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MINI BLOCK CLUB 2019

JANUARY 12, 2019  BLOCK #4:  OHIO STAR VARIATION

NOTE:  I had planned to do Birdhouse for this block and I made two of them, neither of which I liked after they were finished.  That is what took me so long to post this morning.  EQ8 left off the last few pieces of the instructions on both variations and their sizes were off and I kept having to trim down on the sizes of the units.  Thank you for playing along.

BLOCK #4:  OHIO STAR VARIATION:  This time I am sending a link for the pattern.  Remember to click on the 6 x 6 inch pattern.  I will be posting mine a little later today.  Here is the pattern link:  https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/ohio-star-quilt-block-pattern-variant-2821199  I will  post a picture later.   You can also find the pattern at http://quilterscache.com/O/OhioStarBlock.html.  It is the same pattern except that you will need to add half square triangles at all four corners.  The reason I mention this is that I have found that it is impossible to download or print the pattern at Spruce  Crafts and this is a good alternative in case you need a printed pattern.

This is my block.  It’s a little off as I was having trouble focusing my eyes yesterday.  😀

    

 

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:

Color #1:  White background (or light)

Color #2:  Dark color

Color #3:  Contrasting color

Color #4:  Medium to light color or a small print for the center

 

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

This is for a 6 inch block

From the light background, you will need:

  1.  Two 2 7/8 inch squares (or you can go up to 3 inches and then trim later)
  2.  Two 3 1/4 inch squares
From color #2, dark color, you will need:  Two 3 1/4 inch squares
From color #3, you will need:  Two 2 7/8 inch squares (or you can go up to 3 inches and then trim later)
From color #4, you will need one 2 1/2 inch square.
SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Take the light and medium squares, cut on the diagonal once.  Now sew the dark and light HST together to make a half square unit.  This will be used for the corner units.
2.  There are two options for this.  The first one involves watching the Missouri Star Quilt video or doing it the  old fashioned way.  You will need 4 hourglass units for this block.  If you use the pattern from Quilter’s Cache, it will show you how to make the hourglass units.
NOTE:  Please remember that if you go with 3 inches as opposed to 2 7/8 squares, you will need to trim it down to 2.5 inches.  For making your hourglass units, I would watch  this video from youtube.com:  This is from Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilts and I love her shortcuts and it is so much easier to do them this way.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIyHqggI_eU.
3.  Once you have all of your units made, sew together in rows, either horizontal or vertical to finish the block.
  This was before I trimmed them down to 2.5 inch square units.
  Finished block.  I may remake this block

JANUARY 11, 2019:  BLOCK #3:  LONDON  ROADS

 

I love these colors together, soothing and they look good with the other blocks.

FABRIC CHOICES:  

Color #1:  Medium to dark color

Color #2:  Contrasting color, I chose a print

Color #3:  Light color

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

 

1.  From the first color, (in my case the green) you will need to cut two 3 inch squares.  From those squares, cut once in half diagonally to give you 4 half square triangles.  EQ8 says to cut 2 7/8 inches, but I prefer to cut larger and then trim down.
2.  You will also need to cut a 2 1/2 inch square for the center.
3.  From the light color for the background (I used yellow) cut 8 (eight) 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches.
4.  Also from the light color, cut one 3 1/4 inch square and then cut it diagonally twice to give you 4 half square triangles.
5.  From the dark color (or print) cut one 3 1/4 inch square and then cut it diagonally twice to give you 4 half square triangles.
SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:
      
  1.  Please make sure that you line up your quarter square triangles the right way or else your arrows will be going the wrong directions.  That’s why I have them laid out that way for sewing so I don’t confuse myself, but it still happens.
  2.  Sew your light and contrasting color quarter square triangles together and then sew to the half square triangle.  You will have 4 units.
  3. Now sew your eight 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches together.

Now sew together.  This is how the block should look.  Be careful with the arrows, they can be confusing especially when laying them out.

The finished block should measure 6.5 inches.

 

BLOCKS #1, 2, AND 3:

 

 

NOTE:  BLOCK #4 HAS BEEN CHANGED AND A DIFFERENT ONE HAS BEEN CHOSEN.  IT WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW, SATURDAY 12.  THE REASON IS THAT EQ8 ONLY SHOWED THE FIRST FEW INSTRUCTIONS AND LEFT OFF THE REMAINING PARTS.  THAT MADE THIS BLOCK HARD TO MAKE AND I AM NOT HAPPY WITH HOW IT TURNED OUT.  I WILL BE CHANGING THE PICTURE IN THE QUILT TOMORROW TO SHOW THE DIFFERENT BLOCK.   MY APOLOGIES.  AS I HAVE STATED BEFORE THE QUILT TOP IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CORRECTION TO BLOCK #2, SUSANNAH. THANK YOU.  SCROLL DOWN.

QUESTIONS AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS:

 
Yardage for certain colors. Here are the dimensions of the quilt (so far) starting with the top and then the inner and outer borders.
Quilt Top 39 x 52 based on 6.5 inch blocks from EQ8
Inner Borders 2.5 inches all around, most likely a solid border
Outer Borders 3.5 inch with different blocks going all around.
 
Please let me know if I am correct on the yardage estimate as EQ8 only tells me by the individual blocks and not the full quilt. If it does do that, I can’t seem to be able to figure it out. 😀
 
I believe that it will work better with more than 4 colors, not just for the way the quilt is designed but for contrast in the blocks.
 
For 5 or more colors for the blocks, if you want to buy yardage, I am estimating about 2 to 2.5 yards, plus extra for the background colors. As for the borders, those will measure 3.5 inches and you may be able to use some of the yardage from the other blocks. There will be some blocks that will require certain colors but I am thinking that will be minimal and you can probably use scraps.
 
I am doing controlled scrappy so please remember that it’s a little harder for me to estimate yardage. Please let me know if you think this is correct or if I’m full of hooey. 😀 Also, please note and remember that the quilt top is subject to change and that this is just a guide of what we are working on.
 
