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    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    Elisabrat,
    Here you go... these are my "Practice" Blocks... I made one more today. LOL. I'm trying to use all the same fabrics so I can use them in a gift. I just wanted to get that seam allowance down and check points on these blocks for accuracy and of course for ease piecing.

    Great looking "practice " You can practice for me anytime
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    Kensington, I think you should share your little project with us I am sitting here waiting on go! I dont have a current project, not enough of fabric I love to make something with. My sis gave me a huge bin of her fabric. its a lot of pale rose, pastel stuff and well its summer I want to do fun and bright and dunno. In a slump perhaps. Here is a sample block I made last night testing your theory of the move it to the right Kensington. It worked perfectly. This is another gift of fabric that I truthfully hated. Way too many bugs. However never one to toss fabric as I dont have much and its pretty darned expensive I cut it and well, its not too bad this way. The purple came out washed in these photos it is much brighter and the cream shows so bright and its definetely more subtle. Does it get rid of enough bugs this way? I would love feed back. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
    I love this fabric and your block is very nice. Just goes to show what one person hates someone else will love

    Picked up my fabric today

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    Quote Originally Posted by sapdoggie View Post
    Great looking "practice " You can practice for me anytime
    ROZTFLOL... Hahaha... I was just looking at that picture, thinking I needed to press that bottom left block better. It's not as flat. Thank you for the vote of confidence!
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    Kensington -- Your blocks look great and I love the colors.

    No need to send other fabrics...everyone sends the fat 1/8th and it's up to the receiver to use their fabric to make the rest of the block with. That way everyone has the same amount to work with and everyone sends out the same amount.

    I LOVED when I got a note attached that indicated --
    What color scheme they were heading for (some only wanted "whites / creams or certain colors used in their blocks -- I asked to use just the colors in the fabric-- nothing clashing) or if it was a truly an "up to you".

    Top to be used for (Male, Female, Child, Teen, Charity, etc)...helped to decide on block to make -- Didn't want to send a "kitty" for a tough guy

    The notes that includes their full name, board name and mailing address were even better in case the envelope got separated.

    You'll love the spreadsheet that April sends with your names -- it has everything you need to track your progress! I also took pictures of the fabrics and put them in the list too as an easy reference for me (but I'm weird) along with pictures of the blocks I made for them and the blocks I received from them.
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    I thought I had posted on here. But, I can't find it. I am in for a small group. I just got out of the hospital with stomach inflamation and a urinary tract infection. I am glad to be home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    I thought I had posted on here. But, I can't find it. I am in for a small group. I just got out of the hospital with stomach inflamation and a urinary tract infection. I am glad to be home.
    Sending prayers your way, glad to hear you are feeling better, and there is nothing like a good swap to put you right back on track!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    I love your practice blocks Kensington, they are very nice! I made a lap quilt with my practice blocks, but I always have a few blocks waiting to be made into a quilt top.

    I really like the letters with the F8, it helps tell you a little about who you are swapping with and what they would like. And adding a address label to your finished block really helps too.
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    very nice blocks. you will enjoy this swap. I go thru my books as I open an envelope and find what I feel matches the fabric they sent and then find the fabric to coordinate with theirs(the best that I can). I love getting notes from people, even tho I don't tend to do that. I don't usually make the same block twice unless I am getting behind and want to push a few out. I love this swap and can't wait to start again.
    Marcialee

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    Beautiful practice blocks! I am working through more PMs now
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    April, was thinking of you today while listening to an old Kenny Loggins song Isabella's Eyes. I almost named my little girl Isabella. It came down to that or Genavieve and her dad went for the traditional more I guess. I think they are both beautiful names and from the pic, both are beautiful girls too. Only mine is a tad larger by a whole bunch of years. She turns 21 in just over a week. College, Army, Culinary school.. look what you have to look forward too. Start selling those quilts NOW kids are expensive!
    Kensington, your quilt blocks are very beautiful. Soothing colors. Love it!

    oh yeah and April, thanks for doing all this I imagine matching partners is a bit harder too. Do you randomly pick groups or do you do it by skill levels? curiosity makes me ask. A crazy job maintaining all that without going nuts.
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    Wow all your guys blocks and ideas are just awesome. I have guild meeting this week so I am thinking I may sew on a few practice blocks to make sure I am warmed up and ready to go.
    Melinda
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    Hope you feel better,You are in my prayers.

