Wednesday, October 31, 2012

block received!

this is the block I received from Jody. very nice! :) thank you!
(it was sometime ago, and just now I remember that I didn't put the photo here)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2 More Newbies!

Please help me welcome two new members to our swap.  

Roberta joins us from New York.  I hope she has made it through Sandy with little or no troubles.  You can check out her blog at Quilting and Other Ramblings.....

Helene joins us from Victoria, Australia.  Helene doesn't have a blog but is an active member with another swap group in Australia.


Linda G

for Donna from Masha

Maybe I'm wrong that I post this photo myself :) but please forgive me then...
this is the block I made for Donna. I know that she already received this block and I'm very happy :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Block from Debra!

Look at this block Debra sent me!

What I think would be neat is if everyone posted pictures of all their blocks so far! (I'll try tomorrow)

Opposites attract? Of course!

Got my non-traditional block today from Lynn in Tennessee.  We were an interesting pair this month because she liked traditional blocks and fabrics and I like pretty much the opposite!  I like this block - you did a great job Lynn.

Friday, October 26, 2012

I'm Late!

I'm late!  The first time ever!  We were on the road all day yesterday and I totally vegged on sending out swap partner information.  And I've had them ready since Tuesday!  Not to worry, I have sent them out today.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Linda G

October block from Jen

I asked for a traditional star in Civil War fabric.....I got this in the mail today and it is absolutely beautiful and I love the fabric!!  Thanks Jen so much for the swap this month....

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sneak Peek for Jody

Hi Jody,

Here's a sneak peek of your block. . . . .

It went in the mail today so you should see it by the middle of next week.

I hope you like it!

Happy Quilting,

Sherry V.

Dawnelle's October Block Preview ~ can anyone guess what block it is?

Hello Dawnelle ~ Here is a preview of your October Block being sent out today. It's exciting to know that it will be on it's was to Tuscon Arizona. Can you guess what block it is? Best, Debra R./Vancouver Island, BC

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thank You Dawnelle for these lovely French Inspired Stars

These lovely star blocks received from Dawnelle are quite softely hued
~ and have quite a french inspired 30's look! Thank you. Debra ~

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Christa's Sept Buzzard Block ~ Sneek Preview!

Christa's (children's print) Buzzard Block is finished!
and on it's way to Michigan... here is the preview clip
Best, Debra R/Vanc Isl BC

Melissa's Block sent to Debra

Thank You Melissa ~ for the lovely celtic block I received that was done in the fresh colours of light blue, yellow & whilte. Regards, Debra R

Melissa's May Replacement Block - Snipit

Hello Melissa ~ Here is a peek preview of your replacement block for May that's currently on route. If your lost block shows up I'll send it on and you will have two. Happy Sewing ~ Debra

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Block For Aileen

Nancy H asked me to post this for her:

"Here is a picture of the block I made for Aileen this month. She has received it and thanked me! 

Sneak Peek for Julianne in CA from Kathy S. in Ohio

Here's a sneak peek for Julianne in CA.  It was a lot of fun making her blocks this month.  We decided as swap partners to swap two blocks.  Here's one of the blocks.  I'll have to keep her in suspense on the other one.

It will be either in Monday's mail or Tuesday's mail from Ohio.  Enjoy, Julianne.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Block from Nancy!

Thank you Nancy for a terrific block. Love the little snail too.

I finished your block yesterday and it went into today's mail. Sorry so late. I always like to get it out right away but the fabric I had at first ended up being brown not grey.  This was a fun block. I may want to make something with it. It is called  Basketweave Braid Star Block by The ADD Crafter
Hope you like it!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Block from Shannon

Thank you, Shannon for this wonderful friendship star! The retro fabrics will coordinate perfectly with the quilt I'm starting! --Debbie N.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Block for Susan

block for Susan
I have caught up, I only have a bee block to make and I am will be all up to date. That doesn't include quilting 4 quilts, I still can't decide how I want to do them. So Susan in Maryland this is winging its way across the Pacific Ocean to you, I hope you like it.
Sue S
BTW you can see the whole block on my blog

Monday, October 15, 2012


If you don't succeed the first time...
Try, try again :) Smile!