Thank you for your help!
JANUARY 5, 2019  NOTE:  All blocks can be found on EQ8 with directions and fabric requirements.  Just go to Block Library, put in the name of the block, make sure it is 6.5 inches and you can print from there.  For those who don’t have EQ8 here are the instructions.  I strongly suggest using a ruler that has markings on it for 13/16, 1/8 and so on as these will be used a lot.
BLOCK #1:  Four Star Variation #3:  Note, I had taken pictures of the first block I made but they were deleted accidentally.  I went ahead and made a second block which I like a lot better.  That’s why it looks different from the saved pictures.
Fabric Needed:   

Color #1:  Medium green, two 5 inch squares

Color #2:  Light color, two 5 inch squares

I had some fun parrot fabric and a gold squiggly fabric that looked nice together.  When I went to make the second block, I found that I was out of the gold squiggly and went with a light tan leaf pattern to go with the parrots.

Cutting Instructions: 

You will need two 3.5 inch squares of either print or background.  Totally up to you how you want it to look.

You will also need four 2 inch squares of both print and background.  The layout is below and is very easy.

 

Since I wasn’t happy with the results, here is how mine turned out, just reversed.  Your block should measure 6.5 inches.  You can see my ruler next to it by zooming in on the picture.

 

BLOCK #2:  SUSANNAH:

This is a simple variation of a box in a box block.  When sewing it together, make sure that the dark and light blocks are opposite each  other all around the block.  This is a fairly easy block and fun to put together.  

Fabric Needed:

Color #1:  White or cream

Color #2:  Dark pink

Color #3:  Light pink

Color #4:  Yellow

Color #5:  Small coordinating print fabric

I chose to go with a solid green for the center as I couldn’t find a nice print to coordinate.

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

From the dark, medium and background fabric, cut 2 1/8 inch.  You will need four of each.

From the lightest color, cut two 2.5 x 2.3/8 inch rectangles.  You will then cut those in half square triangles.

From the print for the center, you will need one 2 ¾  inch square.  You will need to use a regular ruler to make sure it is the right size, or one that has markings that are clear.  You might want to use a piece of painter’s tape to mark it on the ruler for reference.

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

I started with the center block.  Using the lightest color (in my case the light pink) cut your 2.5 inch squares in half.  Place your triangles all around the 2 13/16 inch square.  This will give it a snowball effect.

Trim the block down to 3.5 inches.

Now for the tricky part.  You need to make sure that the dark and medium squares are alternating all around the block with the background at each corner.  Here is my outside of the block.  Remember, it is easy to get confused.  Just ask me how I know.  😀

Sew the top and bottom rows together and then the sides.  Sew the sides to the center and then add the top and bottom.

The finished block:

BLOCK 1 AND 2:

Have fun!

 
CLUB STARTS: JANUARY 10, 2019
CLUB ENDS: DECEMBER 31, 2019
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP:  NONE OPEN TO ALL
 
THIS IS NOT A SWAP, BUT A CLUB! This is designed for those of us who love challenges and miniatures, especially mini blocks!
 
Starting January 10, 2019, I will post 4 different mini blocks to work on. These will be pieced blocks, starting with easy and progressing from easy to challenging. You can access the block patterns with links that I will provide and you can find these in the files. I will be posting the first set of blocks with pictures on the 10th of each month. There will be no applique blocks, but there might be a little paper-piecing.
 
The size of the blocks will be 6.5 or 3.5 inches in size but no larger. Some blocks may appear to be incomplete, but keep them aside as they will fit into other blocks later on for the overall final design. This quilt top will be like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.
 
COLORS: I will be working with small prints, mostly scrappy colors but controlled. I prefer blues, reds, yellows, etc. You can use whatever you prefer, this is your quilt.
 
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Will be posted on January 1, 2019. Since I will be using scraps, it will be an estimate.
 
BLOCKS: All four blocks will be posted on the 10th of the month with directions and pictures. Please, I am only human, if you find a mistake or have a question, please let me know and we can fix it together.
 
The Mini Block Club is a yearlong commitment. I expect to see pictures at the end of each month in order to stay. The blocks will be available here and are free to use. I never charge for patterns as most of them are under a free domain. If you find that one of the blocks is one that you are not comfortable with, you can leave it out, but it might affect the quilt top later on, just saying so in advance.
 
Please do not just drop out without saying goodbye first. I am hoping that this club will bring friends closer and that we can have some fun!

 

JANUARY 1, 2019

Starting at the top and counting in 4, those are the blocks for January and then so on. Please note that the blocks are subject to change if and as needed. All patterns can be found in the files section starting January 10. If you have EQ8, you can find the directions and patterns there. If I find a link for an easier technique on how to make the block I will post it to the group.

I will be posting fabric choices and requirements on January 1.  I will keep adding to this original post with the newest posts at the top of the page.  You will need to scroll down after the first blocks are posted to find previous directions.  Please remember to post pictures when you finish your blocks.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

NOTE: In the picture these are 6.5 inches, but that doesn’t mean that all of them will be that size. Remember, there will be a few 3.5 inch blocks scattered in there and that is just a guide to show where we are in the quilt. The picture may not be the way the quilt top turns out. We shall see. Some may go in the sashing or in the borders. As we go along, I will give you clues as to where they will go.

There will be two outer borders.  The inner border is 2 inches and the outer border is 3 inches.  These are shown as the Inner Border having blocks at the corners and the Outer Border is shown as blocks going all around.  PLEASE REMEMBER that this is subject to change and is just to show the size and design (for now) of the entire quilt top.  PLEASE NOTE:   I have been having issues with EQ8 and my printer/scanner, so we are going to just go with the first four (4) blocks as I have not been able to scan the fabric requirements.   Also, if I posted all the fabric requirements it would be too overwhelming and confusing to follow as they are not in order of the blocks.  

My color palette includes a lot of colors, but I prefer mainly solid or prints.  This is just an estimate of what you will need, about 1/8th of a yard for the blocks.  Unless otherwise specified, the blocks will require 1/8th of a yard and I will let you know if  there are larger or smaller pieces that you can use instead.  There are 48 blocks and since  these are small this is also a good way to use up a lot of scraps.  You can choose to go with yardage, scraps, FQ or a combination.  I will probably be using scraps mostly as I have a lot.  But you can choose to go with a certain colorway if you like.  Please post your pictures in the comment section.  I would love to see how you’re doing and I love eye candy!

