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 - RECEIVED
4.Ginny A. - ORCA - RECEIVED
5.Jean M. - squid - RECEIVED
6. Wilma - idol fish - RECEIVED
7. Mary Anne - sea horse. - RECEIVED
8. Connie - Beta fish - RECEIVED
9. BETH N. Barracuda - RECEIVED
10.Teresa S. - octopus - RECEIVED
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
I can already tell he is going to be cool because I love that fabric. Can't wait until he pulls himself together. Lolol.
Me also. I have the other pieces fused and will cut out during lunch today. I have to find my applique pressing sheet so I can get the pieces lined up right. Then for the eye. I found a cool gold fabric in my scrap stash.
Great fabric. Cannot wait to see the finished product.
Interesting, Beth. Fabric is perfect. And I agree, can’t wait to see.
Cool fabric, Beth! They are going to be very cool! I can tell.
I have just a little bit more sewing to do to have my log cabin blocks finished ( thought I was already done but needed two more rows) and don't you know it I cant seem to do things right today!! Grrrrrrrr. Rip it ....rip it.
Done a lot of that today, too. Sigh.
Very nice, Chef! I can't see these kind of fish without picturing Nemo in my head! LOL
I love that. Can’t wait to put all of these together
Oh let me have some fun please....... A little bit higher, a bit to the left, then up on left about 2 degrees, there ya have it. LOL I am such a rotten stinker. This is me without my hormone patch!