Sunday, July 31, 2011

My block from Sandi :D

Thank you so much, Sandi, for adding to my collection!

Sneak Peak for Tiffany and another Tree Block

July 31. Nothing like waiting till the LAST POSSIBLE MINUTE!!!

Here's a peek...
 And I received a lovely tree from Colleen. I can't believe all of the tiny pieces everyone is using!
 And I love the extra goodies! Thanks, Colleen!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wonky Star block

Wonky Star block by creativedawn
Wonky Star block, a photo by creativedawn on Flickr.

Jody received her block and is pleased. I wondered Jody if the fabric in the upper left was what you expected?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Karen Let me know her July Block arrived!

I don't remember if Karen Sneak Peeked the Block she sent me so I am going to show you the one I received and the one I sent her!

here is the one I received from Karen, Thank you!
and here is the one I sent - Love how bright it turned out, pattern is the signature star block from Marcia Hohn's Quilters Cache.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sara, Jamie, and Lori sneak peaks

Sara and Jamie, I'm sorry I'm running so late.  Here are peaks of your July blocks.



Lori's block is for August!

From Shannon to Bryan

Update: Bryan I am sorry. I did not mail out your package like I said I would. When I did drop it in the mail it did not have the right postage so it came back to me. I will mail it off today. Shannon

I am mailing this off in the morning. I am hoping it gets to you soon. I had to buy fabric, which of course is so sad, LOL!! He asked for a very specific set of fabric colors. That made it so easy. Here is a sneak peek for you.

Block for Bobbie

9 patch for Bobbie
Bobbie is my partner for August, she wanted 9 patch for a scrappy quilt. I had a bunch of kids squares so it is  a I Spy sort of block.
I hope she likes it and you can see a full picture on my blog

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I love it...

I just received my first block!
It is from Susan S.
all the way from Washington!
I really love it and...
It matches my living room!
She had no idea---
Thank you so much!
~Lori from WI

Peek for Kathy S. in OH

Hope your like it!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sneak peek For Carolyn

Here's a peek for July:

Sneak peek for Mary

Here's a peek at Mary's teal block for July : )

August Swap Information

Hi Everyone!!!

Just wanted to let you know that I have sent out emails with your August swap partner information.  Please ignore the weird and strange spacing in the emails.  After our computer was de-wormed it has caused some very weird copy and paste situations.  If I had taken the time to "pretty" up each email, it probably would have taken me six hours to have them all prepared.  If you do not receive and email, please remember to check your spam folder before contacting me.

Linda G

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sneak peek for Brenda in WA

I hope she likes it!  will be in the mail Monday

Friday, July 22, 2011

July's block

This block is making it's way to my partner for July. Hope she likes it.

A sneak peek for: Susan S.

Susan from Spokane...
Well my first swap...
it has been a joy & and
learning experience.
I learned the very hard
way that I in fact do
not have a  correct
1/4" seam! (ug)
That is all fixed now
(thank you Miss Linda)
Susan you will have two
blocks to choose from!
Hope you enjoy~

Even if your in Washington State! :)
~Lori from WI

Blocks for Jodi in CO and Lori in WI

Blocks for Jodi and Lori went into the mail yesterday. We're traveling in our trailer so the postmark will show Port Townsend, WA rather than Spokane. Sorry, no pictures as I forgot the computer cord for my camera.

Susan in Spokane

A New Member & A Quick Reminder

Please give a big HI! to our newest member, Susan L., from Mississippi, USA.  She will be joining us starting with our August swap.

Speaking of our August swap.....

Your blocks should be in the mail no later than Monday, July 25.  If you are unable to meet this deadline, please let your swap partner know immediately.  I will be sending out swap partner information on Monday.  If you do not receive an email from me, please check your spam folder first, and if you still don't have it, let me know and I will send it out again.

Linda G

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sneak peak for Wendy in Modesto, CA

Wendy from California requested blues, aquas, peach, light grays, etc. I searched through m fabric and found some gorgeous coral and Indigo blue (all hand dyed) that I thought were perfect. Wendy, I hope you like the colors. Had a great time making your block!

Becky in steamy (104 F) Tulsa, OK

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

To Janet From Karyli

Here's a peek for Janet in Yukon Territory....

