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psychw2

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

March 23, 2009
3:04 AM

Post #6306306

We came from here: Its NEVER to late to join us! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/955698/#new

psychw2

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

March 23, 2009
3:10 AM

Post #6306336

A reminder about the "rules"

Ladies! I would like to organize a Quilt swap for baby blankets to be donated. The way it would work is like this: ONLY One person would send each swap member 1/2 yard of prewashed cotton print baby fabric. Each swap member would then choose their own design and other fabrics to coordinate with the 1/2 yard given to them. You would then donate your baby quilt to the charity of your choice.

Many of us are already making and donating quilts to hospitals, Project Linus and other organizations. This would give us an opportunity to "work together" and see how someone else would use the same fabric.

Psychw2 has offered to send the first 1/2 yard of a bold primary color toddler car print. If this is a "success" we might consider making this an ongoing project with each of us taking a turn providing the 1/2 yard. Anyone want in? This first project is "unlimited" until Psychw2 runs out of fabric! She bought a LOT and still has more. We want to see if there is good follow through and not overburden the person who is providing the 1/2 yard each and postage for the fabric, so future swaps will be limited in size, more like 4 to 6 people.

NO DEADLINE, this "challenge" for this thread will "end" when psychw2 runs out of this fabric. Then we'll open MORE of the same threads with different people donating the fabrics.

Please use only 100% prewashed cotton and post a picture of your completed project and a description of WHERE your quilt is going. There is no firm "deadline" for completion but by May 20 would seem doable.

Ladies, REV-UP your sewing machines and sign up to participate and get your first 1/2 yard!
1. Quilter5bdsr
2. Psychw2
3 Shuggins
4 Mittsy
5 Luvs2garden2000
6 Ladydragon5
7 Abbisgranma
8 BarefootT
9 Doe41
10 Taters55
Realistically no one will be "turned away", any one can sew with us.




This message was edited Mar 30, 2009 6:41 PM

barefootT

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

March 23, 2009
3:16 AM

Post #6306358

thanks for the compliment doc, I am enjoying working on these baby quilts...and while I was working on this one I got a fantastic inspiration for another...with some fabric I've been trying to figure out!!!!

I'm on a baby roll...yahoo... ;-}

psychw2

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

March 23, 2009
3:19 AM

Post #6306374

I got to spend precious time with my Sweet 13 month grandson this weekend. He is sooooooo cute! Its a pretty good kid, my son is lucky.

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 23, 2009
10:47 AM

Post #6306938

Thanks for the new thread Pat. 13 months eh? Just walking, just talking --oh so much fun ahead!!! They are a joy at this age. My youngest GD will be two in May and boy is she a handful. We LOVE it...

psychw2

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

March 23, 2009
9:16 PM

Post #6309427

He is so SWEET!!! He has so completely captured my heart. I only get to see him a couple of hours a month. When he reaches for me with arms outstretched I'm so grateful. I always worry that as little as I get to see him he will be afraid of me or just reject me as a 'stranger". I'll be moving back to WA soon I hope, his Dad & him may be moving in with my Sweet Husband & I.

taters55

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

March 25, 2009
12:08 PM

Post #6316567

I would love to participate in this quilt thread. Please tell me where you all are, and what I have to do? So we make one quilt per month? I have a womens shelter here, that I donate things to for the holidays, and we also have a hopsital that would love the quilts.
Thanks

Linda Kay

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 25, 2009
12:28 PM

Post #6316605

Welcome Linda Kay. Psychw2 has some children's fabric and she is sending 1/2 yard to each person who wants to join in until the fabric is almost gone. She is saving a little bit in case someone needs just a little extra. You then add your material to it to make a baby quilt that will be donated when done. All we ask for is pictures of the finished quilt before it is donated and we would like to know where it was donated. We really want to see all the different ways the same piece of material was used for the same purpose. This trip through was a test to see how many would be interested. I'm pleased at how many have signed on. We thought we would try for one every three months and break it down to 4 to 6 people in a group to share material. That way there is no burden on any one person. We were VERY FORTUNATE to have Psychw2 donate fabric for this run and I understand she still has some left. I will let her know you would like some (if she hasn't seen your post already). Thanks for wanting to help others and welcome again to the challenge. Barb


This message was edited Mar 25, 2009 8:29 AM

taters55

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

March 25, 2009
12:35 PM

Post #6316626

Thanks for letting me in. I am so looking forward to doing this quilt! Is there a specif size, or pattern I need to follow?
I am in the address exchange.
LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 25, 2009
12:52 PM

Post #6316687

It is totally your choice of other fabric and pattern. If you look back through the previous thread you will see different sizes that have been made. Mine will be about 40/44" by 46/48". I like this size as it can be used for a crib or a wheelchair as my quilt is going to a cancer center. Looking forward to having you with us. If you look at the previous thread you can see the donated fabric and choices that others have made. Barb

taters55

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

March 25, 2009
12:54 PM

Post #6316694

Oh, I never thought, but could it go to a nursing home also? I just saw the title baby quilts, and thought it had to be for children. Thanks for the info, I will go back and read more.
Thanks

LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 25, 2009
1:19 PM

Post #6316789

This particular one should go to a child as the fabric we are all getting has cars, planes, etc for a young boy. That would make a great leadin for another challenge though. Boy my mind really is spinning with ideas now...
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 25, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #6316857

I think we need to post the challenge fabric again, here it is. One half yard to start with.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 25, 2009
1:37 PM

Post #6316863

Here's what I put with it for my baby quilt.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

March 25, 2009
1:41 PM

Post #6316883

Here's my top. The yellow and white stripe is my backing fabric.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

March 25, 2009
1:46 PM

Post #6316908

And heres mine. Yellow border with dark blue binding . Hot air ballon fabric for the back.

