Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In the Mail

You betcha!  Ladies they are all in the mail.  

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mail Call

You Ladies are great!
Got 'em 
Sheila
Bev
Cecelia
Robin M
Cindy S.
Kathleen R.
Kathy O
Vicki
Nancy L
Sue C
LeeAnn M
Vic P
Trish C
Louisa B
Sarah L
Diana J
Kathy O
Vivian M
Peggy F
Jerri K
Peggy T
Melody M
Ida L
Enid
Bridget




Monday, April 5, 2010

Half-Square Triangle Help

Some of you are asking for a bit more help with the HST's.    Here is what I came up with and broke the pattern down into two parts.

Try this and see if it helps.  Don't give up.  Once you get it, it's easy peasy.
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1.  Cut out everything as stated in the directions in the "CUT" section. 
These pieces are separate from the HST's you will need for the tulip and leaves. 

2.  Now look at the section that says "construct"  You will need to make
an additional 6 half-square triangles from tulip/background fabrics (for the tulip) and 4 half-square triangles from the leaf/background (for the leaves).  After you make these separate units, you will find that you will have all of the pieces
necessary.  Use whatever method you like for making them.  I used the Easy
Angle ruler that Bonnie Hunter loves so much.  You can make them bigger and
then just square them up to be 2 x 2.
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Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions.  I love email and always try to get right back to you.   Once you make one, you will see that they are really easy peasy. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Just back from the long-arm quilter.
I used The Finishing Touch to quilt this sweet little gem!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Peek at the Process

In case you need a little visual to help you along








Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tulip Block Swap Exchange

**Sign Ups Now Open**



 Tulip Block Swap Blog



is now finished with construction and is ready to be open to the public. 



***It is a fun fast easy block that finishes 12 x 12. *** 

This pattern has always been a favorite in my quilt shop and comes from the American Quilt Retailer magazine that I subscribe to. I am not allowed to put the image of the pattern on the internet because of copyright rules.  But I am allowed to distribute it on paper. 

 "Here's a simple, bold, big block for quick and fun quilt making. Use bold solids, tone-on-tone. Make the blocks all the same or vary the tulip fabric."

If you are interested in joining this swap, I will need to send you the pattern via U.S.Postal Service

sign ups start now and will stay open until we reach 100 peeps

deadline for mailing blocks will be  April 30th.   
sign ups will be conducted via email.
email me at:
sewfarsewgoodquiltshop {at} gmail {dot} com
{please use "Tulip Swap" in the subject line.}
Or click on the link at the top of the page.


your email should include the following info:
your name.
your email address
your mailing address.


even though you are signing up via email...
leave a comment so everyone can see who is participating.
{that's the fun part before the swapping part.}


All you have to do is send me a stamped 
self-addressed envelope for the pattern.  

You can click on the "contact me" button at the top of the blog.  Send me a quick email about joining.  I will then give you my mailing address.  I know it is a "pain the bum", but copyright rules are rules.  I wish I could post it.  So please understand that aspect.  I know you will love the pattern once you get it.  I  just am not allowed to post the pattern.  


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The Fine Print
Block details, Rules and Regulations:


Let's all make six Blocks.
Send FIVE to me and  keep one for yourself.


Use white tone-on-tone or solid white for your background fabric
Use Pretty bright spring solid colors, pastel solids or hand-dyed solids (mmmm!) for your tulips
No prints


Let's swap five blocks each - Keep one for yourself to make it an even six.
You can make more if you like.  I know you will.


Can you make an Extra Block for Me?
I have teamed up with Mom 4R Marines
I have the honor of making quilts for a newborn babies born in the US
while their daddy's are currently deployed
This is such a terrific blessing for me.  WOW!!


What could be better?  
 Make sweet baby quilts and take care of our troops at the same time.  
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So if you can, please make an extra block for me  



this will be a centralized swap...
meaning all blocks will be mailed to me.
with your blocks you'll include a SASE for blocks to be returned to you.
note: if you don't send a SASE,  I can send you a Paypal invoice to cover your postage.  I'd prefer not to, but will if all else fails.  

Let me know if you are willing to send international. 
 I will have to do a bit more coordination on my end but it's no problem.   


Hope you join me. Happy Quilting.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010