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Sewing and Quilting: Fat Quarter Swap

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bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 11, 2009
6:20 PM

Post #5992954

Here's how it works.

You will dmail me your preference for colors. I will pair each of you up with a buddy who chooses the same or similar color preferences.

I will tell you which goes first, and you will then send your buddy 12 fat quarters that coordinate in their color preference. When they receive their fat quarters, they will in turn send you 12 coordinating fat quarters, not duplicating any of the prints you sent her.

If you go buy a half yard of fabric, and send your buddy half of that half yard (cut at the fold), and keep the other half for yourself... and your buddy does the same... then in the end you'll have 24 different prints, and enough fabric to make the top for a wonderful lap quilt.

RULES:
1. All fabrics must be 100% cotton. No poly/cotton blends, please.
2. Should you not be able to meet the deadlines for mailing, please let your buddy know... it's just the courteous thing to do.
3, We want to see pictures of all the fat quarters together... so the 2nd buddy of each pair should post a pic of their new stash.

I will begin taking names today, and will close to new participants on January 18th (next Sunday)... the first buddy will send her fat quarters by January 31st.

Let the games begin.

This swap is closed to new participants.

I WILL HOST FAT QUARTER SWAPS ON A QUARTERLY BASIS. WATCH FOR THE NEXT ONE AROUND THE MIDDLE OF APRIL.



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bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 11, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #5992956

This space is reserved for list of participants.

1. Taters55 (Linda Kay)
2. Heavenscape (Jaye)
3. Doe41 (Audrey)
4. ladydragon5 (Janice)
5 abbisgranma (Marion)
6. fleursdefouquet (Debra)
7. purpbutfly (Cindy)
8. Moodene (Nadine)
9. luvs2garden (Tia Tina)
10. Quilter5bdsr (Barb)
11. Darlinmoma (Darlene)
12. bjwilson (ME)
13. ladybugNE


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taters55

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

January 11, 2009
6:28 PM

Post #5992971

Oh my, I am first, sign me up please???

LK

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2009
6:29 PM

Post #5992976

Me! Me!
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #5992998

Me, too!
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 11, 2009
6:39 PM

Post #5992999

Good to see you all here... I'll update again this evening... thanks.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2009
7:07 PM

Post #5993085

Well, of course I'm in. Have to feed the demon you know! Now I have to come up with colors!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 11, 2009
7:16 PM

Post #5993114

One more addict checking in. Colors--Surprise me!! Haven't met a color I didn't like so far.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #5993492

I'll bite ... I know better in the middle of wedding planning but can't help myself!

BJ, can I request to be in the first round this time?
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 11, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #5993522

Yup, Debra... you sure can... and I'll do my best to fulfill that request.

fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2009
9:43 PM

Post #5993528

Thank you! That will help me not get into a time crunch as we get closer to the wedding.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

January 11, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #5993905

Me too!! I want to be in this one ^_^
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #5994518

ME..hand waving over here!!

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

January 12, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #5994542

Are we suppose to list colors here or dmail you?
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 12, 2009
1:56 AM

Post #5994550

Welcome all... I'll update the list shortly.

List them on a dmail to me, please... cause it's a secret at this point.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

January 12, 2009
1:58 AM

Post #5994559

COOL!!!!
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 12, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #5995965

Good Morning Ladies !!!

I'm going missing for a couple days, but fear not... I'll be back here to update the list as soon as I can...

luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2009
3:58 PM

Post #5996123

Me please.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2009
7:13 PM

Post #5996950

Of course, the colors we choose, can have anything else that coordinates with them! JMO!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2009
7:26 PM

Post #5996977

My brain is dead today Audrey, explain "can have anything else that coordinates with them" please.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2009
9:05 PM

Post #5997414

colors, Marion, colors!!! Anything that will work with as in contrast, or blend in!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2009
9:14 PM

Post #5997467

Oh, okay. I just assumed that was a "given". Shows how my brain is working today. Just one to many calls from vendors with imaginary problems.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 12, 2009
11:13 PM

Post #5998064

I would love to be on this for my first time.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 12, 2009
11:43 PM

Post #5998188

Welcome, Quilter! You'll enjoy it!

taters55

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

January 12, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #5998196

Yippee, we got a new sewer!

Welcome to the group.
Bj will be back in day or so, and will get your name on top.
Make sure you send her a d mail with your color choices.

LK

LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 12, 2009
11:59 PM

Post #5998257

I have d-mailed my colors and am so grateful for the welcome. I'm sure this is going to be a really FUN time.
Thank you all

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

January 13, 2009
2:02 AM

Post #5998815

Fantastic you made it Quilter5dbsr. I am sure you will like this and we are going to love having you with us and getting to know you better.

Marion aka Maid M.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 13, 2009
6:47 PM

Post #6001170

ok ok ok let me in. I love the fabric. Do we have a theme or just colors.
Darlene

taters55

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

January 13, 2009
7:49 PM

Post #6001396

I think it is just colors. Welcome to the swap, and give Bj, some time to get her foreign exchange student settled in, and she will add you to the list. D mail her your colors you prefer.

LK
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 13, 2009
7:50 PM

Post #6001402

ha ha ha I called her and twisted her arm to get in LOL.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 13, 2009
7:58 PM

Post #6001436

Yeah more like twisted my ear. hahaha. didn't take much twisting. I love the fabric.
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 14, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #6002488

Whew... what a run I've had today... busy busy busy...
If you ladies don't mind... I'll update the list above tomorrow... I'm so bushed, I am almost too tired to get a shower... but if I don't, I'll just smell myself stink all night...
Welcome all my new quilters... it's really good to see you here...

poof... I'm gone for the night.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 14, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #6002492

...and so the fun continues for the Fabriholics Anonymous.

taters55

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

January 14, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #6002836

LOL, MArion, I love that name! ^_^
Can't wait to get our names...
LK
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #6002849

So when are our FA meetings?

taters55

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

January 14, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #6002862

2nd Friday of each month. First to Marions house, then to mine...
Wouldn't that be fun?

LK
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #6002898

Hmmmm, that doesn't work for me. I have quilting classes on Fridays. LOL!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 14, 2009
2:06 AM

Post #6002902

Yup, that is right. You will be issued a real membership card too!! After the wedding then we meet at Debras.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 14, 2009
2:07 AM

Post #6002905

Okay we change it--just not the second Thursday as I have garden festival committee meetings from now til March 20th.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2009
2:11 AM

Post #6002932

Hey, I have an idea. Why don't you all COME to the wedding!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 14, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6002969

What day?
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
10:07 AM

Post #6003728

FA!! Love it! I want MY card, too!
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2009
1:24 PM

Post #6003955

Marion, are you referring to the wedding date? It's March 21st - so you can attend your committee meeting on the 20th and still come to the wedding!

http://www.laurenandzak.com/
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2009
1:55 PM

Post #6004048

But I need to have an FA meeting soon. How about my house? I am doomed; every time I go anywhere I seem to be looking for fabric. It used to be black and white but now it is anything that catches my eye. I may need an intervention if I don't have an FA meeting. Help a gal out here!
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
2:50 PM

Post #6004232

My mother needs the meeting real bad, she signed up for this swap and then was wanting to go to town to shop for fabric. She is bitten real bad.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #6004457

Just think what I go through! I have to drive an hour to feed my habit! Our W*M doesn't have fabric anymore!
But I"M fine! I don't need intervention! I just need more room for my fabric!

taters55

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

January 14, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #6004841

Ok, here is a rough draft. Let me know what changes it needs.

bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 14, 2009
5:40 PM

Post #6004937

Ok, I think I got everyone on the list above... if I missed anyone, poke me.