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taters55

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

March 25, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6317031

I love all the quilts I have seen so far.
This is a nice project, thanks for starting it. This will help so many kids, young and old alike!
LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 25, 2009
2:31 PM

Post #6317103

LK you could always start a "For Our Young Elders Swap" for nursing home and other geriatric patients. I'd join in.

taters55

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

March 25, 2009
2:41 PM

Post #6317144

Let me think on that one. I am in the 12 month block swap, and this one. With Me taking care of my Dad, I don't want to get too bogged down, but that does sound interesting.

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 25, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #6317155

Thinking is a good thing!!! Hugs to your Dad. Barb

taters55

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

March 25, 2009
2:55 PM

Post #6317194

Thanks

psychw2

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

March 25, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #6318307

I saw your post Linda Kay and I'll get some fabric out to you. I've gone thru the house looking for the big envelopes I bought to mail more fabric out and I can't find it!!! Guess I'll have buy more.

Has everybody received their fabric to date??? Anyone join late that hasn't received their fabric? THIS is a great time to speak up, I'll be cutting and mailing again shortly.

taters55

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

March 25, 2009
8:41 PM

Post #6318847

What do I owe you for the postage?

psychw2

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

March 25, 2009
9:05 PM

Post #6318988

I am providing the fabric and postage. It has been really much more reasonable than I expected. You will have your own turn if you choose to hostess a baby quilt challenge. Thanks for asking. ~ Pat

taters55

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

March 25, 2009
11:19 PM

Post #6319613

Thanks Pat, I will someday in the future, but not right now! I have my Dad living with me, and he can be a handfull sometimes. He keeps me busy.

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 30, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #6341933

Hello everyone, April will be here so soon and everyone will be out playing in their gardens and enjoying the welcome weather of spring. Just thought I'd drop in to our thread and see how everyone is doing with their fabric. I know you still have plenty of time but this will bump the thread up to the top. don't want to lose anyone!!! Enjoy!!!
Barb

psychw2

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

March 30, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #6341982

ANYONE who has not yet received their fabric and would like to sew along, please send me your address by d-mail!!! This will serve as my reminder to me. I've been sick and I KNOW there is some people who wanted to join in late that I've missed. THANKS!
~ Pat (and yes I know I could look them up in Extras if you are listed, please send them by dmail)

barefootT

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

April 1, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6349505

I just discovered a new local sewing shop! they sell more machines, and accessories than fabrics, but do have fabric truck load sales from time to time...so they call themselves "sewing" center. not quilt shop...anyways...they have a connection for a local hospital that takes donations of quilts (any size) and pillow cases..so this may be where my baby quilt will go??

I still want to talk to local fire dept, and I am thinking of asking the mayor If he knows of anything local?

a good part of my top is done, i am pondering border fabric????

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taters55

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

April 1, 2009
3:06 PM

Post #6349544

That is going to be so nice. love the colors, and layout!

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

April 1, 2009
3:17 PM

Post #6349574

I love the quilt. So bright and cheerful.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 1, 2009
5:20 PM

Post #6350104

Thunder that is just wonderful. Checking with local officials is a great thing to do too. We always seem to think of hospitals and cancer centers but tend to forget our own. How many times would a police officer love to be able to give a victim of child abuse something to make them know someone cares??? Or a fire victim??? Let us know what they have to say please????
Your glutton block will be mailed tomorrow along with some of those scraps I promised!!!! Barb

psychw2

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

April 1, 2009
8:42 PM

Post #6351100

I'm thinking another border of green and then the same blue as the toddler print. It is soooooooooo beautiful Thunder, you do GREAT work!

barefootT

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

April 2, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #6352097

thanks, I am very pleased with this one,I love to do bright for baby quilts. the borders will "come to me" I'm sure.

green then blue sounds good doc, I will give that a pre-view. I had been thinking of using more of the blue swirls.

I keep hoping the mayor will stop in where I work, as he does from time to time, so I can ask his input, and he would know about the fire and police depts...I've just been to busy to make the time to go to his office on one of my occasional weekday days off...

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 2, 2009
10:24 AM

Post #6353635

The borders sound perfect. Where do you work that the mayor just drops in?
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 2, 2009
11:06 AM

Post #6353688

Thunder, your baby challenge is wonderful. I live the idea of donating local. Whenever we go to a quilting function we are usually introduced as those wonderful ladies that donate all the beautiful quilts to the babies. I think that I why we get so much beautiful donated fabric.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2009
12:49 PM

Post #6353927

Thunder, I love the alternate block with the bright colored pattern. The mixture of the pattern and the colors ae so interesting. I see things ilke that and say "I wish I could have picked that combination" but I know that I might not. One of the reasons I think my DIL will be good at quilting is that she does have that "eye" for what works together.

barefootT

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

April 2, 2009
1:37 PM

Post #6354048

I work in a garden shop, and the Mayor is a plant "nut", He taught the middle school agriculture class for years, he had the kids set up a green house and start plants, and then they sold them to make the money to keep the green house going. a great guy...so he comes in to buy plants, or supplies...He has one of the most beautiful yards in town !

