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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:03 pm

I will just add ideas here as they are posted,  so we dont lose track of them  :D


IDEAS FOR QUILT ALONGS 2011

* Pillows/Cushions
* Pillow Wraps  (perhaps co-join this with the one above?)
* Pillow Cases (seasonal, holiday, to match quilts etc)
* Pot Holders
* Table Runners
* Pin Cushions[b]


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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:42 am

How about 'doll' quilts? I don't have dolls, but I do have small-ish wall space left that could use a little art.

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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:44 pm

http://www.bhg.com/holidays/halloween/crafts/sew-reversible-halloweenthanksgiving-pillow/

I came across this idea, Golo mentioned something similar earlier this year from memory. Could use the basic idea and perhaps do seasonal or holiday ones as a sew along for fun.

Doll quilts or minatures are always fun FiberBabble and its so encouraging to sew along with friends

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PostSubject: 2011 Quilt along ideas   Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:39 pm

Don't know if there would be any interest from anyone else, but I have thought for some time of doing a tree block quilt along. There are so many blocks for trees and we wouldn't yhave to keep them the same size. Just a thought. Undesided anitas
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:21 pm

can you show us some pictures, Anita... some site to check out... ??

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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:33 pm

Sounds promising Anita, I want to make tree blocks to use as fillers to go with the school house swap blocks we did! Would suit me just fine

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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:04 pm

Most tree blocks involve many triangles and are not for the faint of heart. I found many links and have found more in some books I own. Here is a start - http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TreeofLifeBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TreeofParadiseBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TreeofTemptationBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/W/WeepingWillowBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/P/PineTreeBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BorderMapleBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CentennialTreeBlock.html

http://www.azpatch.com/bom/pp2000/janblock.htm

http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SweetGumLeafBlock.html

http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TemperanceTreeBlock.html

http://www.quiltaholics.com/bom/xmastr.htm

http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/christmas_tree.htm

http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/weeping_willow.htm

http://quilting.about.com/od/ragquiltpatterns/ss/rag_tree.htm

http://www.blockcentral.com/qb-tree.shtml
http://www.blockcentral.com/qb-pattern-stripedtree.shtml

http://www.blockcentral.com/qb-pattern-tree2.shtml



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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:06 pm

We could also add leaf patterns. There are quite a few of those too.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:24 pm

http://www.forestquilting.com/masterlistfree.html#free_paper-piecing_index
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:45 pm

http://365quiltblocks.blogspot.com/search/label/Nature
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:54 pm

very interesting... I am doing a BOM tree this year ... here is the site

http://www.sewhappy10000.blogspot.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:06 pm

I would like to do a mini quilt along. Something like choosing 3 or 4 patterns and everyone make one of them and send pictures of our progress.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:28 pm

right now the only quilt alongs I can muster up are my ufo`s I am back to working on stuff that I have started and really want to finish...so I will watch what you make and then just post what Iam progressing in. Funny I was just thinking it had been a while since we had one...I had just gone through my colassol stash and realized there are to many finishes I have to accomplish before I start new...
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:56 pm

Thought Id bring this one back up, there are lots of swap ideas here and we can add more as we think of them, might be something that appeals for spring?

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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:07 am

I like the idea of a tree swap, an Easter basket swap or a secret Easter Bunny table runner.

I may have mentioned this before: A friend of mine did a spectacular quilt using the Christmas tree pattern and some rounded trees(with smaller trunks and every sort of fabrics, including florals). When she was well into the quilting, she discovered that one tree was on its side. She drew in feet sticking out from under the tree, a stump and an axe. the quilt was named "Where's Roger?" (her very accident prone DH). Everyone but Roger loved it.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:46 am

golo wrote:
very interesting...   I am doing a BOM tree  this year  ... here is the site

http://www.sewhappy10000.blogspot.com/

Golo - did you ever finish the tree stitchery? I copied all those tree patterns but never did it - so cute.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:49 am

QM...... lmao  lmao  lmao  lol!  lol!  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:56 pm

A tree quilt is on my to do list anyway, although I designed a quilt for my guild with trees,  I was not able to upload the whole thing without some resizing, but here are some of  the trees. the whole thing is 10 "barn block barns", 20 conifers and 10 deciduous trees, with a chicken fabric outer border.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:15 pm

this is the barn. Each of the 10 has a different 6" block on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:18 pm

I really like the barn! Planning to start a tree block sampler this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:35 pm

Thanks.  My guild voted to have this quilt for LAST YEARS opportunity quilt, then did something less challenging, probably because I was unavailable and so was one other key player.  I designed and redesigned the barn about 6 times.  Originally, the quilt was just several kinds of barns.  I added the trees to make parts that were less challenging.  If members here are interested in doing this quilt, that would be fine with me. I simplified it here. The trees would in fact be various seasonal fabrics.

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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:54 am

I've decided to make the 10 barns and see if others in the guild take over from there.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:24 pm

Its a beautiful quilt Marynel, look forward to seeing the blocks

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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:25 pm

thank you. I got one nearly done right before I got so sick.  Found it in sorting the sewing room today. (and a bunch of other UFOs)

I didn't show it, but I planned 2 narrow borders, green then barn red, followed by the "chicken salad" print, as a wide border.  The idea is an end size of 100".  If no one is interested when I have the barns done, I will make lap quilts for auction and/or charity.  the barns will be various barnish colors.
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PostSubject: Re: Quilt Along or Swap Ideas List   Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:41 pm

Annmarie, I don't think I ever put it together.. I am going to have to look for it... totally forgot all about it...

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