LK... rough draft? HUH?

Intervention... hmmm... maybe that's what I need.
I know I've got an addiction when I find new stashing places that I don't think Don will look. That's just wrong.

taters55

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

January 14, 2009
5:45 PM

Post #6004948

ooops...

LK

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bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 14, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #6004956

ROFL... too cute, LK

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
5:59 PM

Post #6004991

Make it Meetings are First Monday, 2nd Tuesday, 3rd Wednesday and 4th Friday of each month ^_^
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6005029

ROTFL, LK!
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
7:07 PM

Post #6005238

Can I be the next member?

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
7:11 PM

Post #6005255

I think we all are..
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #6005367

I told you, make the first meeting at my house, as I desparatly need help. Of couse, maybe Pat does since she is the one who went wild at the JoAnn's sale (but a sale is excusable and perfectly understandable). And who was it ordered 60 yards of fabric, on-line? Maybe we should go to her house first! Whatever...
I will have coffee, tea and cocoa and bread squares decorated like quilt blocks when you come and we can all bemoan our fate.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 14, 2009
7:58 PM

Post #6005438

I love the card. Now when do we get them Linda Kay. I nominate Janice for Chairman as she seems to be in the most distressed state at the moment! LOL Bread squares decorated as quilt blocks? Clever indeed!!

By all means, change the meeting dates as Jaye suggested. We can just rotate houses each meeting.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 14, 2009
8:00 PM

Post #6005456

LK, I think you need to open a thread titled Fabrics Anonymous!

taters55

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

January 14, 2009
8:54 PM

Post #6005685

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/943143/

You aks for it. Start talking...

LK
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
2:05 PM

Post #6007994

I dont know ladies I think my mom has is bad, she went to town yesterday to pick up medication...she got fabric.

taters55

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

January 15, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #6008277

I think we have all done that. Go to Wal Marts for a few things, and leave with fabric?

LK
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 15, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6008299

LK... I just KNEW I wasn't the only one that did that... sheesh...

taters55

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

January 15, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #6008456

I always have a list of things I need, but always leave with a lot more, and I always have to go to the fabric department, just incase they have received something new! An hour later, my list of three items has turned into $50.00 or more!

LK
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #6008491

mom said that wal mart was putting out new fabric yesterday when she was there. The pharmacy is on the other end of the store from the fabric department. For shame!!!!!!

taters55

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

January 15, 2009
4:14 PM

Post #6008503

Thats easy, I just go to the other end, while waiting on the meds! ^_^

LK
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #6008509

i told her yea right medication, what for your sewing addiction.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #6008775

I'm so far away from a W*M that sells fabric, I'm having withdrawal pains!
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 15, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6008781

Tina I can't believe your telling on me. Shame on you.

I wanted to tell them lol.
It was wonderful. All that new fabric and I get the first pic. I was in fabric heaven. And it was a good price on sale. I just kept putting bolts on the table. I think I finished off with 15 bolts. @ 2 yards a piece. I/2 yard just doesn't get it for me. I have to get enough to get my hand in and really feel. And beside so many went together.
I usually don't have to wait on my meds. But had some new ones I had to wait on. So while I wait!!!!!!!!! $100.00 later. omg I got it bad.

taters55

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

January 15, 2009
5:29 PM

Post #6008797

Oh my, 15 bolts... I think we need a intervention here ladies!
LOL

LK
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
5:31 PM

Post #6008808

That sounds like me! And I have enough to start my own fabric store!
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #6008946

Mom is MY fabric store. She didnt mention she has to get 2 yards cause i come a stealing. Dang next time I go up there she might have a lock on the cabinet.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 15, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #6008973

Thats right Tina
If you want help you better get up here. mom
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 15, 2009
6:36 PM

Post #6009015

lol its to cold out there.

taters55

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

January 16, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #6010757

How far apart are you two?

Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 16, 2009
2:45 AM

Post #6010775

LK, About 1/2 mile or less.

taters55

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

January 16, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #6010795

Just around the corner. That is nice. Then you go to your Mom's for a stash raid? LOL
I am off to bed for tonight. Will talk more on the morning.
LK
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 16, 2009
2:59 AM

Post #6010840

actualy I'm the mom. lol and yes she has already been here for the raid.
Darlene mom me too off to bed.: 0 hum.
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6011875

yep yep yep but only took a little bit this time. OMG the fabric she just got I want all of it.
LadybugNH
Derry, NH

January 20, 2009
3:45 AM

Post #6026840

Hi, is it to late to join this group??
Thanks
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #6027813

BJ, when does the swap begin? Will we get a dmail? I had one of those anxiety dreams where I didn't mail my fat quarters and was standing naked in a classroom with everyone staring at me ... well, something like that. lol!
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
3:47 PM

Post #6028169

I'm really sorry I haven't sent you all your buddy yet... my life has not been my own this weekend... I'll do that today if I get Ladybug's color preferences soon... again... I do appologize.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2009
3:50 PM

Post #6028190

No problem, BJ - you've had a very special guest! I just wanted to be sure I hadn't dropped the ball. No rush.
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #6028231

A very special guest indeed, Debra. I'm so impressed by this young man. Soooo different than my grandchildren, and other teen agers I've met around here. He's truly a joy to have around.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 20, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6028284

If Ladybug doesn't get her colors to you soon I would be glad to have her as my buddy. I live not too far from Derry and then the others could get going with their swaps. Hope this might help.
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6028306

That's very kind of you Barb... I'll get started on that right now.
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 20, 2009
5:03 PM

Post #6028412

Everyone should have their buddy's name now... IF YOU DIDN'T, POKE ME.

Although you and your buddy each got the same dmail... so you know who each other are... and you may communicate with one another concerning your preferences... NOBODY else knows who you're paired up with... so, DO NOT reveal your buddy here on the thread.
We all just have to wait until the pics of all the fabrics together to see what everyone got...

SUCH BEAUTIFUL QUILTS SHOULD BE CREATED BY ALL ON THIS ONE...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 23, 2009
11:22 PM

Post #6042281

Humm, no action yet?

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

January 23, 2009
11:23 PM

Post #6042286

I will be going shopping for mine Tues or Wed
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 23, 2009
11:52 PM

Post #6042407

My buddy dmailed me today to say she will be mailing mine this weekend... YIPPIE... cant wait... !!!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2009
1:32 AM

Post #6042856

Guess I'm first to get goodies!!!! Yayyyy...
Marion you're a DOLL!!!!
When I ripped the box open.. there was another box!! Ladies, she had meticulously folded a piece of fabric to appear as a box, and tied it with a pretty ribbon.
So, Maid M.. you also know the art of Origami?
There was a purple envelope with "Quilt Squad" card that somehow depicts some of us well!! I definitely am the chain piecer!

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heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6042859

Then when I untie the fabric box, a "Purple Thang" peeked out! The card that it's attached to says "It pushes, pokes, pull..."
Bless your heart Maid M. You just don't want me to struggle with my old chopsticks!!!
Maid M, our professional :D

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heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6042876

Here are the collective gems. Shades of Lavender, Lilac, Plum and Purple. The two fabric on the bottom left may appear brown, but under a bright light, they are shades of plum.

Pssst... it's an advantage when your buddy has CRS.. she sends me 13!!

Ehem.. the best part is, this is the first time Maid M. beats the deadline and is first to send on swaps!!!

Love you Maid M.. and thank you!! I'll definitely will have fun looking for fabrics that will complement them.