There will also be 3.5 inch blocks scattered throughout, so when you go to make your blocks, there will be a BOLD ** next to it.  For the first 4 blocks, they are all 6.5 inches but I am not telling you which block it is until the 10th, so make sure to stay tuned in!

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:  

Block #1:  

Color #1:  Medium green, two 5 inch squares

Color #2:  Light color, two 5 inch squares

Block #2:

Color #1:  White or cream

Color #2:  Dark pink

Color #3:  Light pink

Color #4:  Yellow

Color #5:  Small coordinating print fabric

Block #3:

Color #1:  Dark to medium blue

Color #2:  Burgundy or red, dark or medium

Color #3:  Light color

Block #4:

Color #1:  White

Color #2:  Dark brown, 10 inch square

Color #3:  Black, 5 inch charm

Color #4:  Medium blue, solid

Color #5:  Light blue or contrasting color, 5 inch charm

Have fun shopping your stash or at your store!  This should keep you busy for a while.  Remember to post pictures to stay in the group! 

 

 

CHARM SWAP 2019

 

STARTS: January 15, 2019
ENDS: November 31, 2019
SIGN UP DEADLINE: January 10, 2019
PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN AND TYPE AGREE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, THEN I WILL KNOW YOU HAVE NOT READ ALL THE WAY.
The swap will last the full year and we will be swapping every month, except for December. This way everyone has a full month to send and receive. You have the option of sitting out a month if you wish to; just let me know in advance. You must keep up to date with the swap in order to continue. I will be monitoring to make sure that everything is on time. You must post the date sent as well as when you receive. Failure to do. Please read the guidelines.
All communication will be through private email through messenger where we can monitor together our progress. I will be setting this up. Otherwise, conversations here seem to get lost as this is a very busy group. You are responsible for the cost of postage and for posting when you send and receive.
Charms: Size 5 inches
LIMIT: Two sets of charms. Sets will consist of 5 charms per set for a total of 10 charms. No exceptions. No extra sets.
JANUARY:
FEBRUARY:
MARCH:
APRIL:
MAY:
JUNE:
JULY:
AUGUST:
SEPTEMBER:
OCTOBER:
NOVEMBER:
Themes to be announced in December.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions. 
NOTE: Please read the guidelines in the files for more info. Sign up by emailing me at luv2cutfab@gmail.com. Once we have 5 or more players, I will send out a list of players.  Note that this list may be subject to change throughout the year. 

MINI BLOCK CLUB 2019

CLUB STARTS:   JANUARY 10, 2019

CLUB ENDS:   DECEMBER 31, 2019

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP:   JANUARY 1, 2019

THIS IS NOT A SWAP, BUT A CLUB! This is designed for those of us who love challenges and miniatures, especially mini blocks!

Starting January 10, 2019, I will post 4 different mini blocks to work on. These will be pieced blocks, starting with easy and progressing from easy to challenging.  You can access the block patterns with links that I will provide and you can find these in the files.  I will be posting the first set of blocks with pictures on the 10th of each month.

The size of the blocks will be 6.5 or 3.5 inches in size but no larger.  Some blocks may appear to be incomplete, but keep them aside as they will fit into other blocks later on for the overall final design.  This quilt top will be like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

COLORS:  I will be working with small prints, mostly scrappy colors but controlled.  I prefer blues, reds, yellows, etc.  You can use whatever you prefer, this is your quilt.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:  Will be posted on January 1, 2019.  Since I will be using scraps, it will be an estimate.

BLOCKS:  All four blocks will be posted on the 10th of the month with directions and pictures.  Please, I am only human, if you find a mistake or have a question, please let me know and we can fix it together.

The Mini Block Club is a yearlong commitment. I expect to see pictures at the end of each month in order to stay.   The blocks are available under the files section and are free to use.  I never charge for patterns as most of them are under a free domain.   If you find that one of the blocks is one that you are not comfortable with, you can leave it out, but it might affect the quilt top later on, just saying so in advance.

Please do not just drop out without saying goodbye first. I am hoping that this club will bring friends closer and that we can have some fun!

SECRET SISTER SWAP 2019

SECRET SISTER SWAP 2019

This is a yearlong commitment.  Please do not sign up for this swap if you cannot complete this commitment!  You will need to make only 1 block per month for 12 months!  And it only requires 1-2 hours work per month.

Maximum of 12 participants!  First come, first in!   Please send your name, address, phone #, and personal e-mail address to my personal e-mail:  luv2cutfab@gmail.com. This helps with bookkeeping and paperwork.

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR THIS SWAP IS:  NOVEMBER 30, 2018!

Information:  Each participant will complete a questionnaire about her quilt likes and dislikes.  These need to be returned to me no later than December 10, 2018.  You will then be notified, by me, who your SS (Secret Sister) will be and you will be mailed her completed questionnaire.

When you get your SS’s questionnaire, you will make one 9 inch finished block, 9 ½ inches unfinished, per month using your SS’s likes.  The background will be determined by your SS.  At the end of the swap your SS should be able to make a quilt with the 12 blocks that you have made for her.

Block Instructions:  All 12 blocks should be different designs, using your SS’s choice of colors. Your SS will choose 2 main colors and a background color.  You may add in coordinating colors of your choice.  As always, please use good quality 100% cotton quilt fabric, pre-washed.  Just remember that you want your SS to be able to make a nice quilt from your blocks, so you should make something that you would like to receive yourself.  The SS that is making the blocks has the right to choose her favorite type of technique, piecing, paper-piecing, appliqué, hand, or machine, etc.   This way you can do your best work!

Mailing Instructions:  Each month for 11 months you will mail your SS’s completed block to me.  One block will fit in a 6” x 9” manila postage envelope.  These will go through the mail with two 50 cents stamps.  I will then mail them to your SS.  This way, I will be the only person that knows who the SS’s are, until the swap is completed.  Please put your name, or one of those free address labels on the back of each block you mail.   On the 12th month, you will send the final block directly to your SS along with anything you would like to say to her and a small quilt label with your information on it.  On the front of the mailing envelopes, please identify the swap number and the block number, SS, B 1, etc.  This helps me identify what comes in to me.

