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Thread: Oh Sew Sweet! END OF SUMMER 2.5” ‘CANDY’ swap!!! *Sign-up Closes 8/1/13*

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    Oh Dori, I'm glad you posted you're pretty quilt here! I'm really glad one of us is using our "candy!" You're the best sister!

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    I am working on my candy quilt top, I just cant decided how big to make it! I think I might make it Queen even though I only have a full bed, it can fit both!

    I was down sizing my stash and sold some fabric and like a silly goose I sold the fabric I was using for the boarders, so now I am going to have to buy more. I might not match it perfectly but it was black with with dots and I am really pretty sure it will be close enough!
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    Dori-- what a great quilt!! Thanks for giving us some "sweet" inspiration!
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    How exciting! I'm joining right now. My first time. What a great way to collect squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papagrandma12 View Post
    How exciting! I'm joining right now. My first time. What a great way to collect squares.
    Welcome to the board and welcome to the swap! We have great ladies swapping and always get a great variety.
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    Very beautiful quilt!!!

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    My starting point! Rows are pinned to design wall, but I think I like the look!
    I found some red with white dots so I think I will add one more row with the black then go around the quilt with a few rows of red bordered 9 patch. What do you think!

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    and btw... it has not even put a dent in my stash of candy!
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    Do you ever notice After you post a picture your little "mistakes" Well I don't know why I started it this way but I was using a white square in the middle of my nine patch, then when I picked up the project again I guess I forgot my original plan! (I think it started out that way because I didn't think I would have enough different 2.5 squares) LOL how funny is that!

    Now do I go back and... I don't think I even want to say it ! maybe I will just patch over the white centers! UGH... any suggestions?
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    I just sent SheriR a pm to sign up for the swap. I finished up a big project this weekend that has been looming over my head, so I can now allow myself to sign up for another swap! I've enjoyed looking at the pictures and links to quilts made w/ 2 1/2" squares and it's inspired me to join in the fun.

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    Marytoddliz,

    I didn't even notice the "mistake" until you pointed it out. It it will bother you the rest of your life, make your changes. If not, leave it. I think the quilt is very nice!

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    MaryTodd I think it's wonderful! I'm loving the polka dot border. It's fun to look and see if I recognize any prints!
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    Well I decided since I only had the rows pinned together and there are 3 rows with white centers I will use one on top one in middle and one on bottom, the other row with part centers I am going to "patch" a color block over the top of the white center.

    I am really liking it with the red on the outer 9 patches. I will post another picture when I get more done, gotta take a break from it now! LOL I am seeing spots before my eyes! I do notice a few duplicates but really not enough to matter. I put all the 2.5 squares in a baggie and shake, I will not put two colors next to each other, well I try not to! I think a planned scrappy that looks not planned is the hardest of all to achieve!
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    I'm taking an emergency trip to Idaho. I hope I've answered everyone's PMs and given my address for mailing. I'll randomly be able to check here and post, so let me know if anyone has any questions. We have a great group of 21 Cotton Candy swappers and 11 Batik Twist swappers signed up so far! I'm soooo excited!
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    Mine are in the mail I can't wait!
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    Just sent my PM to sign up...this is a great way for me to go thru my stash and put it to good use for my fellow quilters and myself...thanks!

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    @Motorcyclemad, hubby will be on the look out for your package for me.

    @JudyVA, WELCOME! We really do have a great swapping group!

    @My sweet swappers. I had to come to Idaho for my step fathers funeral. He passed last Sunday from cancer. I was suppose to be home yesterday but on Friday when I went to visit my inlaws my 94 year old DEARfatherinlaw had fallen and broke his shoulder. Mother in law is STRESSED and sad. They need someone here 24 hours a day. I stayed. Sister inlaw is looking for a rehab facility who can give him proper care. We put him in the hospital yesterday and I' fixin to take Grandma now to see him. I don't know how long I will be here. Hubby will put all your packages in a safe place for me.

    On the way to Idaho Wednesday my sister Dori and I did some shop hopping!! We found a fabulous QS in Logan, Utah that was preparing for a sidewalk sale the next day!!! $1.00 per yard fabric!!! Does anyone hear $1.00 Suprise Candy??
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    I put my package in the mail on Friday so it should arrive this week some time. Wish our trip to Utah had been planned this week so I could have gone to the sidewalk sale. Please tell name of shop and if it would be worth stopping at (as if any quilt shop is not worth stopping at). Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie View Post
    I put my package in the mail on Friday so it should arrive this week some time. Wish our trip to Utah had been planned this week so I could have gone to the sidewalk sale. Please tell name of shop and if it would be worth stopping at (as if any quilt shop is not worth stopping at). Thanks
    Jannie, I think it's Stylish Fabrics on Main Street. In a big older building on a corner. the sales ladies were really really nice. Definitely a QS worth stopping for!
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    Oh no Sheri!!! Hugs!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marytoddliz View Post
    Do you ever notice After you post a picture your little "mistakes" Well I don't know why I started it this way but I was using a white square in the middle of my nine patch, then when I picked up the project again I guess I forgot my original plan! (I think it started out that way because I didn't think I would have enough different 2.5 squares) LOL how funny is that!



    Now do I go back and... I don't think I even want to say it ! maybe I will just patch over the white centers! UGH... any suggestions?
    I would take the two blocks in the second row that do not have white and add the center white, Then you could rearrange- two rows with white, two without and two with.

    If you want the white covered in all of them, put a small applique in the center,
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    Sheri -Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
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    Ladies...while Sheri is dealing with family issues, if you have questions, please let me know. I'll do my best to answer and if Sheri can get on, she will answer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Jannie, I think it's Stylish Fabrics on Main Street. In a big older building on a corner. the sales ladies were really really nice. Definitely a QS worth stopping for!
    Thanks Sheri. Will have to take the time to check it out.

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    I was going to sit this round out this time until I saw all the posted quilts.....I guess you can never have too many candy squares.

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    Yeah barb!!

    I'm still in Idaho. We had grandpa in the hospital for three days. He's back home now with hospice on call 24 hours a day. On call.... But who calls? Me. So I'm still here helping grandma. This stress is so difficult for her. She's like my best friend in the world, my "kindred spirit". I'll stay as long as she needs me.
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