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 2, 2009
2:26 PM

Post #6354254

That is so cool...a politician who cares is a rare commodity these days. Your town is very lucky to have him.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 2, 2009
8:24 PM

Post #6355728

Barb, I have a friend (a quilter) that lives in Keene. Do you know of any quilt shops within driving distance? She already visits Keepsake each summer.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 2, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #6356290

Mittsy you have dmail

psychw2

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

April 2, 2009
11:21 PM

Post #6356491

About a year back I went on a fabric donation drive. I listed an ad on craigslist and got several responses. The fabric was used by several different women to make quilts that were donated to various organizations. Right now we have a shelter that needs twin bed sizes so that is our next big push, we generally are looking to stock up on Queen size!

I always enjoy the fun of doing a baby quilt. Its smaller and I seem freer to express more creativity with a smaller project. Not to mention cheaper to make!

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 13, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6404242

How are these baby quilts coming along?? I haven't seen any pictures lately. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.. Barb

taters55

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

April 13, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #6404799

I am still waiting for my fabric!

LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 13, 2009
7:55 PM

Post #6404865

I'll check with Pat for you LK

taters55

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

April 13, 2009
7:58 PM

Post #6404875

Thanks
I know she said a while back, she was busy, and or sick, so when she has the chance is fine!

LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 13, 2009
7:59 PM

Post #6404881

Tater55 Pat's DH is having knee surgery today. I'm sure she will get back to us as soon as she can. She has had a lot on her mind lately and I'm sure it is just an oversight. I did send her a dmail though. Barb

taters55

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

April 13, 2009
8:03 PM

Post #6404897

OUCH!
I had knee replacement about 2 years ago. Will be sending prayers for them!


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

April 13, 2009
9:08 PM

Post #6405178

Well, not there is a break in the bad weather, I can sign on for a few minutes. I finally found the coordinate pieces I wanted for my baby quilt so should be working on that before very much longer. Didn't do anything today as we had some really rough weather and I am down with that stupid thing called "sinus" yet again. Bummer!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 13, 2009
10:48 PM

Post #6405581

Marion you're really gettin hit this spring. Sounds like you could use some of BJ's minerals.. I'm so sorry the weather has been so bad. Seems like that is all I see on the TV. Things need to change soon for all of us...

psychw2

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

April 14, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6406606

My bad, I was waiting for one more person who said she would let me know if she wanted in or not, I was going to mail all 3 at once. Since she has not gotten back to me, I'll take that as a no. Fabric will go out later this week, sorry for the delay.

My Sweetie's surgery was today, it went well, I just got home. I need to be up at 3:30 to be at work by 5 so I'm signing off now!

taters55

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

April 14, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #6406620

No problem. Family matters always come first. Glad to hear all went well with the surgery!

LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 14, 2009
10:48 AM

Post #6407565

So glad to hear DH's surgery went well. It will be nice to eventually be pain free. How is your Mom doing? I've been worried about her too. Get as much rest as you can and drop us a note when you have time. Prayers will coninue for you and yours. Barb
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 14, 2009
1:45 PM

Post #6408125

Glad to hear the surgery went well. You first Pat, then you can drop us a little note.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 14, 2009
6:31 PM

Post #6409464

It was raining and we had tornado warning so I got mine all quilted and squared. Now to get the binding sewn on. Here's how it looks quilted.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

April 14, 2009
6:33 PM

Post #6409475

Mittsy that is so nice.. I'm so happy you are a part of this group. You are going to make some child very happy. and you have my thanks too. Barb
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 14, 2009
6:34 PM

Post #6409479

I used the serpentine stitch built into my machine with the walking foot. I did the center vertical and center horizontal rows first, then alternated, stitching the border last. It was easy and the width setting can be adjusted to fit your walking foot.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 14, 2009
6:55 PM

Post #6409549

I want to get it finished by Friday so I can get a picture of the presentation to the committee that distributes to the hospital.

taters55

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

April 14, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #6409608

Mittsy, that is very nice!
Please share the pictures when you get it?

LK
shuggins
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

April 15, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #6411195

I have most of my top finished. I hope to have it finished by the tentative due date (well hopefully sooner, but don't need any more pressure! LOL!)

Glad to hear that things went well Pat.

barefootT

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

April 15, 2009
1:15 AM

Post #6411359

I am also glad the surgery went well Doc, best wishes for a speedy recovery ;-}

I added some border to my baby quilts today, one more to go...will do that tomorrow, and start on the quilting, If I can decide how I want to do it...

I will put in some new pics tomorrow.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 15, 2009
4:23 PM

Post #6414016

Prayers for all who are recuperating.

I just finished the baby quilt and will deliver it on friday. So glad it's finished.

We have 12 currently hanging in my doorway waiting for finishing. No chance of getting them all finished but we'll try our best.

taters55

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

April 15, 2009
4:41 PM

Post #6414090

Pictures please???

LK

barefootT

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

April 15, 2009
7:27 PM

Post #6414837

here is my baby quilt, finished top, I was thinking about a pieced border, butttttt...I got anxious to finish, and decided that would take to long. so I went with fabrics from the blocks...

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taters55

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

April 15, 2009
7:29 PM

Post #6414842

That is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Mittsy, 12 more to finish! Goodness, take it easy girl, your making us all look so bad! LOL

LK

barefootT

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

April 15, 2009
7:29 PM

Post #6414843

a close up of a corner...now I have to make a back and decide how to quilt????

at this point I am very pleased to be finished with the top. ;-}

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Quilter5bdsr

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

April 15, 2009
9:29 PM

Post #6415376

Thunder I just love it---- It is so you---Fantastic job.

psychw2

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

April 16, 2009
1:47 AM

Post #6416557

Doesn't she do great work? When I grow up and become a quilter, I want to do work like Thunder!

