Birthday Swap 2020/2021

Old 10-16-2020, 07:16 PM
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Lu Anne, I hope you had a wonderful birthday with all your packages of charms! I was away & missed wishing you many happy returns of the day, so here ya go!
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y!!!!!!
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:50 AM
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I was wandering around some sites and found this free pattern from Pat Sloan. She has the pattern in two ways, using a charm pack and then a second one using what she calls mini charms, 2.5s. It would make a nice small wall quilt or table topper. Just an idea for a quick way to use some of our little birthday swaps pieces.
https://www.fatquartershop.com/mini-...t-free-pattern
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:14 PM
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ooh. that could be cute. thanks for the share!
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Old 10-20-2020, 03:12 PM
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2 more packages arrived; new packages in RED
aborning

Crispy_Frog (9/28)
CrazyConnnie (10/10)
DJMat (9/25)
Gaijin (9/24)
Hav4boys (10/10)
IrishMom (9/28)
Janice McC (9/25)
LAF2019 (9/29)
LottieParker (10-1)
LUM (10-6)
Macybaby (9/29)
MaryGPearce (10-5)
Nurseluanne0308 (10/3)
NZQuilter
Patrick's Mom (9/25)
QuiltingLawyer (10-6)
Rosemary Attaway (10-13)
Tinas3 (10-1)
Travelinggramma (10-5) plus a bonus package thanks
WMUTeach (10-13)
WendyMcD (10-1)
Wesing (10-13)

All my packages are on time! Yeah for me! Thanks everyone. Now I will wait until Friday and go thru them with my mom, like I do every year.

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Old 10-21-2020, 05:32 PM
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Hello friends

Well November has NO birthdays for us to celebrate! So tell me what is everyone going to do with all this extra time you have?

How about a challenge? WMUTeach posted a "Mini Charming Christmas" pattern from Fat Quarter Shop.

Join me in making this adorable wallhanging/ pillow.

Make sure you post your finished project!

Barb
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:58 AM
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Going out of town, thought I'd post one last time before I leave. I'll return early November and will take the 22 I have and open them on my b-day. Thanks ya'll!

Shanon-Patricks Mom 9-25
DJ Matulewicz-DJ Mat 9-25
Judith-Crispy Frog 9-25
Deborah O-Gaijin 9-25
Janice McC 9-25
LeeAnnK-Irishmom 9-29
Jennifer E.-Quilting Lawyer 9-29
Dole-Macxbaby 9-29
C Lauren Gilliand LAF2019 9-29

10-6 received the following
WMU Tech
LuAnna Mann
Janet H. Traveling Gramma
Barbara K
Kathy McC have 4 boys

10-7
LUM
Darren J

10-9
Connie K
Lottie P

10-13
Rosemary Attaway
Tinas3

10-17
NZQuilter

10-20
Audrey B
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Old 10-22-2020, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by WMUTeach View Post
Wendy, you have me beat. I have vowed to not buy any 2.5's for any reason. I have gotten into the habit of "religiously" cutting my scraps and trimmings from any current project into 2.5 squares or strips. Lordy, I have thousands! I keep mine in zip lock bags by color, novelty and Christmas. I then toss the ziplocks into a large bag the size of a gym bag. Sorting them initially is a pain in the rumpus but once done it is relatively easy to keep up with. Happy sorting by the pool in the shade!
How I wish I had you beat, all my scraps from around February are in two large grocery sacks. The critters are using them for pillows. So in my world, your ahead by a miles. If we have the room in the vehicle I'll be able to bring my scraps.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 10-22-2020, 03:39 PM
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Figured it out! Iím taking my 2 bags of scraps on vacation with us so I can make them usable. Tada!

Perhaps next year Iíll meet my goal of cutting them down as I go. I trained with Eleanor Burns method. ďAnd you just throw that away.Ē As she heaves a strip over her shoulder. 😀
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:04 PM
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Wendy, I toss away any scrap smaller than a 2.5. Over the shoulder and into my bag of scraps for dog beds I don't have the style of Eleanor Burns but I sure like cutting as I go. I lose track of how many 2.5's I have but really....who cares. I just keep using them with the goal of emptying my big old "31 bag: by my September birthday. Most years, I get close to it. It makes me happy to see all of the dear little gems being turned into warm snuggle quilts.
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:16 PM
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Has anyone ever made a Double Wedding Ring quilt using 2.5" charms for the rings? I think that would be such a fun quilt!
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