You will need to send 11- 6” x 9” envelopes, or $2.00, and 22 – 50 cent stamps to me for the re-mail to your SS.  The Post Office will not accept postage labels.  These are only good for 2 days.

HAVE FUN AND SEND YOUR BLOCKS TO ME BY THE 20th of each month.  The 1st block is due to me by: Jan. 20th, 2018.

NOTE:  I am borrowing this idea from a friend of mine on Quilting With Us, and am revising it with her permission.

LOVELY UGLY CHALLENGE VOTING 2018

ALL PICTURES MUST BE IN MY EMAIL TODAY! This is your final chance to be entered into the polls.
VOTING: Will begin on Monday, September 17 and will close on September 30 and will be at my blog, Quietly Quilting Ministries. A link will be provided tomorrow morning and will not be ready before then. This is to give everyone a chance to get their creations entered.
 
CATEGORIES: Please one vote per category.
 
BEST CAMOUFLAGED
 
MOST ORIGINAL
 
CRAZIEST IDEA
 
PRIZES: There will be first, second and third prizes for all categories:
 
First Prize: Brand new quilt book
 
Second Prize: A bundle of 5 coordinating fat quarters
 
Third Prize: Free downloadable pattern
 
Prizes will be awarded according to the number of votes and on October 1, the winners will be announced.
 
Tell your friends and family!

WELCOME BACK

I have been busy clearing out old files, photos and other stuff from my blog the past few days.  Now it is semi-clutter free and a little easier to navigate around.  You will notice that a lot of the older mystery quilts have been deleted.  This is mainly due to problems with the pictures or other writing issues that I found.  If there is no picture to go along with the quilt, then it isn’t of much use.  Some of them were never completed due to life circumstances or loss of interest or the pattern didn’t go together as it should have.  

BUT NEVER FEAR!  I have made printed copies of all the mystery quilts that I ever designed, started and finished, so maybe one day they may reappear again at a later date.  Some of them are already in PDF format and others are in the process of being rewritten.  AND there is no charge for any of the patterns, all are available in the public domain and can be found at different sites.  

I hope that you like the new look and will tell your friends to drop by and  visit!  Everyone is welcome.   

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DONNA’S DELIGHT/MYSTERY QUILT

Hello Everyone!

My apologies for dropping the ball on the Mystery Quilt or Donna’s Delight.  My eyes have been a mess and I haven’t been able to read much less sew for the past week. On a positive note, I will be posting directions for the first block tomorrow, April 10.

PLEASE KEEP SCROLLING DOWN FOR THE CLUES.  I AM ONLY POSTING THEM UNDER THIS.  THANK YOU!

Thank you for understanding!

I will be posting the patterns later this afternoon.

Estimated fabric needed: 
Blue, dark 1 yard
Blue, light 1 yard
Gold, 1/2 yard
Green, dark 1 yard
Rust (red-orange) 1 yard
Cream or off white for background 2 yards
Five coordinating small prints FQ, your choice
Black 1/2 yard

I am overestimating the amount you may need as sometimes a block doesn’t always work out right and I would rather have too much than too little to work with. Have fun shopping!

First clue will be posted on March 31, cutting instructions for the first block.   

March 31, 2018

Believe it or  not, I do not have a quilt big enough for our bed, and I have made a lot of quilts over the years, mainly for charity or as gifts.   This will be a fairly large quilt, not sure of size yet, but probably a queen sized.   Hence, the name change of the mystery to Donna’s Delight!  The blocks are fairly simple, but the way they go together is going to be awesome.  All the blocks can be found on public domain and I will provide links to tutorials as needed.

SIZE CHART FOR CUTTING:

3 INCH BLOCKS:  1.5  inches.  Remember. to calculate, just divide your finished block size (say 6 inches) by 3 and then add 1.5 inch for your seam allowance.  This is because you have 3 equal squares across the block.

Now, on to the first section.  There will be 48 blocks total, with 12 blocks having the same center block, 12 having different centers, and so on.  Let’s start with the first set of centers, a simple Pinwheel. 

PINWHEEL BLOCK:  You will need to make 12 3.5 inch pinwheel blocks.  Using cream/white, dark green, rust, and dark blue, make 4 pinwheel blocks from each color.    Here is a link on how to make super easy pinwheels on youtube.com.  Missouri Star Quilts puts out a great tutorial that is very fast and easy.  I will be posting mine soon as I can get my camera working.

Here are my 12 Pinwheel Blocks.  I decided to go with red instead of rust, much richer color that matches well with the green and blue.

LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekYpJzHoW6E&t=20s

Now that you have your pinwheels made, set them aside.  These will be used later.

SQUARE IN A SQUARE BLOCKS:  Using your FQ with the small prints, make 12 3.5 inch blocks.  Here is a tutorial available showing how to make the block 2 different ways,  you can choose which is easiest for you.  Once you are done, they can be put aside.

I will be out of town this weekend, and plan to have the next clue ready for you next Tuesday, April 17.

If you are wondering why the blocks are being put aside, they will be used as centers for other blocks to come.

Best laid plans.  This has been a very busy and tiring week.  Spent most of the weekend cleaning out my dad’s trailer and then bringing some of it home and going through it yet again.  The third clue will be posted on Saturday, April 22.

APRIL 22:  CLUE 3  3.5 INCH FRIENDSHIP STARS

Here is a video showing how to make 8 half square triangles all at once.   You will need 48 half square triangles, using your rust, green, blue and cream fabrics.  You will also need contrasting colors for the center of the block.  You will also need 48 cream/white squares for the corners.  Make 4 from  each color.  Set aside.

OR:  This video is helpful also:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cVlL5E3EBM.  Just copy and paste into your browser to watch.

REMINDER: 

SIZE CHART FOR CUTTING:  3 INCH BLOCKS:  1.5  inches.  Remember. to calculate, just divide your finished block size (say 6 inches) by 3 and then add 1.5 inch for your seam allowance.  This is because you have 3 equal squares across the block.  

