Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

From Shannon to Debbie

Debbie here is a sneak peek for you! No these are not the block colors. HA HA It will be on it's way to you tomorrow.

From Debbie to Shannon

I received these blocks from Debbie very close to the first of the month. I am sorry that I am just now getting around to posting about it. She sent me two blocks.

First this beautiful bright one. Isn't it wonderful!!

Then this fun Fall one. I love Fall so this is perfect!! I think I am going to make a wall hanging out of this one.

Thank you Debbie, I love both of them!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

From Tara

Tara asked me to post this for her:

"this is the block I made sue. She wanted bold star on white -
I named it The fishermans star because it looks like the ocean ....I know she hasn't got it yet but I hope she likes it"

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Block for Teresa

 I hope you like it!

Block for Richard.

I hope you enjoy it! I had fun making it :)

Block for and to Carol

Carol sent me a fantastic red, black, and white block. It is perfect for my red, white, and black quilt. 
I am sending her a blue and purple star on a white background. I hope she likes it.

Aussie bound...

A peek for Samara,

To the post on the mailing dead line!
On it's way to Australia from Wisconsin!
I'd let all my swap partners know I was
going to be away on vacation-holiday &
I would take a bit longer than I normally do.
I say thank you for your understanding & I
so hope you enjoy your block & that it blends
well with your collection!
Samara asked for ...
"attic windows or squares" I did the squares
making a "postage stamp block"!
I really enjoyed doing this block & the colors look
nice together!
Lori from Wisconsin

Postage Stamp Block
64~ 2" blocks makes a 12.5"
Have a blessed day!

Block from Lana!

What a terrific block I received from Lana! Just what I asked for! A Wonky House, Fantastic!
Thank you Lana!

This is the Block I sent to Lana! She said Spring. Here it is! I am glad you liked it!

Monday, September 24, 2012

My block from Laurrie

Heres my block from Laurrie..its beautiful, thank you!

Blocks from Rebecca!

I received TWO blocks from Rebecca this month.  I just love the blue floral.  Thanks Rebecca!


You should have your blocks in the mail no later than tomorrow (September 25, 2012) !  If you are going to be late, please let your swap partner know immediately.

I will be sending out October swap partner info tomorrow - Tuesday, September 25, 2012.  If you do not receive an email from me by 5:00 PDT, first check your spam folder and if it's not there, please email me and I will send out another copy.

Linda G

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Block for Kathy

Hi Kathy,

I mailed out my block for you today. . . . hopefully you will get it before the end of the week.

Here's a pic:

I hope you like it & that it goes with the other blocks that you have received.

Happy Quilting,

Sherry V.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Block for Raelene

Here is a teaser of my block for Raelene.  I wasn't sure what constituted a Japanese fabric, and Raelene said I could just do it black red and white.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Nancy made me the perfect child's block.  The Berenstain Bears were all fussy cut to fit into the squares!  I love the design.  Thank you so much, Nancy, for the block and for being a wonderful swap partner.

Linda G

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sneak Peek for Sue

Tara asked me to post the following:

I thought I would send a sneek peek to sue as it might take awhile to get there.
Here is the bold " star" block you asked for and a lil extra too! Hope you enjoy em'

Tara Murray
Sown In Peace quilt ministry

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sneak peek for Rebecca

This will be in the mail in the next day or two!      Sunny

Wonky For Shannon

Here’s a Tennessee wonky block for Shannon. Can you tell I love fall and am tired of hot weather? Can’t wait for pumpkins (and pies!)

Friday, September 7, 2012

September Block for Holly

Holly I saw your post of the block you are sending me and wanted to tell you Yes! Yes! I like it very much! Thank you!
Here is a pic of my block for you. Hope you like it!

Sneak Peek for Karyli from Ida

Karyli wanted a Red, White, and Blue.........but NOT patriotic block........or as she put it, "Think Sailboat Flags"...........I thought the blue looked a little like the water and I just liked the red and white........Hope it will be ok, Karyli, and that you like the block I'm sending soon...........

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Block for Linda B.

Hi Linda,
Your block is on its way. Hope you like it!

Sept Block Teaser for Lana

Lana wanted some Spring colors. For me this is flowers. Specially Tulip colors. I lived in NYC , the concrete jungle. Moved to NJ at age thirteen and went into shock from how different the suburbs are. The quiet was deafening! Didn't sleep for 6 months. My mom planted Tulips that year. In the Spring the Forsythias and the Tulips bloomed. I had never seen flowers grow out of the ground or in the grass before. I was in awe. My grey life now had a riot of color in it.

Will be mailing out your block tomorrow!
Aileen from Florida

August block received; September block sent

Here's the awesome August block that I received from my partner, Karen in OR.  I requested a churndash block.  LOVE it!  Thanks, Karen.

Yesterday I sent my September block to my partner, Sherry in NJ.  Sorry, Sherry.  No sneak peek for you.  Sherry requested a block made with the Paper Pinwheel pattern on Quilter's Cache.  If I showed the sneak peek fabrics it would spoil the surprise for her since she already knows the block.  Check your mail, Sherry!  :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Between Laurrie and Barbara

I was thrilled to find my block from Laurrie in yesterday's mail.  Didn't she do a great job on this?

This is my sixth block.  I would like to collect six more and then make a quilt from them.

This is the block I made for Laurrie this month.

I learned a new technique for making this kind of a block.  Thanks, Laurrie.  I enjoyed being your partner this month.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sneak peek for Helen

Here is a peak at the fabrics that I chose for your block.
I will finish it today and post it tomorrow.


Please help welcome a new member.  Julianne is joining us from California.  


A Peek and Two Finishes

Nancy H asked me to post the following for her:

Linda, what!! throw that wonderful block away?? Never, ever! They are both a perfect start to a new color line for me. I'm sorry the one came out a little large- was it supposed to be a 12" finished block? It looks great anyway and I'll have a place for it!
Here are the pictures of the 2 blocks and a sneak peak at yours. It is finished, I just need to get it mailed and will the first of the week.

** Note from me (Linda)**  The first start block is the one that turned out too big.  I didn't check my 1" square before starting out on the paper piecing template.  It was supposed to be a 12" block but ended up measuring 13 1/4".  Lesson  learned!!  I can't wait to see the block Nancy is creating for me out of the adorable fabric!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Finally .. August swap done ...

Phew ... I have finally managed to get my swap for August completed .... seems like this one has taken forever to do .... 
My partner was Margaret T from Denham Springs LA .. in The States .... she asked for 'anything geometric' ... so I thought ... hmmmmm .... this ............

I hope it fits in with your other blocks Margaret .... I really had fun making this one ... 

I am opting out of the swaps for awhile ... my hubby and I are going to be doing a bit of traveling over the coming months ..... and I am not sure if I would be able to complete commitments ... 
But I have enjoyed swapping with you and love the blocks that I have received .... and one day ... I will make a quilt with them and pop back in to show you the little beauty ... 

thanks Linda for a great job organizing this fantastic event for us all ... and thanks girls .. you are a great group and I know I am going to miss this stuff .... but I will keep my eye on you all .. when I have internet connection ...