Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Spring flowers and that watercolor quilt that you have always thought about making. Well, this just may be the swap for you.
Here's how it will work:
Start with 12 ziplock bags. In each bag you will put 6 pieces of fabric that are 2 1/2" x WOF (width of fabric)
You will send in 11 bags, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to get 11 bags back that were sent in by the other participants. If fewer than 12 people participate you may get 2 or more bags back from another participant; if more that 12 people participate, you might not get a bag from each participant.
1. Kathy G N/A
2. Connie W 9114 9014 9645 1206 1795 91
3. Judy B 9405 5036 9930 0028 3844 26
4. Connie L 9114 9999 4431 4717 6976 66
5. Lee H 9405 5036 9930 0028 3844 33
6. Melanie K 9405 5036 9930 0028 3844 40
7. Colleen F 9405 5036 9930 0028 3844 19
Isn’t this one due before the end of the month? If not I’m late too. Lol
I hope so, because I have not gotten to my flowers yet. Maybe later this week.
You will have a little leeway in getting your packages to me, as I won't be back until June 6th, however my step-son will be staying at my house and collecting the mail, so if you send it before then, it will be fine.
Here’s a question for you, Kathy. What if some of the strips are actually length of fabric — as long as it equals 42” - 44”, does it matter?
I know that when making binding, that width of fabric instead of length of fabric makes a big difference, so I am not really sure how to answer this one. Does anyone else have any input? For the purposes of this swap, I don't see that it would make a difference though.
No difference to me, I'm not making binding from these.
My strips will be going out today. I'll send the tracking number as soon as I get it.
I need to back out of this swap, everyone. When I said I would do it, I was thinking 2.5 inch strips would be easy for my hand since they could be cut on an AccuQuilt. I forgot that the AccuQuilt strips would be length of fabric not WOF. I have spent several hours today and LOF cuts are just not nicely suited to this project. Some strips may be over 50” but most are about 18” and some are less than that. Even if I give over the amount of WOF in two or three strips, I am afraid some of you will feel short changed. It is amazing how many of my flower fabrics are FQs. Although there are now strips all over my long arm, there just isn’t enough flower fabric there to meet the requirements. It has been a frustrating time trying to choose amounts that would be fair. I give up. I think I will make a charity quilt with the strips I have made today. I’m sorry.
Oh Jean, so sorry that you can't participate! I definitely know how frustrating it can be to cut a bunch of fabric and not know what to do with it. I cut a bunch of strips for a QOV and now can't find the pattern! I have some blocks done, but will have to measure carefully. Oblongs and triangles. I think that the blocks I have cut were done on an accuquilt.
Thanks, Melanie. Actually I love the AccuQuilt. My DH got me the one that is electric when I first started dealing with hand pain issues. While it does involve some cutting, often I can avoid a lot of rotary cutting. Right now I am wearing thumb braces. The specialist’s way of postponing surgery. It isn’t as bad as it sounds .. the braces do cut down on a good deal of pain. ;-). And DH and daughter can help with some of the cutting. I just didn’t think it through when I signed up. I made another quilter happy with all my flower strips of varying lengths, so I guess it all worked out.
If you message me a picture of one of your cut pieces or a finished block, maybe I can figure out what blocks you were meaning to make.
Love the fabric and think your husband is very thoughtful, Melanie.