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 - DELIVERED
3. Connie - dolphin - RECEIVED - DELIVERED
4.Ginny A. - ORCA - RECEIVED - DELIVERED
5.Jean M. - squid - RECEIVED - DELIVERED
6. Wilma - idol fish - RECEIVED - DELIVERED
7. Mary Anne - sea horse. - RECEIVED - ON HOLD
8. Connie - Beta fish - RECEIVED - DELIVERED
9. BETH N. Barracuda - RECEIVED - DELIVERED
10.Teresa S. - octopus - RECEIVED-DELIVERED
11. ANNA - turtle -RECEIVED - DELIVERED
12. KATHY G.- stingray - RECEIVED - DELIVERED
13.Chris M. - jelly fish - RECEIVED - DELIVERED
14. Cristin M - sea slugs - RECEIVED - DELIVERED
15. kenya H. - Tang fish. - RECEIVED .- DELIVERED
16. Carla - Angelfish - finished
Started February 27th
Ends June 20th
Lololol. Yep!! Got mine too.
Well, technically, two of yours are doing a doggie paddle at my place. Lol
If you slap your grown son, is it still considered child abuse?
My stepson came over to visit. He says, "You know that I got engaged on 4th of July to Claire. Well we've decided that since we have already been living together for over a year, that there is no reason to wait to get married. We are getting married on September 1st. You know that quilt I wanted for Christmas? Do you think you could have it done by September 1 because Claire would really love to have one of your quilts."
I'm thinking "Really, have you not lived with me long enough to know, how long it takes to make a quilt"
Kids, gotta love em, can't slap stupid out of them. But being the loving parent that I am, guess what I started on as soon as he left. Just hope the lady who does my quilting for me, doesn't slap me for wanting this done so soon. Thank goodness these blocks are all here and ready to go.
Been there, done that, Kathy! LOL Yes, ya gotta love 'em!
Oh bless it
Wow. Good luck. May you not have to use the stitch ripper, etc. I guess the bright side is they appreciate your work.
When my niece volunteered me to make her a wedding quilt, at least it was a degree of separation, so I could say you will get it for your first anniversary, lol.
That is my plan with the fabric squares/guestbook we did at the Kids' wedding reception a couple of weeks ago. The 1st anniversary is about my speed! LOL
They loved it when it arrived - and it was doable, for me. ;-)
Funny, sometimes we just have to grin and smile. We often wonder where we messed up....at least ya gotta love them
Oh good grief. No they have no clue.
I have started to work on some of my ideas for this quilt. I think I am going to use 15 blocks, then use one of the fish that looks like the other (can't remember what they were called) and make a pillow case with that one plus a second jellyfish I made as a sample. Here is what I am thinking for sashing.