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Thread: batik block swap quilt

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    batik block swap quilt

    about 2 or 3 years ago I participated in a QB batik block swap. I only swapped 12 blocks but when I got my blocks back I knew I wanted to make a bigger quilt than only 12 blocks. So, over the years, I made 8 more 12" blocks and a bunch of 6" blocks out of crumbs and scraps. It was good little project to have when I felt like doing just a bit of sewing and playing in my stash without working on a bigger project. It was a PIGS for too long though. It isn't quilted yet, that may take another 2 or 3 years!

    I also tried Needleturn applique for the first time on this and now have a new passion.

    It has been so long since the swap I don't remember the names of all the people I got blocks from. The names I do remember are Dragonfly Nana, MishNJim, madeinmaine, Momto5 (I think). So if you participated in this swap and recognize a block please let me know and I thank you once more.

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    Here is the whole top laid out on my guest/design bed

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    Here is a close up of the 3rd NT applique block I did. This one I used the method of tracing my design directly on the fabric (top) and turning on my traced line.

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    And of course I must have a cat block . This block I downloaded a PP NY beauty pattern and forgot to turn off the scaling on my printer so what was supposed to end up as an 8" block only measured 7" finished. So I decided to applique the leaping cat. This one I tried a different method. I traced the cat onto freezer paper and ironed it on to the back. Then cut out around my freezer paper leaving a seam allowance. I left the paper on and used it as my guide to needle turn. I found I like this method better even though it takes a little extra prep. Then I just cut away my background fabric and peeled off the FP after it was appliqued on.
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    Wow, beautiful!

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    That is delightful! I love it and I am crazy about NT applique, too!
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    how very pretty! i love all these sampler quilts coming through.
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    Great job!!!

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    The quilt is beauiful. I love Batiks.
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    that is an interesting sampler

    nice

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    Such fun to follow those swaps. Every one is so different and blends so well. Just lovely.

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    Very pretty. I think you should finish it so you can enjoy it every day.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    nicely done
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    What a sweet quilt! It's so playful! Now--I cannot wait to see the magic you do when you quilt it!!!

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    You have made a wonderful sampler quilt. I think it is teriffic. Love the cat!
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    Neat to see a sampler done in batiks!
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    The batiks makes this one special quilt! Great job!
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    Very cool quilt.

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    How cool are all those blocks!!! Wonderful and fun quilt!
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    You made a gorgeous quilt! I love batiks!
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    Wow - great sampler quilt. Lovely workmanship. The batiks are gorgeous.

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    beautiful quilt

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    Your quilt looks so happy! what a wonderful way to try out new blocks!

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    Absolutely beautifully done.

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    I love it. The colors are so nice & bright.
    Love the pattern. Great job.

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