mcpatches, what I have gathered is that you want fall colors, but not really fall prints. Correct?
Have enough that I don't need to use the prints, so that really won't be a problem, but I really like some of them. They are the ones I used in the QWL deer top I just made.the white one would be way too light I know... Chris
What happened to Choose your own COLORS? IT seems to me this was discussed BEFORE signups and we all b agreed it was colors not fabrics we were choosing. Now it appears ft o be tha yt? Several are saying they don't want this fabric or that fabric. I preferred batik faric but was told I couldnt request it but it appears that's exactly what some are doing.
Since we have so many swappers, I decided to keep my sanity (what is left of it, that is!), to cut my strings, centers and foundations and file in plastic shoe boxes. That way, I can just grab a box and sew!
P.S. If you can see, I also print off the swapper's choices and highlight so that I can review as I sew/cut. Who knew it would take several of these swaps before I finally came up with this game plan!This message has been edited. Last edited by: KC1930,
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Smart cookie! I have an after school sitting job on Mon & Thurs. in Sept and was wondering how I could effectively use the 3 hours at their house and do some of this. Maybe I should just grab a bunch of fabric and cut strips.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Auntie Reba,
I had a similar idea as I had never done one of these. I wrote on the big index cards in big writing who/trim vs no trim/cneter strip color and size and then what the strings are and anything else pertinent. I cut a lot of the strips and muslin and have a gallon bag for everyone as I finish goes right back in the bag and i am tracking everyone.
Chris, if the fall print reads fall colors, use it!
Karribbean Quilter - made me happier just making them
RoyalB: You did such a fabulous job -- these are absolutely perfect -- thank you so much!
Here are yours. You chose such a calming and serene colorway. The parents of the potentially fussy baby girl who receive this, are going to send you flowers and candy
Oh that is so pretty - perfect
Each one posted is so unique.
Down to 1 1/2 sets to still do. Have the white half of KQ's but was waiting till I got the others done to see what colors I didn't need for those that I was low on colors for. Looking like possibly green, blue, yellow and maybe red... Chris
Sounds great, Chris! Thank you
coreysmom: forgive me for using the main board but I wanted to make sure you saw this. You're next on my list (by color requests) and I have sufficient of the type you like too so I wondered if this would do as the sand. It's a bit yellowish but will work well with the others. If not I certainly have plenty of neutral in traditional fabrics to use.
Me again. Here you go bluesnail Je suis finis.
I'm not Tami, Auntie, but I remember her blocks from the last swap, and I think it would go nicely...
Love bluesnail's blocks! You are doing great!
Auntie Reba, as the recipient of 3 swaps of the ocean blocks, if you can avoid the pink dots, the rest is fine... Chris
Ok I'll go a different route or check to see a beiger spot on the fabric.
Guess what? I'm DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, this crazy lady sat and sewed all day yesterday (until work that evening) and all day today...I'm still in my nightgown.
Crazy, I packaged each swappers in a gallon Ziplock bag and they packaged nicely in a USPS long medium flat rate box.
Whew....what a mess of strings and fabric! Tomorrow, I begin the clean-up.....
P.S. No photos--I want you to be surprised! I can say that while making them my favorites were Alexemmarose and Iquiltalot's.This message has been edited. Last edited by: KC1930,
Wow KC, way to sew!
Aw, shoot! Thought for sure I'd be the first one done but I still have 2 more to finish. Happy for you, KC, that you're done.
Cheryl, those blocks you made for me are super. I love those itsy bitsy skinny white strings!!!!!
Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg! Lois
Oh you're very welcome. Just started the water colors of coreysmom's and they are just lovely!
wow that is awesome I am on vacation this week and hope to sew a lot.
Mailed my box today...
A little birdy told me someone else is all finished up! Way to sew!
Thanks for letting me know they arrived!
Back from a short trip to Iowa and Nebraska - NE has some really wonderful quilt shops!! - she said after taking many new batik fabrics down to the sewing room - I managed to restrain myself somewhat in all but that batik shop But, I did get a few more fabrics to go into the strings so the plan is to do laundry, get some business stuff done and get some sewing in before I have to go back to work on Monday
Wow, I've at least started these. I have 1 and a half sets finished. Still a long way to go,but just depends on my available time to sew!
"There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who can count, and those who can't."
Here is BlueSnail's set -- they are not trimmed to final size, so that is why they look a little off. The picture really doesn't do the color choice justice -- green, purple and white was a gorgeous choice. It reminds me of my mom's prized African violets
And here is Mt. Laurel's soft, calming color combo. Again, they might look a little off, because they are not trimmed to final size. Hope to get 2 more sets done this weekend
Oh! Everyone's blocks are looking just beautiful!! I may have to keep going with string block swaps because there are so many I am just loving!
KarribeanQuuilter... they are beautiful! Thank you.
Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.
alexemmarose: I'm about to start yours...check out my PM
Thought I should check in. Just finished my 1st block, turned out (I think) really pretty. 3 more and my 1st set will be done.This message has been edited. Last edited by: wiley,
Auntie, love, love what you have picked! Thank you!
I am so thrilled with the peeks I've had of my purples and greens - and those teeny white slivers really do set everything off. I know I'll be tickled "purple" when I get all my blocks back.
Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg! Lois
Corey's Mom: your blocks win my prize for most variety -- 31 fabrics in the set!
Looks like I was a bit over-zealous in cropping the photo, so the bottom got cut off [only in the photo, not in the blocks]. Here you go, AlexEmmaRose!
I would LOVE to see a sample of mine done...anybody?
Ooooh! Karibbean...LOVE my blocks! What a fun and fresh quilt this will make! Thank you so much!!
Just finished my first set. Now on to #2.
Coreysmom, let me know if these are ok for you.
You go, girl!
alexemmarose: free peek
Cheryl! LOVE it!!! Thank you!
I am finally getting to my stitching on these blocks today. Anxious to get going on them.
Yea! One set down...16 to go!
Here is Jane Kiwi
Royalboomer's block (paler looking in person):
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