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purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

January 24, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #6042893

OOHHH love the purps, lol

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #6042896

Hehehe... just your cup of tea eh, Cindy?
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 24, 2009
3:13 AM

Post #6043284

Yea, well... Maid M cheated... she asked for her buddy a day or two early while she was in Jacksonville at her committee meeting, and close to the best quilt fabric stores... she also knew she'd be getting really busy pretty quick, and wanted to get this done early...
We don't care... she's a doll anyway, and we love her.

And she really has an eye for the Plum and Purple shades, huh Jaye? Those are beautiful!!!
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 24, 2009
3:18 AM

Post #6043305

I think you got a baker's dozen, Jaye... either that, or Marion really needs to go back to school.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2009
3:26 AM

Post #6043342

Yep, she's pretty sure she thought the swap calls for a baker's dozen..
don't make me return that extra!!
Kel brought in two boxes this evening. One is from Virginia Quilters, some fabrics I had ordered online and the other is from Marion.
Guess which one I ripped open first?
Good nite BJ!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2009
4:02 AM

Post #6043453

Shucks!! It wasn't a Baker's dozen for this swap? Yes, CRS for sure. I enjoyed selecting them for you Jaye and that was a new shop I had never been to--small but oh my what an incredible selection of fabrics. Yes, I go right by it every time I go to Gainesville. Enjoy!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 24, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #6044009

Maid M it's sure evident that your taste ISN"T just in your mouth!!! Those fabrics are gorgeous.
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 24, 2009
11:50 AM

Post #6044022

OOOOOOOOO-are those for me?????? Very pretty Tante Jaye & Auntie M!!!
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2009
3:19 PM

Post #6044553

WHAT DOES 'CRS' MEAN?

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

January 24, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #6044557

Can't Remember S%&*!!!
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2009
3:35 PM

Post #6044626

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

January 24, 2009
5:34 PM

Post #6045177

Wow! Thanks Barb for that compliment!! Tink, I thought Janice made you a purple bedspread. Are you hinting you want a quilt also? LOL

No, Jaye, you don't have to return the 13th piece--I intended it to be a "Baker's Dozen" it was easier to wrap that way.

This message was edited Jan 24, 2009 1:34 PM

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 24, 2009
5:34 PM

Post #6045179

bjwilson your fat quarters were mailed today!!! Hope you like them...
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 24, 2009
5:35 PM

Post #6045182

No she didn't make me a purple bedspread-I said that when she moves and I learn to quilt I'd like to make a balck and white one for the fairy room with accents of purple..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2009
5:37 PM

Post #6045192

Oh, so I misunderstood. You should have told her to add a hint of purple to her B&W block and then ask her to use them for your quilt. LOL I am about to get into trouble I think!!

After seeing pictures of Barb's quilt I want to do a tone on tone in taupe!! Wheels are spinning in this old brain now. Must disengage them or I will be in serious trouble right here at the festival.
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 24, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6045202

Well that wouldn't be very nice to steal all of her pretty fabric;)LOL

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 24, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6045203

Fairy1004 that sound heavenly. I never would have thought to put purple with black and white but I can picture it in my head and I love it. I can see an appliqued fairy in purples on the black and white background!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2009
5:40 PM

Post #6045209

Who said it would be stealing--consider it as borrowing all her pretty fabric. LOL Can I make trouble or can I make trouble?
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2009
5:41 PM

Post #6045214

Tink, see all your "Aunties" are designing it for you as we go!!!
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 24, 2009
5:55 PM

Post #6045281

Quilter-my guest room has a shade of plum for the walls and is decorated with Nene Thomas Fairirs, and the otehr colors in the room are Black, Ivory & Silver, so I think a black and white quilt with hints of the shade of purple that is on my walls would be perfect:)

Thanks Auntie M:) Not sure how much mom is gonna like ready this when she gets home!!LOL
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #6045365

LOL, I will take my chances!!! Hey, it was just an idea and I can't be blamed for thinking--now can I?

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2009
8:21 PM

Post #6045821

Maid M. according to Wiki.. taupe is Grayish-Brown, Brownish-Gray, or Warm Gray color, which we are all familiar with... but there are also Purple taupe, Medium taupe, Mauve taupe, Rose taupe, Sandy taupe and Pale taupe (mouse).
I'm being A.T aren't I?? Just want to know which specific Taupes that you'd be interested in. Well, would you like me to select some Taupe colored fabrics for you instead of the LLPP?? I don't mind using the Taupes with what you got me.. it will be an interesting scrappy quilt...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2009
8:40 PM

Post #6045880

Holey Moley!! More information than my "little" brain can handle. I am not choosy--do what works best for you!!! I never realized there were so many. This one will be strictly your call my love.
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 24, 2009
8:48 PM

Post #6045917

Barb, I picked you as a partner because I love the colors you chose... so, I'm going to love them... I'll be watching the mail really close now.

Fairy Brain... you hitting up your old aunties for a quilt? hehehe... you know it's really really hard to say NO to a favorite niece, don't you?

My life is not my own at the moment, but I'll check back later if the two teenagers don't make more plans for me.
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 24, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #6046068

No-I am not hitting anyone up Auntie-I was just talking about stufffff
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #6046084

That is okay to talk about "stuff" Tink! It is allowed. LOL
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 24, 2009
11:45 PM

Post #6046537

I'm looking forward to getting mine! I'll have to go to Jackson to get my 12, can't wait! I have a dr appointment in Jackson Feb. 9.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 25, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #6048433

Beautiful combos of purples and plums! Can't wait to see what Jaye comes up with to add to the collection. And to see how both Jaye and Marion use their fat quarters. Whatever it is, it will be beautiful.

My fabric choices have been purchased, pressed, trimmed, and will cut the fat quarters today. Your package will be mailed out Monday, partner!

This message was edited Jan 25, 2009 8:33 AM
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 25, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #6049538

Yes, you all are getting me in trouble. I made Stacey a quilt in autumn colors (not her fav), and then the duet in burgundy and jade for her room, now you all want me to do MY (I mean the guest) room, too? Well, since I love to quilt that may be on the burnner, but I'll drag all of you in to help!
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 25, 2009
7:31 PM

Post #6049701

Can't wait, can't wait. I've been afraid to post anything on here. I was sworn to secrecy, I think? I am afraid I will slip up. anyway this is me jumping up and down .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. now I gota go to the bathroom LOL.
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 25, 2009
7:35 PM

Post #6049718

ha ha ha Mom. It is just around the corner and down the hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 25, 2009
8:55 PM

Post #6050011

ROTFL... bet you two are a hoot when you're together in the same room.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 25, 2009
9:18 PM

Post #6050089

A hoot and whatever rymes with that. Yes we do have a few laughs.
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 25, 2009
10:27 PM

Post #6050282

Mom-maybe when I get ready to do the quilt, I can ask all of my aunties and special friends to send me a couple fat quarters-that would be a wonderful way to do my first quilt-does that sound too brazen??
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 25, 2009
11:16 PM

Post #6050457

Stacey, that sounds wonderful! Bet you'd get lots of purple!
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 26, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #6051034

I would want a lot of black and whites with some purples-but plums...when I want to get started I will have to see if anyone would want to send any to me and then go from there-will have to find the shade of purple online to show too...
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 26, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #6054247

WOO HOO !!!!
I got my FQ from my buddy... Barb (Quilter5bdsr)... OH, MY... I can't be more pleased... she caught my color combo to a tee...
I wanted sage greens, creams, and muted reds... and she wasn't sure what I meant by "muted reds"... but she hit it right on the head...
I'm so excited now to go shopping...

