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
above is the top, side and head of bed. I will look for a foot now.
I absolutely love it!
Connie how are you? How did your house do in hurricane Micheal?
My brothers place in Port St Joe got 4’ water inside but other than that it was rated cat 5. His drive and house across the street were wiped out. He did get in 4 days after to start clearing brush n debris. He’s going to be busy for awhile while his house in Tallahassee got roof damage from trees. Insurance co slow to move!
My house is going to be ok. Will need some work though. Port St Joe got hit pretty hard.
So glad to hear that you have a house left to repair, Connie, and that you and your husband are okay.
I echo Ginny’s comments. Will work have to wait for insurance or weather? I know it is nothing comparable, but we were hit by hail in August and we waited for insurance, then roofers, then weather. Now we have the roof but because of some snafu we are still waiting for all of the above for the gutters. Nowhere near what you and others will need to do, but a nuisance.
Yes it is a nuisance. So sorry Jean.
I hope it will seem to pass by quickly, Connie.
thanks, Connie. Just lucky Cristin gifted me her blocks and the paper-pieced dolphins.
This will be a fun one to quilt. Who’s the lucky one to get this?
I suggested my son, but hubby says he wants it on our bed. He supports my obsession, er, passion, so he wins. Lol
Not sure how I will quilt it. Very open to suggestions. I am pretty sure there will be some bubbles, but what else?