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 - RECEIVED
3. Connie - dolphin
4.Ginny A. - ORCA - RECEIVED
5.Jean M. - squid - RECEIVED
6. Wilma - idol fish - RECEIVED
7. Mary Anne - sea horse.
8. Connie - Beta fish
9. BETH N. Barracuda
10.Teresa S. - octopus
11. ANNA - turtle -RECEIVED
12. KATHY G.- stingray - RECEIVED
13.Chris M. - jelly fish - RECEIVED
14. Cristin M - sea slugs - RECEIVED
15. kenya H. - Tang fish. - RECEIVED .
16. Carla - Angelfish - finished
Started February 27th
Ends June 20th
Oh my goodness Chris!! You always take on the difficult patterns! This is just stunning.
This is gorgeous...love the style and colors.
Wow that is beautiful
Very nice Wilma. That's up to you. I didn't put eyes on my fish.
Wilma, it is indeed your choice. If we're on our own for the eyes, it would be great if you could post a picture that indicates where to put the eye or somehow show it the blocks themselves. It's a good looking fish. Thanks.
PS. Maybe a tailor tack, or is that showing my age again? Lol!
Well I know what you are talking about so......you know. Lolol.
Wilma there is also the option of using a pigma pen and just draw it on, then if someone wanted a button eye or to sew it they could. ;)
OK I will post a picture of my pattern ... it shows the eye design, and I will place an "X" (smallish) where it should go. I have some of the "white with floating black pupil eyes" that I use with little animals, I may actually use one of those after it is quilted.
This is nice!