Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 49 1 2 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 1215

Thread: Down on the Farm: Theme Swap - OMG! SEE PG. 74

  1. #1
    blueribbontoes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,082
    This swap is for twelve 12 1/2 inch UNFINISHED Fall farm themed blocks. These can be appliqué, pieced, embellished, or whatever you want. Fabric should be washed, dried and ironed. Please send what you want to receive. Please consider prewashing a social obligation and courtesy to any who may have allergies and or live in smoke and animal free environments. Please use 100% cotton.

    Please keep your blocks in the "earth tone colors," these colors include but are not limited to brick, olive, hunter green, denim, creme, cranberry, marigold, etc. These colors are more muted than their "jewel tone" counterparts.

    You make 12 blocks all alike and send them to me along with a self addressed, stamped envelope for return postage which will be used to return your blocks to you. You will receive one of your blocks and 11 other unique blocks from other swap members. Since you will be getting blocks from so many other people, PLEASE MARK your blocks with a slip of paper- pinned on, or a paper sticker label, etc, with your online name and/or your real name.

    You may make multiple sets of 12 blocks. You will receive as many sets in return as you send in.

    Please have your blocks in the mail to me by FEBRUARY 15TH. I will have them returned to you as quickly as humanly possible. :)

    Other things to consider:
    *If appliquéing something that needs a background, and you found that "perfect fabric," use it. FOR EXAMPLE, A fish pond appliqued on a grass background for a more realistic feel. Creativity is GOOD!

    * However, if you are making something and you don't wish to provide a colored background, please just use a creme or off white color. (like a Muslin.)

    * When creating a pieced block, please use creme/off white rather than a "true" white.

    This will help our blocks "blend" together more cohesively into a finished quilt.

    Thanks ladies!!!
    -------

    PARTICIPANTS:


    (These are in sets of 12)

    . Lisa_wanna_b_quilter (farmer)
    . pvquilter (farmers wife)
    . sandpat (cows)
    . susiequilt (horse)
    . barbsbus (goat)
    . Shelanie (Tractor)
    . SazuBMidlands (Donkey)
    . susiequilt (Barn Cat)
    . KGoodhand (Goose)
    . amma (turkey)
    . jamh (llama)
    . materialgrl (canning jars)
    . Bridgid (scarecrow)
    . MadQuilter (pond with fishes)
    . moosegirl (sunflowers/fence)
    . NorBanaquilts (Sun)
    . Debra Mc (Misc.variety of applique animals)
    . Bridgid (windmill)
    . marcia a (Four sets of fun things!)
    . Tam1960 (Trucks)
    . Tam1960 (Clothesline)
    . Leota (Farmhouses)
    . missgigglewings (jars)
    . susiequilt (apple tree)
    . Jan10 (roosters.)


    We have multiples of these:
    . SazuBMidlands (pigs)
    . crazyquilternc (pigs)

    . Blueribbontoes (Sheep)
    . Blueribbontoes (Sheep)

    . Shelanie (Barn)
    . NorBanaquilts (Barn)

    . crazyquilternc (Dog)
    . Iluv2quilt (farm dog)

    . Leota (Ducks)
    . 76 and counting (ducks)

    . purplemem (pieced frog block)
    . purplemem (pieced frog block)

    . JRSAY (Rabbit)
    . OrchidQuiltFish(OQF) (rabbit)

    . amma (pasture scene)
    . zennia (pieced farmyard block.)

    . MadeinMaine (Chicken)
    . Gwyn (chicken)
    . karielt (chicken)

    . OrchidQuiltFish(OQF)(Mice)
    . OrchidQuiltFish(OQF)(Mice)

  2. #2
    Shelanie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Southern California-- A ranch
    Posts
    82
    I'm in. I'll do a barn.

  3. #3
    blueribbontoes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,082
    Patterns I found after a quick google search.. may inspire people!

    http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TheOldRedBarnBlock.html

    ADORABLE Barn Pattern

    ___
    http://www.fourtwinsisters.com/quilt...05/tractor.pdf

    Applique Tractor- too cute!

    ___
    http://www.needlepointers.com/displa...t_noontime.htm

    Cow paper piecing
    ___
    http://www.needlepointers.com/displa...2fproj9710.htm

    Cat with 3d tail

    ___
    http://www.fourtwinsisters.com/ebook...sdale_isoj.pdf

    Clydesdale Applique




  4. #4
    Senior Member barbsbus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Gerber, CA
    Posts
    920
    I think I would like to do a goat.

  5. #5
    blueribbontoes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,082
    A Goat! Why didn't I think of that, barbsbus? Too cute!

    Shelanie, a barn has sooo many possibilities! This quilt/swap will be lots of fun!

    Well, I am off to bed! Good night all!


  6. #6
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    7,024
    Blog Entries
    1
    Put me down for farmer. We'll see what I can do with that.

  7. #7
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    15,265
    Blog Entries
    1
    Do I have to say? I have an idea already but wanna play with it for a while. It has not been mentioned, so I don't think it will be duplicated.

    Oh, all right - I wanna be the pond with fishes.

