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2017 BIRTHDAY SWAP- sign up till JANUARY 15th!

Started by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand"). Last reply by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand") on Tuesday. 71 Replies

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Comment by Jackie Orton 20 hours ago

Love all the projects, ladies!! 

I have the borders on the 2011 birthday block exchange.  I'm going to be pretty tight on the backing fabric I have, so I might have to be creative in order to also have enough for the binding too.  I'll have to use the splice method again for the binding.  I think I'll have to buy some coordinating fabric to put a piece at the top and bottom of the backing.  Then use that as the other piece of the splice.

Been fighting a darned head and chest cold for the last couple of weeks.  Feeling better, but still have a dry cough.  Worst I've been sick in years.  Zapped the energy right out of me.

But I sucked it up enough to go on a Friday/Saturday trip last weekend to the Amelia Earhart birthplace Museum in Atchison, KS for Riley to do research for her National History Day project.  Then we went on to Lawrence to watch some college softball!  The fresh air did me good...that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

Hugs and prayers.

Comment by Lynne (APMom) 21 hours ago

Sure has been quiet here lately.  Are people having trouble getting on again?

I'm finishing a couple of leader ender projects that have reached the stage of being too big to lead and end with. My sewing room is kind of in disarray so I need to get them taken care of.

I went to an estate tag sale this morning that had some fabric and such on it.  Oh my goodness, you'd thing there was a shortage or something.  There were all kinds of cars full of women from 20+miles away.  A line waiting for it to start halfway up the street with lots of just grabbing the bags and piling them in husband's arms.  I took one look in the room and decided there wasn't anything that fabulous to get butt shoved out of the way for, so I checked out the rest of the house first.  I did go back in after that, all I came up with was a couple of yards of cream colored fabric for $2.  There were still quite a few bags of smaller size pieces left but nothing that screamed buy me.

It has been a dreary misty day here today and my front yard is filled with starlings.  

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas 21 hours ago

I have binding sewn on 2 of the donation quilts I picked up on Tuesday.  I am doing the hand work while watching TV, so they aren't quite done yet.  I got some batting from CT and waiting for the backing fabric to arrive.  Then I can get them off to the quilter!!

The quilt kit from my friend arrived.  In addition she has fabric for at least three more either throws or wall hangings!!  Two Halloween and two Christmas.  The Christmas ones have light packs that go along with them.  I have lots of questions to be answered before I jump into cutting all the nice fabrics!! 

Don't know anything else earth shattering.  Played cards last night for the first time since getting back home - it was fun.

Quilty hugs and prayers for all in need.

Comment by Lynne (APMom) on Tuesday

Mary Beth your birthday block is done!  Next step get to the post office!  It might actually at least get to you in March.

I need to get a coffee cake baked but hubby will be here as soon as I get it in the oven to say it is time to go feed the moo boys.  How I ended up having to help with chores every day is  beyond me.

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas on Monday

I have been working on getting quilt tops ready for the quilter.  I have two of mine ready and one of another lady.  We are taking them to the quilter tomorrow and picking up the ones I left before we went to AZ.  I think there are 10!! 

I will be working on quilting the table topper and table runner that I made in AZ. 
Shouldn't take too long.  I also have a quilt kit coming from a friend.  She bought it two or three years ago and just hasn't had time to do it.  She asked if I would complete it for her and I am excited to do it.  If I recall, it is a cute pattern and won't be too hard.

Don't know much else.  I'll try to get some pictures taken.

Quilty hugs and prayers for all in need.

Comment by Marybeth Pusillo on Monday

thanks for the birthday blocks and the comfort hearts! 

i am also working on a T-Shirt quilt.....not my favorite project.... matching up different sizes of shirts, it is easier to cut up little pieces of fabric and sew them back together than to  make logical sense of random squares or rectangles IMHO

Comment by Lynne (APMom) on March 18, 2017 at 6:54am

That is cute Carol, baby will love it.  

I am going to channel my inner Peg this summer cutting up batiks for the BOM I signed up for.  I love the look, just haven't used them much.  The shops I frequent most don't carry much selection.

I finally got the t shirt quilt done and loaded on the LA, now my Quilt Path is being naughty and not working so I need to figure out what is going on there.  At least I can get back to something fun in the sewing room.  

I think I will get the birthday blocks all done first.  Then I am going to dive into the scrap block to cut up pieces for a scrappy mystery that I found.  

Have a great weekend all.  I am off to the library and then to a make up party to get beautiful with no where to go!

Comment by SandyO on March 17, 2017 at 9:15pm

Don't forget....fabric is lickable too LOL!!

Comment by Peg on March 17, 2017 at 9:09pm

Carol - that sailboat quilt is adorable.  I love the triangle waves.  

I've been petting fabric all evening - lol.  I'm cutting out pieces for a new top made from some luscious batiks.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on March 17, 2017 at 7:43pm

Thank you, Sandy.  I think the key attribute is STUBBORN.  I really wanted to make this quilt.  The baby's family members are all into boating.  When I couldn't find the pattern, I was too hard-headed to make a different quilt so here it is.  Not exactly as I envisioned it but that's OK.


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