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41  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap (USA only) II: Summer [CLOSED] in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by audrey1999 on: April 13, 2008 08:24:10 PM
Here are the fabrics I am using this round:

All cut and ready to be sent!

These will go out within the next week! I am excited about what everyone will do!
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42  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: April 06, 2008 09:50:27 AM
Tsuki: Your blocks are awesome.  I really like the duck/bird. Smiley  Quilted's block does have a cool 3-D effect too. 
Quilted:  Your little boy is so cute!

I have finished a block for Tsuki_Tsubasa!  I hope you like it, it is the friendship star. Smiley  I really like your music fabric.

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43  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: April 05, 2008 07:06:47 PM
I think we would have to restrict it to a certain color palette like cream,  brown, and blue or say primary colors for it to work well.  I like the concept, we would have to think about how it could work.  I guess a completely new swap could be set up with very specific guidelines (on color or palette of fabric) to make it work. While I was typing this, you posted quilted!  I agree that if we chose blues, creams, and browns they would blend in with everyone else's-or whatever palette was agreed on.  I really like these different quilt swap ideas we are getting.  I really like what we are doing now, and I would like a different swap like what you suggested quilted.  I have a lot of time over the summer so if we do an additional swap with a specific color palette I would enjoy it.

I also finished a block for Christiantrekki:

I hope she likes it.
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44  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: April 05, 2008 04:54:06 PM
I am excited about this next round!  For this current round, I finished a block for Kiden2 today.  I hope she likes it!

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45  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: March 30, 2008 05:15:59 PM
BertaBerta:  Pretty block for LouraPalmr!

Athenamat, here is my block for you!  I also misjudged how much seam shrinkage would be involved so I also had to add a 1/4 inch border, so I hope you like it still. Embarrassed

I love your fabrics.  I saw similar fat quarter set at Joannes the other day and am seriously considering getting it.  The fabrics would match our den so well.  We inherited my parents old "living room" couch-so it was only sat on at Christmas and Easter.  It has this oriental orange and green flowers on white background (think really cool pattern in the eighties-and we like it.  Plus the couch has a great shape Smiley).
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46  Re: Postage Stamp Quilt Squares Swap! in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: March 29, 2008 08:21:43 PM
All right!  This is the abbreviated picture addition.  I did get picture happy while doing this-just a warning. Honestly, I took about 25 pictures!  I did not include all of them. I apologise that I had a hard time with photobucket and flipping images.

Here is the backside of the squares before I started sewing:

I then folded the fabric right side to right side and started sewing 1/4" seams:

It then looked like this:

I kept going:

Until all the vertical seams were sewn and it looked like this:

This is what the back looks like:

Then I nipped where the squares intersected up to the thread line:

I then pressed the seams flat alternating between each.  This seemed to take forever.  Also, because the interfacing stuff is sticky you have to be careful to not put your iron down on the areas that covered with fabric on the front side-the back side is okay Smiley.

The front looks like this:

I then started sewing the horizontal rows:

It is kind of crazy how much it shrinks through the process!  This is in the middle of the the whole thing.  Check out the squares on the left compared to the ones that are completed on the right:

So, after sewing and sewing and then pressing the new seams straight the final front appears like this.

and the back looks like this:

I will say it took me about an hour to sew 100 squares together using this method which is outstanding for me.  I also barely messed up on my seams on the back-which is why I am showing you this!  I know that it is much, much neater than I generally am.  I like the final product.  I don't know if it's better than going in than traditional route of piecing each individually...  but for me it will be much quicker with more pleasing results.  I just know I would end up with rows not meeting corner to corner.   I hope this is helpful!
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47  Re: Postage Stamp Quilt Squares Swap! in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: March 29, 2008 09:09:24 AM
I have been using the pellon gridded fusible paper I read about somewhere in this thread and spent time yesterday fusing squares down.  Here is my progress thus far. They have not been sewn together yet.

I am doing 12x12 inch squares of the same color.
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48  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: March 27, 2008 01:31:48 PM
Quilted:  I am happy you like it.  I like the simplicity of the blocks playing off each other. 

Here is another completed block!  This is for Grieney:

I used this pattern from quiltville: http://www.quiltville.com/stringx.shtml
It is similar to one that athenamat did a variation of but they look completely different which is pretty cool.  I hope you like it Grieney. Smiley
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49  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: March 26, 2008 03:49:19 PM
Miss Disney: I liked it because it reminded me of celtic knots-which I really like.  It was not my normal type of block either, but I am glad I tried it!

I finished another block today for Quilted!  It is the disappearing nine patch.

(photobucket is stretching it out is seems-it really is 12.5 square!)
I hope you like it quilted!
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50  Re: Lap Quilts for All Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by audrey1999 on: March 26, 2008 12:28:14 PM
Hello everyone!
I finished my block for MissDisney today!  It is the Plaited Block from quilterscache.

I haven't squared it up yet, thus the slight wonkiness.  Smiley
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