Tuesday, January 31, 2012

First block ready to swap

Hi All, my name is Raelene and I live in Victoria, Australia. I have just finished my first block swap here at BSA. Sunny from USA, will soon be receiving a block from down under.

Thanks for allowing me to join your swap.
Looking forward to swapping with you all sometime,

Hugs from Australia,

Monday, January 30, 2012

2 New Members!!

We have just added two more members to our swap group.  Please help me welcome

Masha from Moscow, Russia


Lynn H from Tennessee
Blog: None at this time

Welcome ladies! I hope you will make new friends and enjoy the swap.


Note from a Newbie!

Greetings from a wet and cold Galway, in the west of Ireland. I am cheering myself up today by going through my stash looking for lovely teals/ greens for a block for Charlene, my swap partner this month. A bit nervous, as this is my first swap, but hey ho, let's go! I hope she likes the block I'm thinking of making.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Card Trick Block Received from Nancy!!

Dear Nancy,
Thank you so much for the gorgeous Card Trick block that I received from you for the January Swap! It is breathtaking!
Your Bears Paw block will go out in tomorrow's mail! Thank you for such a wonderful swap,

Jan block from Kathy

Here's the block Kathy sent me for Jan. I've had it for about 2 weeks now just too many things to do and not enough time to post. Thanks Kathy! I love it!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sneak Peek for Samantha from Barbara

I'll be putting it in the mail next week!  I hope you like it.

Block from Sunny

I received my block from Sunny!  The colors are just perfect and the workmanship is outstanding.  Thanks Sunny it's beautiful.
Oops I cut off the bottom but it is the same on all 4 sides.  Thanks again Sunny.  My new partner is Jorie I can't wait to see what we come up with for February!

My First Trade Has Arrived!!

As a newbie to the group...I must say ..WOW!!!! I love my new block from Shannon. She did a wonderful job!! I also love that she sent me a post card from her state. That was a nice treat. Thank you Shannon, you did an AWESOME job!!

And here is my block that I sent her! I love Kaffe Fassett fabric!! (yummy)

I can't wait for the next block to come in!!! 
Hugs to everyone!!!!

A beauty from Cara...

I received this gorgeous block from Cara...

The neat thing about this block is that it is hand sewn!!!!  Thank you so much for all the work on my block...it's going in a quilt for my hubby and he LOVES it!!!

A Sneak Peak for Cara ...

This January block is for Cara in AK...I hope it is something she will like...
She asked for a postage stamp design...here's a sneak peak!

Pinwheel for Lori...

For Miss Lori in WI...she asked for a Pinwheel block with bright colors...Hope this fits the bill....
I also put a little something extra in your envelope...

If you can't tell, I am READY for SPRING!

Blocks for Penny

I haven't posted in a while - so I am playing catch up!
These blocks were for Penny in NC...

I love the illusion of the garden window....such a fun set of blocks to make!

Friday, January 27, 2012

January Block from Brenda D.

Brenda, I love my block. Thank you very much. Yours was mailed on the 24th so hoping you have  yours and the little bit of  Mardi Gras too.

January Swap with Jody

A big thank you to Jody for her lovely wonky house block, complete with flamingo in the yard and blue sky:

Here is the wonky star that I made for her:


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Friendship Quilt

My First Finish for 2012 ........ Yay!!!!!

I finally got around to piecing together some of the blocks I have received in 2010 and 2011.

Ready to snuggle under when it gets a bit colder ;-)

I love the fact that all these different blocks have come from different parts of the world and look so great together.  I am really looking forward to snuggling under this one this coming winter ;-)

You can see more pics on my blog post HERE

So to my swap partners, thank you so much for the lovely blocks you have made.

Beautiful Wonky Star

I just received this beautiful wonky star block made for me by Karen P.  I just love the colors and the fabrics she used.  Thank you so very much, Karen!

Linda G

Block For Susan From Janet

Susan L asked that I post this for  her:

Thank you for the beautiful block, Janet.  It will work perfectly with my other blocks.


January Sneek Peek for Sandi

I'm late!  I sent my partner email about my difficulties though so hopefully it's all good.  Here's a sneek peek for Sandi.

It'll be in the mail tomorrow!

Samantha in WA

Block for Natasha

blue and white block sneak peak
My January block is on its way to Natasha in Canada. I have or will post a full picture on my blog, hope you like it Natasha
Sue S

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sneak Peak for Mary C. from SusanMcA

Here is a sneak peak of the January block for Mary C.  I mailed it off today.

Emails Have Been Sent

Hi everyone!
I have sent out emails with February swap partner information.  If you do not have an email from me in your inbox, please remember to check your spam folder.  If you still don't have one, please let me know and I will send it again.