Oh, btw... since we ended up with an uneven number of participants... Barb and I were in a threesome with another quilting sister... you'll all just have to wait till she posts her selection to find out who that is... LOL

Check out these beautiful fabrics.

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

January 26, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #6054303

Lovely fabric. Barb, I am so glad you joined in the swap--great taste in fabric!!!!!
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2009
10:18 PM

Post #6054501

Very nice fabric choices, Barb. Can't wait to see what BJ finds to combine with them. She's got a good eye for color.
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 27, 2009
11:05 AM

Post #6056747

OOO-pretty

taters55

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

January 27, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #6057186

BJ, those colrs are very pretty.
I am going to San Antonio this Friday, I will get my fabrics then, and get them shipped out.

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

January 27, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #6057207

Welcome home Linda Kay.

taters55

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

January 27, 2009
4:47 PM

Post #6057773

Hello Marion, it is so good to be back home. I got stuck in the Dallas Airport yesterday, because no planes could get to San Antonio because of fog, and today, we are supposed to have freezing rain for tonight, and maybe Wed. also!
Todd is not happy, he thinks the bad Michigan weather followed me home!
LK
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 27, 2009
4:56 PM

Post #6057817

Just be careful. It is warm here but only for today, tomorrow we are suppose to start getting cooler weather again. Rain, too.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 27, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #6058355

Hi all! Ice hanging from the trees here today! 32* and raining, So far, so good!
Great choices, Barb! I love them BJ, you can do a lot with those!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 28, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #6062353

I flew from St. Louis, Mo to Detroit on Monday and missed all the mess. I hate this snow but keep thinking that I'd rather have and drive in snow than the ice some of you have. Bad news for your poor trees! Looks pretty, though, if you don't have to go out in it.
Snow again today and then Saturday. A good weekend to stay at home and sew.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 29, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6067481

I received my fat quarters today. I love them, I love them, I love them. Fleursdefouquet really did a great job with the colors and pattern in the fabric. It will be easy to match up because we have the same mind in fabrics and colors. oh this is fun. yipee.'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'.
We have snow and ice on the ground here. I don't do snow or ice. So when it all melts off I will get your fat quarters mailed to you Fleursdefouquet. Probably by monday. Thank you so much you did a wonderful job. Did I say I LOVE THEM? I do I do.
This is the fat quarters Fleursdefouquet sent to me.
Darlene

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Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 29, 2009
7:54 PM

Post #6067497

my colors were any color of green, yellow, gold, brown, and I loved her color of burnt red.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2009
8:15 PM

Post #6067563

Glad you like them, Darlene. To be honest, I wasn't too thrilled with what I found. Went to two different shops but wasn't finding what I thought I was looking for. These swaps are fun - BJ had a great idea. Stay safe - don't feel rushed on my behalf. Would rather you stay inside and safe until spring than out there on snow and ice risking your life for fat quarters!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 29, 2009
8:24 PM

Post #6067589

Debra, don't know what you didn't like about them. That is a really nice selection. Good choosing my dear. Oh the possibilities of those in a quilt.

Darlene, you and Tia, Tina, Whatever please be safe!!!
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 29, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #6067776

Thank you Marion . we will stay in until it melts. And it is melting fast. I had a friend bring me dog food and a few other things today. The roads are ok but they got stuck in my drive way.

Debra I am thrilled with it.

When am I suposed to post my fabric selection? before I send it to Debra or after she gets it?
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 29, 2009
9:47 PM

Post #6067870

I was so excited about the fat quarters I forgot to say thank you for the note cards that was sent with the fat quarters. That was very sweet thank you Debra.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #6068257

You're welcome. I think I'm supposed to post them after receiving them - at least that's the way we did it for the last fat quarter swap. BJ will have to confirm it. Glad to hear your snow is melting.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 29, 2009
11:27 PM

Post #6068263

Good job Barb and Debra! Beautiful fabrics..
if BJ were to ask me for some muted reds.. probably I'll choose a Chinese Lacquer red!!! Thank God she got Barb for her buddy, she knows what mutes are!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 29, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #6068282

That isn't hard Jaye, just me when I am not talking!!!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

January 29, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #6068293

LOL!!!!!!
A mute Maid M?? Only when you're ill, I presume!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 29, 2009
11:39 PM

Post #6068302

...not even sure about it then. LOL
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 29, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #6068318

Ok, I will let you know when I mail the fat quarters to you.
The red is rusty reds not burnt reds. Sorry Debra. I do like the color.
Thank you for the info.
Darlene
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2009
11:55 PM

Post #6068362

No problem! I sent you some reds that were closer to burgundy than rusty red. Like I said, the choices were not the best. Bet we all find ways to use them, don't you?
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 30, 2009
2:13 AM

Post #6068949

Yes, please post your FQ after your receive them.

Muted Reds are reds that are not bright red... toned down, and darker than bright red. I don't know... that may have been a color my sister made up once, because I heard it from her. I think she does that a lot.
I know she told me she wanted a PUCE rug once... still don't know what color that is.

Debra does have excellent taste in choosing fabrics... Darlene, you really scored. Now, the fun of finding coordinating fabrics when the weather clears.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #6068991

Is puce in the green family of colors?
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 30, 2009
3:20 AM

Post #6069190

Actually, Marion... I think it's a reddish purple, but I'm not for sure... she ended up with a rug that was reddish purple, anyway.

taters55

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

January 30, 2009
3:48 AM

Post #6069287

English term or phrase: puce
English translation: dark red/purplish brown
This is what I found on the oxford dictionary.
Good night eveyone. getting a good nights sleep for my drive tomorrow.
Sleep tight everyone.

LK
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 30, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #6070807

Yes I will find ways to use them. already got my thinking cap on. I looked at our fabric for hours last night.
2 of the pieces of fabric I already had. Thats ok we were on the same right track lol. I already have the fat quarters just need to look one more time. The fabric I already have for this swap is really matching nicely. I love the way everything is coming together so good.

PUCE pretty color ulgy name lol.

how do you shop for a certain color such as rusty red or mute red when you don't have anything to go by or compare too?
Darlene
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 30, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6070826

Don't you love it when your fabric stashes come together like that?

Darlene, I think that muted red would include anything like NOT bright red or lighter... has to be anything from slightly darker to a lot darker from bright red... and rusty red I think would any red that's got some orange in it. I could be wrong, but that's what I would think... anyway.

Got all my fabrics together now... just waiting for the address... she's not in the exchange... so just looking for the dmail reply...
HURRY... heading to the post office today, and hoping to get them in the mail.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2009
4:53 PM

Post #6070899

That is good tonight about puce. I had always been under the impression is was in the green family. Learn something everyday.

I am coveting every piece I see posted!!!! Oh the fun ahead of all of us!
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 30, 2009
5:16 PM

Post #6070991

Beautiful fabric! I hope I can choose as good with mine!
Girls, it finally got above freezing here! 33* SE Mo. which is about 30 miles from me, has been declared a disaster. The worse ice storm in memory. It's horrible. Millions without power and water. Haven't heard from Wayne this morning, he's supposed to come over and clean up, since he has no water! I know he's OK, his phone was busy at first.

