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on: September 18, 2009 08:24:23 AM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by Linnybelle
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Here's mine!

Received fabric from:
Gingerquilts, summertimerolls, ritapizza, shout4joy, 1boy1girl1kitty2, j_q_adams, simply sandy, sloth003, chinarockfishakem, marmish, and malisha.

Sent blocks to:
Gingerquilts, ritapizza, shout4joy, sloth003, malisha, marmish.

Here's my test block with my fabrics:

It's from Quilter's Cache and called "Carolyn's Star"

Ritapizza's block:

It was hard to get a good picture of this one.  It's been dark and raining forever and some of the fabrics got washed out by the flash.  I used the striped fabric for the little star inside the big one.

Gingerquilt's block:

My seam puckered in two places and I couldn't get it out, so I might try and redo those seams before I send it.

Shout4joy's block:

Marmish's Block:

I wanted to use all the fabrics and a log cabin just seemed like the way to make sure they were all seen.  Also, I'd forgotten how much fun they can be to make.  Smiley

And I did remember..  Malisha's block:

The one side is just wrinkled, not crooked.  I was taking the pictures quick and didn't realize it was wrinkled.

And back to Carolyn's star, this one is sloth003's block.

I love the bird fabric a lot.  




on: September 18, 2009 08:28:12 AM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by sloth003
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all fabric  sent september 30 2009... stupid gouging post office...grrr.  

received fabrics
1b1g1k2 01-10-09
shout4joy 01-10-09
ritapizza 01-10-09
simplysandy 08-10-09
j_q_adams 09-10-09
linneybelle 13-10-09
marmish 15-10-09
chinarockfishakm 15-10-09

block for summertimerolls mailed 30-09-09 (received)

block for gingerquilts mailed 30-09-09 (received)

angles are not wonky, camera operator was  Wink

block for 1b1g1k2 mailed oct2

and that quote was PERFECT for me!

block for shout4joy mailed oct2 (received)

block for ritapizza mailed oct2 (received)

block for j_q_adams mailed 31-10-09 (received)

block for SimplySandy mailed 31-10-09 (received)

block for linnybelle mailed 31-10-09 (received)

block for marmish mailed 31-10-09 (received ages ago  Smiley )

block for chinarockfishakm mailed 31-10-09 (received)

FINAL BLOCK!!! for malisha mailed 31-10-09 (received)

received blocks back from
j_q_adams (nov13)
shout4joy (nov 19)
marmish (nov24)
1b1g1k2 (dec2)
summertimerolls (dec8)
simplysandy (jan5)
ritapizza (jan15)
on: September 18, 2009 09:10:27 AM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by summertimerolls
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Fabrics rec'd from:

Blocks rec'd from

Blocks sent to

Blocks made:
Here are my latest three.  I think I'm waiting on one more package of fabric.

FIRST- this is more of a confession than an update.  I messed up big time on our wonderful organizer's block and went through 1 and a half very VERY unsuccessful blocks.  I ended up making a simple nine patch b/c at that time I was running out of fabric and wasn't about to cut one more triangle that my machine was eating the corners of.    I'm very sorry.  This block technically meets the  standards, but I'm not proud of it.  

And for Marmish I used 'woven ribbon' pattern.  I felt it was Christmas'y'.  I like the pattern so much though, it seems more my level, I'm going to make a few more like this one.

j_q_adams block

Here is the block for SimplySandy-it is a version of the ohio star

I've finished Ritapizza's block.  My picture is a bit washed out and the pink and white look almost the same-it looks a little better in person.  I had a HARD time with this one for some reason.  

And after my problems with Rita's block I had to go simple with the next one.  Shout4joys block is called 'chain' on quilterscache.com.  I like this one even though it is really simple.  

Ok, so I received gingerquilts fabric yesterday and decided to make her square this morning instead of going to the gym-shame on me.  Anyway, here is gingerquilts square, called greekcross

And this is one I tried with my fabric.  I have a little square that isn't quite straight, that I tried to fix but I don't have a picture of it.  

