New Quilt project update : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

The response to a new quilt project has been great but many of you have (very understandably) time concerns. So, I have three ideas, we can put to a vote to see what you would like to do.

1) We can do another fabric square swap, this time in patriotic colors. Again, we can do one signature square for each person, (about 12 at this point) plus additional fabric squares-I think 36 this time? I think we all want a smaller project-for a total of about 48 squares- we may get more people as the week goes on but thats the count now.

2)We can do a set of blocks. I wouldn't mind doing 12-(or how ever many people we get) and swap blocks like we swapped squares and everyone would get 12 different blocks. There are TONS of patriotic patterns now-every quilt mag on the stand is full of them plus there are net sites, or you can do a log cabin or other favorite block in red white and blue, what ever. If 12 blocks are two many, we can split into two groups of 6-half send blocks to me, half to Kristean and we would get 6 different blocks.

3) I hesitate to bring this one up because it might be confusing, but I really want to include everyone-we could do both-if you can only send squares send squares, if you want to do blocks, do blocks, You would get back what you sent in. Does that make sense?

Of course I am open to other suggestions.

For next year...... I saw the most darling row exchange idea, based on a garden theme. Everyone does your favorite garden row, and pass it along. I propose we start that about oct? Nov ? of next year, as garden and canning is winding down and we can work on it over the winter. Anyway, we can talk about that one later.

-- Kelly (, March 19, 2002


Kelly, I would like to do this. Anything you guys decide I will do. Just let me known. Sissy

-- Sissy Barth (, March 19, 2002.

Hey Kelly, Count me in..Just let me know what everyone wants to do..I like the square swaps..Thanks for havin me....oops and Ola said she was gonna have to pass on this one,bless her heart,she fell again,and has hurt her shoulder bad.She can hardly lift her arm..Im up for it tho..Happy quilting..........Amelia Kay

-- Amelia Kay (, March 19, 2002.

Kelly, I'm really new to this. I'm not sure I would know how to do anything really technical unless someone were to explain it really well and I'll try my best. I love the squares. I matched the colors in sets of four and then sewed them together. Now I'm cutting a black border to go between the 12 in. blocks and it's coming better than I thought I could possibly do. Thank you for any help you can offer on this new project. I'm willing to try with a little help and understanding from my new friends. Thanks everyone and thanks for all the tips about Wal-Mart fabric for $1.00 yd., etc. You're all great and please tell Ola our (my mom and I) prayers are with her. I'm trying to convince my mom to do this one with us.= Sheryl

-- Sheryl in NJ (, March 19, 2002.

I'm up for whatever everyone decides. Just let me know what's what. I really enjoyed doing the last one. Did anyone else figure up how many states the squares came from besides me?? To those who didn't it was 17+BC.

-- Terri in WV (, March 19, 2002.

I wonder why my name didn't post-let's see if it does now.

-- Terri in WV (, March 19, 2002.

Any way is fine with me. I like the block idea as long as we have a little time to make them. I know just what block to make. These are so much fun. I don't have anyone around here to quilt with so this is really exciting for me. Just let me know what to send where. Thank you for all your time.

-- Joanie (, March 20, 2002.

Let me know! I would like to join you! Thanks for getting this all together for us! More fun!

-- Nan (, March 20, 2002.

Hi Kelly...count me in .. but I am kinda like Cheryl in that I do not do too technical a stuff yet. But if you have REALLY great instructions..I am willing to try what ever you all come up with!

-- Sher (, March 20, 2002.

Would someone please email each one of us when the decision is made on what we are to do. I keep forgetting to check here for the latest news. Either the blocks or squares are fine with me. I just need to know what, when, and where to send them.

-- Sheila in NC (, March 21, 2002.

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