Quilter5bdsr

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

January 30, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #6071150

bjjwilson - check you dmail for address.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 30, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #6071289

We went thru one of them ice storms last year. Was out of electric for a week no water on nothing it was terrible. Glad I have a fire place a real one. And last year we got a generator. So hopefully we will be prepared. I have been filling my bathtup with water. and pitcures with water. just in case.
ice still melting. thank God.
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 30, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #6071295

got it Barb... thanks
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #6071400

I got my fat quarters today and they shuld go in the mail this weekend. I too had a hard time with one of the colors. You can picture the color in your mind but when you try and tell someone it gets lost in the shuffle. For the Winter Block I said I wanted stonewashed blue; I had that light sky color blue you get when you have washed blue denim over and over. Not dark but not pastel. We'll how was anyone to KNOW that was what I wanted when all I said was "blue"?
Also, it is hard to know if people like florals, traditional fabrics, bright and wild, batiks, etc. Maybe we have to give some of these preferences when we give BJ our colors next time.

taters55

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

January 31, 2009
3:53 PM

Post #6074612

I got my fat quarters yesterday. I will get them out soon.
LK
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2009
4:00 PM

Post #6074634

Janice, one of the things I like about the fat quarter swap is getting fabrics I would not have chosen myself. Kind of expanding my horizons, ya know? I need a little push (big kick in the rear, actually) to try things outside of my usual comfort zone. I usually like florals and traditional prints in muted tones but if I get something bright and contemporary it makes me think outside of my box. Guess what I'm saying is, for future reference, I won't be too specific about what I'd like - will be thrilled with whatever my swap partner chooses. Probably happier with their choices than if I'd picked them myself!
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 31, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #6074700

I agree with Debra...
In the last swap I did receive some really wild and bright prints... Not to name names here... but Tia Tina sent me those prints... not something I would have chosen... HOWEVER... the more I look at them, the more excited I get about using them... my mind is wrapping around a really fun project ... and now I'm so glad she sent me those...
My horizons have expanded, and I thank her for that.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

January 31, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #6074746

Get ready Debra I AM Tina's Mom LOL.
Realy I like the surprise of getting something different too. But at same time knowing someone else has same likes of colors as me.
bj you have done this so well. It is fun.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #6074794

I'm ready, Darlene - and excited!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

January 31, 2009
5:09 PM

Post #6074880

I agree with all of you! I have a habit of sticking to a certain type when buying for myself. So what ever is chosen for me will be exciting--need to get out of my rut!!!

This message was edited Jan 31, 2009 3:52 PM
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 31, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #6075383

I agree with all of you! Challenge me!
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 3, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6088106

Debra I have all the fat quarters now. I went to hancocks yesterday and found a few more that I (we) couldn't live without LOL. I am really pleased with them.
But I could go on and on with the color selections.
I have them ready to send just have to get into town to get them mailed. I will do that soon. I'll let you know when I send them. Hope you like them.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 3, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #6088518

Audrey your fat quarters should go out tomorrow. My problem was not in finding the fabric (who can't always buy fabric) but in finding a box to mail my treasures. Hope you like my picks.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 3, 2009
7:59 PM

Post #6088588

My buddy should get hers tomarrow ^_^
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 3, 2009
8:46 PM

Post #6088796

I sent my granddaughter in today to mail the fat quarters. I'm excited for my buddy to get them.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2009
9:50 PM

Post #6089060

Darlene, that was funny what you said about 'we' can't live without. I'll be watching for them!
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 3, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #6089539

We're in this together buddy.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 3, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6089589

(((Big Smile)))
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #6089782

Oh boy! Can't wait to get them! I know I'll love them, I just hope I can do as well!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 4, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #6090360

Maid M... you might be the last one to be getting your FQs!!!! I'm still buying!!
Oh well, you understand that perfection takes time.. wait.. that's obsession!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2009
4:20 AM

Post #6090771

That is perfectly okay Jaye. Take your time as mine is starting to get somewhat hectic. Will continue until March 24th then I will collapse for a few days before getting up and at 'em again.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 4, 2009
11:39 AM

Post #6091279

Sounds like the swap is going well. How about some pictures soon? I'm dying to see!!!!!!

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 4, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #6091766

My buddy should get hers today ^_^...

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 5, 2009
9:58 PM

Post #6098324

TIA!!! Where are you?? Tia got here quaters from me and is suppose to post a pix.
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2009
11:19 PM

Post #6098654

sorry been sewing!!!!!!!!!! I will get them posted. Cindy did a GREAT job at the colors.

These colors will go to my 2nd grandchild quilt SHE or he will be born in late august or early september. Cindy you did great!!!!!!!!!!!!

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 5, 2009
11:28 PM

Post #6098693

Oh I'm so glad. i spent like an hour in the fat quater corner in JoAnns. Saw some cute yellowe with ladybugs
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 5, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6098739

here they are!!!! I have 6 of Cindy's colors done just gotta get more cut out.

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bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 6, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6098839

I count 14 FQ there, Tia Tina... did the green ones on top come with the rest of those lovely prints?

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 6, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #6098924

Yep i sent extra, cleaning out fabric cupboard to make room for some new fabric

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 6, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #6098928

How cheerful!! Lots of possibilities there.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 6, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6098933

The 3 pieces with flowers are from my stash the others I got at JoAnn. I sent extra because one of the greens faded onto the yellow with the stars

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

February 6, 2009
1:17 AM

Post #6099146

Ohhh, I like those!! I want Cindy next time. LOL Wait I should do what Cindy did and empty some of mine to make room for new ones. Yeah, I like that better.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 6, 2009
1:26 AM

Post #6099182

Tia got them here at my house. She almost didn't make it home with them. LOL. Some of her mail comes here because it is secure.
And then she (Tia) went to shopping at my house for fat quarters!!! She found some then took off home before I could hide her fat quarters.
You did good Cindy.

I think a lot of us don't know how to count LOL. or we don't know when to stop sharring.

I hope my buddy gets her fat quarters soon. I am anxious for her. Hang in there Debra they will be there soon.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2009
1:46 AM

Post #6099279

They look so cheery, Cindy!! They're perfect for a happy quilt.

Ok.. Maid M... I'm still getting more FQs... can't help myself :D So therapeutic tho'!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 6, 2009
4:22 AM

Post #6099966

Not to worry Jaye. I am fairly involved now and for the next 2 weeks or so. Once I get the booth assignment letters out things will slow down until the 17th of March. Notice: slow down not stop.

Stay warm, chat tomorrow.
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2009
12:24 PM

Post #6100612

This FQ swap all the fabric is going into a baby quilt bumper pads and diaper bag for my daughters baby. My daughter does not want pink for girl or baby blue for boy type things for the baby. I really loved the fabrics and the colors and I think she will like it also. Thanks Cindy. And thanks Brenda for holding this. Looking forward to next one. Cindy yours will go out today.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2009
2:01 PM

Post #6100917

Darlene, I got your sweet note yesterday. Hope to get the fat quarters today! So excited about the one that came all the way from Switzerland! It's so humbling to be a part of this so very generous group. BJ gave me one from her grandmother's stash and now you are sending one from Switzerland. I'll be at my quilting class until late afternoon but will be anxious to check the mailbox once home.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2009
2:37 PM

Post #6101042

Audrey's fat quarters went in the mail on Wednesday and now all I have to do is wait to see if she likes them. I hope so as I had fun shopping the large three rooms of SALE fabric at my local quilt hangout.
Would you believe 4 months agao I had only 1-2 pieces of fabric and now I have a whole cabinet full? Between quilt blocks, fat quarters, and T-shirt quilts I now can run my own fabric store!!
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2009
2:40 PM

Post #6101054

Mom-you know if you found some Tshirts of rock bands, I bet Padric would LOVE that for this next Xmas!!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #6101072

Great Idea ! Now where do I put that idea so I wont forget by next Christmas? Oh, I know...I leave it to the little fairy who loves me to remember.

