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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:37 am

betweens wrote:
I know I know it is to early to be thinking this but I have just found the perfect swap pattern and we need to get it now before it is not posted anymore.. "Snow globes"

We are currently doing a swap with Asian girls were we are just fusing the patterns on...well why not with these snow globes and then the recipient can sew the colors the way they want.. as long as it is Christmas fabric...there are only 2 pieces plus your background (off white try to use winter background)

I will be the organizer for this swap if anyone is interested.. I would like the signup to end by March 31 but your blocks don't have to be done until July 31 since it will be Christmas in July..

So I know once you see the pattern it is only 2 pieces you won't be able to resist so I am hoping we get 30 swappers these are 8 1/2in blocks so this is very very simple, CUT BLOCKS 9 INCHES


Thanks to all those that love snow globes this is going to be an excellent quilt..

simple run down

100 percent quilters cotton, prewashed, Christmas themed globe and off white winter based if possible background. If you have not cut your back grounds already please cut to 9inches rather then the 8 1/2inches so that they can be squared up.

1. No Sewing
2. Light fusable web
3. Christmas themed globe
4. Winter (off white) background can have slight design as long as it is winter.
5. Sign in deadline March 31st
6. Deadline for mailing July 31st
7. Mailing will be decided by how many sign up whether to have as individual or send to me and I divide them...I will set a poll on the majority
8. Use pigma pen for signatures on blocks it is acid free and does not run..will wash well too.

I guess you want to veiw the link... okay get ready.. you are not going to want to resist this!!!!
http://hoffmanfabrics.com/content/content-folder.asp?FolderID=7


Golo -- siggies
Between-siggies with full state/country
Anita -- NO SIGGIES
Marion-- siggies
Iambuzzyma siggies
Luvsquilting ---NO SIGGIES
JennQT--siggies
Redmadder--siggies
Gwennie --siggies
Bethany --siggies
Mamu -- siggies
Redwork---siggies
Gimpy/Laura --- siggies
Hummerlou --siggies
Linda2B --siggies
sheemoocow --siggies
Breeziepine --NO SIGGIES

I am counting 17signed up already how many more will enjoy these wonderful Snow globes if we have them swapped by the end of July you will have your quilt ready by Christmas. Half way to 30 snow globes.

Please read this posting by Golo on Etiquite of of Swaps if you have not done a swap or in need of reminding. It is a gentle reminder of how we conduct swaps...I found it useful even for me as a hostess...
http://comingtogethertoquilt.com/SMFforum/index.php?topic=545.0
Deb

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:37 am

This is a going to be a great swap. I was thinking of signing Bethany (my 8 yr. old) up too. I talked to her and she will be relieved to quick working on nine patches. We have been making nine patch blocks out of her favorite fabrics and ones that we used in clothes, costumes, etc. She needs to give her Sunbonnet Sue a rest, it needs repairs.
So, I am signing up Bethany and we would both like siggies under the pedestal is fine.
Off to finish kitchen curtains. Gwennie
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:48 pm

I think this is fantastic that we are getting Mother/Daughter snow globes it is turning out to be a wonderful event!! it is "snowballing" into a generational swap!!!

Thanks to the Mom's that are getting their Daughters involved..it will be a fantastic keepsake!!

Golo.. thanks for bringing everything forward and updating the list it sure is great having a "not so secret" elf helping out.. everytime I wake up in the evening our "nice list" just grows and grows...
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:40 pm

I cut out 24 globes and started on the bases.... after cutting 6 of them with the fusible on the wrong side , I decided I better take a break... they sure are easy and fun to pick out fabric...

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:40 pm

Golo, you sure a busy bee! I haven't even looked at my fabric yet! I am glad that mothers and daughters are doing it too. Going to peek at my Christmas fabric tomorrow and get started!

Marian in Ohio
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi debb
siggies with full state/country on pedistal and post to host.
This will be a great swap I will find my chrissy fabric Its not too far back in the cupboard..
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:07 am

Shemoo.. that kitty avatar would be perfect for a snow globe..LOL I just want to cuddle that poor poor frozen kitty kitty...

Oh how can you have that fabric put away already!! ..

Golo I knew you would be on the ball already... I have the templates cut so that it is easier for tracing on the fusable...I just the cutting boards that are at the dollar store for templates like this or if you want use your margarine containers they are perfect for templates.. that way you have the same shape rather than trying to "trace" every one... you just trace around your template with a mechanical pencil (also dollar store)

also you are able to audition your fabric with the template to see if the motif is the right size..be it the Christmas flower, snowman, snow flakes. if you want to be creative you can still have a snowy globe and fussy cut a figure to put in on top as a dimensional type globe...

Just ideas if you want if anyone else has easy tips and ideas this is a good time to let us know before we get to it...

Gimpy thanks for posting both of the Swaps up top...and the links that is just super!!
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:55 am

yeah, it actually worked lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:29 am

Siggies for me too.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:21 am

wow missed one day on line and see what I almost missed,,lol..
this one is awesome, sooo cute and easy,,
I'm in and no siggies for me,,
I don't care who we mail them too
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:32 am

Anita .... do yo want siggies ??????

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:50 pm

Siggies are not necessary for me unless everyone wants siggies. Since majority do, maybe we should do siggies on all?
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:06 pm

I'm thinking it would be great to get enough blocks to make 2 wall hangings -- One with fun fabrics like Santa and Reindeer and a 2nd with more elegant like angels, cardinals and pine trees.

New request NO SIGGIES for me. I'm thinking of gifting one of the wall hangings and the signatures would be weird if I gave them to someone.

How about a note pinned to each one with the siggie information. Then we could make a label with the contributors names and locations to put on the back of the quilt.

Am I demanding or what!?!?!?!??! Knuppel
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:12 pm

I like your idea, Luvs. Then just like the stitching each person could finish them up as they choose - same pen, color, place, etc. placard
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:03 pm

The pattern gives you 1/4" for turning under... we are not turning under so cut your circles and stands on the inner line.... you don't need the extra 1/4"

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:58 pm

OK, so we could attach address labels to each block? That would make it really easy! I like that idea! Or just tape or staple the info on the block. anitas
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:01 pm

Id rather mine signed by each person personally, I dont care if they are in a rainbow of different colours and styles, one of the most loved aspects of the quilt everyone made me is all the different siggys and handwriting, from each friend. Sorry to be difficult :-(

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:24 pm

Gimpy and Laura are together as one quilt...

I started fusing some together today... they look so nice.. will have to post a picture...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:57 am

You are not being difficult. there is always room for discussion..to me it is siggies or no siggies if we get to much in the way of what we are going to do with each block it will get confusing..

All the blocks should have a label on the back of them anyways so if you have address labels use them.. this is a quick note sorry..
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:51 am

On second thought Thud I agree with Gimpy - the siggy signed by the individual is more meaningful. doh There, now that I beat myself up this morning I can get on with my day! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:15 am

I love the siggies on a swap quilt... it really is enjoyable to see those names after the quilt is all together... For those of you giving your quilts away or making wall hangings I totally understand not wanting siggies... so if you change your mind it really is no problem... until the ending date....

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:33 am

I can't decide. Siggies, No Siggies, Siggies, No Siggies.

Undesided

I'm going with No Siggies.
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:27 am

Here are a couple I have made up so far...


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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting


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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:49 am

But we aren't supposed to put the pedestals on, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas in July   Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:16 am

Yes, put your pedestals on.... we just aren't sewing around them....

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

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