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41  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Tye-dye cookies on: September 10, 2009 09:16:10 AM
These are really cool.  I'm sure I could figure it out, but how did you mix the colors?

Great idea!
42  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Lap Quilt Swap 5 - FALL on: September 09, 2009 05:48:14 AM
I don't know about chinarockfishakm, but I may just be organizing this round.   I am not sure if I am going to be swapping or not.  There is a lot on my to-do list right now.  
I'm confused.  I sent my questionnaire into china, is that right?  Do you mean you (klum78) are helping organize this round and not participating, or does this mean klum78 is organizing this round and not china?  Just wondering.

I may just be helping organize, and not participate which is why my name is not on the list.  I am not sure why chinarockfishakm's is not on the list.  Does that make more sense?  Sorry if I wasn't clear.
Thank you, I just wanted to make sure I sent my info into the correct person and didn't miss something somewhere.  Thanks!
43  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Lap Quilt Swap 5 - FALL on: September 08, 2009 08:59:22 PM
I don't know about chinarockfishakm, but I may just be organizing this round.   I am not sure if I am going to be swapping or not.  There is a lot on my to-do list right now.  
I'm confused.  I sent my questionnaire into china, is that right?  Do you mean you (klum78) are helping organize this round and not participating, or does this mean klum78 is organizing this round and not china?  Just wondering.
44  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Lap Quilt Swap 5 - FALL on: September 08, 2009 03:32:11 PM
I am looking forward to this.  I am going to make a hanging to use in my newly decorated family room with very bare walls!  Now...fabric shopping Grin
45  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My quest is completed- two I spy quilts finished on: September 08, 2009 11:22:54 AM
You did an absolutely great job on both of those quilts. I'm so tempted to do one myself (or i suppose 2 since I will soon have 2 children!)

Can anyone post a link to where summer posted about the first quilt, I'm really interested in reading the description of the quilt as you go technique again. I love how you can make two beautiful quilts in one with this technique.

First, congrats on the new baby!  And thanks for the nice comments.  Here is a post to the first link http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293109.msg3332167#msg3332167
 but I don't think I described the quilt as you go technique b/c I used a book and didn't want to over step those copyrights.  

As far as how I quilted, I had my top blocks pieced together (1 foot squares), then made a quilt sandwich with the batting and the backing. I made sure my batting and backing were about 2 inches more than I needed on all sides.   I pinned and quilted each block and then trimmed them all to the same size.  For both quilts I stitched in the ditch, just different patterns.  I was using different backs, so we laid out they way they wanted the backs to look before I joined them together, and labeled them so I would join them in order.  What I needed to know was how to join the blocks together, and then I used this book: http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Shortcut-Quilts-Marguerita-McManus/dp/0896895475
The book describes crazy quilting, which I didn't do, but I did use their technique for joining the blocks together and also binding.  I found this book at my local library.  

I did the quilt as you go for a couple of reasons.  I had never quilted anything before so I was afraid to get it all together and then mess up.  And, I have a little $100 machine and I thought it might blow up if I tried to push and pull a whole quilt under it.  The foot square blocks were really easy to work with, also the quilt as you go allows for easy double sided quilts because the backing can be different on each block.
I made more mistakes than things I got right, but I learned a lot.  I still can't match up my binding very well, but oh well.  If you have any questions I would be happy to try and help!  I will say, if you are going to do one, just keep cutting and make enough for two...I would have hated to start the cutting all over after finishing one.  
46  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 42 ENTRIES / Re: To market, to market.... on: September 02, 2009 10:35:56 AM
I love the dog toy straps!    Very cute!
47  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Lap Quilt 5 on: August 31, 2009 09:05:21 AM
I would be interested. 
48  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: quilt square swap? on: August 31, 2009 09:02:44 AM
I like the idea of having one block style and then everyone choose their own fabrics...it would look like a scrappy quilt. 
49  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My Blue Ribbon Quilt on: August 24, 2009 09:36:26 PM
I really love this quilt and congratulations on winning a blue ribbon, you deserve it!  I wish you would have posted a link to your original post so everyone would know the details that went into this quilt...you put so much work into it, just in case anyone missed it the first time around.  Plus it has those great close up shots.  I don't want to post the link myself, I'm not sure if that is taboo? Congrats again!
50  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Baby Brother's Photography :) on: August 20, 2009 02:13:01 PM
I think it is awesome when kids find interest like this as such an early age!  Awesome! 
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