The first Balkan Puzzle block I made
measured out nearly 1/8" if you will off
on one side!?! Arg! I couldn't believe it?
I am if you will a perfectionist as my girls say
a careful sewer...not that I do not make mistakes,
(I have a basket full) well, blocks for another "use"
however I  carefully measured & sewed these together?
So...even thou Samantha graciously said
"Oh that will be okay",
I said to my daughters "I'd better try again"! Smile!
So...I re-did my pattern, cut measured all the exact same....
HELLO! Perfect!
Thank you Lord I said ....just right?
Who knows what I did but..
Both are tucked in the envelope & on the way!
Thanks Samantha for being so kind...
now you pick the color you like best!
Enjoy them both & thanks for the October swap!
Blessings~ Lori from WI

 This is the second both blocks the colors are much brighter than they look here.

 This is the
"STAR BLOCK" that Samantha sent me...she added a boarder as well for size! Funny how that went.
Thanks Samantha! I love the colors :)


Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Block For Lynn

I received this request from Lynn:

Would you please post this picture of the block I received from Kim for September.  It's lovely and I would
like everyone to see it.
Thank you so much,

Block For Debbie N

Debbie asked me to post this for her:

Thank you, Susan, for this block! I love retro fabrics! You did a beautiful job on the star, as well! This will be a start of a new quilt.  

Debbie N

Saturday, October 13, 2012

blocks to and from CathyC

I have been remiss in not blogging about my blocks here on the group blog
So I have made a list and checked it twice ............ here is what I missed

This is the block I made for Rosalyn for BSA for September. Unfortunately, I haven't heard from Rosalyn, so I don't know if it has been received or not and I haven't received a block from her yet.

Here is a block I made for Susan in July - this was my first time making a pinwheel block and I must admit, I enjoyed it very much.

Susan made this one for me ;-)

if I have missed anyone, please let me know ;-)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Here's a Block for Lori

This is a Sawtooth Star for Lori!

Block for Helen

Here is my teaser picture of my block for Helen.  I decided to do two blocks, just cause I wasn't sure which pattern I liked better!  So you get two to pick from Helen!

They will be in the mail this afternoon.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Blocks received from Julianne in CA

Julianne and I decided to swap two blocks this month.  Here are the lovelies from CA:

Thanks, Julianne!  They go great with my growing collection!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Block For Susan

Debbie N asked me to post this for her:

This October block is on its way to you, Susan. Hope you like it!

A New Member

We have a new member!  Please help me welcome Shay who is joining us from Texas.  You can see what Shay is all about by dropping by her blog Patchwork Anvil.  Shay will begin swapping with the November swap.
Welcome, Shay!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October block for Charlene

Charlene asked for red, black, and white. This is called Double Quartet.

Block for September for Agnes in Ireland

Agnes knows this one would be late - I've been in Colorado all summer and didn't take any Civil War fabrics with me. But this one is now on its way to Ireland!

Block for Tara and mine from her

Block for Tara
Block for Tara, a geese in the round in rainbow colours. 

My block from Tara
 Block from Tara arrived and this is the second on she made me. The first went into a special quilt for a small boy. We are both late for September now to go make Octobers block for Susan which is a pinwheel block.

Sue S

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Block for Daughter

Samantha and I joined the swap at the same time and were paired together for the September swap. She asked for the Balkan Puzzle in bright, dark, bold it is.

September Block from Lynn

This picture doesn't do justice to the block I received in September from Lynn Howell.  The turquoise really pops but the orange triangles are just beautiful and the workmanship is perfect!  Thanks Lynn!

From Richard

Thank you Richard!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Blocks Received and Sent

Rebecca sent me TWO identical blocks for this month's swap.  Beautiful fabrics, Rebecca.  Thank you so much!

And this is the block I sent to Rebecca.  I'm assuming you've received it by now, Rebecca, and I hope you like it.

Block Received from Ann.........

Look at this pretty scrappy block I got in the mail from Ann.  Love it!  Thank you, Ann.  It will go great with the others I have received so far....and here they all are:

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

September Blocks Received

This is the pretty block I received from Karyli for September.  I asked for a scrappy block and this pattern was one of my choices.  Thanks, Karyli....It goes great with my other swap blocks.   I love it!  

And here is the block I sent to Karyli, who asked for a block in red, white and blue (but not patriotic...more nautical)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sneak Peek-October Block for Laurrie from Sandra

Here is the Trip Around the World block you requested.  
There is some pink peeking through!
 I hope it fits in with the others.  
I sent it off today! Enjoy!
I really enjoyed making this block!

Block For Mom

Samantha and her mom (Jeanette) were swap partners for September.  Here is the block Samantha made.