A tutorial for Friendship Star blocks:  https://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/friendship-star-quilt-block.html has the size chart available for 3 inch blocks.  Just copy and paste into the browser and it should come up.

Or you can watch this video:

Will be back Tuesday with the final center block set to make and then we will be putting the blocks together.

Will post more on Donna’s Delight Mystery quilt later today. Been feeling a little dizzy and drained, so not much sewing yesterday. Hope to get some sewing and sorting done today.

APRIL 26, 2018

CLUE 4:  FINAL  CENTER BLOCK:  The final center block is the popular Churn Dash in miniature!  This block will be 3.5 inches finished.   Using gold/yellow, light or medium blue, green and red, you will again need to make 12 blocks, 4 of each color.  Here is a good tutorial that will walk you through the process.  https://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/churn-dash-quilt-block.html.  You then need to click on Churn Dash that is underlined to take you to the actual directions.  Just copy and paste into the browser.

Am still working on the layout of the blocks.  Will post more next Wednesday. May 2. 

CLUE #5:  PUTTING THE FIRST SET OF BLOCKS TOGETHER!

We are going to start with the first set of blocks, the pinwheel.  The Pinwheel will be the center block and using the hourglass unit for the outside borders.  Match your green, blue and red blocks, using gold and white.  These should measure 3.5 inches.  The gold will be on the bottom with the white/cream facing outside.  You should have 3 colors altogether for the Hourglass units.  Remember, when you use this method, you will need to add one and 1/4 (1 and 1/4)  inch to the block for it to come out to the correct size.  You will need to make 48 units.  For now.  

Here is a great tutorial from Fons and Porter on making really quick Hourglass blocks:

The four outside corners will be set with gold/yellow which should bridge with the other blocks.

Hope to post more pictures this weekend.

Hello again!  I am still working on getting all of my units made and trying to get ahead of everything as the next few steps are going to  go together very quickly after this.  I will have the rest of Donna’s Delight ready on Monday, May 14.

Went to my UFO class today, had a great time but came home with a headache.  Will post tomorrow.  I have had a migraine all day, hope it passes soon.

 

 

Thank you for playing!

 

LOVELY UGLY CHALLENGE 2018

HURRY!  Time is running out!  Sign up before May 31!

Email me privately at luv2cutfab@gmail.com with your name and address to enter!

LOVELY UGLY CHALLENGE 2018
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: May 31, 2018
MAIL OUT DATE: June 1, 2018

DEADLINE: ALL CHALLENGE ITEMS MUST BE FINISHED BY SEPTEMBER 15.

YIKES! I accidentally opened the dungeon door just to check on them and they escaped! I had them under lock and key to keep them from breeding and they took over my good fabric and now they are threatening to take over my sewing room! It’s not a pretty sight! Now, it’s time for them to leave! Um, I mean, go to another home. You see, some are just not as pretty as others and some have a reputation for just not playing well with others, and that is why I had them hidden away.

My challenge, should you dare to accept, is that I send you two (2) 10 inch pieces, sight unseen, for you to play with. Let’s see what you can make with these “beauties” using just 2 other pieces of fabric. I will take sign-ups until May 31 and then mail out on June 1. Remember, once you get them, they are YOURS! No givebacks! You will have until September 15 to finish. Once you finish, post pictures and we will vote on them for a prize. You do not have to send it to anyone, you get to keep your creation!

PICTURE AND VOTING RULES: To enter, take a before and after picture of the pieces and email me with your name and address and LU CHALLENGE in the subject line. This will ensure that all entries will be private. DO NOT POST THE PICTURES TO THE GROUP! We want to shock, oops, I mean surprise everyone with your entries. I will have a list of entries just to keep it in order. When the voting is finished, the entries will be posted online with the fabrics and their creation. The group as a whole will decide the winners and that will be announced on September 30. Each category will have a first and second place and prizes will be announced and awarded closer to the deadline. I will be sending out the prizes after the voting.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PLACE FOR EACH CATEGORY BELOW:
1. Most original
2. Best camouflaged
3. Craziest idea

From the two 10 inch pieces let’s see what you can create. All items must be finished, quilted and binding added. No limit on size, design, or project that you make, but it must be quilted. You have 2 options. You can use both pieces together and create something or just use one piece, but 60% must be in the project and you can only use 2 other fabrics.

This is not a swap, it is a challenge. They are yours to keep and to do with as you please.
Have fun creating!

These are some of last year’s entries!

NO BUY CHALLENGE 2018

Does your stash have its own room?
Is it spreading into other rooms?
Do you have to move your stash to another room when company comes to visit? 

I seriously need to cut back on buying fabric! That is a picture of my small walk-in closet from a few years ago, but the stash has continued to grow! Under my table that my hubby made for me a few years ago is full of my UFO projects in boxes, more bins and on one side is another cubby hole full of bins with more fabric in it!

I am more of a collector of fabric than a serious user. I admit it, I love to fondle fabric and I am not ashamed to admit it! My problem is that I have so much of it, plenty of projects, but am I really seriously going to use it all up in my lifetime? Maybe, maybe not. Depends on if I stop buying and starting sewing like crazy!

Would you like to join me in a challenge for one year? Hopefully it will last that long. 😀 My challenge is to NOT BUY ANY MORE FABRIC, GADGETS, OR KITS for one year. My goal is to use what I have, make a dent in my stash, and get my UFOs under control. Of course, swaps and gifts don’t count, but you have to use them. Are you brave enough to join me?

Let’s be accountable to one another. Just post pictures of your stash, list, if you dare, the UFOs that need to be finished. You know, the ones that are as old as your children, the ones that we put aside for something else, or put off, or just plain old forgot about it. And let’s encourage each other NOT TO BUY!

And, most importantly, let’s share when we have a finish and use up some of our fabric! We can also share ideas on how to use it up, give it away, or other ideas.

You can jump in any time, just a little support for all of us who love to buy!

