2017/2018 Winter quilt block swap

Discussion in 'Swaps/Work-Alongs/Tutorials' started by Belfrybat, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Belfrybat

    Belfrybat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Most patterns assume finished, so a 12" block would be 12-1/2". The only time I've seen a pattern for a block that didn't have the seam allowance built in was in an older pattern with a paper template, and it was "assumed" that a person knew to add a 1/4" when cutting the pieces out. But that was only one time.
     
  2. COSunflower

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    Thank you!!! I was looking at a tree pattern and it said that it made a 12 inch block so was hoping that it would ring true with the seam allowance. The block I really like is done with paper piecing and although the pattern is only $3.50 you have to have a printer to print it off. :( So I guess I'll go with the other one that I liked that makes the 12" block. :)
     
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    Greetings to All,
    As today is November 12, and our swap date sign ups closed yesterday, I will send PMs to our participants for the 2017/2018 Winter quilt block swap. :)

    CoSunflower #1
    Gretchen Ann #2
    Maxine #3
    MoBookworm1957 #4
    Belfrybat #5
    Jlynnp #6
    dmm1976 (lucky) #7
    Meima6 #8

    Have a wonderful day!
    Meima
     
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    Thank you Meima!!!! Just the right amount for this busy time of year! Even though it is not a large number of participants I'm hoping that we only do 1 block per person this time to not make it so overwhelming right after the holidays? I have my pattern selected but won't start sewing until after Christmas. January 1st I'll be READY to start a new project!!! :)
     
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    I also have my pattern pick out.
    But won't start until after Christmas.
    Unless the Quilting fairy visits my house. lol...
     
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    How is that sweet Estelle doing???
     
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    Estelle has found her voice.
    Sometimes it's soft and cute.
    Sometimes not so much.
    She has decided if Strawberry is her new chair.
    She loves to set on her.
    Once in while, Strawberry sits on her instead.
    She's rolling over better,cutting teeth at four months.
    I have her about everyday.
    I move her swing into sewing room.
    She sleeps while I sew.
     

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    I have my block planned in my mind. We'll find out if it's doable. I probably won't start piecing my blocks until the first of December, too much going on in November. You all have a great day!
     
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    Wow Miss Estelle is growing so fast!! and teeth!! Strawberry had better watch out!! whew.. :)

    I have my block planned too..and am rounding up my fabrics.. will be one of my projects to do when I get to AZ.. !! Hope to leave next week for sure.. Daughters transmission going out in her car.... the cost is $4500!!!! geez.. have to take out a loan for that..don't want to leave her high & dry & walking to work..always something going on,, sometimes I feel like I'm living in a Western Song.. :)
     
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    Wow!!! That little girl is growing fast!!!! And as cute as a bug!!! I think she and Strawberry will be best friends for life! I am so happy that you have her every day. I had my granddaughter Jessica every day also and we are the best of friends!!! She is 15 now and has her drivers permit. Time flies - enjoy each and every day with her while you can!!!
     
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    Month ago Estelle weighted 12 pounds and 15.2 ounces.
    Today She weights 15 pounds and 2 ounces.
    If she doesn't like the texture of something, she makes herself gag, throw up. lol.
    My son got sweet potatoes in his beard when she did that.
    Estelle's mom wore creamed Spinach.
    Me, I feed her rice cereal with applesauce. No throw up yet.
     
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    My two year old weighed 20.8 lbs yesterday. But, he is 20x is birth weight.

    You two are so adorable together!!
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Oh, I was so tempted yesterday. Still might go back and buy it. I found a really neat tree print at JoAnns. Small green trees on a brown background. Perfect colours for this swap. The only thing is the trees were palm trees. Loved it! I'd have to go with a pattern that highlighted the trees without them being overwhelming. What do you think?

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    It's a tree.
    Even California,Hawaii have these kinds of trees.
     
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    Oh Belfry I love the Palm Trees.. I do hope you use it.. way cool!!
     
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    I LOVE those palm trees!! Out of the box! Yay! :)
     
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    Our woodland/tree theme is getting more interesting everyday!
     
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    I knew Mo would like those Palm trees! ;)
     
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    She is our Daring Darling!
     
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