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 - finished
2.chef Lisa - clownfish
3. Connie - dolphin
4.Ginny A. - ORCA
5.Jean M. - squid
6. Wilma - idol fish
7. Mary Anne - sea horse.
8. Connie - Beta fish
9. BETH N. Barracuda
10.Teresa S. - octopus
11. ANNA - turtle
12. KATHY G.- stingray
13.Chris M. - jelly fish
14. Cristin M - sea slugs
15. kenya H. - Tang fish. - RECEIVED .
16. Carla - Angelfish - finished
Started February 27th
Ends June 20th
Wow some already done. Lol
I better get on it ;) Happy Mother's Day Ladies!!!
Happy mother’s day!
Happy Mother’s Day all you fabulous Quilters/sewers/swappers....or should I say “multi-tasters”...have a great day.
Oooh I like being a multi-taster as well as a multi-tasker. Lol. Happy Mother’s Day,
I hope your was good too. Mine was quiet but that's fine.
Today I'm going to start quilting Uncle Sam. Just doing it simply. That's good enough for me. Lol.
Oh man, just can't seem to get to mine. I traced out all my pieces and then my templates disappeared. I am going to take this to Montana with me since I know I have 16 hours of driving time to do. I can get them all traced and ready to fuse. Unless at the hotel I have time to secure them to fabric, then I will be cutting them out on way home. yep that sounds like a perfect plan. Trace them on way to Montana, cut them out on way back. Will have separate baggies for each of the fish parts so they do not get lost or mixed up. Then as each one is cut out, into the bag it goes. When home, can fuse them to the fabric and get them stitched down. There we have it. A way for Beth to get something done. I did find some perfect shiny silver fabric for my baracuda. Then I found a nice fabric for the coral he will be swimming around. I did not want real shiny so I found, on sale mind you, a brownish orange tone. Think it will be perfect. If not, will go to that bright pink tone.
sounds like a plan. cant wait to see them. :)
Thank you all for the Happy Mother's Day wishes. I hope everyone had a nice day too. My children cooked and unexpectedly my oldest son stopped by and joined us for lunch. Beth, isn't this the busiest time of year? I am not getting to any quilting at all to speak of. It looks like once the first week of June has passed I will have some time again. My turtles are ready to go so I better check when they need to go out.
Yeah, it is and only beginning. Come July and August, won't get much else done.
Mother's Day was nice. Picked my rhubarb, about 40 pounds worth, cleaned, cut up, and froze, plus made two batches of rhubarb punch and a strawberry rhubarb glace pie. I am stocked up for a little bit, till next picking. Hoping to make some rhubarb raspberry jam then. Then unloaded dirt from truck with kids' help, planted my flowers, then watched a movie with family. It was nice. Of course I worked, I am a mom.
ANNA, and everyone else...you have about a month best mail by June 15th or so because they need to be in my hands by the 20th of June! because they will go right back out.
remember ladies! you may send them as soon as you are done! please be sure to send me a self addressed and stamped return envelope. for your security you might want tracking but that's up to you.
thanks to all who participated. i can hardly wait to get mine started. actually finished. lol.
I could not find my cutting tools so went to my mothers to use her rotary cutter and mat to get my backings cut. Even she was shocked! With all my tools I had to use hers, she forgot most of my house is in storage. I’ll post a picture as soon as I get one done.