Well, it’s done. I cleared off the 3 shelves in my closet that were loaded down with fabric, transferred about half into bins, and the rest is in bags that are going to new homes. Even after purging my fabric, I still have more than enough for two lifetimes. AND that doesn’t include my scraps that were in 14 bins. That includes FQ, strips, noodles, charms and whatever else. Still need to go through that. That should keep me busy for a while. No more buying fabric for me for a long time. Feels good!! 😊

I decided to go ahead and take some of my stash to the guild meeting last week. Took 4 big bags of fabric, books and a pattern in my little wagon. Came back with just my box for the BOM, my wagon and purse! I saw a friend who asked about one of the bags, told her it was free fabric to good home. She went through the bag and took half of it home with her. Arranged the remaining fabric on the table, still a good amount of yardage. That was gone, except for a few pieces, by the end of the night. Gave that to the guild. Dropped the other bag off for the stash, had another bag for our baskets committee for the guild show and dropped those off. Saw another friend and gave her the remaining bag. Feels good to see it go to new homes. Still have 3 more big bags to find new homes for. 

Crazy part is that I still have an abundance of it left at my home. How did that happen? 🤔 Will try again next month. Rather give it to friends than have to sell it. Oh, and this was all yardage, 1 yard up to 3 or 4 yards. No scraps.

WELCOME TO MY SEWING STUDIO!

This is what my room looks like now.  This is where my solids are stored.  I folded my yardage into thirds, put a piece of cardboard on top and then have more room that way.

The table next to my sewing table, stacked with small bins for my thread.  Underneath that is an old dresser where I keep my scissors, rotary cutters and other tools.

This is my work table that hubby built for me many years ago.

 

 

My sewing space, extra machines, etc.  If you look under the table, there are 2 small rolling bins and a larger one, all full of fabric.

The inner recesses of my closet.  This is where I keep my odds and ends.

My shelves that are still a work in process.  See the picture at top of post for what it looked like before.  Under the big black bag is another hamper full of scraps.  The bag on top is full of noodles from a now empty bin.  Deciding how to do my scraps and have a place for my larger tools.

I’m in the process of going through my scraps, sorting by color and size and will go from there.  I have shoe boxes that I will use for smaller scraps, and then 3 small rolling bins full of scraps, and then another larger one full of even more fabric.  Once I get this figured out, then I will decide where to put  my tools.

And so concludes the 2 cents tour of my room.  Thank you for visiting!

Or as I like to call it, reorganizing my closet.  What a HUGE job this has turned out to be!

If you have been following along, you saw what my closet looked like before and also how it is turning out.  I have decided to go with clear shoe boxes for my small scraps and a little large clear box for my bigger pieces and FQ.  I plan to put the FQ in with the bigger pieces so I can find them easily.  Still a work in progress.

As you can see, I have emptied one large hamper and have one more hamper to go.  Well, actually, I sorted through about half of the first hamper, put the small scraps into 10 shoe boxes, and ran out of boxes.  Hubby has gone to Dollar Tree to get more shoe boxes for me, what a sweetie he is!  The bins next to the shoe boxes are full of larger scraps waiting for boxes of their own.  I found that these green and blue bins are great for sorting but since they have no lids, you can’t stack them nicely.  I also found that the shoe boxes are great for smaller scraps, but I need more of them!  I’m going to have to sort by dark and light colors and have 2 boxes for each color for that to work out.  Or I just have way too much scrap stash!   And that doesn’t include my floral, novelty, Asian, etc!  This will be an ongoing project for at least another couple of months!  But to me, it looks a lot better than before!

Here is my closet now!

Thank you for following along!

And now for the final reveal of my sewing room closet!  But first a look from Bandit, my supervisor!

I now have 30 clear plastic shoe boxes full of small scraps on the top shelf.  Underneath that are 12 blue stackable bins full of larger cuts of fabric.  Almost looks like I’ve been canning the way they are stacked.  But now I can tell at a glance where my scraps are as they are labeled!

Underneath are 4 larger bins.  The first one is Annalee’s fabric in pink with the letter A.  Next to that is a bin full of pre-quilted fabric, noodles of various sizes and the last one is full of FQ.  On the floor, underneath the shelf, are bags of batting, and a large hamper full of UFOs waiting to be quilted.  Then, in front is a large 3 drawer rollable bin that has templates, rulers, my glue gun and other tools that didn’t fit into other drawers very well.

It feels so good to finally have it organized, very liberating.  But I still have more fabric for one lifetime.  Guess that means I have to get sewing a lot faster!

Thanks for dropping by!

Well, I bought fabric today. Five FQs and 3.5 yards of flannel to finish the quilt for my Dad, Emerald. But nothing else, these were necessary purchases. How is everyone else doing?

I finally did it!  I got to the bottom of my hamper, cleaned it out, dumped it into a smaller box and sorted it.  At least some of it.  When I got to the box that I transferred it into, I decided OKAY!  ENOUGH!  I have more than enough scraps to last me several lifetimes!  I am going to bag it for now, the whole lot and sell it at the Guild’s Yard Sale in July!  I will wash it and get it ready to go later and then label the bags “Grab Bags” Scraps for $3.00 a bag.  I’m tired of sorting and then cleaning up again and then trying to find a piece to match.  Did you know that I went and bought 20 more of those clear plastic shoe boxes to store the scraps in?  Well, once they are put away and on the shelf, that is the end of it.  If I can’t find what I need in those, then I will go to my larger pieces and then yardage!

I am feeling so proud of myself for letting go of this and feel so much better now that I have decided to do this!

 

SCRAPPY QUILTERS’ THIRD ANNUAL LOVELY UGLY, POLKA DOT CHALLENGE 2017

RESULTS

Let’s give a big round of applause for all of our participants! They all did a fantastic job! Their names and prizes are listed under the picture.

First Place: A new quilting book (will be mailed on Monday)
Second Place: Coordinating FQ pack of 5 colors to play with (will be mailed on Monday)
Third Place: A free pattern from Craftsy.com (will be emailed today)

MOST ORIGINAL:
First Place: Karen McCulloch
Second Place: Linda Grobis
Third Place: Lillie Sunby​

BEST CAMOUFLAGED:
First Place: Lillie Sunby
Second Place: Brenda Sunby
Third Place: Ellen Upchurch​

MOST CREATIVE:
First Place: Lillie Sunby
Second Place: Karen McCulloch
Third Place: Ellen Upchurch

RELIEF!

