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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Quilt square swap

Bumper pads I made for my neice, but an idea of kind of how you can make squares? lol
This is the kind I LOVE to make-

Thats right ladies- I have been itching to do this for a LONG time!!! Here is what we are going to do- We will be in groups of 12, or one group, lol. ANyway- your duty is to make 12 12 inch squares. They can be as difficult and time consuming or as simple as possible. You choose the fabric, you choose the pattern, you choose the colors. Then- when all 12 are finished, you send them off to me with a check for $5 (may be more for Canada?) and I will sort through all those gorgeous squares and send you out a package with 12 fun new squares for you to do what you want with! (Pillow, baby quilt, quilt squares for a quilt....) Has tons of great ideas for free!!!

So here is how you play

Please email me the following (ohbabyboutique at live dot com)
Phone Number:
Blog URL (if you have one):
An idea of what you are going to do: (If you know yet)
Do you want to sign up to do 12 squares or 24 (2 sets):

Last- be sure to tell all your friends and you can even post something on your blog about it! The more in the swap- the more variety!

After I receive your email, I will send you an email with my address in it for you to send squares to. Once you have your 12 12 inch square peices, please send them, along with a check or cash for $5 to me and once I receive all of the squares, I will send them on out to you! (This saves you SO much money on shipping squares to 12 different people!) You have until April 15 to sign up, and April 25 to send! (We dont want this swap to be going on FOREVER!


  1. this soudns fun! unfortuanately with schoo, I have a bit much going on.. you should try posting it on swapdex. I bet youll get lots of traffic.

  2. So fun, Josie! I'll definitely join in!

  3. Ooo, I am waiting on a book on quilting. I really want to try making some quilt blocks, but I am afraid they will turn out hideous! lol I will experiment this weekend and see how I do before I join.

  4. I wish I could do this but we are getting ready to start remodeling a duplex for my father-in-law and it has to be finished in 2 1/2 weeks
    I'm going to share my recipe you are waiting on in the next post

  5. Manicotti for Two

    4 uncooked manicotti shells
    1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
    1-1/2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
    1 cup ricotta cheese
    1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    Cook manicotti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce.

    Drain manicotti and rinse with cold water. In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Carefully stuff manicotti. Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with sausage mixture.

    Bake, uncovered at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

    Yield: 2 servings

    My experience with this dish: I doubled this recipe - I used a more expensive sausage from the deli and everyone including children loved this dish. I doubled this so I could freeze it and they ate it all in a two day period! This was over the weekend - so my husband snacked his heart away. :) Three days later - I wanted to use up the ricotta cheese before it spoiled so I made this dish again without sausage as I was out and everyone enjoyed it, again. I froze the extra.

  6. I would love to do this, but I dont have the time, energy or the knowledge how to make any... besides just plain fabric painting something on it HA HA HA or cross stitch... Anyway have fun, I wanna see what you get!

  7. This is such a great idea. I would do it if the due date was pushed back like a month. I am super busy this month. I also have zero quilt piecing experience, so I need time to figure out what I'm doing!


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