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11  Scrappy Trip Around the World Gallery in The Swap Gallery by waterbaby on: January 07, 2016 05:46:48 PM


Original discussion thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441893.0

Post your Scrappy Trip blocks here when you receive them!

Participants

Sent
Received

Group:
     1 - alwaysinmyroom --> quaggy - kbrison - sloth003
     2 - quaggy --> alwaysinmyroom - kbrison - sloth003
     3 - kbrison  --> alwaysinmyroom - quaggy - sloth003
     4 - sloth003 --> alwaysinmyroom - quaggy - kbrison

brandyk --> BigBangMomma, waterbaby

BigBangMomma --> brandyk

waterbaby --> brandyk
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12  Re: Little Visitor Round 22 Gallery in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by waterbaby on: December 27, 2015 03:07:14 AM
Wildfyre, I was so sorry to read about your break-in, and so very glad the thieves didn't go any further than your garage.

On a happier note....

Nessie got into the holiday spirit with a sleigh ride:



She's been seeing how people celebrate in ways both intimate...



...and grand:



After dinner at a friend's house on the 24th she even got a little taste of home when we all popped Christmas crackers and found inside the traditional paper crowns, jokes, and instead of a little toy the not-quite-so-traditional origami instructions:



And last week when the Google doodles (those fun illustrations they do on the home page) turned out to be downloadable crafting templates, she caught my love of all things miniature and papercrafting and architecture as we printed out and then cut and glued them together:






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13  Re: Little Visitor Round 22 Gallery in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by waterbaby on: December 08, 2015 10:32:57 PM
Nessie and I had a pretty food-oriented weekend.  Saturday was my quilt guild's holiday party, where there was lots of good stuff to eat of both the homemade and store bought variety...



...and plenty of yummy desserts:



And on Sunday we were shopping at my neighborhood's weekly farmers market:



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14  Re: Little Visitor Round 22 Gallery in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by waterbaby on: November 27, 2015 05:27:46 PM
Nessie helped me make our contribution to Thanksgiving dinner:

Two loaves of Brown Butter Apple Bread



and two cake pans' worth of roast veg.



Apple Bread on the dessert table -- it was a hit!



Nessie spent time with several of the guests who all thought the Little Visitor Swap was a wonderful idea (we agree).


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15  Re: Little Visitor Round 22 Gallery in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by waterbaby on: November 25, 2015 09:40:40 PM
Nessie seemed suitably impressed with the building where I have my office job; with 73 stories and over 1,000 feet high it's the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, and its round shape and stepped back design has become iconic in any long view or helicopter shots of downtown Los Angeles:



My office is only on the 7th floor, but I am extremely fortunate to have a huge window behind my desk (the perimeter of a floor is usually for higher ups who require offices, not us worker bees in cubicles) and although the view isn't panoramic, it's still pretty darn nice:



Here she is with just some of her new office pals:



Nessie was intrigued by little light she saw up by my monitor so she climbed up to check it out....

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16  Re: Scrappy Trip Around the World - Sign-up 11/23/15-12/5/15 - Mail out by 1/16/16 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by waterbaby on: November 24, 2015 01:33:34 PM
Those are all fabulous, waterbaby!  Now I am getting excited about this one!

 Grin

I should have been more clear...Grin.  I know what pressing is vs. ironing...uh, I would hope after 50 years of sewing and quilting... Grin...

What I should have asked is: what is mean by pressing the alternate strips?  Does she mean after sewing them together that one seam gets pressed one direction and the other seam get pressed the other way?  I might join you, sloth,  in pressing the seams open...it might give people more options than my normal way of pressing to one direction...

First of all, if that's a recent picture of you in your avatar then you must have started sewing in the womb if you've really been doing it for 50 years!

