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idea for scrappy Mountain Majesties swap   General Discussion

Started by mickineel; 1682 views.

From: mickineel



took a peek at your quilt.  I love the colors.  I tend to stay away from yellow,  I don't why, it's one of my favorites. (note to self: expand your horizons, try yellow)

I would need to make a block and see if I could figure out how to make it bigger.  I would like to see it more square myself,  it would be a little more versitile.




 I probably wont start a swap sign up until mid to late July anyway and have sign ups for a couple of week.  No clue how long I would have it close and finish, so August/September probably not a problem.  

What do you all think about colors?

scrappy, making sure one side is lighter than the other?

choose colors making the light side white or off white?

up for other suggestions also.


Judy (jw60)

From: Judy (jw60)



Oh, my gosh!  That is beautiful!  I, too, tend to shy away from yellows.  I just don't know how to put them into a quilt without it overpowering everything else...  I love your quilt!



From: Craftstar


Judy , Micki

Thank you< i am kinda proud of that as i also usually stay away from that much yellow in a quilt, but i took a chance this time, and it really turned out great. I just love doing the mystery quilts, we started another one last month, this time I am using the fushia fabrics in it so it should be interesting, lol

Have a great day ladies



From: annie0504


Well, IMHO, I think the NON-square shape is part of the unusual design effect you get for the overall quilt, when the rectangles get put together.  But, hey, I'm flexible.  Play around with it.

Colors....hmmm....I'll think on that and see what else gets suggested.  Sometimes I'm not too adventurous in that department, but I love scrappy.




From: JudithReese


Hi Micki,

I'm thinking that your swap sounds very interesting. I would most likely like to be a part of this swap. I would like to see if my daughter Stephanie would also like to join. Here is my problem. I am leaving for New York again tonight and will not be back for a while. Will this be ok? There is no internet, or computers, where I am going so I can't get on line until I join the real world again! I would be back in late July most likely. I will be clearing out my Dad's home and getting it ready for sale. I'm planning on bring back a truck load of things, furniture and other household items. My sister may be joining me out here in a few years.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. I'll check for your answer when I get back.

Judith Reese


From: mickineel



not a problem.  I might not start the swap for a while but if I do sign ups  I will leave it open till I hear from you, or at least put you and Stephanie on the list.

hope it all goes well.  the summer is too short.  I am still working in the book depot but may be done by next week.  I don't mind the time the extra time.

Did you hear about Monica's accident?  that sounds like a scary one!

have a safe trip!




From: nicklenana


Micki, I am interested in this swap too.  I have made this block before and it really is easy.  I used the blocks for a border.  Turned out really neat.

Will be watching for you to post the swap.



From: Mego_98125


Micki, I would be interested in this swap.  I have looked at this pattern and put it in my 'todo' file...I will be gone the end of July/first of August but will be checking after that.  This would be fun!



From: shep3327


The block is easy and fun...can we chose a color???



From: mickineel



I am probably going to have everyone choose colors. 

Do we want to choose 2 colors ( 1 for each side of the block ) or just choose 1 color and a neutral color for the other side? 

I was thinking that it would be kind of neat to choose 2 colors. I am still wanting to make a pink and black quilt and might make this my oportunity to do so.

I will also leave the scrappy option open if anybody wants their blocks scrappy.


  • Edited 7/2/2007 6:37 am ET by mickineel