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2021/2022, 2.5 Birthday Swap

Old 03-02-2021, 06:33 PM
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ahwu - beautiful quilt.
Loveofquilts those are beautiful, too!

Such talent in here! What a great ice breaker to get to know you all. Great to meet you all for either the first time or on a different level.

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Old 03-03-2021, 04:24 AM
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Not what I was expecting so Im going to pass. Thanks to those that that sent new fabrics and made it fun and exciting. Hope each of you enjoy the new year.
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Old 03-03-2021, 05:54 AM
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Well gang, I won't be online for a few weeks. As some of you are aware my mom passed in December at my home in AZ. Today I fly back to NY to clean out her place and hopefully complete all the estate paperwork with my brother. My dear brother and SIL have been throwing out the piles of plastic containers, fake flowers and what-not that is collected over time. Fortunatly she had moved a few times so it isn't too bad.
I will have a few days to myself there to look and remember and start my packing. My son's requests have already been sent to FL with a friend with a large van. DD and family will be there to help over the weekend. I will have a day to play with my 6yo GD which I am looking forward to even though most of her requested fun in outside! (Gramma we can go to the beach and collect rocks to paint, and then we can swim....in 32 weather!!) And when I return - I can find out just who is who when I walk down your street!
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Well, I was going to work on cutting candies, but got distracted because I looked at the Riley Blake BOM site and then got into the free patterns and found a nice rose wall hanging that is made from all 2.5" squares . . .

This takes 467 neutral squares, and it just so happens that I cut up a big load of them for a 9 patch swap a few years ago, and then there weren't that many participants so I didn't use most of them. Was planning on making my own to go with, but after a year of sitting in a box, I got another idea and used the swap 9 patches and ended up with lots of leftover neutral squares.

So instead of grabbing yardage and starting to cut strips, I counted 2.5" squares and had about 450 so didn't need to cut up many more to have enough.
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:18 AM
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Travelinggramma - You are a wonderful legacy for your mom. Good luck with everything in New York. I am glad you have a grandchild to play with while you're there. It is good to hear that you have siblings helping you out with this journey to sort everything out. I'm sure there are some happy memories to be revisited there and new ones to make. Sweet hugs to all of you and sincere condolences.
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:21 AM
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Macybaby-- gotta love all the projects you're motivated to get going on while you get ready for this swap. I hope I get moving on some of mine. Crafttown has a great sale on some neutrals that I've been eying ad this morning I ordered even more fabric. I need to start projects, not just collect fabric! I need to learn to function on less sleep! Happy piecing to you!
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Tinas3 View Post
Not what I was expecting so Im going to pass. Thanks to those that that sent new fabrics and made it fun and exciting. Hope each of you enjoy the new year.
You can come and chat with us and show us what you made with last year's bday swap! Nice to meet you in this thread.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
ahwu, pretty impressive that your first quilt had blocks on point! And then the whole center section was turned on point! It looks fabulous. Perfect Amish colors too.
Sewbizgirl, Thank you. Like I said, I did not know any better 10 years ago. I have thought how hard it can be to put some squares and big triangles together. I still have lots of missed cut triangle shapes fabric from back then. I did not attempt anything close to set on point until 5 years later.
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Old 03-03-2021, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
Well, I was going to work on cutting candies, but got distracted because I looked at the Riley Blake BOM site and then got into the free patterns and found a nice rose wall hanging that is made from all 2.5" squares . . .

This takes 467 neutral squares, and it just so happens that I cut up a big load of them for a 9 patch swap a few years ago, and then there weren't that many participants so I didn't use most of them. Was planning on making my own to go with, but after a year of sitting in a box, I got another idea and used the swap 9 patches and ended up with lots of leftover neutral squares.

So instead of grabbing yardage and starting to cut strips, I counted 2.5" squares and had about 450 so didn't need to cut up many more to have enough.
Would post the link to the Riley Blake BOM please? Others may be interested too!

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Old 03-03-2021, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by travelinggramma View Post
Well gang, I won't be online for a few weeks. As some of you are aware my mom passed in December at my home in AZ. Today I fly back to NY to clean out her place and hopefully complete all the estate paperwork with my brother. My dear brother and SIL have been throwing out the piles of plastic containers, fake flowers and what-not that is collected over time. Fortunatly she had moved a few times so it isn't too bad.
Keep in touch as you can. A 32 degree "swim" would certainly be refreshing but with a granddaughter, bet you would at least get a toe in. I am sorry for the reason for your trip to your mom's home but as others have said, it can be a joyous time of celebration of memories of the past and making new ones with your family now.
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