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 16, 2009
11:29 AM

Post #6417684

She has an incredible imagination!! She sees visions and the fabrics she chooses just seem to flow together to form what she sees. I'm so impressed...
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 16, 2009
11:29 AM

Post #6417685

Thunder, would you please share the sizes of your blocks? I just love the green, it makes the focus fabric pop.
I have some wonderful animal print fabric that I can just see in my mind and it would be wonderful with your pattern. You have me designing number 13. So much fabric, so little time. I don't know how I ever worked, as my retirement days are just crammed full!

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 16, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #6417709

Retirement?????? What's that???? Me too with the full days... I hate having to take time out for that evil word Hou----rk!!!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 16, 2009
11:48 AM

Post #6417726

I only do HW when guests are coming. About the only ironing I do is for my sewing. After the basket get so high, I decide I really didn't like that much anyway and donate to a local thrift shop. Most of my friends are also quilters and like the comfy wrinkled look. When I do wear something freshly pressed I have been told, boy, you really clean up good. That's because it's not a look they see very often!

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 16, 2009
12:08 PM

Post #6417779

Mittsy - you have me chuckling out loud!!! The only ironing of clothes that I do is an occasional piece for DH. Usually he does his own!!!!! Then I feel guilty and do some for him hehehe.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2009
12:57 PM

Post #6417957

My mother would rollover in her grave. She ironed everything; my dad's boxers, sheets, even towels! If it has to be ironed, I don't buy it.
I can remember taking my ironing, sprinkling it (you know, with water), wrapping it up and putting it in my refrigerator until I could get to the ironing. With 3 under the age of 5 yrs. that sometimes took a while and the clothes would mildew. Euh! Those were the days...and I don't miss them at all.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 16, 2009
1:38 PM

Post #6418126

RPFLOL Janice I remember those days and doing the very same thing oh so very well. As woman today what is a "sprinkling bottle" and all you get is a blank stare. Iron? Hummm other than quilting use it for a door stop!

taters55

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

April 16, 2009
1:42 PM

Post #6418143

LOL

My Mom used to iron the t shirrts for my Dad. When he moved in here, he got mad cause I would not iron them, and hang them in the closet. They get folded, and they are in the dresser drawer!

Time changes things for sure!

LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 16, 2009
1:45 PM

Post #6418156

Thank heavens for the "miracle" fabrics that give us free time. But God Bless the cotttons!!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 16, 2009
1:46 PM

Post #6418164

Amen!

taters55

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

April 16, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #6418167

Morning Marion, how are you feeling today? Not too much rain for you I hope?

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

April 16, 2009
1:50 PM

Post #6418177

Nope no rain predicted until Monday. Still have the horrible sinus stuff but it is just a way of life for me. It isn't as bad as I am able to function more now.

Funny you should mention ironing t shirts. Ross' Mom ironed his but things did change!

taters55

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

April 16, 2009
1:55 PM

Post #6418196

Glad to hear you have no rain for a few days. Maybe you will have a nice week-end!
Hope you get those sinus' cleared soon!

LK

barefootT

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

April 16, 2009
3:38 PM

Post #6418634

My iron is an EXCLUSIVE sewing tool...when I was little my dad used to pay us 10-25 cents a piece to iron his t-shirts, and bowling shirts ! His way of giving us an allowance? while teaching us the meaning of working for a living??

My grand-mothers sprinkle bottle is a "prized antique", it is actually a lovely old coke bottle that no one is allowed to touch !!!

And I remember that ironing being in the fridge!!!

I will pull out the pattern I used for the quilt, and post it in a bit...

thanks for all the compliments...If I ever get to really retire, I plan to spend much of my time quilting...as it is now that is about all I do when I am not at work...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 16, 2009
3:42 PM

Post #6418658

...ah! I remember them well. I even remember learning to iron with flat irons heated on the stove. Wonder if that is why I hate ironing. Then came the gas iron and boy did I think we had "moved up town then". Funny the things we forget and then all of a sudden remember.

Waiting for the pattern Thunder--really love the colors.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2009
3:46 PM

Post #6418668

Isn't it a shame we have to work to pay for our hobbies? If I just didn't have to work these three days a week I wouldn't have this hard decision to make this Friday: do I sew or do I get out in the garden and do my spring cleaning? It is supposed to be 70 here for the first time! So much fun...so little time!!

barefootT

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

April 16, 2009
5:14 PM

Post #6419021

I am going to try to put a link to the pattern I used, they don't always work for me...

I added in the very narrow yellow border, cut 1" wide..between the patterns borders, and on the wide border I put on the sides first, then the top and bottom..I just think it looks better that way.

I did two of these quilts at the same time, on one I used two greens in the double v block.
I did the two tops, up to the first border in one day, then it took me a while to decide how I was going to continue...I tend to get "flashes" of inspiration...

http://quilting.about.com/od/babyquiltpatterns/ss/spring_baby.htm

hopefully this will work as a link...

happy stitchin ;-}

barefootT

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

April 16, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #6419026

Yahoooo looks like it worked...

