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
Lol. It is like a conveyor belt...starts with a quilt store and a grand vision, then starts or falls off the belt and lands in the stash. Next is WIP, then UFO. If it ever makes it to the finished quiltop, it spends a long time waiting to be quilted. I have finished a lot of them but there’s still gobs to do. Good thing I am doing it for fun more than accomplishment. Lol
I actually have gotten a lot of my tops caught up thanks to my long armers. But I would like to do some more of them myself. It's hard once you see their work though. My free motion is just o.k. Lol. As far as ufo's I may never get done. it's the want to makes that are getting me.
I hear you, Carla. Problem is there’s a lot of want-to’s aren’t there? Lol
Stunning sashing Chris! I like where this is going including the matching pillows.
I don’t even know where mine are right now. My furniture is moved back in and it looks like a tornado came through. It’s going to take me several months to get everything organized. Then it’s vacation time! I sure need one
Lololol. Chef you will get it together! Then you will feel so good about it. Vacations are great!
I’m on my final part of the tile. I’ll post on FB
Dern, I am not on FB anymore. Still, congrats! We are all proud of you.