What happened to your car?
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 6, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #6101160

I know I'll love them! They're fabric! Just can't wait to get them! Hopefully today! Yipee!!
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2009
3:07 PM

Post #6101209

Chris went to take it to work yesterday and the door handle came off in his hand...ahhh, my superman!!LOL-$250 later it should be fixed next week:(
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2009
3:17 PM

Post #6101264

LOLOLOL Superman, indeed. Now your are without a car? Good thing you don't have to go to work.
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2009
3:38 PM

Post #6101383

I know-right-I ordered the part and it will be in next week-I will need to take the car in then to have it fixed:(
LadybugNH
Derry, NH

February 6, 2009
4:00 PM

Post #6101492

I am posting this to the right place I hope, I tried once but didn't see my fat quarters. But I love them!! Thank you and sorry I was so slow to post them. My buddy will get hers tonight if she shows up at quilting!!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

February 6, 2009
4:04 PM

Post #6101511

I'll be there!!!!! Can't wait to see.
LadybugNH
Derry, NH

February 6, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #6101571

Well, after several tries, I see my fabric. Do you have to have a brain to be in this group, because I think I lost mine from being unemployed!! I love all the fabrics everyone is receiving. Have a great day!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 6, 2009
4:28 PM

Post #6101615

Nope no brains required. Seeing "Ladybug" in your name is enough for me!!! I take it you are fond of ladybugs also?

Love the fabric--now I want all I have seen posted.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 6, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #6101654

Marion - the ladybug is the state "bug" in New Hampshire. Do you have one?
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 6, 2009
4:36 PM

Post #6101669

I'm so glad you liked them Lady Bug... I'm getting excited about starting my project with my half of those fabrics.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 6, 2009
5:35 PM

Post #6101902

I am sure we do--just not sure what it is. Will check this out as I am curious now.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 6, 2009
5:48 PM

Post #6101965

Debra so sorry I forgot to put the card in the package with the FQ so I mailed it seperately. And I mailed them together so you should be receiving the FQ soon. painfully lilbit at a time LOL. OMG I really didn't mean to do this.

taters55

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

February 6, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6102075

Go here to check out your state insect.
http://www.netstate.com/states/tables/state_insects.htm
LK
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2009
9:53 PM

Post #6102995

Phooey - no fat quarters today either. Darlene was your card just a big tease???? LOL! Just kidding. Don't worry about it. It's twice as much fun to get two things at seperate times!

I worked at quilting class until around 3:00pm then decided to stop as I was brain dead. Wasn't comprehending anymore. Will finish my Friendship Star blocks and Flying Geese blocks here at home before the next class.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 6, 2009
10:18 PM

Post #6103086

Debra I didn't mean for it to be a big tease!!! I hope the FQ get there soon. Maybe tomorrow.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #6103125

I'm just kidding you, honestly. There is no rush on them. They will get here.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 6, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #6103261

I know I just wish they would get there I am anxious too.
No worry I bought plenty if I need to remail. BIT MY TOUNG.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 7, 2009
1:51 PM

Post #6105407

I got my FQ from Ladybug last night. They are wonderful. I'll post a picture as soon as the camera is ready. She really did a good job picking fabrics. My buddies and I would have three different quilt looks as none of us have all the same fabrics since there were three of us!! A challenge to be sure.
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 7, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #6105502

we don't have a state bug:(
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 7, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #6105578

Maybe it's too cold up there - so you don't have any bugs?!!! LOL!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 7, 2009
2:53 PM

Post #6105650

I'll send you a mosquito!
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 7, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6105667

No-we have bugs, lots of bugs-just not a state one...
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 7, 2009
6:53 PM

Post #6106751

ROFLOL Marion we would all share our mosquitos.
This is one of the memories I have of visiting the wonderful state of Florida.

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Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2009
7:53 PM

Post #6106900

I just got my fat quarters in the mail! Beautiful fabric! I hope I can do as well! I'll try to send a pic.

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Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 7, 2009
7:55 PM

Post #6106906

I'll get yours Mon. and send them Ups, so watch for the boys in brown! You'll have them before Valentine's Day!

taters55

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

February 7, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #6107281

Beautiful colors Audrey. Now you can start that rag quilt!
LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 8, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #6109060

Whoopee!!! I finally got the camera and these are the fat quarters I received from LadybugNH. They are beautiful and will go very well with what I sent bjwilson. The three way swap worked out just fine. Thanks Brenda and Thanks G.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 8, 2009
11:44 AM

Post #6109063

Sorry - I forgot to post the picture

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Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2009
1:19 PM

Post #6109216

I REALLY like the 3rd from the L Quilter!!

taters55

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

February 8, 2009
1:46 PM

Post #6109287

Beautiful colors. I like them a lot.
LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 8, 2009
3:48 PM

Post #6109709

Fairy - I'll try to find out where she got it for you.
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 8, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #6109830

Thanks-it might be nice to have some of that earthy color green in my first quilt:)
LadybugNH
Derry, NH

February 9, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #6114393

Hi Fairy1004,
I don't remember where I got that from, we were on a shop hop or something. Barb I think it was from the shop in Plymouth NH on TennyMountain Rd. I believe she use to Tie groups of fabric, and the tag on it was a Blue house. I'll try and get some more info for you. Ladybug
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2009
9:23 PM

Post #6116214

Darlene - no fat quarters in today's mail either. Not a problem for me, but I'm getting concerned that your package got lost. Is there any way to trace it? If it was mailed the same day is the card it should be here by now. Would hate for you to go to all the trouble then it get lost.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 9, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #6116603

I'm concerned too. I am going to check it out. If you have not received it by wednesday I will remail same fabric. I hate that it hasn't got there by now. I mailed your FQ in the same package you sent mine in. Just put envelope with your address and my return address on it, the misstake I probably made was I just put about 8-- .42 cent stamps on the envelope That is a little more than the last package of that size I sent. post office said it would be ok. My granddaughter put it in the same mail box as card. Trying to save time. This post office is terrible here in Norman. There is only one in town and it is a big college town. so we have to stand in line forever when we go there. And they act like there are the only one in town if you know what I mean.
Debra I am so sorry, but I will get it taken care of. I am dissapointed. Because I was and still am excited about you seeing the fabric I picked out for us. And I think you will really like the fabric from Switzerland. It is special to me. I haven't even let my daught tina have any of it LOL.
Darlene
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 9, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #6116844

Don't feel bad! I don't want you to feel bad about it - just wanted you to know it wasn't here because it should be by now. I would hate to think your fabric from Switzerland would get lost. It probably just got hung up somewhere and will find it's way eventually. No need to send a second package! Really!
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 9, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #6116875

Thanks for letting me know
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2009
12:46 AM

Post #6117129

I'm a firm believer in the fact that there is this little gnome standing at the state line waiting for our packages to cross... I think sometimes he intercepts them, and tries to deliver them himself... on foot... come rain or shine...
He's probably somewhere around Fort Smith, Arkansas about now, making his way down I40 toward Ferndale... he's running as fast as his little legs will let him... so, please be patient.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #6117257

LOL! His little feet are going to be awfully tired when he gets here.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 10, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #6117306

LOL I can see it now.
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #6117351

Make sure he's got a little toad stool to rest his little bones a while... OK, Debra?
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 10, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #6117365

cookies and a glas of milk.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 10, 2009
3:53 AM

Post #6118172

Bought my fat quarters today! I had a ball! They'll go out tomorrow by UPS. They'll get there in three days.
BJ, I got just under 12 yards of flannel! I had as much trouble choosing it as I did the fat quarters! I had to explain "fat quarters" to the lady who cut them, she'd never heard of them! I'm going to layer 3 squares, do you think I got enough? For a full size coverlet??

edited to change the yardage!

