Friday, March 27, 2009

Cathy K finished her fourth puzzle piece

Cathy K has finished her fourth puzzle piece. Feast your eyes on this....then, go drool over her latest lace shopping excursion...oh my goodness! If I get to Utah, I am looking her up for a day of shopping!

Pieces from Sharon Chapman

Sharon Chapman completed these three beautiful pieces. Someone asked about piecing and how a puzzle can be nice without several you go! A Spring bouquet in the center is beautiful, and no piecing! Lovely Sharon!

Puzzle piece from Karrin Hurd.

Karrin has shared another puzzle piece with us. The little image is so sweet. Great job Karrin!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pieces from Cathy K

I only have time for one activity on the computer, and I chose to update this blog and add Cathy K's three puzzle pieces. They are wonderful, and I know Cathy is a perfectionist (saying that in a friendly voice) so she is not pleased 100% with these. I have no idea why. I think they are perfect just as they are. I know I would be thrilled to receive any of them.

I also wanted to add a new "player", Elizabeth Woodford. She is a Jack(Jacquelyn) of all trades, and I am thrilled she is joining us.
Anyone can join as long as you know you will be able to complete four pieces and mail them to me by June 1st. Any medium welcome. These do not have to be crazy quilted.

Puzzle pieces arrive from Terri Takacs!!!

Don't be alarmed, you have 2+ months to send in your pieces. I just wanted to share Terri's pieces with you to show how they will go together when yours arrive. You may collect as many as you wish and assemble however you wish. This is just an example, and I know Terri won't mind me sharing her work. Please remember to let me know if your puzzle pieces can be posted on our blog here. Thanks :-)

Thank you Terri! They are lovely!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Puzzle piece from Cindy

Cindy started on her puzzle pieces too. Here is her first one.Just beautiful!..........and purple!!!!!!

Puzzle pieces from Terri Takacs

I had time to browse a bit and found that Terri has been working (playing) hard on her puzzle pieces. Feast your eyes on these..................
Fourth (in progress)
Beautiful Terri!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Found another piece from Karrin

Well, I just found this beautiful puzzle piece from Karrin H. Lovely!

More puzzle pieces from a swapper :-)

I wanted to keep you inspired and share Cathy K's puzzle pieces. Yum! Look what she has done to these in a more recent post! Great job Cathy.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Please be patient with me :-)

I wanted to let you know that I am trying to get all of the swappers added to the side bar linked to their blog...this is why you will see an asterisk by your name. This is just my sign that I have that person linked. If you don't see your name on the sidebar and want to lend me a hand,please email your blog link. That would make it much easier :-)

I don't have much computer time this week...painting for MIL rentals. I should have things in order sometime next week. Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

4th puzzle piece

***First I wanted to let everyone know that all info for the swap is on this new blog if you scroll all the way down to the first post.

I am getting a late start this morning so I thought I would take advantage of my "lateness" and post my fourth piece. I will be clipping all edges and applying Fray check because I used an assortment of fabrics such as silk dupioni and baby does that run wild! Thank you Diane for the suggestion. I have two tubes and never use it. Duh!

I have received many questions and I will answer them as they arrive on new posts here,on this blog. I will not mention names, just answer questions so everyone can possibly benefit.

Now,let me pick apart my puzzle so those of you who think they must be perfect can relax.

#1~As you can see, I used a blanket stitch (buttonhole) on my pieces. I did not measure or mark my stitches because for one, that's not my style, and this is supposed to be a fun item to swap with new and old friends, not to be judged or on display at a museum. So, lighten up, take a deep breath, and enjoy these small projects. You know if your work is something you would like to receive or not. If it takes you five minutes to make a piece, it probably isn't something you want to swap out right? You have three months left to make four pieces. Trust me, you have time to play. If you want to send more, I will swap out the first four and whatever is left will be swapped. If there aren't enough to swap, they go in the "Puzzle bank" for when new pieces arrive. (Sorry, no interest will be given) ;-)

2.~I placed my four pieces together as an example to show how the outer tabs look larger than the inner tab spaces. This is why they will not interlock like a real puzzle.That is fine, we are crafty and we can tack our pieces together and no gaps will be seen. It doesn't matter because that is negative space and since there is nothing there, we aren't covering any of the embellished design up.

The gaps you see in my photo will be snugged closed.

The fun part of this for me is going to be "working" my puzzle. Trying to place random art pieces together for a wall hanging.Since everyone will be making their own Art using various methods, this will be a very interesting Art piece and each of us will have a one of a kind.

Please remember to let me know if you want to swap with me so I can be ready for swapping. I will continue to make pieces to put into the puzzle bank.

All pieces will be mailed to me by June first.Please email for address.

Gotta run...have a great day!