  8. #8
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    15,265
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Put me down for farmer. We'll see what I can do with that.
    :oops: :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  9. #9
    Senior Member dizzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    853
    Do the sun bonnet sue sam farmer.

  10. #10
    Super Member sew cornie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,872
    I'll do a scarecrow.

  11. #11
    Esqmommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Tied up in Thread
    Posts
    5,153
    Great idea - don't forget Alpacas!!!!!!!!!!!1 :wink:

  12. #12
    BlueChicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Gone
    Posts
    2,411
    Can we put something that will tie them all together.... like maybe they should all be on a similar background fabric (say, cream, or something neutral), or something along those lines?

  13. #13
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    7,024
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Can we put something that will tie them all together.... like maybe they should all be on a similar background fabric (say, cream, or something neutral), or something along those lines?

    Good idea Blue. If they are all applique, we could state a background color. I supposed pieced and paper pieced blocks still sort of have a background color. We will await Ms. BRT's decision.



    Gee, Dizzy, am I that predictable? Of course, I've been looking at Sunbonnet Sam the farmer patterns! :D

  14. #14
    Senior Member moosegirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cleveland, TN
    Posts
    688
    I love cows so I'll swap on "the down on the farm" moosegirl

  15. #15
    blueribbontoes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,082
    Good Morning!

    moosegirl- Cows are already taken. If you wait, and we reach 12, you could do one of the "duplicates," however, until then, would you like to do something else?

    ***
    Tying the blocks together is a great idea! I love the idea of using cream or off white as a "background." However, not everyone will be doing applique. (Nor do I think we ought to limit the swap to applique.) Should we take the idea of tying the quilt together a tad bit further? Limit the colors to all "earth tones," rather than jewel tones? I'll add a picture or two for an example. I did a search on farm fabrics to see what would be available for use to work with, and it seems they fall into "earth tones" or "jewel tones." What do you think? We're all in the planning stage, so we might as well work the kinks out now! Which of the two styles, below, do you think is more appropriate for everyone to strive for?

    (Yes, blue/purple/orange all have "earth tone" varieties, so sayth the art teacher. For instance, think of denim. Denim is a "earthy" blue. We have to have a blue something for our Blue Chicken.)
    Attached Images Attached Images


  16. #16
    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    9,664
    Do we need to do 12 blocks of the same animal/scene/etc. for a set?

  17. #17
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    7,024
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm ok with cream or off white as the base color. Earth tones sounds fine too., but I'm pretty lousy with colors so I may need help.

    I've found a cute Sunbonnet Sam holding a rake pattern if everyone can live with that. I had been thinking of giving him a red shirt. Is red an earth tone if it's more bricky and less Christmasy?

  18. #18
    Super Member NorBanaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Eastern PA
    Posts
    2,900
    Can I do a sun?

  19. #19
    blueribbontoes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,082
    NorBanaquilts, I have you down for a sun!

    Lisa_wanna_b_quilter, Exactly! "Brick" red is an earth tone, while a "true" red is more a jewel tone.

    I don't want anyone stressing about whether or not a color is or is not a true earth tone shade. That takes the fun out of it. Just attempt to keep your colors muted and more earthy, and less "cartoon" like. That does not mean, however, you can't do "cute" things! We're going, I am assuming, for more of a muted pallet, so the blocks all tie together. Does this sound good for everyone?


    sewjoyce- Yes, 12 blocks make up one "set." You will receive 12 blocks back, including one of your own. You may do as many sets of 12 as you want. This could mean all of the blocks you submit, 24 for example, are the same- OR- you could do two sets of two different patterns. Did I make this more confusing than it had to be? Probably. lol.

  20. #20
    Super Member Ducky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    8,969
    Quote Originally Posted by blueribbontoes
    and less "cartoon" like. That does not mean, however, you can't do "cute" things!
    All the chickens were so great and some of them were downright hilarious. Can we do that kind of design?

  21. #21
    Super Member NorBanaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Eastern PA
    Posts
    2,900
    Since we can do duplicates, can I do a barn too?

  22. #22
    blueribbontoes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,082
    Ducky- Of course! I think the general consensus- that I am perceiving- is that we want the colors to be similar. Other than that, go wild! :)

    NorBanaquilts- I'll put you down for a barn.

    I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


  23. #23
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    15,265
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Good idea Blue. If they are all applique, we could state a background color. I supposed pieced and paper pieced blocks still sort of have a background color. We will await Ms. BRT's decision.
    I'm kind of "stuck" with my pond. I'm thinking blue would be best. Green if it's not too oxygenated. lol

    OH - just read that we are going with earth tones. (wiping brow)

  24. #24
    Shelanie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Southern California-- A ranch
    Posts
    82
    Ok, found a tractor block I love. Please put me down for it.

  25. #25
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    3,719
    The blocks are due to you by Jan 15th? Is that correct?

    I like the idea of the earth tone muted colors not the jewels and the off white cream for the background.

    I'd like to try for the horse and the barn cat.
    :D

Page 1 of 49 1 2 11 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.