Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
This swap is for 12.5 inch blocks APPLIQUE ONLY with back round colors to match the theme. Shades of blues, turquoise or swirly looking fabrics......whatever looks watery...or interesting. the back grounds do not have to all be the same and your choice of creatures do not have to be all one color either!!embellishments are allowed but keep them quilt friendly please. Let's make these more realistic looking and not cartoonish. Sea creatures, sea shells, coral, colorful fish,octopus, dolphin,star fish,jellyfish,clown fish, sand dollars crabs whale.....just to name a few ideas. Whatever you like! You can find ideas on coloring pages magazines and even left over row by row H2o patterns! When you decide what you will make let me know so I can post that.
You will make 16 blocks that are 12.5 inch square unfinished. Send 15 keep one for yourself.
. swap rules:
Dead line for sign up is when I get 16 swappers. Then it will close.
Blocks are DUE no later than June. 20th. That's 3 1/2 months plenty of time!. the blocks will be sorted and returned within a week of getting them.
. ***********late blocks will be returned to you. ******** we will not wait******
If you sign up and can't make the due date please just say so. That way we can make an extra block for ourselves.
You must provide a self addressed and stamped return envelope. It would be advisable to use one that provides tracking and insurance but that's not required. I am not responsible for any lost mail though.
Quality fabrics are required.....no see through fabrics or poor quality.
You must comment on THIS post if you wish to join ( make your intentions clear!)and you MUST comment and share progress regularly. This way we know you are still with us!! Anyone who does not comment or make communication will be removed from the swap. This is so that we do not get to the end of the swap and get disappointed because someone signed up then forgot about it.
please " friend me" if you haven't so that i can communicate with you if needed. And send my address.
1. Carla - blue crab
3. Connie - dolphin
4.Ginny A. - ORCA
5.Jean M. - squid
6. Wilma - fish
7. Mary Anne - sea horse.
8. Connie - fish
9. BETH N. Barracuda?
10.Teresa S. - octopus
11. ANNA - turtle
12. KATHY G.- stingray
13.Chris M. - jelly fish combo
14. Cristin M - sea slugs
15. kenya H. - fish
16. Carla - fish
If you are "in" for sure.....please comment on this post.
For anyone wondering why this swap is applique only.......a couple of years go we had a beach swap that was applique and piecing only. The swap ended up not providing enough blocks for a quilt. This swap will provide 12 blocks which is enough for new to the group swappers and for long time swappers ....those that have any left over previous swap blocks...these can be added to your others.
Let's see some participation!!!!
I have all kinds of water fabric! This swap will be fun. I guess I’ll figure out what I’ll do when we get more involved.
I guess I am in, although I have no idea what I will do. Any complaints if I use different backgrounds?
No!!!!! Not at all! And yipppie!!!!! Lol
I fixed that Jean thank you or asking that question!
ok Carla - I am in.............................I will do a SEAHORSE........is that OK? you won't receive them til I get back home but that is ok - won't be able to start until may sometime - still working on the Canada Geese and will have them done perhaps next week - but I have an upper respiratory infection and just got antibiotics yesterday - so hopefully will be on the mend by Friday and can go hard at it next week and get them to Chef...............and of course you will have to hang on to both sets till I get back in November.
Yes Ma'am!! That's great and of coarse I will hold them until I get your go ahead for returning them!
If there is still room I would like in please.
Yes, I am in. Will do a fish of some sort....gotta look at what I have. Sounds like fun.
And Jackie you are in!
Ok, put me on the list. Applique can be fun. Think I want to do a sea turtle. I was browsing ideas yesterday during lunch to see what I might like.
I will do a sea turtle, if no one else has spoken for it.