Here is my fabric- I still have to cut it, I'll do that tonight.  The final project will go in my family room, which has tan walls with a dark blue accent wall and leather furniture. And we have some red accent pieces in there as well. What do you think?  

on: September 18, 2009 09:30:08 AM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by shout4joy
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My fabric are from this line: http://www.connectingthreads.com/collections/Sweet_Sour_Quilting_Fabrics__L107.html?intmedid=FabHome+SS

OK, I'll be taking stock of what I have and today (12/5) I'm sending out the last blocks *whew!*

12/8 Looks like I have received from ritapizza, Linnybelle, sltoh 003, summertimerolls, 1boy1gilr1kitty2, j_q_adams, malisha, gingerquilts, marmish...at least that is what I have right here...I may have more tucked in my project pile in the sewing dungeon.

here is my block:

I made up Gingerquilts block, too:

here is one for summertimerolls...sorry about the picture quality, I grabbed the boybarian's camera and it doesn't take the sharpest pictures:

got some more blocks done Smiley They won't be mailed until later in the week...maybe I'll have more done by then!

sloth003's block:

chinarockfishakm's block.

ritapizza's block:

1b1g1k2's block:

malisha's block:

SimplySandys block:

linnybelle's block:

j_q_adams' block:

Marmish's block:


on: September 18, 2009 01:00:34 PM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by 1boy1girl1kitty2
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my block of choice for this round











on: September 18, 2009 06:36:01 PM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by malisha
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These are my fabrics, I know they're too pinky... but afterall I'm a pinky girl (haven't you noticed my picture???) and, those are the colours my bedroom is decorated with!

Block for Summertimerolls

Block for Ritapizza

for shout4joy

For Linnybelle

For Simplysandy

for 1b1g1k2

for marmish (before ironing it... sorry)

this one is for china

this one is for sloth

and for j_q_adams (have not sent and wont send until monday so  I may make more)

                            sent fabrics to    fabrics rec'd by       sent block to       block rec'd by
1boy1girl1kitty2       10/01/09                   yes                    yes    
shout4joy               10/01/09                   yes                    yes
sloth003                 10/01/09                     yes            
Summertimeroll        10/01/09                   yes                     yes
SimplySandy           10/01/09                   yes                     yes  
chinarockfishakm     10/01/09                     yes                    yes
gingerquilts             10/01/09                  yes                      yes
malisha                     me
Marmish                  10/01/09                yes                       yes
j_q_adams              10/01/09                 yes
Linnybelle               10/01/09                  yes                       yes
on: September 18, 2009 10:28:50 PM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by gingerquilts
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My fabrics!  Sent late Monday Sept. 21st

My block

Two points aren't completely perfect but overall I'm happy with it.  

ritapizza's block

Summertimerolls' block

shout4joy' block

Marmish's block

Malisha's block

SimplySandy's block

sloth003's block

1boy1girl1kitty2's block

j_q_adam's block

Linnybelle's block

chinarockfishakm's block
on: September 18, 2009 07:47:05 AM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by ritapizza
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Status last updated on 1/25/10
sent fabrics tofabrics rec'd bysent block toblock rec'd byfabrics rec'd fromblock rec'd from

10.01 block for summertimerolls - Evening Migration

10.03 block for shout4joy - Carol's Star

10.04 block for 1b1g1k2 - Wagon Wheel

1.06.10 block fo j_q_adams - free pieced log cabins and houses, so fun!

A few of my favorite block pattern: Whilring Star

block for Linnybelle - love your music themed fabric!