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 16, 2009
5:53 PM

Post #6419156

Thanks Thunder - I got it saved...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 16, 2009
5:54 PM

Post #6419161

Great site Thunder. Thanks
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 16, 2009
8:36 PM

Post #6419903

I saved it and I'll share the site with the baby quilters, too. Thanks so much. We love to try new patterns. Today was our last meeting to sew for the babies. Most of the snow birds are packing up to leave the end of this month. I'll turn in five quilts tomorrow then pack it all away until mid October. my frien in NY tells me we have a Hobby Lobby opening soon. I'm hoping to get baby fabrics at a good price.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 17, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #6421097

Oh Mittsy, I hope you aren't disappoint in Hobby Lobby. We just had one open and there is no fabric to be had.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 17, 2009
10:03 AM

Post #6422644

I don't think Hobby Lobby carries fabric. I thought it was mostly craft supplies. I think they carry embroidery floss and cross stitch though.

psychw2

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

April 17, 2009
10:22 AM

Post #6422653

My Mom would put her sprinkled clothes in the FREEZER because she wouldn't get to it before it would mildew. She was one of the first women to go "all perma press", she HATED to iron. (She threw the frozen mess out!) When I got married 35 years ago (the first time! hehe), I said "I dont' iron, I don't match socks. I suggest you buy all matching socks!"

My X used to *itch occassionally because I didn't iron his work shirts but I just REFUSED. They were perma-press, if wanted 'em better, HE could do it, the lazy, spoiled jerk. (I'm not bitter, honest, I'm not. hehehe)

I am now married to an Angel. We've been married almost 3 years. If I iron something for him he always says "I can do that."

I brought my Sweetie home from the hospital yesterday, he's doing well. It kills me to see him walk on those crutches. With one artificial leg and his "good leg" cut from shin to almost groin (for his knee replacement), I am terrified he will fall.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 17, 2009
10:45 AM

Post #6422685

Pat, you and DH have been on my mind all day. I'm glad to hear he is home. It's scary to watch but he needs to do for himself as much as he can. I know my DH is like that too. How is your Mom doing?

taters55

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

April 17, 2009
1:29 PM

Post #6423191

Glad to hear he is home, but that is a huge scar! Mine is about 8 inches long, centered over the knee cap!
Sending hugs and prayers for you both!

LK
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 17, 2009
1:31 PM

Post #6423200

Wishing your DH a quick recovery, pamper him a bit but make sure he follows through with all his physical therapy. Living in retirement heaven I have many friends who have gone through knee replacement surgery. The PT is so very important.

taters55

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

April 17, 2009
1:34 PM

Post #6423207

It will help him, if he takes his pain meds, just long enough for them to kick in, before pt shows up! That is what I did. I knew it took them about 20 minutes to kick in for me, so I took my meds 30 minutes before pt came to the house! It helped a lot!

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

April 17, 2009
2:53 PM

Post #6423573

So happy to hear you have your hubby home Pat. I understand what you mean about falling--scary. Spoil him rotten sounds like he deserves it.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

April 18, 2009
10:54 AM

Post #6427167

I turned in our finished quilts. Here's the photo of me presenting the challenge quilt to Diana for the neo natal unit. Our regular meeting place is closing. This is our new meeting place. It is owned by the Kiwanas. We can use it for free as long as it isn't booked for a paid event. The lighting is wonderful and the view of the river is beautiful.

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taters55

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

April 18, 2009
1:05 PM

Post #6427461

That is so pretty. It turned out just lovely!
Glad to hear you have a new place for your meetings.

LK

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 18, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #6427700

So bright and cheery. Wonderful job Mittsy. Thanks so much for being a part of this challenge. Glad you found a new home. Barb

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 21, 2009
11:17 PM

Post #6444359

Pat did fabric go out to all? The last names I have are Doe41 - Audrey and Taters55 - Linda Kay. We are down to the last three-four weeks and I'm really curious as to how things are going with everyone. Can we get an update please?? Thanks, Barb

psychw2

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

April 21, 2009
11:29 PM

Post #6444410

Last two went out, I've only LOOKED at my fabric, bought companion fabric and looked some more! I did go out and buy new sewing machine needles! My machine is messing up a little, I'm hoping I don't have to go in for service again.

barefootT

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

April 21, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #6444446

I am still waiting for that "inspirational flash" on what to do for the backside; I do have some thoughts on the quilting ;-} And still not sure where I am going to be donating to, I have not seen the mayor, so I guess I've got to call the town hall tomorrow.(if I can just remember to do so )

taters55

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

April 22, 2009
12:44 AM

Post #6444784

Is there a deadline for this? Guess I need to goback up, and read the instructions?
I have not recieved any fabric yet, but now that I have said that, it will arrive tomorrow! LOL

LK

psychw2

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

April 22, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #6444942

Don't worry about the "deadline" that was the suggested mark when we began. Just get it done and donate it, don't forget the PICTURE! Honey, you are in Texas, I guarantee it will NOT be there for several days.
Pat
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

April 22, 2009
12:33 PM

Post #6446571

I have a pattern, companion fabric and no time! I think things will smooth out soon so looking forward to getting it going. After so many blocks it will be fun to actually complete a quilt!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2009
12:50 PM

Post #6446649

I have my fabric, washed and ready to cut, found the pattern and hopefully will get on to it in the next day or so. Just a little behind here, as usual, thanks to some things beyond my control.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #6461046

I picked up a nice quilt book (40% off) at JoAnn's yesterday. It is for making childrens donation quilts, mostly using scraps. I probably have patterns for allt he blocks already, but these are all scaled down to smaller size blocks and were done with such nice bright colors.

I'm way too busy to do this effort with you all this time through, but come fall, will definately be looking to make some quilts to donate the Children's hospitals.

