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
Love your fabric
Love those bubbles....
Beautiful fabrics, Carla! Especially love the bubbles! It will be interesting to see how you incorporate that one!
I'm thinking I may use this rather than a Sandy bottom. I just like how it looks! And I think it would Frame the quilt nicely.
Beautiful fabric, Carla. I can't wait to see the finished quilt! I bought a turquoise batik to border mine yesterday. So excited about both the bird and the sea swaps!!
hey I have that fabric too LOL - love it!
Both fabrics are great but I love the bubbles especially. I want bubbles on my background fabric.
I haven't sewn on my fish blocks last few days. Ethelda and I are sewing a log cabin block together over messenger. Lol. We share our accomplishments and (in my case) failures each day. She is using up her scraps and I am using up jelly rolls.
I am going to Kenya's this week and we will work on our fish together. I hope to be done by the time I come home.
Just sent off the birds. Need to put binding on a quilt so I can get it to its owner. Need to add two borders to another UFO and start testing a fish...today is me day, do what I want...Sewing time.
I’ll be watching for your birds. Thanks
Well I got bubbles for my background fabric. I decided to do a tang fish. They are so colorful. It was hard to decide between the tang fish and a puffer fish. This is like a fish buffet. I want one of everything. I will post a picture when Carla wakes up and shows me how...lol.
So the above wench (my cousin) started the dryer. She uses dryer balls that bounce around to help move the clothes around. There's 6 or 8 or 50 of them in there. In my sleep my brain heard hail. Lolol. I may put a knot on her head. But I am well awake and we will post a fish later today. Got to get my truck a front end alignment first.