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    Super Member Butterflyspain's Avatar
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    They look great all together, I am so glad you decided to join us. No one can ever be perfect, that would make the world a very dull place.

    I love what you have made.

    Elle

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    Simply beautiful! Can't wait to see what blocks everyone ends up getting!

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    Judy received blocks from:
    Marcia
    Maribeth
    Mrsj82
    Quilt Queen
    Baren*eh*ked_canadian


    By my calculations, we are just waiting for Quilting Aggie's to get here..
    Quilting Turtle, did you get yours mailed out?

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    im still waiting for a pm of the address. Did I send it to the wrong person??

    could someone please pm me. I am snowed in today anyways.....hopefully tomorrow, if I get the address.

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    Here is the list as of today!!!!!! Pretty darn good turn out I think!!! :D


    LoriJ
    gcathie
    littlehud 2 sets
    Janstar
    mgshaw 2 sets
    Dawn Hendrix 2 sets
    Sandpat
    sewsewquilter
    Butterflyspain
    catchergirl01
    Kgoodhand
    Dorothy of Kansas
    SazuBmidlands
    Quilt Addict
    Blue Chicken
    Alaskan Lady
    Texas Quilts
    Shelly P
    Roben
    Marcia
    Maribeth
    Mrsj82
    Quilt Queen
    Baren*eh*ked_canadian
    Jstitch


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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingTurtle
    im still waiting for a pm of the address. Did I send it to the wrong person??

    could someone please pm me. I am snowed in today anyways.....hopefully tomorrow, if I get the address.

    I sent you a PM

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    There are several others that sent 2 sets in that I didnt get put on the list, SORRY :oops: I will try to update it later if anyone wants to know.

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    I am sooooo excited. This has been so much fun. Happening across this site was the best thing. I had no idea, two years ago, how much this site would grow to mean to me. Ohhhh, I can't wait to get my package. So much fun.

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    Melissa-Thank you for letting me know that my blocks arrived. I feel much better about them now.

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    Thanks for all your work on this project, its appreciated.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    When Judy asked if anyone would like to do a block exchange I was the very first person to say yes. I was so excited about doing this. Now it is a different story.

    I give up!!! I have been trying for over a week to make my star blocks and I quit! Nothing is coming out right and I am so frustrated that I have thrown in the towel.

    I picked the laced star block off of quilter's cache. It is an 8" block, so I redrew it to 12". No problem. It is paper pieced so I divided it into fourths and took it to Staples and made 48 copies (4 for each of 12 blocks). No problem there. I bought 4 really pretty blues, ranging from light to dark and a white on white that has little tiny stars printed on it. Great-love the fabrics.

    Cut everything out and paper pieced all 48 sections--no problems there--I had labeled everything really well, so no screw ups with the colors. I did run out of white and had to go back for more--little problem--no more of stars, so purchased white on white dots...still cute, problem solved.

    Now, I have been trying to sew my sections together....BIG problems. Because I am paper piecing, the edges are all bias and are stretching--no 2 blocks are coming out the same size, the seams are not matching up, etc. I have tried leaving the paper on until I am completely done assembling them, tearing the paper off as I go, tearing off all the paper and then sewing, trimming each block first and then assembling, etc. NOTHING is working.

    I had already resigned myself to spending an arm and a leg and sending these overnight mail in order to make the mailing deadline, but I am afraid that I am going to have to let everyone down and not participate at all. I am so disappointed, but I cannot pass off this pathetic example of a quilt block to any of you. Please accept my apologies. I have certainly learned my lesson---next time I will stick to something easier-something I know I can do.

    OMG, please please please send in those blocks, they're sooooo cool looking! I really hope I get one of yours if you do send them in.


    ETA: Oops, my bad, I see you did send them in after all, that's what happens when I'm out of touch for a whole week,lol! Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much I like your blocks and how far from perfect mine are, so don't worry :)

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    Thanks, Melanie---I was feeling the angst of deadline pressure and crumbled!! But, just posting here and getting such positive feedback from everyone boosted my morale and carried me through. What fabulous friends!!

    I am excited about getting my blocks back now too!!!

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    I'm impressed with the list of people who came through!! This is exciting and I can't wait to get my blocks. :lol:

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    I'm so glad to hear that my blocks made it safely. I just cannot wait to get the swapped ones! I can't wait to see what I end up getting! Now to plan what I'm going to make out of them...*hmmm*

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    Wow! That was a great turn out.

    So, what is everyone going to do with their blocks? I think I have to let mine talk to me for a little while. I was kinda thinking of finding a blue and yellow floral fabric for in the stashing. :-) Well, thats one of my thoughts.

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    I need to see and bond (Tee Hee) with my blocks first. I agree something with yellow will be nice with the blue. I really haven't decided yet. Can't wait to see the block. So excited.

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    I picked up some yellow today!!!! :D Havent decided for sure if that is the way I want to go yet!!

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    Oh..I don't know yet...I haven't been introduced to my blocks yet!! We'll have to see what they tell me :wink:

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    Um... I goofed.

    I forgot to label all my blocks with my name and screen name... sorry!
    Hope I'm not disqualified!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baren*eh*ked_canadian
    Um... I goofed.

    I forgot to label all my blocks with my name and screen name... sorry!
    Hope I'm not disqualified!
    Don't feel bad. I did it on my first set of blocks and forgot it on my second. I'm sure this isn't enough to disqualify us. I'll take one of yours with or without your name.

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    It's Okay! Several have forgot. Judy and I have worked back and forth getting the right names with the right board names and she is taking care of getting them marked! All is well!!!! :D

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    Oh my gosh, was I supposed to label my blocks? I forgot! Ooops! Sorry for the extra work that you're having to do! Cannot wait to see what blocks I end up getting!

    Mine are going to have to bond with me and the sewing machine first before I decide what to do. I've been thinking of a wall hanging for my living room for the longest time, so that might end up being what they turn into. We'll have to see...

    So EXCITED!!!

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    I can't wait to see my blocks. I want to thank you all for encouraging me to finish mine up, when I was disappointed with my points.

    I have been playing with designs in my head, but it's hard when you don't know what you will receive. :)

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    :oops:

    I forgot to label mine too! In the rush to get them to the post office on time, and the fuss over trying to post them overseas (which I've never done before) I totally forgot.

    I'm sorry for adding to the work load too, but thank you so much for doing it!

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    Is it the 15th yet???? *gets impatient and stamps foot*

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