Good Morning Everyone!   WOW!  These past 8 weeks have been very stressful for me but now I can actually relax!  Hubby is doing very well after his stroke and is back to his normal loving self.  The DMV and doctor have cleared him to start driving again.  No driving or written tests, they said that if the doctor said he was okay to drive then they agreed with the doctor, and that means I don’t have to ferry him around.  He can drive and he won’t be driving me crazy!  I feel very blessed that he is okay and back to normal, and that he is doing a lot better with controlling his blood pressure and sugars!

I plan to do some sewing today after not doing much for so long.  I sure hope I remember how to!  😀  I have  a block to design for the BOM next month for the guild and some quilting that needs to be finished.  Not sure of what else needs to be done at the moment, need to take inventory.  Well, now to finish my coffee and get started!

Have a blessed, safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

LOVELY UGLY CHALLENGE, POLKA DOTS 2017

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: May 31, 2017

MAIL OUT DATE: June 1, 2017
DEADLINE: ALL CHALLENGE ITEMS MUST BE FINISHED BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2016.
YIKES! I accidentally opened the dungeon door just to check on them and they escaped! I had them under lock and key to keep them from breeding and they took over my good fabric and now they are threatening to take over my sewing room! It’s not a pretty sight! Now, it’s time for them to leave! Um, I mean, go to another home. You see, some are just not as pretty as others and some have a reputation for just not playing well with others, and it is, I guess, why I had them hidden away.
My challenge, should you dare to accept, is that I send you two (2) 10 inch pieces, sight unseen, for you to play with. But this time there is a twist to this year’s challenge, they are polka dots of different colors. Let’s see what you can make with these “beauties” using just 2 other pieces of fabric.
I will take sign-ups until May 31 and then mail out on June 1. Remember, once you get them, they are YOURS! No givebacks! You will have until September 15 to finish. Once you finish, post pictures to my email only and we will vote on them for a prize. You do not have to send it to anyone, you get to keep your creation!
PICTURE AND VOTING RULES: To enter, take a before and after picture of the pieces and email me with your name and address and LU CHALLENGE  2017 in the subject line. This will ensure that all entries will be private.
DO NOT POST THE PICTURES TO THE GROUP! We want to shock, oops, I mean surprise everyone with your entries. I will have a list of entries just to keep it in order. When the voting is finished, the entries will be posted online with the fabrics and their creation. The group as a whole will decide the winners and that will be announced on September 30. Each category will have a first, second and third place and the prizes will be announced and awarded after the voting. I will be sending out the prizes after the voting is complete.
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PLACE FOR EACH CATEGORY BELOW:
1. Most original
2. Best camouflaged
3. Craziest idea
From the two 10 inch pieces let’s see what you can create. All items must be finished, quilted and binding added. No limit on size, design, or project that you make, but it must be quilted. You have 2 options. You can use both pieces together and create something or just use one piece, but 60% must be in the project and you can only use 2 other fabrics.
This is not a swap, it is a challenge. They are yours to keep and to do with as you please.
Have fun creating!

Quilters’ Paradise Parking Lot Sale

Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stroll our parking lot for a great selection of quilting items, jewelry, crafts and handmade gifts.

Gerry and I will be there and have a lot of handmade items to sell. I have several boxes full of fabric, patterns and other goodies that need a new home at low prices. Hope you will stop by and look around.

Quilters’ Paradise
339 Pollasky Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
559-297-7817

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ROUND ROBIN 2017

A quilt made by fellow quilters.

PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS AND TYPE AGREE AT THE BOTTOM, ONLY IF YOU INTEND TO PARTICIPATE.

HOW TO SIGN UP: Please sign up by emailing me at luv2cutfab@gmail.com with RR2017 in the subject line, your name, address, phone number, and email. When the swap is filled, then I will PM everyone along with a list. You will be always sending to the same person until finished. The list will be posted after the swap closes.

SIGN UP DEADLINE: February 28, 2017

SEND OUT DATE FOR CENTER BLOCKS: March 15, 2017

WHAT IS A ROUND ROBIN? A round robin is usually a 12 inch block that is sent to a set number of people who then take turns adding borders to the block. It is then sent back to the owner as a finished top. This is a chance to be creative by using different techniques, such as borders, blocks, appliqué, etc.

DUE DATE FOR BORDERS: To be announced after we have at least 5-7 signups. From there on, quilt tops will be due on the first of the month and you will have two (2) months to complete your round. Hopefully, the tops will be finished within a year but do understand that things do happen that can delay it. When you finish your center block, please post a picture as we love to share and also for insurance reasons in case of problems.

GUIDELINES:

1. Each quilt top should start with a 12.5 square block. It can be any style or color you would like, it’s your choice. Please include scraps and a vision of what you want to see your top become. Please include a journal for others to write in as it is fun to see where it has traveled and its transformation. Please post photos as we go along.

2. It is up to the person receiving the top to decide on an appropriate border to go around the center block. Please make sure that it complements the colors the maker has chosen and styles that will match. There will be as many rounds as there are players so that everyone has a chance to create.

3. When sending the quilt top along, please make sure that it is INSURED AND THAT THERE IS TRACKING ON THE PACKAGE, as we don’t want anything to happen to our creations. Also make sure it is Flat rate shipping. Please send on the first of the month. MAKE SURE THAT YOU POST TO THE GROUP YOUR TRACKING NUMBER, YOUR NAME, WHO IT WAS SENT TO, AND DATE SENT.

4. If you find that you are having problems keeping up with the rounds, please let me know so that we can help you keep up. If we do have problems, the date can be pushed back to help, but you have to let me know ASAP! Remember, we cannot help you unless you ask for help. IF YOU BACK OUT OR DROP OUT AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SWAP, OR DO NOT RESPOND WHEN CONTACTED AFTER 3 ATTEMPTS, AND WITHOUT LETTING ME OR ANYONE ELSE KNOW, YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM SWAPPING!

