369177

I got mail today !! a block from 2pugs, another scrappy star ;-}
the colors are fantastic, I see inspiration here for another whole quilt...black and white, with touches of red, green and yellow...hmmmm
thank you

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

August 5, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5369208

I'm glad you like it.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 5, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #5369540

That's beautiful, 2pugs! Excellent job! Glad you like mine too. I think you and I have similar taste. ;o)
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2008
9:48 PM

Post #5378168

I received another beautiful block in the mail. Thank you so much 2busygardening. The colors are perfect. You did a great job. I love it.

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2008
8:08 AM

Post #5380401

I finally redid the alternate block for got2Bgreen. I made the outside square a " bigger than what she posted in her instructions here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=5339365 and then cut them into triangles. That worked much better for me.

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2008
8:09 AM

Post #5380403

And I finally figured out how to do my own block! LOL

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 7, 2008
9:05 AM

Post #5380420

Very cute baby block.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2008
9:07 AM

Post #5380421

Thank you! :o)
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2008
11:43 AM

Post #5380628

You did good real good.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2008
4:11 PM

Post #5381727

Thank you 2pugs! :o)
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #5392611

Got a BEAUTIFUL block from Psychw2 today.

I believe I have recieved all of my blocks now.

Thank you everyone - this was fun!

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psychw2

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

August 10, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #5395926

MGH, I was not happy with the block I sent you, it was not "crisp" enough on the points. Today I redid your block and I'm mailing it out with a "bonus" to redeem myself!

EVERYBODY If you have NOT received the block I sent by this Tuesday, there is a PROBLEM! I have mailed EVERYBODY's now. I would have thought they would be there by now but I have not seen them acknowledged.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 10, 2008
8:17 PM

Post #5395945

Hi psychw2. It might have come yesterday, but I think I checked the mail too early. I'll go look again in a bit here and let you know. If it hasn't already come and it comes tomorrow or the next day, I won't be able to let you know until Wednesday. Thanks for the bonus! I'm excited to see them!
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2008
10:02 PM

Post #5396357

Does anyone recognize any of these blocks?

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

August 10, 2008
10:04 PM

Post #5396366

Another view, I didn't do a very good job of putting it together, I think I was in to big of a hurry.

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mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 10, 2008
10:26 PM

Post #5396448

I do, I do! ;o) It looks great, 2pugs!
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #5396566

I need to get a border figured out for it and then get my brother to quilt it for me. There are a lot of pretty colors in this quilt.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #5396638

Looks great 2pugs - I like how you made one big block for the center.

barefootT

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

August 10, 2008
11:24 PM

Post #5396659

2pugs that is great!!!! Love how you did the center, what a fantastic idea :-}, Your brother quilts??!!!! how cool is that!!! and yes lots of pretty colors...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 10, 2008
11:24 PM

Post #5396661

I'm impressed. It all went together nicely.
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2008
11:34 PM

Post #5396700

Thanks everyone. Yes my brother and sister in law got them a fancy quilting machine and my brother does the quilting.

psychw2

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

August 11, 2008
12:45 AM

Post #5396955

WOW that is cool, wish I had a quilting machine in the family!!! I just can't give up the time to hand quilt and it seems such a shame to "tie' a beautiful quilt. Maybe in my next life??? Sure isn't going to be this one!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2008
12:10 PM

Post #5398466

In checking over what i have received I found that somehow I neglected to post this block from Got2bGreen.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2008
12:15 PM

Post #5398487

And this one from 2PugDogs. It's not in the primary colors so here goes another whole quilt with a black, white, pink and Frog theme, love it. I have received all of my blocks. Thank you everyone.

When I have finished this quilt, I'll post a photograph before sending off to my daughter. She's purchasing for a baby gift. I get $35.00 which goes to buy batting for my charity quilts. It's a Win-Win transaction.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2008
12:37 PM

Post #5398565

The top is wonderful 2pugdogs. Yes, I recognized one of the blocks :-)

great blocks mittsy, my daughter would want that pink, black/white, and frog quilt in a heartbeat. She has been frog crazy since she was a year old.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2008
4:35 PM

Post #5399675

The fabrics in the frog quilt are great! 2Pugs, where'd you get them?
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2008
5:36 PM

Post #5399972

I first got some from a little quilt shoppe in Newkirk Oklahoma and she ran out. Then I checked ebay out and found it. This person had a lot of fabric that tired in with it. So I got it. Now I have a lot of it. But I like it.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2008
2:01 PM

Post #5403573

This sounds like fun, won't you join us?

