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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Ethel (Swoon Pattern) first time doing one on: May 27, 2016 03:46:07 PM
I made a purse for my daughter, I like swoon patterns but have been fearful of doing one, well I went a head and did the Ethel and I think she turned out great and daughter loves it

front


inside


thanks for looking

well and wonderment
carol
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Two baby quilts on: May 24, 2016 04:07:43 PM
Greetings everyone,

I managed to get two baby quilts done

one with blocks from the last round of the quilt block swap
front:

back:


and another from a line of fabric and a free pattern from a local quilt shop
front:

back:


they helped me not get nearly as depressed after the death of my husband as I could of, to be thinking about life helped a lot.

this are gifts my daughter will give to two of her co workers that are expecting

well and wonderment
carol

3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Dr Who Gift Set on: March 05, 2016 05:45:10 AM
Greetings,

My daughters partner is really into Dr Who. So I came across these patterns and created a gift set for his birthday.
His favorite Doctor is the 10th

The Doctor, Weeping Angel and Tardis are from:
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/allison-hoffman

The Adipose is from:
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/jennifer-christensen

Took me just over a month to finish them all.

thanks for looking


A few shots of each one.



4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / MugRug Anyone? on: February 14, 2016 11:01:58 AM
Greetings Everyone,

was thinking about mugrugs perhaps a swap with a theme?

Example: Woodland, Fantasy, sewing, landscape?

a two week signup

a 8 wk to craft and sent

extras welcome?

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Quilb Block Swap Round 9 Gallery on: February 14, 2016 07:01:11 AM
Here's the gallery!

Quilt Block Swap Round 9
Link to Thread for Swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442707

Send outs: April 15, 2016

This is not a traditional gallery, we will be posting pics of what we make, not of what we receive.  Please claim a spot.

Everyone please make one post that will be your personal gallery post that you will keep adding your pics to as you make blocks for your partners.  After everyone has a gallery, then we can start chatting about what is posted, just so we have all of the galleries at the beginning, k? Gallery is now open for everyone to claim their spot.
Happy Swapping!
carol

Here is the list for me to check off of who has created their gallery post:
1. Sloth003
2. quaggy
3. Amazon_warrior
4. Melladh
5. Homerof2
6. Alwaysinmyroom
7. carolmb

Tracking:
Sent
Sent and Received
Feedback given

Group 1 (beginner or easy)
1.   Quaggy: Sloth003, carolmb, Homerof2 and alwaysinmyroom
2.   Sloth003:[color=green]Quaggy, Alwaysinmyroom, Carolmb and Homerof2
3.   Carolmb: Quaggy and Homerof2 Sloth003 and Alwaysinmyroom
4.   Homerof2: Quaggy, Sloth003, Carolmb,[/color] Alwaysinmyroom
5.   Alwaysinmyroom:quaggy and homerof2, carol and sloth003

Group 2 (med range in skills)
1.   Quaggy: Sloth, carolmb, melladh, and alwaysinmyroom
2.   Sloth: Quaggy, Carolmb, Melladh and Alwaysinmyroom
3.   Carolmb: Melladh and Quaggy Sloth003 and Alwaysinmyroom
4.   Melladh: Quaggy, Sloth003, Alwaysinmyroom, and carolmb
5.   Alwaysinmyroom: quaggy, carolmb , melladh and sloth003
 
Group 3 (advanced)
1.   Quaggy: Amazon_warrior, sloth003, Alwaysinmyroom, and carolmb
2.   Amazon_warrior: Quaggy, Sloth, Alwaysinmyroom and Carolmb
3.   Sloth: Quaggy, Amazon_warrior, Alwaysinmyroom, and Carolmb
4.   Alwaysinmyroom: quaggy,  carolmb , Amazon_warrior and sloth003
5.   Carolmb: Quaggy and Amazon_warrior Sloth003 and Alwaysinmyroom
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Quilt Block Swap Round 9 (Signups thru Feb 14; sendouts April 18) on: February 01, 2016 02:39:52 AM
Swap name: Quilt Block Swap Round 9
Gallery link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=443395.msg5368449
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  carolmb and sloth003
Sign-up date range: Feb 1- Feb 14, 2016 (I may close early if sign ups slow down that last week & we have rounded groups of people)
Crafting time: Feb 15-April 17, 2016
Date to send item by: April 18, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? No, but will need to end in multiples of fives, so I may close early to meet this.  If you are waiting to sign up, please stalk the thread to make sure you dont miss out in case it does close early!

