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 will check out the shops on our Alaska cruise end of July and also trip to see grandson play in Cooperstown...staying in Albany and Cooperstown. Of course I will get those here in NV. Like all, they are hard to resist.
Got the coral traced and fused. Now for some more cutting. We had to throw in painting the spare room and cleaning plus organizing it for company. Goodness, life is just full of surprises. I still have a garden to tend to, weeds to pull, and a truck to wash.
Finished my last block while watching the grandson this afternoon. They will go out to Carla in the mail tomorrow! I was concerned that I waited too long to start them and wouldn't get them done on time. They really weren't that bad once I got them going though. Glad to check them off my list. Now on the the Christmas block swap.
Yaaaaay!!! Go Chris!!
This is beautiful! The guitar reflection is amazing!
Beautiful block. I need that pattern.
Omg!!! That is the one I think is the best from what I have seen!!!
I love that so much!
Amazing block. I will need it also.
You guys keep Lisa in your thoughts please. Her mom suffered a stroke and her dad is 90 years old so Lisa will need to care for her mom until she recovers. She is going to go ahead and send her blocks out to me and I will complete them.
How is everyone doing?? Teresa? Jean how is Cristin coming on the slugs? I know everyone is chipping away at it!