This message was edited Feb 9, 2009 9:54 PM
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 10, 2009
11:36 PM

Post #6121498

I mailed my box out to my FQ buddy today..This took a job to remember how to mix and match closely..lol..I am getting better at this..
I also found my grandma's wooden quilting frame which can hold up to a kingsize quilt which I can barely remember it hanging from the ceiling in my sewing room..The hooks are still in the ceiling..lol..
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 10, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6121582

Oh that is wonderful Moodene. My mother has my grandmothers quilting frame (her mothers) and has said I can have it. But I have never used one before. I would love to learn how to use it.

taters55

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

February 10, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6121590

Mine went out today also! Guess they will cross in the road somewhere?
LK
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 10, 2009
11:57 PM

Post #6121595

We are in a tornado warning so I better turn this thing off and go hide will talk to everyone when storms are over.

taters55

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

February 10, 2009
11:58 PM

Post #6121599

Please be carefull.
Pop back in when it is safe.
LK
LadybugNH
Derry, NH

February 11, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #6124552

You guys (ladies) are to funny. But I have to add, if the gnome is traveling to AR, and that is Arkansas, then you better remember to give him a blanket also, because it has been very cold and icy in Ar lately. Hope I have the right state for AR

Now, can everyone please be sure to post your fq because I am so excited to see them all.

This has been a very fun group to be part of. And Barb, don't take this as a negative, but next time I hope to have a buddy from another part of the country. You have a great eye for colors but I'd like to see what is in the rest of the country or world!!
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 11, 2009
6:36 PM

Post #6124629

Lady bug... that's why most of us want to trade with each other ... to get fabrics for other parts of the country... BUT... since I wanted the same colors as Barb, and you were the last join... I grouped you with us... I did notice that you two were close geographically... and I'm sorry about that...
Next time, I'll try to do better for you.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 11, 2009
6:39 PM

Post #6124639

well the rest of the world has sandspurs, hurricanes, mosquitos, gnats, flies etc. Oh you were talking about fabric weren't you. Well we could swap and do a ladybug quilt?

taters55

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

February 11, 2009
7:25 PM

Post #6124872

What gnome are you talking about? Have I missed something?
LK
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 11, 2009
7:27 PM

Post #6124891

LK... I think she's refering to the post I did a few posts ago... scroll up a bit...
It's all about that little gnome that grabs our pressies at the state line.

taters55

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

February 11, 2009
7:34 PM

Post #6124919

Oh, OK! I got ya!
LOL

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 11, 2009
7:37 PM

Post #6124930

I understand what you said G, I too would like fabric from somewhere else. That being said, I was trying to not make anyone else wait for their FQ since you and I live so close.
I'm the only one who didn't get them from "far away" and I also thought it would save you postage. Yours did come from Texas didn't they?
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 11, 2009
8:31 PM

Post #6125140

OH, Yea... Barb.. you are the one that got local fabrics... DUH... so, you'll both get better treatment in the next one... promise.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #6125731

GUESS WHAT WAS IN THE MAILBOX TODAY?!!!!

My fat quarters finally got here! Wonder why it took that package a week longer to get here than the card mailed the same day? Weird.

I am thrilled with them! Thank you Darlene. You did a terrific job of choosing coordinating fabrics. I'm guessing the pretty turqoise with cute flowers came from Switzerland? The whole pack was wrapped in that fabric and was so cute. Wish I'd thought to take a photo before removing it.

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fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2009
10:51 PM

Post #6125744

BJ asked for a photo of our new chairs. Here's a wider shot of the fabric showing the chairs. The host/hostess chairs are slipcovered and the side chairs are wood with rush seats.

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Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2009
11:30 PM

Post #6125870

I really like the dragonfly pattern!! All are pretty choices!!
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 12, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #6126167

The dragonfly print caught my eye too... they're all very pretty... but I do count a baker's dozen again.

I'm telling you all... it's the little gnome that snatches our pressies at the state line that held up your delivery... he hand carried it all the way to your house Debra... his poor little legs must be plum wore out by now.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 12, 2009
1:08 AM

Post #6126294

That is why some get the Baker's dozen--the little guy snatches them and put one more in each bundle he takes. Beautiful fabric. Lucky lady.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 12, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #6126303

I'm so relieved you finally received the FQ's
BJ I told you there are a bunch of us on here that don't know how to count, or maybe is the gnome. LOL. (the little booger)
Debra the fabric from Switerland is the white with little red flowers, the one on the far right on bottom. When I saw the dragonfly fabric I (we) couldn't resist. It was something we couldn't live without. and the turqoise is just somethime I wanted to share with you just because.
This has been fun exciting and anxious. I have much enjoyed it.
Debra you have been a good buddy and
BJ you have done an exelent job hosting this and getting our colors right. Thank you.
Darlene

taters55

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

February 12, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #6126688

Beautiful fabrics. What are you going to do with them?
LK
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 12, 2009
3:31 AM

Post #6126881

I am not real sure but I am thinking this will make some real pretty throws for the livingroom.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #6127763

Darlene, I didn't notice the note pinned to the fabric until last night. I told me which one was from Switzerland! Don't know how I missed it.

It will probably have to wait until after the wedding, but then I'll be searching for 'just the right' project to use these beautiful fabrics.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 12, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #6128000

That dragonfly material caught all of our eyes. It is so different. Maybe we need a swap of blocks or fabric with just little bugs and things; ladybugs, dragonflys, beetles, frogs, that type of thing. I have seen so many cut ones lately and they are just what each garden needs.
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #6128019

I'm in!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 12, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #6128435

I like that idea also. Buggy quilt fabrics.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2009
4:56 PM

Post #6128658

If you buy your fabric at W*M, you'll probably get the same things! They're pretty, anyway! And much less expensive!
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2009
7:15 PM

Post #6129241

I stole some of that dragonfly fabric from mom. I will show a pic of the block I made with it in a few days. Cindy be watching the mail sweety.

I like the idea of bug fabric swap.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 12, 2009
9:11 PM

Post #6129753

I'm a watching, nothing today :(
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 12, 2009
9:28 PM

Post #6129814

lol wouldnt be there today, if it was id fall over with heart failure to the swiftness of our post office. MAYBE just maybe tomorrow. I did do confirmation on EVERYTHING that was mailed yesterday. And will do so on anything I mail out again. I am telling you I dislike our post office here.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2009
4:46 PM

Post #6133386

UPS says mine was delivered yesterday! Lady Dragon, check your mail!! I'm anxious to know if you like them!

taters55

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

February 13, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6133600

Mine should have arrived also, Moodine, check your mail box please!
LK
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #6133617

I know mine have arrived in CA so should be today or tomorrow.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 13, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #6133895

I got them Tia, oh I really like all of them. I even got a piece of the dragofly one ^_^

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luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2009
6:55 PM

Post #6133910

sweet, i put the dragon fly fabric and the green swirl (looks kinda like snails) together, wow does that pop. Glad you got them!!!!!!!!!!

taters55

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

February 13, 2009
7:08 PM

Post #6133979

Cindy, love the colors you got. What did you ask for?
LK

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 13, 2009
7:15 PM

Post #6134011

Blues, greens and browns for the Eagle panel. I still haven't decided on a pattern for around the panel. It was suggested to do a border but I want lots of color.