5. Please keep pets and smoking to a minimum as we do have members that have allergies. Use only good quality cotton and your best sewing techniques. Be creative and have fun with the quilt but make sure that it complements the quilt.

Thank you for playing along!

SCRAPPY QUILTERS GENERAL AND SWAP GUIDELINES 2017

Welcome to Scrappy Quilters! We are growing very quickly and I am hoping that we can better meet the needs of our members by offering a variety of swaps throughout the year.

PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM, READ AND POST “AGREE” BELOW BEFORE SWAPPING.

What do we have to offer, you ask?

·        Original mystery quilts

·        Quick and easy projects

·        Challenges

·        Swaps and retreats

·        Encouragement and friendship

As we have grown very quickly and there are a lot of questions from new members, I feel it is necessary to set up a few rules that do need to be amended a little with so many people.

We ask that there be no flaming, rudeness, politics, religion or bad behavior or language. Please remember to treat each other as you would want to be treated, with respect.   I realize that postings can be misread and might be hurtful to others as it is written and not in a tone that you would hear when actually speaking to someone on the phone, as an example. Please think through what you are saying before posting.

ADVERTISING:  You can post an ad for a quilt that you made or patterns here, but please have any interested buyers send the information to you privately and not on the group page.   Please ask me first for permission.  NO t-shirt ads, giveaways, mugs or other ads, no matter how cute, are allowed, as  we have been burned by a few people earlier on that just wanted to sell junk here and it turned out they were scamming others.  Please do not advertise for any companies that make or sell other products as I will remove you from the group without notice and you will be banned from Scrappy Quilters.  

SWAPPING RULES FOR 2017:

Email me or the person in charge of the swap with the name of the swap in the subject line. My email address is luv2cutfab@gmail.com.  Send your name, address and other pertinent information in the email before the swap closes.  Once we have 10 swappers or at least 5-7, then the swap will close, and you will receive by email a list of the people you will be sending to. You are responsible for the postage and for sending out on time.

A swap can be closed or cancelled for lack of participation. My hope is that we will have several swaps going onto choose from and lots of swappers. If we have more than 10 swappers, then a second group may be created to accommodate everyone.  All swaps will be one-on-one, no centralized swaps.   When you send the swap out, please email  the tracking number so we can keep track of the swap and so we don’t have to hunt you down to make sure that it is taken care of.  All communication will be through private messaging.

COMMUNICATION:  I feel that this needs to be addressed yet again, and I really hate to nag. In order to be involved in a swap, you have to communicate with everyone especially when you are sending out your swaps and receiving. If you have trouble sending, you must let the coordinator of the swap know. If you do not let us know even after being contacted, you will be banned from swapping. Failure to do so is not only mentioned in the guidelines but it is also rude and unfair to the other players. Please read the guidelines before signing up.

PROBLEMS:

1. If you decide that you are not able to do the swap, please have the courtesy to let me know before the deadline, and it can be arranged.

2.  If something happens during the swap and you’re not able to follow through please let us know and we can possibly help you out. We cannot help if you don’t let us know.

 3. If you decide after the swap has closed that you are not able to do the swap and do not let someone know, you will be banned from swapping.

 4. If you drop from the swap and do not let me or a swap moderator know, that is cause for being banned from the group.

 

Quilt Show Entries

Here are a few finishes from this month. The first one is Snowman, a BOM from the guild and will be in the show next month.

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The second one is a sampler from many years ago from another group. This was going to be in the show, but it had issues with the back and pleats, so I decided against it.

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The third one is almost finished, just need to do a little more quilting, binding, sleeve and label. It is a Purse Swap from another group and all blocks are signed with their name and hometown.

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The last one is the Round Robin that I just got back and am in the process of deciding how to embellish it. I hope to have it done by the end of the week so that I can work on getting stuff ready for the quilt show. This and the one before will be in the show, too. I am thinking small green ric-a-rac for vines and then appliqueing leaves in between the outside flowers. I found some butterflies to be appliqued in my stash and I decided to use those along the border and in between the flowers. I was pleasantly surprised that they actually matched! What a great find. Not sure if I am going to do a solid border on the outside to finish it off or if I want to repeat the colors in a piano key or small squares and then a solid border. I am going to do dragonflies in a few of the corners and then a meandering stitch with flowers to quilt it.

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Anyway, that is what I have been up to here lately. Chat later.

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SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY QUILT GUILD SHOW MARCH 19-20

The San Joaquin Valley Quilt Guild presents Springtime in The Valley 2016 Quilt Show from March 19-20 at the Golden Palace in Fresno. Please tell your friends. For more information, please feel free to contact sjvqg.org. SJVQ Show

PS: I will be entering 4 of my quilts this year!

HST SWAP 2019

SWAP STARTS:  JUNE 10, 2019
SWAP ENDS:  AUGUST 31, 2019
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP:  MAY 15, 2019
Do you have a lot of leftover HST and QST in your stash that you have no idea to do with?  Well, why not trade them in for a new block?  Send a small assortment, enough for one (1) block, to other players who have the same problem, and get new blocks back.  In other words, for each player, you send a bag of HST, flying geese and/or Quarter Square Triangles, they make a block out of it and send back a brand new block for you.  Vice verse, win, win for everyone!  The maker has the choice of what size, style of block and background.  A good way to be creative and reuse! 
WHAT SIZE?  Anywhere from 3 inch to 12 inch HST.   The block can be any size that the maker wants and any style and they can use any background they choose.  They then send the block back to the sender. 
CAN IT BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN HST?  Yes, as long as it triangular in shape.  Yes, the dreaded Flying Geese and Quarter Squares are welcome also.  It doesn’t even have to be sewn to send it.  You can do either sewn units or just ready cut.  But it has to be some type of triangle and make sure it is good quality fabric.
Please read the guidelines in the files.  Please send me your name, address, and HST SWAP 2019 in the subject line.  We will be doing this by messenger and not on the group page as posts tend to get lost. 
Thank you for playing along!

LOVELY UGLY CHALLENGE 2018

Please note that the first picture is posted here as we are having technical difficulties.  We hope to have it resolved as soon as possible. 

Here is the link to go back to the voting.  https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/21WznLmN

Thank you for your patience.