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No: if you join, you are agreeing to ship internationally

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
This is a swap for 12.5 inch quilt blocks*. People will be organized into groups of 5 and will send 3 blocks to each of the 4 other people in their group, for a total of 12 blocks per group. Swappers with excellent swap feedback may do more than 1 group (up to 3). Within each group it should cost about $12 total to send out to 4 people, with delivery confirmation (assuming within the US). Please keep shipping costs in mind when choosing your number of groups.

*If you fall in love with a pattern that yields a different sized block you can use it, up to 14 inches, but be sure to specify the size that it makes so that your partners aren't confused. Also if you pick a smaller then 12.5 block and wish more than the 3 blocks, please make that known in your questionnaire as well.

Everyone chooses their block or blocks that they would like made for them. It could be a specific block with an online link to the pattern or a general type (i.e., pinwheels or appliqued birds). Keep in mind that people of different skill levels are involved, so please don't pick a super advanced block unless you also pick an easier block to go with it.

You will also choose your color palette. That could be a color family, a couple of particular colors, or something as vague as "brights" or scrappy if you want to leave it up to the other swappers' interpretations. You maybe also/instead specify certain fabric patterns if they are vague enough, like plaid, stripe, polka dots, etc. Try to only be as specific as you need to be so that people can work from their stash as much as possible.

You must use 100% cotton fabric and press your seams as you put your blocks together, unless your partner(s) have specifically stated otherwise.  Most who take part in this swap are pre-washers, if unsure ask your group to make sure all fabric is washed or not washed.
 
A couple of the galleries to get ideas
Round 7 Gallery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439815.msg5321702#msg5321702
Round 8 Gallery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440817.msg5340623#msg5340623

Measure your blocks before you send them out! They need to be 12.5 inches square. Send all squares in a Ziploc style bag for protection.

Newbies are not allowed in this swap because there are multiple send outs.

Please make sure to post in this thread to keep up with swap announcements. You will not be approved until you have posted here.

Please do not sign up until you have decided on your pattern and colors.  If you just want scrappy or sampler blocks, please specify that.

Communication is very important to me! You must pm your partner(s) and myself when you send out and receive.  There will also be communication among your group: please respond to questions within a few days.

Since this swap is for multiple send outs, I reserve the right to refuse anyone with bad feedback regarding communication and/or late sending.

Some a few places to get block ideas

McCalls Quilting Patterns http://www.mccallsquilting.com/Block_Reference.html
Gen X Quilting http://www.genxquilters.com/p/quilt-block-library.html
Quilt Blocks Galore http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Quilt Block Swap Round 9

Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address including the country, formatted for shipping:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? You must be willing to ship internationally to join this swap.

Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval (YES/NO)

How many groups would you like to sign up for? (1, 2, or 3)

Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced quilter?

Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced applique-er?

Would you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate, or advanced paper piecer?

What is your quilt pattern? Provide link to it here if specific. If advanced, please provide an alternate easier block for beginners. If you haven't decided yet, please wait to send in your form.

What are your quilt colors?  (Note: if you want scrappy, specify that)

Have you already posted in the sign-up thread to make sure that you receive all updates? You will not be approved until you do.

Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from being paired with someone (specific pet, smoke)? Note that because of the number of partners involved, I cannot guarantee all smoke or smoke free homes, but if you have life or death allergies, I will do my best!

Do you have potential allergens like pets or cigarette smoke in your house?

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Panda Bag on: May 28, 2015 03:37:38 AM
Greetings,

I havent gotten much done this year with my class load, but I wanted to do make my youngest daughter an amulet bag for her graduation, so I have been working on it as often as I could and finally got it done. which is a good thing since the graduation is friday LOL

hope you enjoy
well and wonderment
carol
Completed front

Completed bag

Some shots as I was working on it
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My daughters dress on: April 11, 2015 05:34:20 PM
My youngest wanted a lolita style dress, so after looking at a few of the pictures she could find of what she wanted. I went about drafting a pattern and putting it together. I don't normally do clothing. I quilt which is far far different then making clothing. She liked it so that is all that mattered


9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Quilt Block Swap Rd7 on: January 18, 2015 03:50:05 AM
Greetings Everyone

Would there be enough interest to start another block swap?
Sign-up date range: Feb 1 march 1
Date to send item by: may 11

How do those dates work for those that might be interested? If not suggestions?
Well and wonderment
carol
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Small backpack purse on: December 19, 2014 03:05:17 AM
Okay so with classes out I have far to much time on my hands LOL I had forgotten what it was like to have time to make thing!!!!!

I had this quilted fabric from way back in the spring. So I figured I would make another bag, this time a small backpack type





It was pretty easy to do I followed this tutorial:
http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2008/03/backpack-bag-tu.html
I did not use the oilcloth, but with regular fabric it came out nice

thanks for looking
well and wonderment
carol
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