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 3 of 11 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 75 of 274

Thread: Fall Block Swap/So a new adventure begins.

  1. #51
    Super Member Judith1005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    *where the sun almost always shines*
    Posts
    6,873
    Blog Entries
    9
    Ladies, please, give me ideas on what you would like for the next swap. It would run from Aug. to Around Nov. 1st. You would have from Aug., Sept., and Oct. for block planning and making and mailing. We can by pass a Winter/Christmas theme and go to something Spring. So your working ahead if you want.

    Do you want something funky and different or something like butterflys/birds/bees?? You tell me. I prefer to not host an out right kid theme swap. But, hey, I will listen to the majority.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

  2. #52
    Super Member Kassaundra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Rural Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,949
    I'm just a lurker, but was thinking the other day how much fun an international block swap would be. Choosing a country and making a block w/ something about that country as it's "theme" Either a literal idea like a animal or plant that represents that country (for example) or a quilt block that has something about the name of the country in it, or the print of the material used represents the country, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    Ladies, please, give me ideas on what you would like for the next swap. It would run from Aug. to Around Nov. 1st. You would have from Aug., Sept., and Oct. for block planning and making and mailing. We can by pass a Winter/Christmas theme and go to something Spring. So your working ahead if you want.

    Do you want something funky and different or something like butterflys/birds/bees?? You tell me. I prefer to not host an out right kid theme swap. But, hey, I will listen to the majority.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

  3. #53
    Super Member Judith1005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    *where the sun almost always shines*
    Posts
    6,873
    Blog Entries
    9
    Another Idea might be to have a swap with only 6.5" blocks that have to do with sewing and quilting. It would make a great Wall Hanging for our sewing rooms......
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

  4. #54
    Super Member Judith1005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    *where the sun almost always shines*
    Posts
    6,873
    Blog Entries
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by Kassaundra View Post
    I'm just a lurker, but was thinking the other day how much fun an international block swap would be. Choosing a country and making a block w/ something about that country as it's "theme" Either a literal idea like a animal or plant that represents that country (for example) or a quilt block that has something about the name of the country in it, or the print of the material used represents the country, etc.
    That's a great idea. We haven't had a block swap like that before. (I've spent quite a bit of time in the archives and have seen no swap theme like that myself.

    It could also be a US State block theme as well. We are a country RICH in culture and history.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

  5. #55
    Super Member djmat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Posts
    2,196
    If we swapped for each season that would make a glorious four season larger quilt!
    hugs,
    dj
    “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  6. #56
    Super Member nancia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    my heart is in texas, philly and london
    Posts
    4,733
    Blog Entries
    1
    I am really tempted to join this swap! It has been ages since i've done one, but i remember what fun it was. Count me in! I' m visiting my dgk but will be home in a week or so and cAn start then. I love making 12" blocks. And being born in Vermont i have to love the foliage and all the scents and tastes of fall in the northeastern United States. One teensy problem...we had a minor electrical fire just before i left home, and the recovery people packed up all my fabric and everything else, so i will find out what i have and where it iz once i'm back home. Just like going hunting in the fall,LOL. On the positive side, i discovered we have a leather couch! Been a long time since I've seen it! Where else can you put the stash overflow? Now I can't wait to get started.
    Judith i'm curious why no dp9 blocks? I can understand no 4patches as there is no work involved, and not on par with others' efforts. But i love what Jenny Doan does with a 9patch. Just asking not bucking the system. Wish i could get started now! There are tons of quilt shops here in north Texas, but dh has said i can't take anything back with me. Grrr! We are downsizing so we can move here in a year or two, depending on how fast we can sell out house.
    Ok, tmi! Just please sign me up. Thanks!

  7. #57
    Super Member nancia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    my heart is in texas, philly and london
    Posts
    4,733
    Blog Entries
    1
    Judy, sent a msg to your profile page. Can't pm for some reason. Hope to get my computer back tomorrow or next day.
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

  8. #58
    Super Member Deecee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    3,658
    Welcome Nanci - good to see you here - it's been a while since we had a chat.

  9. #59
    Super Member Judith1005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    *where the sun almost always shines*
    Posts
    6,873
    Blog Entries
    9
    Hi Nancia,

    No DP 9's, because, Unless you are sending 4 DP's sewn into a 12 1/2" sq, they really are a funny block to fit in. Now, don't get me wrong, I love making DP's. But, when you only have 1 quarter of a DP 9, well, you really need to try to make them fit in. That is just my opinion. That's all. I really don't mind a 4 patch or 9 patch because the make good filler. And, they look great with something appliqued to them. Or, you can even take them apart to use as filler also. IDK, did I make an error banning DP 9 quarters. Am I missing their value?? I will definitely listen to your comments on this. I guess in my inexperience, I don't know how to make them work.
    Last edited by Judith1005; 05-10-2017 at 03:56 AM.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

  10. #60
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,474
    I tend to agree with judith on the d9p's. They look pretty dang odd as a block in a sampler. But, that is my mind's eye.