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/887741/

got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #5406139

I got mine all put together. I still have the sashing to do and of course the backing and quilting. I'm still contemplating putting more blocks on it to make it bigger.

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

August 13, 2008
2:14 AM

Post #5406533

got2Bgreen that looks incredible. I really like it. Were you able to use the two I send you?
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2008
2:51 AM

Post #5406777

Yup! I used everyones plus two that I made. I'm trying to decide what to do for the sashing. Do you think a red print with a white pattern would distract too much from the block? How about white with red pattern?

psychw2

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

August 13, 2008
4:15 AM

Post #5407040

I vote red with MAYBE a very small patterned black. One thing about it, you can buy a 1/8 yard and lay a few strips over it to visually check your opinion then. You don't have to invest in the WHOLE yardage to figure it out. Is there a deep red in batik you could use? That would be very nice I think.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2008
8:30 AM

Post #5407342

I'd use the dark red that was used in the alternate blocks . It's looking very good.

Mittsy
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2008
11:22 AM

Post #5407499

Green- very nice. I'd consider a narrow black inner border and then work with a print (red, white, black) for the outer border. Think you need "more" than just red & white.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2008
12:13 PM

Post #5407618

I had thought about black, but didn't think of both black and red. I like the idea of using eighths to see but none of the fabric shops I go to have eighths. There is one downtown that has them but I rarely go there.

I'll probably go with narrow black and a darker red.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2008
1:44 PM

Post #5408016

Take your quilt with you and just lay it out with the different fabrics under it. That way you can also decide how wide you want each border,

barefootT

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

August 13, 2008
9:45 PM

Post #5410261

2pugs, love that frog block.
got 2B, great top, I vote for black narrow border, and then a wide red one..butt your vote is the most important one...
I got a great block from psych, another beautiful scrappy star, I have to get batteries for the camera, seems the rechargeables don't want to charge any more..boo hooo..

psychw2

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

August 13, 2008
9:51 PM

Post #5410285

Boy, those blocks are SLOW to arrive, they went out last week and I thought most people would have had them before now.

I just sent out ALL the blocks for the new swap, "Fall Swap". I will NOT be late on this one!
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 13, 2008
10:04 PM

Post #5410332

Psychw2 I thought I posted a picture of the one I received from you last week. Maybe it got posted to the wrong thread. But here it is, it is a great block, color combination is great.

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2008
10:33 PM

Post #5410421

got your block yesterday psychw2. It is great! I'll post a picture later after I download the camera.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #5415172

I don't know how I managed to do it but...I neglected to post the pictures of the blocks from mgh and 2pugdogs, which I have had for sometime...mid life is questionable at times!

mgh's block

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2008
11:45 PM

Post #5415199

here is the block from 2pugdogs

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llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #5415243

and finally the block I received from psychw2

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psychw2

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

August 15, 2008
12:11 AM

Post #5415275

(FINALLY in more ways than one! I was soooooooooooooo slow!) I am proud of the way it turned out though.
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #5415359

Well...I still haven't sewn my own block! But, really that is on purpose, I wanted to blend it with the rest of them, that's my story...

These are just so great; now, to get the other swaps caught up and then my tops put together.

barefootT

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

August 15, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #5415684

here is the block I received from psychw2, I think this means I have received all the blocks for this swap, now I've got to decide how I want to put it together...This swap has been GREAT thanks all !!!! :-} I received all lovely blocks, and enjoyed making some new ones.

I will of course continue to follow this thread, and post results, as I proceed...

A GREAT BIG THANKS TO ALL , specially psychw2 for hosting...

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2008
8:14 AM

Post #5416801

I'd love to see the pieced tops, don't wait until it's totally finished and quilted to post your pictures.
2pugdogs
(Linda) Winfield, KS
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #5426661

I received this block from got2Bgreen Friday along with the one for the fall block. Thanks so much the colors are wonderful, you did a good job.

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psychw2

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

August 20, 2008
1:10 PM

Post #5440857

Has EVERYBODY received ALL of their blocks? If not, please contact the person who has NOT sent the block directly AND me. Also, as Mittsy said, please post pictures of your work in progress. Its been a pleasure hosting this swap and I will be doing more in the future. Anyone who has feedback for what you liked and didn't like about this swap, please do NOT be shy. We can only make changes and meet your needs when you share your ideas.

I have another swap going and what we did different from this swap is that everyone picked their block to sew and sent the same block pattern to everyone in the colors they requested. This will yield a quilt that resembles a "sampler" quilt in that the colors will coordinate but the blocks will be different.

