Swap Plan, Swappers please read...

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Did not mean to cause a problem. I don't have my book yet and not made up my mind what I am going to use as fabric. Am also going to start a BOM at the local quilt shop. Something about a Farmer's Daughter. There is 111 blocks. So with doing two BOM maybe three might just go with the Civil War fabric I have saved for my Dear Jane that has been really slow. Like 1 block a year.

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gini replied on Mon, Nov 30 2009 8:19 PM

jill marie,   you didn't cause a problem, it just started some good dialogue.   gini

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Kay replied on Tue, Dec 1 2009 12:31 PM

No problem, just trying to figure out how to best work this out for everyone!  I think if we can get a clue as to what the four of you are planning to do, we can come up with a workable solution...

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Nana replied on Tue, Dec 1 2009 1:10 PM

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I think it would be nice if I had a clue of what I was doing too..lol

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gini replied on Tue, Dec 1 2009 4:25 PM

so,  kay doesn't have a clue, and neither does nana.  if i had a clue, i couldn't remember it.  that leaves jill  marie to bail us out.  : )   gini

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Nana replied on Tue, Dec 1 2009 6:32 PM

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Maybe they should just call us the clueless trio.......

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Hi guys.  I would do a swap but as I am not the best quilter I am not sure you would like how my blocks come out.  Also I am slow because of work and school committments and would not want to hold anyone up.  It is a nice idea of swapping and maybe on the next one I will.

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gini replied on Tue, Dec 1 2009 7:12 PM

jill-marie, i just noticed your avatar.  did you change it recently?  it's pretty cute.   igni

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I have had that avatar all along. I got my book today. Now off to the quilt shop tomorrow and look at fabrics to get an idea what I am going to use. I like Batiks but they blend together too much. There are really some beautiful quilts in the book. We have until the 27th so plenty of time to get things ready.

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gini replied on Wed, Dec 2 2009 6:38 PM

jill-marie,  i think batiks would work fine, and it would be striking. you would just need to make sure there is enough difference in color between the pieces.   gini

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I received my book today too so I am good to go.  I am looking at all the patterns and I quite like them but I have never appliqued or paper pieced before so this should be a learning experience.

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Kay replied on Wed, Dec 2 2009 8:24 PM

I am doing batiks also.  Never have done batiks before so it is a learning experience for me.

I am making sure there is a definite color difference.

Well, clueless me, but I am still not sure how we are going to do the swap thing...

 

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There is another avatar like mine but the green monster has a martini in her hand instead of a cup of coffee. The ones of us that are exchanging blocks need to get each others snail address some how. I don't know if we can post our e-mail address here or not. I get to go to the quilt shop tomorrow. I had one of the girls cut me a fq(around this part we call them fluffy quarters)and bring it to the guild meeting for me for the drawing. I gave her the money and she was not at work today. So will go in tomorrow and look around at the batiks. The only thing about batiks, I am told, is that they do not applique very easy. All that process they go through and the thread count, I think, they are not needle friendly. But I was told that after I had done some applique with batik. I had no trouble.

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gini replied on Wed, Dec 2 2009 9:22 PM

jill-marie,   i have appliqued with batiques before.   i use a very thin  straw needle and haven't had any problems.   i do try to use a smaller thread that matches moe closely , the thread weight of the fabric.  i think it hides the stitches better if you use a thread similar to the size of the thread in your fabric.   but, i choose  to match color before anything else.  gini

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