Also, do you know about Conkerrcancer.org? They collect pillowcases for the kids.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 25, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6461308

I had heard not to long ago about the pillowcases and even printed the directions. I have no clue now where I put them. That would be a nice thing to add to the collection of baby quilts. I located some isolette quilt patterns from the Tallahassee Quilters Unlimited website that I printed. Excellant way to use up odd and ends of pieces in my collection.

Quilter5bdsr

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

April 25, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6461494

Anything that gets donated for children is a blessing to me. What a great idea. Directions would be appreciated Marion.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2009
6:54 PM

Post #6461990

The pillowcase directions are on the web site.

taters55

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

April 25, 2009
8:23 PM

Post #6462363

I got my fabric today!!! Now I can go and pick out some fabric to go with it, and get it started!

Thank you

LK
shuggins
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

April 26, 2009
10:35 PM

Post #6466968

I finished my top, but don't have a picture. I will try to post one later.

psychw2

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

May 6, 2009
12:53 AM

Post #6509961

How is it going ladies? I do NOT have mine done! (How embarassing!)

taters55

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

May 6, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #6510420

I have a few squares done, but still sitting on the table! I will be taking my Dad to Amarillo this week-end, so maybe next week I can get back to sewing...
LK
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 6, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #6510432

Like Linda Kay, have some blocks done but the yard has been calling my name. Rain for the rest of the week so my machine will get more of my time.

Seedtosser1

Seedtosser1
Glenview, IL

May 6, 2009
2:34 AM

Post #6510540

wow, sure sounds like the start is being made!
good for you.

since we are being artistic, may I jump in, with humungous, ear to ear grin...forgive my boldness and well sistah's, pride.
Here is what Breenie, Sabrina, roflol, Breeniegirl! my Babe IS working on...OHWAH!!

Sistah BJ, my, I am sooo impressed with your home...believe me, I know what it all about, lolol..&lol some more!

OK, here is my Girls work...(take a peak, it's in the works!

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2009
9:41 AM

Post #6511319

That is amazing drawing... I wish I had some of that talent.

Quilter5bdsr

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

May 6, 2009
11:15 AM

Post #6511428

WOW That is great!!! I can only draw stick figures boohoo

taters55

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

May 6, 2009
12:34 PM

Post #6511638

Judy that is so beautiful, what are you going to do with it?

LK

Seedtosser1

Seedtosser1
Glenview, IL

May 6, 2009
1:30 PM

Post #6511865

Good Morning,
OMG, posted in the wrong thread!

But thank you...Sabrina is not finished, I was just so excited about her work had to show it off. LOL.
When she gets it back from art class, I would like to frame it and hang it in the front foyer.

Breenie, will be 16 next month, she has been drawing since she can hold a pencil.
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #6547530

Sorry to be away for so long, Finally got a chance to start on this. Here is the block i chose to do. was pretty easy after I got started on it.

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taters55

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

May 14, 2009
3:49 PM

Post #6547699

That looks really nice, Still working on mine! Guess I need to get the machine back out. My Dad is now living with my Brother in Colorado, so I have lots more time on my hands!
I will post when it is getting finished!
LK
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

May 14, 2009
4:15 PM

Post #6547830

Tia, I really like your block. Can you give the dimensions? What is the square focus fabric size? How big a block does it make. I have no machine until I borrow one from somebody, but I can still collect patterns.
luvs2garden2000
(Tia) Norman, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2009
12:40 PM

Post #6551418

This is the pattern I used.

You can make it any size you want, I did as the directions said. Finished to 12.

http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MorningStarQuilt.html

I really like this one, and so does the grandson, he was eyeballing it asking is that for me. :)
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

May 15, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #6552472

Tia,
Thank you so much, I have put it in my favorites file.

psychw2

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

August 6, 2010
7:09 PM

Post #8023896

Did any more of these get finished??
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 7, 2010
6:32 AM

Post #8024533

Gosh, Pat was looking through the "archieves"!!!!
shuggins
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 7, 2010
8:59 AM

Post #8024803

I finished the top and then sent mine to Barefoot to finish and donate to the sheriff's department. (At least, I hope that is what I did with it)
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 7, 2010
12:23 PM

Post #8025136

Any pictures?

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 7, 2010
12:59 PM

Post #8025185

I sent mine to Thunder too. Speaking of baby quilts - I was fortunate to go to a yard sale today put on by several of the ladies I used to quilt with before moving here to Hillsboro. I got bargains galore on fabrics and one the things I picked up thinking of Thunder and Mittsy are panels of Care Bear blocks. There are 20 - 8 1/2" bear blocks on each panel. I got 7 of these panels for $2.00 ea if anyone is interested in them.

psychw2

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

August 7, 2010
4:51 PM

Post #8025540

Those blocks sound adorable! I have SEVERAL projects going right now. Maybe I'll have to buy one or two panels from you later if they are still available.

barefootT

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

August 7, 2010
10:38 PM

Post #8026013

ditto, on the later...

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 8, 2010
5:21 AM

Post #8026198

Okay laldies - no problem Just so you know this is what they look like.

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Elen
Paris
France

August 8, 2010
8:03 AM

Post #8026446

Oh Barb I know these teddies ! How do you call them in USA ? In France we call them : les bisounours (translation : the kissesteddies) LOL

psychw2

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

August 8, 2010
8:19 AM

Post #8026483

Barb, you are playing hard-ball now!! SHOWING us the beautiful tempting fabric!

barefootT

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

August 8, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #8026595

Oh my Barb...youu are evil...send me two...but no hurry!!!!! I will send you monies along with the next batch of Christmas blocks...which will go out a few days after I get back from vacation...Planned for a few days at home too, to get caught up on some sewing/quilting...