1.07.09 block for SimplySandy - such pretty polka dot fabric!

sloth003 - I tried to get a bird in each patch and get them all kinda facing the same way Smiley

chinarockfishakm - love your bright bold fabrics!

gingerquilts - beautiful selection of fabrics! very earthy and lovely~

Marmish - merry christmas!

on: September 18, 2009 03:24:59 PM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by j_q_adams
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STATUS (Updated 11/9/09)

1b1g1k2: fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd (10.11), sent block back (11.9), received my block!
sloth003:  fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd (10.11), sent block back (10.30), received my block!
Summertimerolls: fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd (9.27), sent block back, received my block!
SimplySandy:  fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd (10.11), sent block back (11.9), received my block!
gingerquilts: fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd (9.27), sent block back (10.30), received my block!
malisha:  fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd, sent block back (1/8)
ritapizza: fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd (9.27), sent block back (10.30), received my block!
Marmish:  fabrics sent (10.2),  fabrics rec'd (10.11), sent block back (11.9), received my block!
shout4joy: fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd (9.27), sent block back (11.9), received my block!
Linnybelle:  fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd (10.11), sent block back, received my block!
chinarockfishakm:  fabrics sent (10.2), fabrics rec'd (10.11), sent block back (11.9)

I was finally able to start working on blocks this weekend!

First up: a block for gingerquilts.  This block is called Frolic Variation and I found it on the McCall's Quilting website:

Next is a block for ritapizza.  This is the Double Pinwheel block, also from McCall's Quilting:

Finally, for sloth003, a block called Kaleidoscope Variation from the McCall's Quilting site.  I REALLY love how this block came out!  Time-consuming, but very much worth it:

A few more blocks to share today!

First, a star block for SimplySandy.  I have to tell you all how proud I am of this block, because it's my first time ever paper piecing!!  I've been avoiding it for so long, but I was really stuck deciding on a star block to make.  Someone made this one for me in LQS3 and I've always loved it, so I decided this was the weekend to tackle paper piecing.  I LOVE how it came out!  The pattern is String Stars 2 from Quilter's Cache (http://www.quilterscache.com/S/StringStars2Block.html).

Next up is chinarockfishakm's block.  I am a HUGE, HUGE fan of the Anna Maria Horner fabrics that she sent out, so I wanted to make sure I could highlight them.  I decided to make a simple yet effective circle block, using a new curved cutting ruler that I picked up at Joann's.  I'm very happy with this one, too.

I decided to make another circle block for Shout4Joy.  Again, her fabrics and colors are so vibrant that they make a huge statement even with a simple design.  Hope you like my block, Joy!

This next block is for 1b1g1k2.  I knew I wanted to feature her quote square, so I just built the block out from there.  No pattern, just made it up as I went along!

Finally, I attempted another paper pieced block for marmish.  I decided to use the "Circling Geese" pattern on Forest Quilting (a great resource for free patterns, BTW: http://www.forestquilting.com/paperpiecingfree/paperpiecingfree_pg3.html).  Unfortunately, I think the design got a little lost because I didn't have enough of the plain white for the middle section, and had to use some of the patterned fabric.  I wanted the green geese to suggest a wreath, but I don't think I achieved that.  Overall, though, I think (hope) it will look nice in marmish's final quilt.

Just a few more to go!


Here's my block for summertimerolls:

on: September 19, 2009 07:18:20 AM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by Marmish
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whoooo hoooo!  glad to join you all this round!

For China:

for Sloth:

This quote was perfect for me, as I love to cook and bake, and dh does the dishes!  It was the first ground rule when we moved in together:  I'll cook anything he wants if he does the dishes!



on: September 18, 2009 03:03:26 PM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by SimplySandy
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This is my spot! Grin Grin Grin
I finished my first block today.  It is for Ritapizza.

Hope you like it!
Here are a few more blocks.  First up Summertimerolls

Next - Gingerquilts
Lastly, 1b1g1k2

This one is for Malisha.  Sorry the lighting isn't very good.
on: May 14, 2010 09:36:18 AM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by sloth003
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i finally got my top put together.  and i love it.

it really is rectangular, the wind would not cooperate. and it isn't that glowy, but he sun was streaming thru it.  now to finish some of my commission quilts so i can sandwich and quilt this bad boy.

thanks all for swapping.
on: August 08, 2015 04:53:36 AM 
Started by chinarockfishakm, Message by Marmish
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I FINALLY finished this swap quilt at a recent retreat.  I added some blocks to make it bigger, backed it with minkee, and machine stitched the binding. It's FMQ in a loopy pattern.
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