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Thread: Be My Funky Valentine Swap ... xoxoxo ... Sign-ups end September 30th

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029 View Post
    I'm thinking about this one real hard...

    I have my Dad still with us (from when he had his stroke in May-- he's doing great but I think he's too lonely to go back home ... and he LOVES "helping" me with blocks from prior swaps).

    Please do stress to have the blocks at least the sizes requested -- preferably a little bigger so they can be trimmed down if needed as you can't "stretch" another 1/8" generally. As I am trimming/squaring up blocks from other swaps, this is the one thing that is driving my Dad bonkers -- how the blocks aren't the correct size (hearing an 82 yr old repeatedly whine is not pretty I'll tell ya). I know the skill levels vary but sizes shouldn't be too bad for everyone. I've told him I'm sure some of mine in other swaps had to be adjusted too as that "just happens" sometimes.

    I'll bookmark this and see how "life" goes for another week or so.
    I hope you can join us!! That is a good tip about the blocks. It's always better to err on the side of too big than not big enough. We wouldn't want to do all that hard work and have one of our blocks be unusable right?

    Cheers!
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    I would love to join you again in a block swap. please add me to your list. I will make as many as I can, always biting off more than I can chew!

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    I think I will join this one.
    I don't have a quilt for Valentine's yet.
    pm'ing you now.
    In my quilt lab!

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    Add me to the list. I love that I have been able to use so many of my embroidery designs in the swaps I have joined. It's so much fun watching the design progress as the stitches are laid down. I try to change the color of thread or fabric in appliqués and I can't wait to get one design completed so I can start another to see how it will look with the different colors

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    I have all you ladies signed up!! I hope we are able to get a few more to join us too. Be sure to post your blocks as you make them (or make samples) to inspire others to jump in with us!! I am really looking forward to this swap!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    Count me in for 2 sets...I love Valentines ...


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    Thinking of joining, going to make a sample block first.
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    Trial Block

    This is the one I wanted to do. Just wondering if it's too "frilly" for this swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna H-M View Post
    This is the one I wanted to do. Just wondering if it's too "frilly" for this swap.
    Seriously Donna? That us way to awesomely frilly for me! I think it looks great!
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    do we have a background color to go with? or will anything go.

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    Donna, Beautiful block. I love your frilly valentine.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Thanks, just doing one set so background is white on mine. I didn't see any suggested colors on first page instructions.
    Okay, I'll get busy and make the rest
    Donna

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    Donna- your "frilly" block is fantastic!!
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    This sounds like a fun swap
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    So pretty Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by glasqlts View Post
    do we have a background color to go with? or will anything go.
    No background requirements!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Donna H-M View Post
    Thanks, just doing one set so background is white on mine. I didn't see any suggested colors on first page instructions.
    Okay, I'll get busy and make the rest
    Great block!! Does this mean I should sign you up??

    Rachel

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    Great block!! Does this mean I should sign you up??

    Thanks, Yes I would like to join in the fun, sent PM
    Donna

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    oooh...thinking hard about this one.
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    Hi, Rachel! I had such fun with the Halloween swap, I thought I should try this one too. Put me down for 2 sets and I'll pm you with my info. Looking forward to this.
    Linda in Nevada

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    The easiest way to "re draft" would be to add 1 inch: Make your string rectangles 3 1/2 x 9 1/2 and make your side strips 4 x 9. This would add the length you need without changing the width and still keeps the heart shape intact....it will just be a little longer. Good luck.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmommy View Post
    I'm thinking of making this pattern from http://blocksnswaps.blogspot.com/201...ith-bonus.html, but it is 6.5 x 8.5 any ideas on how to add a little more to get length to get it right for the swap? Any expert quilters out there who have any ideas on modifying the pattern?
    Last edited by Dragonfly Nana; 08-23-2012 at 02:29 PM.
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    Hi Rachel, I finished my first set. All hand embroidery. Here's my next set. (machine embroidery) Only 2 more to go. I have my third set in the works also. But, they didn't seem to want to go together today. (paper piecing) I was taking more out then I was putting in. But, I will be giving them another try on Monday. (I work on the weekends.) Having lots of fun tho. Hope to see more pretty blocks soon.
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    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Really cute design Judith, I admire your handwork !!
    Donna

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    Judith those are adorable!
    Paula
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    Thank you all so much. Paula, I hope that maybe you'll come join us. I don't know how many people have signed up...But the pull of pretty valentines. Purples, Pinks, Reds....I hope we'll have more joiners. These block swaps are so much fun.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Ok I am going to watch to see if I want to sign up. Don't know if I will have time to do so yet.
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