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 8, 2010
11:41 AM

Post #8026855

Okay ladies - I'm going to lay low for a while. I don't want to get in any trouble with you...Thunder I have set aside two for you and a friend here in town has taken two so three left!!!
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2010
8:27 AM

Post #8028680

Right now I am busy, busy with things for the new grandbaby but I have a bolt of fabric for childrens quilts that I would be more than happy to share. I bought it for this swap and then some of you already had fabric to send so I held off. Maybe after September you all might want it. I used it for the backing on the baby quilt I made for Stacey for the Reunion Shower at Cookie's this June.
Wish I could send a picture but the camera is broken.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 9, 2010
11:09 AM

Post #8029077

Does Stacey have a camera or maybe one of the ladies that was there that may have gotten a shot of it????
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2010
8:56 AM

Post #8033389

Would you believe I checked my camera and it is now working, don't know for how long or what was wrong but I took advantage of it to snap these two pictures of the fabric I have lots of.
Here's the close up...

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ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2010
8:57 AM

Post #8033395

This gives you a better idea of the entire pattern. I love it and it went well with the green, yellow, blue combination for the other side of the quilt for Stacey.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

August 11, 2010
10:29 AM

Post #8033579

Janice that fabric is adorable. Did anyone get a picture of the quilt???? I don't recall seeing it on Cookies thread.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 12, 2010
3:46 AM

Post #8034966

Very cute fabric, would work well for a Ring Around Rosie baby/toddler quilt.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 12, 2010
4:53 AM

Post #8035046

Just to let you know - the three Care Bear panels that were left are now gone...
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2010
11:00 AM

Post #8035653

If any of you would be interested in having some of this fabric just let me know. I have quite a lot on a bolt and would be glad to know that it was going to some kids that would enjoy it. As you can see, the major cool is a light green so it would go for girls and boys.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 12, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #8035797

If you would send me one half yard, ( or if you wouldn't mind cutting it, I'd like twelve 6 1/2" squares). I'd make a kit for the isolette quilters to sew this winter. It, of course, would be the one I can plan in my sleep, Ring Around Rosie. Here's a few we donated in 2008.
Bob The Builder

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 12, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #8035798

Another color variation of Bob The Builder

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 12, 2010
12:27 PM

Post #8035799

Cowboy

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 12, 2010
12:28 PM

Post #8035801

Dinosaur. This is an easy quickie pattern. Squares are 3 1/2"

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 12, 2010
12:29 PM

Post #8035803

Double Pooh. Rectangles are 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 12, 2010
12:31 PM

Post #8035807

Fish. Focus fabric blocks are 6 1/2" squares. You'll need 12 of them.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 12, 2010
12:32 PM

Post #8035808

Mother Goose. You can add one or two borders to adjust the length and width.

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mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 12, 2010
12:34 PM

Post #8035810

Motorcycles. Remember that most of our fabrics were donated so if the color combinations weren't wonderful, we did the best we could with what we had on hand.

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2010
2:30 PM

Post #8035976

Wonderful! I don't see any color combos that look 'off', all of them are so colorful!

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 12, 2010
3:56 PM

Post #8036152

I think they are marvelous. I've set aside three Care Bear panels to go in your box.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

August 13, 2010
6:49 AM

Post #8037238

Mittsy, I will see that you get some of the fabric. If I have time I'll do the squares otherwise it will be the 1/2 yd. We got word that Stacey may have the baby earlier than we first thought so I am pushing to get those things done first.
Any other takers?

barefootT

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

August 13, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #8038042

Janice, I would love a yard and a half, I can do two of those lovely ring around the rosie quilts, one more "girlish", one more "boyish" to send to my sheriffs dept...
I think I could do focus blocks and binding with a yard and a half, and maybe have a little for pieces on the reverse side??!!
Mittsy, I just love that pattern !! thanks again for sharing it with us!!!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 14, 2010
1:21 AM

Post #8038825

So happy to enable more quilts for charity.

barefootT

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

August 22, 2010
9:37 AM

Post #8055335

Janice, I got the fabric!! it is lovely!! thanks sew very much :-)

psychw2

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

August 22, 2010
1:26 PM

Post #8055656

That green kid print is wonderful... so tempting but I have MANY projects in the collecting stage and need NO more projects!! LOL

barefootT

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

August 22, 2010
11:55 PM

Post #8056518

there's always room for more projects!! I am not in a "good sewing place" if I don't have many projects going...guess I must be an "ADHD" quilter!!! have to go from one to another...get "bored" with one thing after a bit, or get "stuck" and can not figure out next step, what colors to add, what border, what quilting stitches??? etc.. etc...so leave that one and go to next...and sew on and sew on...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 23, 2010
2:24 AM

Post #8056540

I hope to get a couple more "kid" tops done before my trip. My goal was to do 12 this year (and 6 of QoV). I'm 1/2 way on each.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 23, 2010
4:39 AM

Post #8056631

Goals are good. 20 minutes a day is good too. Works for me.