taters55

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

February 13, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6134117

That will be nice! Can't wait to see it finished.
LK
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 13, 2009
7:55 PM

Post #6134167

I got my fat quarter from Audrey and they are great. She also included the valentine swap with it so I had two surprises in one.
Sorry I can't show a picture right now. I am having computer problems and may not be on for a while. I have to take it to the puter doctor.
Thanks again, Audrey just wanted you to know I got them and liked them all. show as soon as I can.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2009
8:18 PM

Post #6134239

AND, you got them before Valentine's Day! I'm so glad you like them!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 13, 2009
8:28 PM

Post #6134264

Yes, your box and two quilt blocks! I made out like a bandit for Valentines Day. thanks again.
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #6138815

My FQs from Linda-tater55..this will be the start for my quilt project for my livingroom which is dk gold and blues. I will take these with me and find more FQ to finish this project..THANKS!! so much for the pretty samples to start with..
Linda- you should have gotten yours by now..The lady at a quilt shop picked them out since I couldnt get the hang of the color schemes yet for quilting..

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Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2009
9:32 PM

Post #6139056

O Nadine-those are fabulous!! GREAT job LK!!

taters55

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

February 14, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #6139161

I got mine today!
Thank you Moodine. They are beautiful. Love all the shades of red white and blue.
LK

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Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #6139202

Really??
The quilt lady picked them out..lol..still owe a 13th..to be on good side..lol

taters55

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

February 14, 2009
10:17 PM

Post #6139219

No you don't. It was just something a few of us decided to do on our own. You don't owe anything.
LK

This message was edited Feb 14, 2009 4:17 PM
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 14, 2009
10:21 PM

Post #6139243

Pretty LK!! You done good Nadine!!
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 14, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #6139282

Thanks..it means alot to me...lol..

taters55

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

February 14, 2009
11:42 PM

Post #6139579

No problem. The pleasure was mine.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2009
4:26 AM

Post #6140573

Ladies, one of my neighbors has a machine for sale. I went to look at it and it's an old "New Home" made by the Janome Co.! It's really old, it's straight stitch. They're asking $25.00 for it. It sews good, the bobbin is a little tight, but I know how to fix that. The pressure thingee doesn't work, but I think a good oiling and cleaning would straighten out what few kinks there are. What do you think? Is it worth $25.00? I might could talk them down. I've always wanted one.

taters55

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

February 15, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #6141332

Audrey, sounds like a really good deal, if you can oil it and get her going?
Maybe they will let you test it out, before buying?
LK
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #6142506

I sewed with it some, it makes a good stitch. I really think all it needs is sewing with it! It has a cabinet with it, too.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2009
9:58 PM

Post #6143389

Machine and cabinet for $25? Grab it!
Moodene
(Nadine) Devers, TX
(Zone 9b)

February 16, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #6144391

http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BlazingArrowsBlock.html

My daughter and I decided on this pattern for me to make out of my golds and blues..we will be shopping for other colors when she gets here March 10th..lol..
llilyfan
South Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2009
4:13 AM

Post #6144881

Great block Nadine, that will be so pretty.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 16, 2009
5:07 PM

Post #6146767

Nadine that is a wonderful patern. You are adventurious. (hope i spelled it somewhat writ lol.)
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 17, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6148636

That's a challenge for sure! Bet you will have a beautiful quilt. Hope you will share photosl of your finished product.
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 17, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #6148986

Here is a pic of Debras' and my FQs' together I thought they came together really well. When they finally came together.

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fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 17, 2009
9:37 PM

Post #6152431

Thank you for posting the entire group, Darlene. I intended to do it but forgot. (have been doing a lot of that lately)
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 17, 2009
9:49 PM

Post #6152474

know what you mean Debra LOL. then I forgot what I intended round and round I go. LOL.
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 17, 2009
11:11 PM

Post #6152851

Debra... that wedding hasn't given you "sometimers" disease, has it?
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

February 17, 2009
11:48 PM

Post #6153023

LOL, no BJ, I've had 'sometimers' for some time now.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 18, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #6153859

1 month and 3 days but then who is counting? LOL

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 24, 2009
2:35 PM

Post #6182601

Meant to post this earlier. Loved everything!!!!

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Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #6182665

Oh My-those look fabulous together!!!

BJ-when is the next one??

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 24, 2009
2:51 PM

Post #6182698

Almost looks like that holiday in Dec. huh?? I don't want to mention the word!!!! So much to do between now and then.
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6182719

I thought they looked very elegant together-I actually wasn't thinking Xmas at all:)

taters55

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

February 24, 2009
3:14 PM

Post #6182825

Lovely colors. They all go together very well.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 24, 2009
4:13 PM

Post #6183133

Hello,

Hey Stacey if you are thinking about learning to quilt. This might be something you would make for yourself

http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?code=352462&cat_id=63&source=cemdotd
Fairy1004
(bestest fairy)Tempe, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6183179

Cindy-it is pretty-but I don't do table runners-would love to make my own placemats though as I can never seem to find just what I want...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6183193

They are easy Tinky--good first project.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2009
5:02 PM

Post #6183486

I'd like to do that runner, but I don't want to pay that much fro a pattern! I think I could do my own orriginal, if I knew what fusing stuff to use so it wouldn't come off!
Darlinmoma
Norman, OK

February 24, 2009
6:05 PM

Post #6183822

quilter5bdsr I really love all the colors. It looks a lot like Debra's and mine.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2009
6:12 PM

Post #6183862

Audrey there is a fusible batting that works really well. I am sure most any one in a fabric store could direct you to the correct product.

taters55

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

February 24, 2009
6:13 PM

Post #6183871

Audrey, just get a lightweight iron on, or fusible webbing. Most of the fabric stores carry it, or you can order it from the website.
How are you doing today? I have not seen you posting much!
LK
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #6183884

Linda Kay, I think she is referring to an iron on batting with they do make. Iron on webbing is usually used to join pieces together.
Doe41
(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN
(Zone 7a)

February 24, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6183901

I'm doing better! Finally got over the crud! I heard there's an epidemic of it here. Saw my orthopedic guy today about my knee. I have 2 tears in the cartelage, one of them is big. I have options, wait and see, scope repair, partial knee replacement, or total replacement. I'm waiting, since it's a little better. Then I'll go for the scope.
Will just any fusible work for a table runner, or a quilt? I think they're so pretty, I just don't have patience to sew one!

taters55

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

February 24, 2009
6:19 PM

Post #6183903

Now I am confused. Is she talking about the runner. That does not use batting, does it? Plus I have never heard of an iron on batting! Please fill me in.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #6183916

Yes, table runners can use a low loft batting in them. There are fusible ones on the market--have used them in a "quick cathedral window pattern before. I know Joanne's carries them but not sure about WalMart. Great stuff for smaller projects ie: placemants, runners, coasters bags --I think you get the picture.

taters55

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

February 24, 2009
6:37 PM

Post #6184005

Ok, I think I got it. Thanks
Like this one.
http://www.batt-mart.com/site/490194/page/189259

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

February 24, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #6185030

Yes, like that. I think you will really like working with it. I certainly do for small type projects.

purpbutfly

purpbutfly
(Cindy) Marysville, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 24, 2009
10:25 PM

Post #6185074

UH BJ I think we need a new room. I'm on DSL and this took awhile to load. Thanks
bjwilson
Kemp, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 25, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #6185630

Your wish is my command, dear one.

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