    So far we have done summer and fall, I am wondering why not winter and spring? Or a winter and spring together?
    Last edited by RedGarnet222; 05-10-2017 at 07:36 AM.
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

  11. #61
    Senior Member NZquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    831
    For those of us who like to cook, how about a kitchen themed swap? Imagine: pieced teapots and cups, pies, broken dishes blocks, appliqued pots and pans, cute sayings... I think I like that idea too much!

    Or a pet themed swap? I'm sure we all have pets we have and love or wish we had
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    Today is a Gift!

    She who sews shall surely rip

  12. #62
    Super Member Judith1005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    *where the sun almost always shines*
    Posts
    6,873
    Blog Entries
    9
    Those are great ideas ladies. I will probably run a vote in a few weeks. We have time. Keep the ideas coming. Either way, I would have to get permission to host again. But, that will be much later. I just didn't want to wait till the last minute. I am keeping track of the suggestions.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

  13. #63
    Super Member Judith1005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    *where the sun almost always shines*
    Posts
    6,873
    Blog Entries
    9
    Hello ladies,

    Here is a photo of my fabric pull. I don't know what I will use yet, but.... this is pretty much what I have for Fall.



    Now, I need to pick out the blocks I want to make. So, I will be researching this the next few days.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

  14. #64
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,474
    Well I love the fabrics you have to work with judith. The colors and subject on them are great!

    I have two blocks to finish the stitching on and I will be done with my blocks. I lost one in the confusion of sewing my finger, but I found it put away with the other fabrics in the cupboard. LOL... What a blonde, huh?
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

  15. #65
    Super Member Deecee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    3,658
    Nice fabrics Judith.

    I think I have decided on my blocks and my fabrics are washed - now I just need some time to start sewing.

  16. #66
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,474
    Happy Mother's Day Ladies! I hope you have a wonderful day full of all the family, gifts and food.
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

  17. #67
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,474
    Done! Whew .... I just have to label the blocks and figure out a hostess gift. I should be able to mail this week, judith.
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

  18. #68
    Super Member Judith1005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    *where the sun almost always shines*
    Posts
    6,873
    Blog Entries
    9
    Oh my goodness Red, you are the quick one. I have been working on my summertime blocks right now. But, soon, I will be switching gear and turning my thoughts to this swap.

    I have been working on my Summertime Blocks and a Block-of-the-month. Both are in a great place right now.

    I can't wait to see your blocks in person. And thank you for thinking of me so kindly.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

  19. #69
    Super Member Deecee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    3,658
    Gosh you are so speedy Red. I haven't managed to get into the sewing room yet.

  20. #70
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,474
    I was downtown all day yesterday at the court house. They were setting up a jury for a trial and I thought I might just have to be on it. I am glad I didn't get picked, it was a serious case and it would have lasted three weeks. I would have done it, but, they didn't pick me.

    I am cleaning up the sewing room for my next project. I sure made a mess of it. I ended up with all 20 blocks being 9 1/2 " square. Although the spare block judith asked for extra is a 12 1/2" I had a couple blocks that wanted to string at the edges, so I left them larger. Just warning you gals early. It is quilt shop fabric so good stuff.
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

  21. #71
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Silicon Valley in CA
    Posts
    1,638
    Most of the blocks posted so far seem to be applique. Is that a must or can they be pieced blocks -- just not D9P?

  22. #72
    Super Member Deecee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    3,658
    Jannie my blocks will be pieced.

  23. #73
    Super Member Judith1005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    *where the sun almost always shines*
    Posts
    6,873
    Blog Entries
    9
    Hi Jannie, Yes, pieced blocks are most welcome.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

  24. #74
    Senior Member NZquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    I am cleaning up the sewing room for my next project. I sure made a mess of it. I ended up with all 20 blocks being 9 1/2 " square. Although the spare block judith asked for extra is a 12 1/2" I had a couple blocks that wanted to string at the edges, so I left them larger. Just warning you gals early. It is quilt shop fabric so good stuff.
    That sounds like a perfect size, Red. I'm planning to make mine at 12.5" as that is my favorite size block. Your 9.5" will fit perfect! I can't wait to get started on mine. I'm trying to finish quilting up my Bonnie Hunter MQ but didn't like how my quilting was working out, so I now have half a quilt to unpick. Depressing work, but I know I will be happier with it in the end.
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    Today is a Gift!

    She who sews shall surely rip

  25. #75
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,474
    I just hate frogging NZquilter! (rip-it, rip-it) I have had to do it before and it is almost heartbreakingly long to do for me. I hope it isn't that way for you. I have lots to do in the sewing room. I tore out a huge amount of patterns for summer tops and they all need to go back except the ones I will use to make a couple tops.
    I hope to take my sis to lunch today for her birthday. We will see, her allergies have been giving her fits and she painted her bedroom at the end of last week. That takes it's toll on us older ladies. LOL...

    I think the bugs and birds sound like so much fun for the swap. Although kitchen things are a cute subject too.
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 ... 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.