Designer Batik Swap


Designer Batik Swap

Our Batik Swap is changing faces!

After two years of swapping strips, the group is starting CHALLENGES to get our strips into usable quilts - along with Carla's LAYER CAKE squares that are still swapping.

Anyone new to the group still needs to friend Chef Lisa and Carla Walton, message us that you are interested in trading.

 Fabrics swapped MUST BE DESIGNER QUALITY ONLY - meaning this: bali, island batiks, moda, timeless treasures, Robert kaufmann, Hoffman, Batavia, komo, Michael miller, jinny beyer, Avlyn, Anthology, tonga, komo and galaxy and the like. 

 please comment regularly so that we know you are still around and interested

I posted the quilt above for anyone interested in applique; hand and machine, raw edge or fusible.

















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quilting funnies and just plain funny.

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projects and pictures

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here we can share our pictures, our fabric choices and our challenge pics. we can see our progress and encourage each other along the way.Continue

Quilt Along pictures

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Non Quilty Endeavors

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Here's what I've been doing when not quilting.

Quilt Along Quilts - FINISHED QUILTS!

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Please post a picture of your finished quilt from the QUILT - ALONG! Post a picture of a hung up quilt with good lighting, and credit the person who quilted it. Continue

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Comment by Janet Chinault on December 7, 2013 at 11:21pm
The day you went to that estate sale was surely a Lucky Day for you to find that treasure. You did a great job of cleaning it up! I think that would be a great pattern for a "Quilt of Valor" quilt. I hope to start one after the holidays.
Comment by Laura Roberts on December 7, 2013 at 10:57pm

Yay! I did it! That's Miss Daisy snoozing under the corner of the quilt. I've always heard stories of people finding a quilt at a garage sale or somesuch, but had never had the experience myself until September. There was an estate sale a couple of blocks away and there was an ancient Singer that I was admiring. One of the ladies running the sale asked me if I sewed and I told her that I'm a quilter. "Oh" she said, "there's a dirty old quilt around here somewhere". She pulled the quilt out of a heap of dish towels and vinyl tablecloths and showed it to me. It was gray with dirt, but I couldn't resist it. I brought it home and threw it into the washing machine on delicate and cold with baby shampoo and look what was hiding under the dirt! A friend of mine is an expert in old quilts and she said that it's at least 80 years old. The blocks are hand-pieced, the assembly was done by machine, and then it was hand-quilted in a fan pattern. So, I have my magical treasure of a find and can say that these things really DO happen.

Comment by Laura Roberts on December 7, 2013 at 10:51pm

Thanks for your concern. I'm mostly fine, but I hit my left knee really hard and of course it's the one I had surgery on this summer. I don't think I did any real damage, but I have one heck of a bruise.

So, I've taken a photo of my comfy quilt and I'm going to see if I can post it.

Comment by Janet Chinault on December 7, 2013 at 10:47pm
Connie, we're not iced in here in South Central PA although it is about 27 degrees now after being in the 60s on Monday! We have 70 o/o chance of snow flurries overnight. Laura, I hope you
U didn't get hurt when you slipped on the ice. My hubby had some of those ice cleats Rogue mentioned and they did work well. I wonder how Carla is making out in Witcha Falls with the weather and with the quilting.
Comment by Vickie Smith on December 7, 2013 at 9:18pm

Laura, I agree with Rogue... how about a pic of that comfy quilt.  Hope you are okay after the fall on the ice.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 7, 2013 at 8:52pm
laura - have your used those things that you clamp to your shoes? some are spike like things, others are a metal coil. all are on elastised sorta straps that fit over your boot or shoe whatever. i got myself and my mil each a pair couple years ago. she is in her 80's ...not a home body, we worried about her shopping and all the running around she does. icy sidewalks, parking lots etc. they work relly well and you shpuld be able to find them in department or sporting goods stores there in colorado. i keep a pair in my teuck in winter. we get a lot more ice rain and ice build up from fog etc than compact snow..tho we get our share of that stuff too.

our temps have gotten to 8 to 10 the last few days. supposed to climb up i to 20's next week and by end of next week into lo 30's. so NOAA is far they have been waaayyyy off on our day & night time temps here. the ice flows today going down the river were pretty cool to watch tho lol!

amd of course, now you have to show us a pick of that quilt! :))
Comment by Laura Roberts on December 7, 2013 at 8:21pm

Not completely ice bound, but we've had days and days of single digit and below zero temperatures and we're not done yet. I tried to walk my dog and ended up falling on the ice, so I took her out the back gate into the snow and, while the snow went over the top of my boots, she had a great time and I didn't have to worry about falling. Now I'm home and will get a cup of tea and wrap up under the most comfy quilt ever. I found it at an estate sale and it's about 80 years old; red, white, and blue, with stars. It's so drapey and comfy and soft!! It makes me want to wash my quilts about 20 times and see how they end up. Stay warm and safe everyone!

Comment by Connie Wilkerson CRS on December 7, 2013 at 6:33pm
Ok I didn't realize the first one posted. Lol
Comment by Connie Wilkerson CRS on December 7, 2013 at 6:30pm
2nd full day of being totally iced in. Ugh! I guess I will have to overnight my exchange gift on Monday. Anyone else housebound?
Comment by Connie Wilkerson CRS on December 7, 2013 at 6:27pm
2nd full day of being totally iced in. Ugh! Hopefully I can get out Monday. I'll have to overnight my gift exchange item. Oh well. Anyone else housebound?

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