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
remember ladies! you may send them as soon as you are done! please be sure to send me a self addressed and stamped return envelope. for your security you might want tracking but that's up to you.
thanks to all who participated. i can hardly wait to get mine started. actually finished. lol.
I could not find my cutting tools so went to my mothers to use her rotary cutter and mat to get my backings cut. Even she was shocked! With all my tools I had to use hers, she forgot most of my house is in storage. I’ll post a picture as soon as I get one done.
LOL, Moms, they can be so fun right?
Yes tools I bought for her as my tools are stored right now. Having a hard time finding time to work on my clownfish as I’m trying to get this kitchen in motion. We bought cabinets yesterday so today is getting them installed.
You'll have to send us a shot of the kitchen when everything settles back to normal.
Look at you go girl :)
My turtles are finished and I am getting them ready for their voyage.
I haven't started my blocks yet. I have been busy working on this Wedding Star quilt that I started more than 4 years ago, I think. Got discouraged with trying to figure out the assembly and kept putting it away. Finally figured it out. Only 16 more ring pieces to make and then I can start assembly. I still have time to get this done and THEN I will make the Jellyfish blocks.
That is absolutely stunning.
Just Gorgeous, Chris!