It's already on it's way to you.

Welcome, Jen!

We have another new member!  Please welcome Jen from Pennsylvania to our little group.  She will be joining in on the August swap. 

Linda G

Jodi in Colorado to Susan in Washington

I received my nice block from Jodi while on the road in Port Townsend, WA. We had our neighbor mail our first class mail to us and there in the middle of the pile was a package from Jodi! I would take a picture but forgot the transfer cord for my camera. So thank you Jodi.

Susan in Spokane

Block Swap Adventure Week in Q's House

My block I sent to Brenda D in WA for the May Swap

On Friday night last week I received this wonderful block from Sunny! (for June)

Then last night, this one arrived from Karen in OR (for July)

and finally here is a sneak peek of the block I completed tonight (in the mail tomorrow!) for Karen for July!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Block from Marina

block from Marina 

This arrived in the mail today all the way from the Netherlands. Marina was my partner for July. It is hand foundation pieced and is wonderful. Thanks so much for my lovely block. Sue S

Sneaky Peek July Block

Sneaky Peek July Block by creativedawn
Sneaky Peek July Block, a photo by creativedawn on Flickr.

This is a WoNkY block for Jody! Hope you like it!!


Lots of Blocks

First off, Cathy here is a sneak peak of your fall coloured log cabin block. It will be posted today. I hope you like.


I also received a couple of blocks in the mail last week. These first two are from Natasha in Nova Scotia. She sent me two beautiful, bright Four Patch Stars. I love the scrappyness that these blocks are taking and can't wait to have all 12 to put together into a quilt.

And finally, Susan from Spokane sent me this

lovely and bright Four Patch Star. I love the polka dots.

I apologize for taking so long to get photos posted, but as you know, life sometimes gets in the way ... Happy sewing, and I can't wait for my next partner.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Block for Laurrie in Canada

Over the weekend, I worked on my July Block Swap Adventure block for Laurrie, in Canada.

here is a sneak peek

Laurrie, your block is in the mail - it could take about 10-14 days.

From Lillian / For Sunni


Thanks, Lillian, for the beautiful churn dash block…I love it!

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And here is a sneak peek (or three) for Sunni…hope you love the basket!

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I had tons of fun making it this weekend.  It will be in the mail to you this week.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A block from Sara

Look at this beauty that arrived in my mailbox yesterday from Sara in Texas.  She did a wonderful job of placing the flowers in the basket.  I continue to be truly amazed every month when I get a new basket block.  Thank you Sara!

A Peek for Sandi!

Here's looking at you. . .  ;D

Thursday, July 14, 2011


for Helen
Helen requested yellows and greys
hope you like this Helen
this block is on its way to England from Aussie
sweet day x

Check Those Seam Allowances!

I have received a few complaints that blocks are not being made to the 12" requirement - or rather the 12 1/2" unfinished measurement.  Some blocks are being made smaller - some measuring only 11 3/4".  PLEASE remember to check your seam allowances.  Most, if not all, blocks should have 1/4" seam allowances.  Some blocks even call for a 'scant 1/4" seam allowance'.  If your block does not measure up to the 12 1/2" size, then check your seams!  If you would like some ideas on how to achieve these 1/4" seams every time, please feel free to ask here or send me an email.

Linda G

Block for Marina

Sneak peek for Marina
This is July's block for Marina in the Netherlands. Marina had no preferences so I used this tutorial and made a Wonky star. It will be posted tomorrow morning. I will post a full picture over on my blog if you want to go have a look

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas Block Swap

Hi Everyone!

Sunni and I are hosting a Christmas Block Swap over on our blog Love Affair With My Brother.

We would love it if you are interested to head on over to our blog and let us know that you would like to participate!  This is for Christmas blocks only. We are both determined to have Christmas quilts completed BEFORE Christmas this year.

Sneak peek for Melissa

She has had a long wait but here is the sneak peek for, gulp, May.  It is in the mail with an "I'm sorry" treat.

:o) Colleen

Monday, July 11, 2011

Another New Member!!

We have another new member!  Please welcome Sunni from the state of Washington.  You can learn more about Sunni at her blog Love Affair With My Brother that she shares with Melissa D (one of our more recent members).  

Linda G