    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    I thought I had posted on here. But, I can't find it. I am in for a small group. I just got out of the hospital with stomach inflamation and a urinary tract infection. I am glad to be home.
    Never look down on anyone, unless you are helping them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella View Post
    Beautiful practice blocks! I am working through more PMs now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexxus831 View Post
    Wow all your guys blocks and ideas are just awesome. I have guild meeting this week so I am thinking I may sew on a few practice blocks to make sure I am warmed up and ready to go.
    Thank you very much. All encouragement appreciated. I made one more today. A Churn Dash, I have made small ones, but wanted to see how it converted to 12x12. Now, I am cleaning my craft room, and taking a break until these fabrics arrived and I get it all going again. I don't want to burn out before we start. LOL.

    I used to live in Washington. Dh was stationed at Everett. LOVED that area.
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    Hi April,
    I'm in for 2 small groups. Sending pm now.
    In my quilt lab!

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    Thank you for your prayers.

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    Good morning boomers, I think today is going to be a super awesome day! going to Dr and getting the new word on what he is going to do with my hand. My left is almost totally healed, until I forget and try to pick up something that is heavier that I should pick up!

    But my right wrist is not behaving! But I am doing a little sewing, well more like wading through my sewing room rearranging fabric, and doing a little mending. My hubby won't let me do much more than that till the Dr says I can!

    I am looking at block patterns and getting some awesome ideas. Normally I let the fabric I get from you "talk to me" if it doesn't, then I will use some of my favorite blocks.

    I have been practicing with Embroidery before I got hurt, so If you don't mind it, I might add, but I will ask first.

    OK off to the heat of the Valley, it is supposed to be warm down there today (it is always about 15 to 20 degrees warmer than up here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    April, was thinking of you today while listening to an old Kenny Loggins song Isabella's Eyes. I almost named my little girl Isabella. It came down to that or Genavieve and her dad went for the traditional more I guess. I think they are both beautiful names and from the pic, both are beautiful girls too. Only mine is a tad larger by a whole bunch of years. She turns 21 in just over a week. College, Army, Culinary school.. look what you have to look forward too. Start selling those quilts NOW kids are expensive!
    Kensington, your quilt blocks are very beautiful. Soothing colors. Love it!

    oh yeah and April, thanks for doing all this I imagine matching partners is a bit harder too. Do you randomly pick groups or do you do it by skill levels? curiosity makes me ask. A crazy job maintaining all that without going nuts.
    I agree they are both beautiful names and I am sure your girl is as beautiful as her name. And thank you for the kind words about my Izzy she is my light!
    She has been expensive since day one lol I figure I have at least another 12 years. Once she is 18 she is on her own LOLOL

    I do not do groups based on skill level. What I do is get my list of swappers, put them in alphabetical order and then cut and paste them in to a group so number one stays on list one, number two goes on list two..so forth and so on. I do try to accommodate special requests if someone wants to be in with a lot of international swappers or things like that

    And who said I wasn't nuts?? Whomever it was is lying to you LOLOLOL
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    PS I have gotten through all PMs to this point..phew!

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    Okay we have members from Australia, Canada & Scotland. Any other internationals want to play?? We love to have you join us
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    I realized today that I'm officially less than 30 days away from classes starting up (sigh). Nothing lights a fire quite like seeing all your free time getting flushed.

    So! I have all my F8's cut and bagged with notes! And, I am super excited to say, I got to use one of the new free fonts I found thru Pinterest. Woo! So, if you get my F8 and you can't read it... well, crap. Hopefully you all find it just as legible as I hope.
    Mischief Managed.

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    Hi April, so sorry I can't do this swap, but I had a sroke the first of Feb. so until I get my sewing hand back I there is no sewing for me have fun everyone
    Barbara
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    Please put me down for one large group, Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaysmema View Post
    Hi April, so sorry I can't do this swap, but I had a sroke the first of Feb. so until I get my sewing hand back I there is no sewing for me have fun everyone
    Barbara
    Hope you recover soon and can be back to sewing. Take care of yourself.
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    Actually could I do small groups instread of one large?
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    What are everyone's thoughts about using a directional fabric? I don't want to make folks try to play matchy-matchy with the directions if I don't have to. I have only enough to send the F8 to everyone ... otherwise I'd send a FQ to compensate.

    The fabric I really wanted to use ... I only have 1.5 yards .
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