And yes, exactly right about the alternate pressing.  Here's a diagram I hope makes it clearer:



With a total of 60 seams to match up (six seams on 10 strip sides) (which as I look at what I just typed seems a horrifying prospect, but it really isn't, I promise), pressing this way really does help speed the process of joining the strips-of-squares together!
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17  Scrappy Trip Around the World - Sign-up 11/23/15-12/5/15 - Mail out by 1/16/16 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by waterbaby on: November 23, 2015 09:26:03 PM


Swap name:  Scrappy Trip Around the World
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  waterbaby
Sign-up date range:  November 23-December 5, 2015
Date to send item by:  January 16, 2016



GALLERY!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442433.msg5361316#msg5361316


Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

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 fun and fairly easy 12 inch quilt block made with 2 x 16 inch strips from six different fabrics, so its a great stash buster.  Basically, you create a six-strip set, sew that into a tube, then cut the tube into six new strips.  The next step requires that attention be paid to the order of opening up one seam in each strip.  The last step is to sew the new strips together to make your block.  Once you get the hang of the un-seaming process, these blocks don't take too long to put together.

Find the complete instructions here:  http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html

This will be a Choose How Many Partners You Want swap.  Youll be making four scrapilicious blocks for each partner and may choose to have one, two, or three partners.

   1 partner = 4 blocks
   2 partners = 8 blocks
   3 partners = 12 blocks

Be sure that you are sewing accurate quarter inch seams; your completed blocks should measure 12 inches or very slightly larger.[/b]

To participate, please complete and send questionnaire to waterbaby with Scrappy Trip in the subject line.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap:  
Craftster username:  
Email address:  
Your real name:  
Mailing address including the country:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?  
Confirm that are at least 16 years old:  
Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging with smokers or pet owners?  
Are there people who smoke or pets where you sew and/or store fabric?  

Do you want one, two, or three partners?
   1 partner = 4 blocks
   2 partners = 8 blocks
   3 partners = 12 blocks


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO waterbaby VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


PARTICIPANTS:

1.  alwaysinmyroom
2.  quaggy
3.  kbrison
4.  brandyk
5.  BigBangMomma
6.  sloth003
7.  waterbaby


PARTNERS

Group:
     alwaysinmyroom
     quaggy
     kbrison
     sloth003

brandyk --> BigBangMomma, waterbaby

BigBangMomma --> brandyk

waterbaby --> brandyk
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18  Re: Little Visitor Round 22 Gallery in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by waterbaby on: November 23, 2015 07:42:33 PM
Nessie has finally arrived!  After debarking from her travel box she snuggled into a pocket and off we went for a walk with the pups:



Back home I introduced her to the dogs, neither of whom is ever very fond of having their picture taken with LVs for some reason.  Bella tends to ignore them or try to get away:



and Fred always seems to think they're going to do something to him:



Or maybe it's just because they know THEY can't play with them.

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19  Scrappy Trip Around the World in New Swap Theme Ideas by waterbaby on: November 14, 2015 11:37:21 PM
This is a fun and fairly easy 12 inch quilt block (the sewing is straightforward, attention needs to be paid to the order of opening up some seams) that is perfect for swapping:



Once you get the hang of the un-seaming process, these blocks don't take too long to make.

This would be a group swap, where you'd send one or two blocks each to X number of partners. numbers will depend on how many people sign up.

Check out the instructions here http://quiltville.com/scrappytripspf.html

Anybody wanna play?


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20  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 22 (SU CLOSED SO 11/9 and 3/7) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by waterbaby on: November 11, 2015 10:41:45 PM
When I have an overseas partner in this swap I go get the flat rate box I plan on sending....

Didn't know there was such a thing for overseas shipping -- will look have to into that!

Scouting around for something I could turn into a bank for Nessie's return airfare fund I came across this tin that is certainly themed perfectly:



I seeded it with a $20 bill and will figure if I add a couple bucks every week there'll be plenty to get Nessie home with lots of goodies.

Do we post our photos during the swap in the gallery?  Or only at the end of the swap?

Post as much as you want! It's the best part of this swap!

I agree!
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