They're here!!!!!! And not a single duplicate! What a wonderful surprise. This has truly been the Best swap I've ever been in- great fabrics and on time. Thank you Kathleen, and thank you everyone. Now to get organized enough to sew this weekend. Forcing myself to do some cleaning so I can enjoy the snowy cold weekend. Janet
My package arrived - yesterday - computer died at the office and we spent all night dealing with that last night. They are all so fun!! Miss Maggie will be thrilled. Thank you so much for the special BD item for her I've put it in a safe place!
Posts: 6397 | Location: Great Midwest | Registered: Oct 29, 2006
I joined this swap, but not to swap just to sew along. I missed the Jan 18 deadline but this past weekend I finished my quilt top of Bonnie Hunter's Bricks and Stepping Stones.
I am going to go ahead and show you a picture of my quilt.
I made this quilt this weekend while on a three day sewing Bee to make quilts for Quilts of Valor. I used scraps I found from going around to all the ladies and picking up pieces they had left over after cutting out their quilt tops.
Some of my blues show up as too dark so I lose some of my stepping stones. I am using this quilt as a lesson learned in values that Bonnie talks about.
Warm Buns, see below. Just send me the pictures required and you will be entered into the contest.
"What is it, oh KC1930, mistress of luring us in with your good looks and charm? Well, if you make and complete either the Bricks and Stepping Stone or Strip Twist quilt and submit three photos-one full size of the quilt, one showing the quilting and one showing the binding by July 4, 2013 your name will go into the drawing for a $50 JA gift card! Here is a great chance to get an early holiday gift or charity quilt done and win a prize!"
I don't have any progress photos but just wanted to let DJBrown know how grateful I am that she posted her photo using the solid black & whites!
I sewed all my B&W prints together after the swap came back, trimmed a few and sewed them to a bright brick and quickly decided they were just too busy after seeing DJ Browns. I'll use the B&W 4 patches for something else and will be strip piecing my solids.
If you make and complete either the Bricks and Stepping Stone or Strip Twist quilt and submit three photos-one full size of the quilt, one showing the quilting and one showing the binding by July 4, 2013 your name will go into the drawing for a $50 JA gift card! Here is a great chance to get an early holiday gift or charity quilt done and win a prize!
I decided to make mine smaller (no room in our house and hand quilting takes a while), so I am no longer part of the contest. Have had a lazy birthday weekend, so finished the top minus borders today. I can't decide if I want to do a simple straight border like quiltville or a fancier border, but that will not happen today- lesson planning, dinner, bowling.
Posts: 1544 | Location: Idaho | Registered: Aug 12, 2005
I have been doing Strip Twist blocks as leaders/enders in other projects--have 9 blocks constructed so have more to go. When I bury the strips (easily done!!) I've been also doing the blk/wht squares now with solid white contrast as leaders/enders for Bricks and Stones. I have a border to quilt then bind that quilt and I'm free to work on COF strip swap for June and these quilts!!