For Leona

Nancy H asked me to post this picture for her.  This is the block she made for Leona.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jan block for Lynette from Linda B

Block from Sara

I received my block from Sara and I really like it. It goes well with all the other blocks I have so far
I thought I'd show off all the blocks I have so far.

As usual I'm a little on the slow side and haven't completed my January block yet but it's a coming

We Keep Growing!

We have just added three new members to our group!  Please help me welcome:

Margaret S from North Carolina
Michelle J from Colorado
Christa from Michigan
(no blogs for any of them)

All three of these ladies will start swapping in February.  Speaking of February, I will be sending out swap partner information on the 25th so it's time to get your January blocks in the mail.  If you are going to be late, PLEASE contact your swap partner and let them know.

Linda G

January blog received

I received a pretty scrappy pinwheel from Susan for our January swap.

Thanks so much Susan; it's really lovely!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Linda's Jan Peek

This pretty block will be wending its way to Linda tomorrow! I'm going to have to make one for me, too.

Long-awaited peek for Jodi

Poor Jodi - This is a peek of her December block from me. Thank you for not sending a hit squad out after me! December/early Jan was an especially rough time for us.

Sneak Peek: January Block for Tiffany

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2 New Members!

Please  help me welcome two new members to our group. Our first new member is Raelene and she is joining us from Australia.  Check out her blog, Raelene's Ramblings.  Our second new member is Agnes and she is swapping from Ireland.  Hop on over to Aggie's Scrap Bag and check out her blog.  Both of these new members will begin swapping in February.
Welcome, ladies!!!  I hope you will enjoy the group.

Linda G

Sneak peek for Susan

Here's a sneak peek for Susan in MD:

I'm putting the block in the mail from Ohio today.  Happy quilting!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Block from Susan in MD to Kathy in Ohio

Here's the cute block I received this week from Susan in MD.  LOVE the yellow and orange!!!

Thank you, Susan!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blocks for December & January

Annie, my swap partner for January has let me know the block I made for her has arrived safely.

Annie asked for "Anything but I really like stars, bear paw and churn dash ..... in Blue ..... with bright whites as contrast".

I am glad you like your block, Annie.

I have also received a beautiful block from Colleen for December, along with some beautiful extras ;-)

I need to take a photo when the light is a bit better, and will post a pic soon ;-)

EDITED:   Pics posted HERE

Attn: Vickie

I finished your block today, and it's all ready to go in the mail tomorrow.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a 'sneak peek' photo!  I have a picture of the full block, but I'm not sharing until you receive the real thing in the mail.  Hope you like it!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Block from Vickie!

Vickie is a new member, and she jumped right in and made this amazing block for me.  Thanks Vickie!

Jan and Dec blocks

Here are the 2 blocks I made for my Dec and Jan partners. The top photo is for Kathy S. {Jan} she only requested orange and yellow be somewhere in her block. I decided on a pinwheel with lots of both colors. The bottom photo was for Jorie {Dec} she asked for something wonky with
red, oranges, yellows. So, I made here a wonky star. Hopefully, both ladies like their blocks!
Warm jewel tones, red, orange, dark yellow

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jan Sneek Peek For Lynette C.

Its on its way!
Hope you like it!
Linda B

Another Newbie

We are adding another new member to our group!  Please welcome Rachelle C.  Rachelle resides in Michigan (no blog at this time). 

Linda G

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January Block Completed.

Here's a hint....Sunny's block was completed and mailed on Monday.  She may have to remove a few buttons for quilting but I think they add a special touch.

Here's my December block from Susan M.

Thanks Susan! Linda B

Sunday, January 8, 2012

December Block Finished, January Block Received

I finally finished Linda B.'s block.  Yeah.  Hope you like it. This is actually a sneak peak from my first try that I was not satisfied with.  Block two turned out much better. It went in the mail Friday.

I received my January block from Mary.  I love the colors and it is a very interesting block.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Peek for Margaret in Louisiana

Hope you like it, you said you like blue!

Making Things Right

I'm hanging my head in shame!!!!  I overlooked welcoming another new member to the group.  In fact, she joined in December and is swapping this month.  It's time for me to make things right......

Please help me welcome Sandie from Sandie from Arizona

Take a minute to visit Sandie's blog, Sandra Kaye.

Linda G

block for Annie from Cathy

I made up one of my Swap blocks for January for Annie

here is a tease photo ;-)

Annie, your block has been posted - usually takes 6-10 days.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Jan block from Andra

Look at this beautiful block I received from Andra today.  It's just perfect, Andra.  Thanks so much.