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
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.
This is a sort of Storm at Sea sashing, right? It adds so much! Love it, Chris!
That's right Ginny. The sashing is the outside of the storm at sea block. Not really decided the whole thing yet but made a few of these to see how they look and I think I like them.
That is a fantastic idea Chris!! I love it!!
Very pretty. Colors are perfect
Very good choices for colors, Chris. I like it.
I was just thinking about these blocks and wondered if anyone had made progress. Like the look of the sash and colors. Great job. Hurry and finish so we get the full effect LOL
I have such specific things in mind for this quilt that i have to wait until i can give it my full attention. I need a lot more tropical fish for mine too. They will be added in and around the blocks we made. I hope i can bring my vision or at least a facsimile of it to life. At any rate it should prove to be a very fun quilt that i am anxious to work on!
You gals are getting me excited about this quilt...just when I was making progress on a UFO!!! Lol.
Lololol. Not a dull moment in quilting.
I hear you. I may never get started is the problemI have.