I have noticed the blocks chosen for the new swap seem to be a little easier than what was chosen for THIS swap. Also, it seems to be going much faster. The advantage is you pick a block you are comfortable making, something at your current level of skill. The disadvantage is that you do not "grow" and improve as you are not assigned something more difficult that you personally would not have picked. WHAT DO YOU THINK?? Your feedback and suggestions will help shape the next swap.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #5441970

My husband came in and saw me down on the floor laying out blocks and said is that one of your swaps, the colors really don't go together, do they. A while later he came back and said wow those look nice. I had sliced,rswapped and rotated the quarters, then sewed them into blocks. My mom, age 89 comes in and says oh, are you quilting on the floor today. Table too cluttered to work there? Well I needed more room than my cutting table would provide. Just wanted to let you know I am making progress, it's just s l o w going.

psychw2

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

August 20, 2008
7:22 PM

Post #5442574

How funny!!! I'm glad your husband saw "the light" and was won over by your pattern.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 22, 2008
4:57 PM

Post #5452590

I'm late in posting some blocks I received last week. This is from Psychw2. I really love the colors! Thanks Pat!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2008
9:03 PM

Post #5453621

That block pattern is going to make a very nice new baby quilt.
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 22, 2008
9:06 PM

Post #5453634

I sure hope so. I need to get it put together very soon! The person I am giving it to just had her baby!

psychw2

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

August 22, 2008
9:29 PM

Post #5453729

You would be surprised at how different that pattern looks if you flip the fabric choice for the two ends, putting the large triangle against the small triangles in the same print. I like it even better flipped, I experimented with a few I made for sample quilt for myself.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 27, 2008
9:17 PM

Post #5606720

The blocks are together...
I still need the outer border, but at least I'm this far!!!!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2008
11:43 PM

Post #5607200

Good job Qwilter. Looking good!

Here's the baby quilt I just finished on the borrowed machine. My nephew and his wife are adopting a baby girl. They got her as a newborn and she is 5 months old now.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2008
11:44 PM

Post #5607206

Here's a close up of one of the embroidered blocks.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2008
1:05 AM

Post #5607540

mittsy- did you do them by hand? Didn't think anyone did that anymore. Nice.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2008
9:40 AM

Post #5608364

No, they were done on the Brother Ultimate sewing and embroidery machine. It also has the built in Disney characters.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2008
10:55 AM

Post #5608428

They really look hand-done.

One day I'll learn to use the embroidery module of my Bernina. I've been saying that for @5years now!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2008
11:37 AM

Post #5608471

You are welcome to visit during the winter months for a lesson on embroidery. I'm in Cocoa Beach and teach quilting to the snowbirds. Bernina has some wonderful patterns.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #5609415

Awhile back someone on one of these threads asked about prices for long arem quilting.
Although I doubt I'll be able to take many before late Dec, I did figure out the pricing.

For a regular fill, all over meander it is .02/inch. So multiply (width X length) X .02. For a throw size that comes out to @$50.

For a closer stitch - stipple - that would be .04/inch.

If anyone would like more info, plse d-mail me.

And now on to doing some machine allpique - not my favorite but I force myself to experiment from time to time.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 8, 2010
1:50 PM

Post #8250444

I am resurrecting this thread to post my finish project on it. (finally DONE!!!!)

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got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 8, 2010
1:51 PM

Post #8250448

Here is a close-up of the quilting and binding.

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 8, 2010
1:54 PM

Post #8250451

You did a great job and love the colors.Is this a xmas present?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 8, 2010
1:55 PM

Post #8250453

Wow, been a long, long time since I've seen you on line. How have you been????
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 8, 2010
2:02 PM

Post #8250467

I've been fine. Facebook just sucked me in. It is my goto when I set down at the computer now.

housse - yes it is a Christmas gift - to me. I am going to keep this one and all of the ones I've done with blocks from the DG ladies. It doesn't feel right to give them away when everyone put so much effort into making them for me.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 8, 2010
4:43 PM

Post #8250741

I love your quilt. And so special with all those blocks from friends. I've wanted to try a two color quilt but I'm leaning toward blue or green with white/cream. I'm so darn indecisive.

barefootT

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

December 8, 2010
11:09 PM

Post #8251230

Cheryl, so glad you posted over here too!!! what a nice trip down "memory lane'' I just had, going back through this thread and reading some of the posts!!! THANKS
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2010
2:38 AM

Post #8251263

Just beautiful, love the rose motif quilting. It sure adds a lot. I love to see the finished pictures, hope more will post.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 9, 2010
5:25 AM

Post #8251376

Pat I think this needs a new thread again!!!!!!

psychw2

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

December 9, 2010
7:46 AM

Post #8251618

Your wish is my command!! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1144525/

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