Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Craftster Lap Quilt Swap 5

So I've been on a short blogging break. It's been real busy here at the Quilt Dad household and I haven't had too much time to work on anything, much less blog about it. I'm trying to finish up an embroidery piece for the Hoop Up swap as well as my Doll Quilt Swap quilt, and did finish my pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap ... more on that in another post.

I did recently complete another round of the Lap Quilt Swap over on Craftster. Here's a rundown of the blocks I made for my swap partners:

For sloth003, a Kaleidoscope Variation block:

Craftster LQS5 for sloth003

For SimplySandy, String Stars 2 from the Quilter's Cache site:

Craftster LQS5 block for SimplySandy

A Double Pinwheel block for ritapizza:

Craftster LQS5 for ritapizza

Practicing my curved piecing for chinarockfishakm:

Craftster LQS5 block for chinarockfishakm

For linnybelle:

Craftster LQS5 block for linnybelle

For marmish:

Craftster LQS5 block for marmish

Some improv piecing for 1boy1girl1kitty2:

Craftster LQS5 block for 1b1g1k2

More curved piecing, this time for shout4joy:

Craftster LQS5 block for Shout4Joy

This block's called Frolic Variation and it's for gingerquilts:

Craftster LQS5 for gingerquilts

Wonky curves for summertimerolls:

Craftster LQS5 | for summertimerolls

And finally, some raw edge applique (block pattern from the Quiltmaker Magazine "100 Blocks" issue) for malisha:

Craftster LQS5 Block for Malisha

42 comments:

  1. An amazing variety of colors, styles, designs, and fabrics. Busy, busy, Quilt Dad!

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  2. Great blocks! What lucky swap partners. I love all the different styles!

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  3. Love the blocks! But I'm especially interested in the raw edge applique block - I'm assuming you used some kind of fusible web to attach the pieces, since I don't see any stitching at all. If this is how it is done, how does it hold up to use?

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  4. Gorgeous blocks! I love the double pinwheel. Believe it or not I have those same fabrics left over from my placemats and napkins (http://homemadepineapplemarshmallows.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/thing-one-and-thing-two/)-I see some spinning triangles in my scrap's future!

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  5. Your blocks are all beautiful! You have been busy. Love & blessings from NC!

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  6. Wow! If this is your idea of not having much time to sew, I'd love to see you with a lot of sewing time on your hands! Beautiful -- and such a variety of techniques and blocks!

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  7. Wow, just wow John! You are a block piecing machine! Can't wait to see what fabric you used for my block for the modern siggy swap!

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  8. HOw do you get so much done and sop precise!!!!! I want to be you when I grow up!

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  9. Love the sew-and-tell today! My favorite is the music themed block for linnybelle. I love the colors and the shapes. But all your work is very nice. I'm in awe of the curved piecing. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. dang John! your circles are looking r e a l good!! I'm digging them ;)

    Heather

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  11. these are fabulous John! love them. such great fabrics and blocks

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  12. Wow, fabulous blocks. And you used Kiwi fabric in the first one. Wicked. Nice to see you back. Kayjay New Zealand

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  13. hola !!!
    eres muy creativo !!!
    las telas son preciosas !!!

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  14. Wow! These blocks are beautiful!

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  15. Just love all your designs, you sure have a gift!

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  16. GOSH - these are really beautiful blocks! I enjoyed looking at them for quite some time!

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  17. Holy cow, you've been making some pretty stuff, John. Love all the pretty blocks but the curved ones are my favorites. Good work!

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  18. Your curved piecing looks great! I'm getting fixated on circles and am going *gulp* attempt to do some myself. Thanks for the inspiration boost and keep up the great work!

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  19. Oh fun!

    I'm pretty sure I have one of your blocks from whoopdedoo5's Amy Butler quilt (not sure which lap quilt swap that was), but it's hanging on my wall at home! (http://chimesdesign.com/blog/2010/01/14/apartment-redecorating/img_1096/)

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  20. Holy shnikes, what a busy guy! And what gorgeous work--awesome!

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  21. You say you've been too busy to work on anything, but that sure is a lot of blocks you've posted, I love, love, love the Kaleidoscope Variation block! Love it.

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  22. These are beautiful. i'm so jealous. I don't have the courage to try some of those patterns yet LOL

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  23. Wow what a variation! I love the curve blocks. I'm working up my courage to try them...they scare me to death lol! Awesome blocks and fabrics.

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  24. Tienes unos trabajos preciosos!!
    Felicidades

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  25. What great work! You have wonderful taste in fabric choices, and a good eye on your combinations in your blocks. Lynne

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  26. You have been busy! These look great!

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  27. I LOVE them!! I could only wish to be as talented as you :)

    Trish

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  28. god, these are insanely beautiful.

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  29. What a beautiful set of blocks! Love your fabric choices. You know how to make some rather wild fabrics play well together.

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  30. I LOVE the curved piecing! Is it hard to do?

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  31. lots of yummy blocks!! i'm glad you are alive over there!! ;-) i just finished your bee blocks last night!

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  32. Thanks for responding to my question, John! Sorry about the reply thing - I still haven't figured it out but I will. I've used that applique technique a lot on kids' t-shirts now I'll have to try it on quilt blocks! By the way, I finished piecing your split nine-patch and it looks great!

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  33. Stumbled upon your site thanks to Google Reader recommendations - lucky me! I'm working on my first quilt! I look forward to following your quilting adventures.

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  34. Hi John!

    I love your blog. I'm a little inspired.

    Quick about me. My name is Parvin. I recently turned 24 and set out to accomplish 25 goals before I turn 25. One of my goals is to make a quilt out of the various t-shirts i've acquired over the years.

    Your blog makes me want to get cracking on this goal of mine!

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  35. Hello! love your patterns! I have a question...I am going to make the "off the grid" sliced nine patch quilt from the moda blog and I can't find a honeybun in my chosen fabric...I already purchased the charm packs, so I don't really want to change fabric. I chose Tula Pink's "Plume". Anyway, would it work to use a jelly roll? I believe that it's about 1" wider than a honey bun?
    Please let me know what you think.
    -Sierra
    sierra.keaster@gmail.com

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  36. Why have I never seen this blog before?!?! LOVE it!!! Thanks for the inspiration- I'll be back often! :)

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  37. I love the curved pieces and appliques. So wonderful! I am starting on my first quilt now and hope to be as good as this some day...

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  38. Wow! Great blocks! I'd hate to see what happens when you DO have time to sew....

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