Quilter5bdsr

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

August 23, 2010
7:59 AM

Post #8056994

I have a note on my desk that says Kizmo wants atumnal tones. I finally got downstairs again this morning for a while and found quite a few. Now I don't know which thread it was posted on...So you will find this message all over!!
sissy70
Rushville, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2010
4:05 PM

Post #8060084

ladydragon5 I will take what ever you can send 1/2 tard to a yard like both will pay for shipping but will have to be after 1st of month


to barb got second pakage of material will send money as soon as I can sissy70 judy
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 28, 2010
11:13 AM

Post #8067120

Thank you. I received the fabric and have the blocks cut at 6 1/2" for the centers. Going to try a Ring Around Rosie on point.

psychw2

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

August 28, 2010
12:42 PM

Post #8067251

Hey Tia, did you ever get your's done? I'm dying to see a picture of it. I really liked the block you chose.
sissy70
Rushville, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2010
12:11 PM

Post #8127985

ladydragon received fabric yesterday im trying to think
how Im going to make it up will try to get postage in mail first
of month sissy
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 29, 2010
2:32 PM

Post #8128183

Is it to late to get in on this? Did you break into groups of 3 or 4 people?I will understand if no room left.

psychw2

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

September 29, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #8128640

This orginal thread is done but if you read further up I think Ladydragon was offering some fabric.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2010
10:51 AM

Post #8131722

Go back up to August 11 and you will see some fabric I bought to make a baby quilt for a new grandson. I have lots left and offered some to anyone who wanted to make a quilt. Let me know if you want some, Housse.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2010
4:10 PM

Post #8132183

Janice, I figured that was long gone, such a cute pattern! Would you have maybe a yard or so to do a swap out with?

barefootT

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

October 1, 2010
10:50 PM

Post #8132649

That fabric is adorable, I got some to do some of my charity quilts...can some body find me some time to sew????
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

October 2, 2010
2:27 AM

Post #8132704

As we are being deluged with rain, I decided to work on the baby quilt and wouldn't you know after a couple of hours of cutting, pressing and entertaining mom, who was helping, I discovered that I am short one 6.5 inch square, I cut these squares at the same time I cut some cute fabric from Barb so I'm hoping that it got mailed in a large box to my quilting friend Judy. She called me yesterday from Cocoa Beach but had terrible interference on the line so I didn't get to ask if it was in the box. So frustrating when you want to work and can't. Two of the boxes have arrived, so that's good! Only two to go. I hope I am up to date on postage as this time of year gets crazy. If you've mailed me something and I owe you, please lat me know.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

October 2, 2010
2:45 AM

Post #8132712

that is adorable fabric but because of the rain I have lost my sewing room(It turned into a pool) not sure when I am going to be able to get room back. Insurance people are working hard but to many floods...thank you for the offer of fabric.
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2010
8:58 AM

Post #8133074

Zizmo I will be glad to send you some fabaric but it will be after Oct. 19 if you can wait that long. I just found out I need to got to St. Louis to be with my Dad and then on to Lansing about my house so it will be that long before I get home. I put a note up for me but you might want to remind me around then. I will be off line for most of that time.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 2, 2010
4:39 PM

Post #8133634

Not a problem Janice! Gives me time to work on some of the others waiting in line here! I thought you sold your home in Lansing...
ladydragon5
Fostoria, OH
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2010
10:43 AM

Post #8134801

I wish! I had a buyer but the people next door (low income housing) were nasty to them and they decided they didn't want to live in the neighborhood. I could have told them, "just wait and the rotten neighbors will move out soon". That was last May and nothing since.

psychw2

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

October 3, 2010
11:10 AM

Post #8134834

Our realtor says he has 3 people "looking for financing" but that is easy to say... "show me the money!" I'll believe it when I see an offer. I understand your frustration.
sissy70
Rushville, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2010
1:00 PM

Post #8137099

ladydraon sorry didnot et money in mail yet will do asw soon as possible sissy70

psychw2

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

November 5, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8877555

Yep, I was looking thru the old threads looking for inspiration! I was given the most beatiful Retro cowboy print by Marion and I am looking for an easy way to turn it into the focus fabric in a baby quilt top.

barefootT

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

November 5, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8877624

ring around the rosie would be a great choice Doc. quick and easy pattern!! and it looks great when done!!!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 5, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8877788

I have a cowhoy boot pattern...

psychw2

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

November 5, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8877822

I've seen a couple of boot patterns. Maybe that is how I need to add to what I have and not lose the "cowboy". Make a couple of boot blocks and add to the cowboy print blocks to make the quilt. I have always liked the quilts that combine styles... hummmmmm... maybe I'm finally making mental progress on this quilt!

Jean --- can you post a picture or two? I can make up the pattern for myself after viewing your finished project boot block.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 6, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8878568

Bandana print works well with cowboy themes, I've seen it in red and blue.

barefootT

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

November 6, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8878925

here's a few photos

a very simple boot

Thumbnail by barefootT
Click the image for an enlarged view.

barefootT

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

November 6, 2011
9:51 AM

Post #8878928

a bit more fancy boot

Thumbnail by barefootT
Click the image for an enlarged view.

barefootT

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

November 6, 2011
9:51 AM

Post #8878929

two boots sorry hit the wrong button..oops photo next post

This message was edited Nov 6, 2011 12:52 PM

barefootT

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

November 6, 2011
9:52 AM

Post #8878930

two boots

Thumbnail by barefootT
Click the image for an enlarged view.

psychw2

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

November 6, 2011
1:10 PM

Post #8879086

THANKS!!!

barefootT

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

November 6, 2011
10:38 PM

Post #8879702

cute quilt made from two charm packs 72 5 inch squares!!!
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2011/03/baby-bliss.html
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

November 7, 2011
12:31 AM

Post #8879721

Very cute. Should be quick to put together, too.

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