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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Discussion Forum

projects and pictures

Started by carla j walton. Last reply by Vickie Smith on Tuesday. 2405 Replies

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

Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014

Started by carla j walton. Last reply by Sandi Schadt Jun 6. 4203 Replies

                                                     block choices  :                                          connecting block : if you…Continue

Quilt Along Quilts - FINISHED QUILTS!

Started by Chef Lisa. Last reply by Janet Chinault Jun 6. 83 Replies

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

quilting funnies and just plain funny.

Started by carla j walton. Last reply by carla j walton Jun 5. 564 Replies

                Anyone who wants to post a giggle go ahead, why not? we all need a little laughter sometimes. :)Continue

Recipes n cooking tips

Started by Chef Lisa. Last reply by Chef Lisa May 25. 41 Replies

Here you can post recipes and tips or ideas. I will have many from being a Chef for many years. I also know the science behind cooking like : Alton Brown. I also have many tricks of the trade!ENJOY!Continue

Non Quilty Endeavors

Started by Connie Wilkerson CRS. Last reply by Vickie Brace May 21. 97 Replies

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

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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?
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 6, 2013 at 2:34pm

ipad pic last year when everything folded and ready to be wrpped for trip to portland.

except for Whigry III ...she only traveled as far as the kennel.
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 6, 2013 at 2:27pm
laura - my fuzzy blankets done w applique, and one of the flannel quilts w fur back...

thought i had last xmas quilts on here, don't will post and share the link.

what are you making? and don't forget to share the pics! :))
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 6, 2013 at 2:14pm
oh...and i did a knife edge binding or on flannel quilt tops, w fur backing, brought backing around to front and stitched.

fur is messy. working on a another purse right now...i clean as i go along w damp cloth shake it out over trash can. then shake the pieces & scraps outside...the birds, squirrels and other critters seem to clean up the loose fur fast for bedding.

...and :)) in PA i had a chip unk that would sit on the rock wall in front of window. whenever he saw me he would start shaking & shivering in the cold. begging. i would go out, scrape snow off rocks..deposit handfull of sunflower seeds and then go back in and & son & i would watch that little character stuff his cheecks as full as he could. so..of course we would put larger amounts each time. i even tease critters :)) matter how large an amount of sunflower seeds we put out for him...he would get every single one into his mout and then runnoff to stash. we played all that winter. he's probably the one that ate my potatoes the following summer! lollol
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 6, 2013 at 2:07pm
i did a fuzzy kitty quilt couple years ago, also an applique of my wolfdog ..both for grand daughters birthdays. there are tricks...but simple and doable.

my home office in PA was in basement, no where upstairs fpr my desk & file cabinet. so hung blankets and throw rugs on walls ala bedoin tent & had a couple of those oil filled radiator looking heaters. would get toasty enough for son to join me down there when he wasn't at school.
Comment by Laura Roberts on December 6, 2013 at 1:21pm

It's too cold to work in my basement office today, so I've taken over Dan's desk in the family room. I think I'll bring my machine (Pfaffy) up here, too. Poor baby's practically freezing down there... despite the flannels draped all over her.

Oh, good. My favorite squirrel just found an almond that I put out for him. They've been hard for him to find because they just plop into the snow and disappear, so I've started putting them in the crotch of his favorite tree. Have any of you ever appliqued with fake fur? I'm thinking of doing a squirrel quilt as a laugh for myself and I even have the right color of fake fur. The backing is really tough, unattractive stuff, but it's too thick to turn under, too. Maybe if I trim all of the fur from the backing for about 1/2" all the way around and just turn under the backing?


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