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21  Re: Mini Quilt Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Homerof2 on: January 31, 2017 07:52:24 PM
I received this adorable Toucan quilt from vkvhawk today.

It's so bright and will look fantastic on my mini wall.
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22  Mini Quilt Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Homerof2 on: January 23, 2017 10:58:25 PM


Red = SENT

Homerof2 --- vkvhawk
cmarion3 --- kbrison
BigBangMomma --- RaraAvis
noelle --- craftylittlemonkey
SaralaAnne --- Artmomto5
Amazon_warrior --- Thimbles71
waterbaby --- Pioneer9
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23  Mini Quilt Swap ... send by Feb 11 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Homerof2 on: January 08, 2017 09:38:02 PM
This is a Mini Quilt Swap, not an Art Quilt swap
there is a difference and I'd like people to understand that before signing up

A Mini Quilt has a pieced top, batting center and backing.  It's quilted together and bound around the edges.  It does not have embellishments.  Use applique sparingly if necessary




Swap name:  Mini Quilt Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  Homerof2
Sign-up date range:  Jan 9-14 or until full
Date to send item by: Feb 11

Limited to a certain number of people? YES ... 12

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? 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
 - 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

Your Mini Quilt must be no smaller than 12" x 12" and no larger than 24" x 24"   It does not have to be square but be sure all sides meet the requirements.

It must have a pieced top, a batting layer, be quilted and bound.  It must be able to hang on the wall so use a sleeve, corner pockets or other preferred method.  You must use 100% cotton fabric only.

The pattern choice is up to the creator but you must follow the colour suggestions from the recipient.    

Please post in the swap thread at least once a week during the swap so I know you're still active.


 Name of swap:  Mini Quilt Swap
 Craftster username:
 Email address:
 Your real name:
 Mailing address including the country and written as it needs to be on the package:

 Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
 Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

 What colours do you like?

 What colours don't you like?

 Are there any fabric designs you don't like (dots, flowers, food, etc.)?

 Are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter?

 Do you have any allergies?
 Do you have pets or smoke in your house?

Is there anything else you'd like to tell your partner?

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24  Keepsake Ornaments from Mom's Jewelry in Winter Holidays by Homerof2 on: January 03, 2017 10:28:47 PM
My mom passed away in July of 2016 and while I was helping dad go through her stuff, I discovered she had many Christmas themed pins.  I decided I would make each of her grandchildren a Keepsake Ornament using these pins.  Dad wanted one and then I decided myself and my brother should have one too.  I have not made mine yet because I ran out of time before Christmas.

This collage shows the front and back of each ornament, with the exception of the bottom middle and right, which are the ones for my own sons.  The top left is my dad's and it's quilted.  The next three are rag quilted and then three are in plastic balls.  

Everyone loved them and I know they will remember their wife/mom/grammie/nana every year they are hung.

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25  T-shirt Quilt for Son 2 in Quilting: Completed Projects by Homerof2 on: January 03, 2017 11:51:00 AM
I've been planning to make t-shirt quilts for both our sons for a number of years.  Son 2 moved across Canada a few years ago and when we decided to spend Christmas with him this year, I decided to make his quilt so I could deliver it rather than mail it.  I made this plan in October but it wasn't until December 12th that I actually started it ... who starts a quilt like this 10 days before they leave!!  Cheesy  One day before we flew east it was finished.

I had to use our garage to lay it out.  Based on one my mom had made me, I used as much of the front of each shirt that I could and sewed them to a flat sheet:
When that was finished, I laid the top over a heavy flannel sheet and tied the two together rather than sewing it.

He loved it, as did Son 1 - I told him his would be made this year and delivered (thankfully he lives close)
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26  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Round 12 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Homerof2 on: December 21, 2016 07:27:43 PM
I received from Inselaeffchen today and since we are leaving for holidays tomorrow and don't have room to pack it, I opened everything.  It's all adorable and so me  Grin

Isn't the snowman stocking so cute!  The other snowman is a cuff for a coffee cup.  I adore penguins and will make good use of all those items as well as the knit cloth, which are my favourite kind.

THANK YOU Inselaeffchen for being a wonderful swap partner.
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27  Re: Christmas Ornament Swap 2016 - Send out Dec. 3. in The Swap Gallery by Homerof2 on: December 16, 2016 07:45:09 AM
I received 2 ornaments this week ... one from our wonderful organizer (THANK YOU) and the other from noooitaremybirthday (she didn't sign her user name but my detective skills helped me figure out who she was)

noooitaremybirthday sent this wonderful birdie, which is perfect for me as I'm a bird watcher and it looks wonderful on my tree.

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28  Re: Christmas Ornament Swap 2016 - Send out Dec. 3. in The Swap Gallery by Homerof2 on: December 06, 2016 12:38:56 PM
I received today but I don't know who it's from as it only had a first name and address. 

Thank you.
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29  Re: Sweat Shoppe ORNAMENT Swap Round 7 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Homerof2 on: November 27, 2016 10:38:50 PM
I have now received all my ornaments and can't wait to put them on my tree.

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30  Re: Happy Mail 2: The Return of the Doodads Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Homerof2 on: November 22, 2016 07:29:41 PM
I received from dftba today ...

the envelope

the adorable goodies

Hand printed ribbon that says Happy Day, altered puzzle pieces, bunting, snowmen and a sticky note booklet.

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