Sew many fabrics ... Sew many choices!
And now the rest of you are saying ... what "QuiltE"?
She hasn't been around these parts lately and now she's going to do ten more blocks?
Yup ... I'll be sure to play along on this one!
This is going to be a fun addition! :)
So happy you are joining us on our block swap QuiltE and maybe you can catch up on your PC blocks at the same time. I hope to get to my sewing room tomorrow and get my last two blocks made, wish me luck...
Isn't this gonna be fun???
Originally Posted by mirabelle
Last two ... and you're done? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't wait to see your beauty.
And then there's us slowpoke cowpokes, pullin' up the rear! :)
Thanks MiraB ... I'm excited to be in on the exchange!
So what's the plan? ... are you ladies going to include the swap blocks in your quilt? or do something else with them?
DublB ... You bit' it's going to be fun and I've missed so much of the fun you've all been having!
QuiltE, we are going to finish the PC run first by December, then do the extended block exchange in January, according to what Honchey has suggested, giving every one a chance to get caught up that's in the virtual RV now...and needs time to sew up a few blocks.
Decision, decision, decision of what to do in the way of an extended block to each of us, do we want to represent our country, part of USA state we reside in, or a pony club block or one we have used in our quilts...???
QuiltE...the swap block is definitely going to be in my PC quilt. I'm actually planning to do a completely reversible quilt and will need the extra blocks. I didn't have a good selection of old fashioned prints when I started but my LQS has expanded their Civil War type fabrics about 4 times over and I've gotten a much better selection. When I look at my blocks on the design wall, the difference between modern and CW prints and colors is strikingly obvious so I'm planning to use JenniKy's QAYG method using the CW type prints more on one side and the modern prints on the other side. So, whatever I get in the exchange will have a home. I have about 4 more blocks to do. Since I got the new CW fabric I've been in a piecing binge. I'm itching to start sandwiching some of the blocks. I have the backing that goes with the modern side and will be looking for what to use in the CW side.
Dubib and QNS'S...how do you use the attic window as a setting? Do you use two different color fabrics? It sounds interesting.
QNS'S...I can't decide what to do but I don't doubt that yours will tell a story!
All sorts of planning going on here!
QNSue ... hahahaha! and Honchey thinks everyone will be caught up by January? Guess my coming back here has foiled that plan. Regardless, I'll do my best to get the swap blocks done on time, even if I am stumbling along the trail still to do my own blocks.
GGal ... WOW! reversable quilt with the blocks ... what a challenge you have there! Though you have me confused ... if you are doing it reversable, why do you need a backing? won't the CW blocks be the backing for the Modern and vice-versa? Sadly I haven't followed the QAYG ... just bad timing for me. I'm still toying with the idea of some sort of QAYG for my PC, though still undecided. No rush of course, as I'm so far behind!
I haven't decided what I will do with my Bonus Blocks yet...maybe sash and border to make a lap quilt. I know I will smile every time I look at the finished quilt remembering our "times on the trail". :)
when I posted pleasant paths, it was bordered with attic windows:Attachment 366050I will put a medium where the light side is on the blue, red and creme blocks. I allow a 2 inch extension on each side then do a 45 degree seam...its a fusion fabric for the attic window effect...I think it looks like leather frame myself.
Thanks, QNS. I wasn't very observant was I. That really looks nice.
QuiltE...I want to make a full size quilt so I'm alternating a pieced block with a "plain" setting block which will be the back of the quilt on the reverse side. Eleven rows long and 9 blocks wide 6-5-6-5-6-5-6-5-6 PC blocks with setting blocks in between. I'll start and stop with the PC blocks on each corner so there won't be an obvious back side.