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Thread: January 2012 Doll Quilt Swap -- Show Us Where You're From

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    Super Member Lynnie25's Avatar
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    Just a few days until our partners are assigned. I have my DQ top almost done, but won't be quilted for a couple of weeks. I am not sure I am going to be able to part with it though
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    You are ahead of the gun, Lyn! I haven't given much thought as to how I am going to present my little spot on the map. There are a lot of ways I could go about it, but some much more time consuming than others. I am looking forward to it!
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    I have some great ideas on portraying my state. I'd lovvve to share where I live. I just need to get my templates resized on Tuesday. And then I will be abe to get to work on it. I'm excited to see others Ideas on there portrayal of where they come from. (should they choose to do the theme) It will be great fun.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    I plan on starting on mine today!
    I cannot count my day complete 'till needle, thread and fabric meet.

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    I have my doll quilts all on a wall. My daughter asked me what I was going to do with them, I said just enjoy them because they were made for me. I enjoy the ones I have, four months worth and one I made, that I would like to do this one. Now to put it in the back of my mind for January on what to do while I do Christmas and finish up a couple other swaps this month. Glad we took a break for December. Needed it to catch up on other things and husband surgery. Life is never dull, thank you Lord. I grow each time. Will have fun with you ladies again.
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    Count me in too please! I would "love" to swap with someone in FL since I was born and raised there but now live in NC.
    I love these swaps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingKrazy View Post
    Count me in too please! I would "love" to swap with someone in FL since I was born and raised there but now live in NC.
    I love these swaps!
    QuiltingKrazy, That's just too funny. My youngest, daughter lexi lives in Goldsboro, NC with her hubby. He's stationed there right now. (air force) and of course I'm planted in FL. Although, I was born in NY and lived there till I was 10. Do I qualify. I have to be a certified Floridaian by now. (lol) I'm a 40 (cough, cough) something year old mom.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    We might not be so "random" this month. Considering all requests!

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    I will be happy with whoever you pair me with Chele. It really doesn't matter to me. I just really enjoy making the mini's and meeting new swappers. I'm still such a newbie that haven't really swapped with that many people yet.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    What a great way to start 2012...then to do a swap with a new friend...put my name down

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    Quote Originally Posted by FAYE View Post
    What a great way to start 2012...then to do a swap with a new friend...put my name down
    Faye, don't forget to pm chele with your info (page 1) to put you on the list.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Count me in for January, Chele!
    As you ramble on through life, brother,
    Whatever be your goal,
    Keep your eye upon the doughnut,
    And not upon the hole!
    ~Optimist's Creed (Anonymous)

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    It's been a while since I have done a swap, I would love to do this one, please include me Chele
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    Oh good, Woody is joining in this one. Look forward to this new swap.

    Question for you gals, do you know of a good setting block that will help make my swap blocks fit together. The swap blocks were from the Boom 5 swap. They are lovely blocks, used one main color, but they do not work well together. They just yell at one another. I want them to play nice so thought maybe if I put in a block the same inbetween all of them, they would work well. I know I can put a solid in, but wanted it to have more movement than that. It is for my BIL.
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    QuilterMomma: I know what you mean about nice blocks, but they don't work well together! I'm thinking about setting your blocks on point and then the setting triangles could be a color that would draw the blocks together. You could also add a sashing strip between the blocks that were set on point. It's hard to make blocks look good touching each other when their points don't line up because of the different lines in each block! And to find a block that will unify all the ones you have can be tough for the same reason-they don't compliment each other because they have various sizes of sections which make it hard for them to match up well. I'm probably not making sense, but I'm in a boom swap, too, and the blocks are truly lovely and well made, but they don't blend like they would if one person had selected all the fabrics! So I need to figure out the same thing-good luck!
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    jillnjo: great suggestions for QMomma. My thought too was on point QM, but what about a Quarter square triangle that had 2 neutral colors that blend well with your blocks ( ie cream and brown or white and blue).
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    If my count is right we have at least 9 newbies!! Wonderful! You will so enjoy this swap. Once you get your assigned partner, start sending them PM's and find out about your partner. It's fun to stalk their started threads and posts to get an idea of what they like--colors, dragonflies (some are pretty obvious!!), styles what ever. You will share each other's addresses, too. And of course add them to your contact list. I've gained the friendship of many quilters all over, just through this swap. Some no longer participate--life gets in the way etc, but the friendships remain. Welcome all.
    Thanks for the tips oksewglad! Looking forward to January.
    Tulip

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    Oh, I think I have it then. Laura Heine developed this border piece that you use on your blocks then you add a 1/4 triange to the end and then they make a secondary pattern in the center like an hour glass block. I have done this before so I just may work with that. I have some colors that I purchased at BUggy Barn that will look nice with the blocks. I think I will do that, put on point, add the border to block with the triangle. Thanks for the suggestion. That is what I needed to stir the mind and creativity. I have to get my boom 6 blocks done and out. Better get to work on that as well while keeping this in mind. My finger has healed enough to be able to cut fabric again. What a relief.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    It's been a while since I have done a swap, I would love to do this one, please include me Chele
    Welcome back Woody, another Aussie swapper... now I wonder how you are going to depict the ACT, anything important in Canberra huh

    BTW, I will have 2 kids in Canberra next year so will definitely be visiting...so we will have to catch up for a chat and quilt shop hop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
    Welcome back Woody, another Aussie swapper... now I wonder how you are going to depict the ACT, anything important in Canberra huh

    BTW, I will have 2 kids in Canberra next year so will definitely be visiting...so we will have to catch up for a chat and quilt shop hop
    Ooooh that would be fun!!! Jacquilt is another Canberra here on the quiltingboard and I haven't met her yet either, maybe we can all catch up. Let me know when the date gets closer.

    I haven't decided if I am going to do a Canberra quilt or just an Australian one, wait and see who my partner is
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    Im in too. Someone else might have to post my pictures for me.
    Last edited by scrappy fay1; 12-07-2011 at 07:00 AM.
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    If I was to do this-when would the doll quilt have to be done and sent out by? Also-do I represent my partners state or my own state? If these were in the instructions somewhere I apologize for not seeing it and asking again. Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandiphi View Post
    If I was to do this-when would the doll quilt have to be done and sent out by? Also-do I represent my partners state or my own state? If these were in the instructions somewhere I apologize for not seeing it and asking again. Thanks for the info.
    The due date to have the quilt completed and sent is the 31st January, and you would do a quilt to represent where you are from.
    They are great fun, give one a go if you have the time
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug View Post
    Dragonfly Nana,
    I am so glad to see you signing up for this swap. Maybe we can be patners again, how about that?
    Sulabug
    Hi Sulabug,
    Nice to see you too! I would love to be your partner again for any swap!
    Paula
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    So nice to see some new people as well as some returning folks. This is such a great group and fun swap. Now to think up a design........
    Paula
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