Thursday, February 28, 2013

First Swap With the Group

Hello.  My name is Lei and I am new to the group.  The February swap was my first and I had a lot of fun.  Donna was my partner and she sent me a wonderful pinwheel block.  I have to say the orange fabric is my favorite part of the block. 

Donna requested the Dutchman's Puzzle block and this is the block that I sent to her. 

I have enjoyed my first swap and am looking forward to future swaps.  Thanks!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sneak Peak for Susan

Susan and I share a love for Kaffe Fassett, so she's getting a block made with some of mine!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Block for Debra

Debra needed an angel partner this month (February) so I offered, because she sent me an extra kitty when one got lost!

So I was able to finish up her block while I was sewing up a storm.

And here is the ADORABLE kitty she sent me!!!! it's head even doubles as a pocket!  SO cute!

Block for Kathy

Since I was going to town I also got my block for Kathy (my March swap done).

Since Kathy asked for a churn dash block, I decided to make her sneak peek black and white :)

It should be on it's way to you shortly!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Teaser for Ida

I'm so sorry this is late!! I got sick last week, so I wasn't able to get into my sewing room until tonight!

This scrappy block will be on it's way to you tomorrow!

And look at the kitty she sent me!!! Isn't it adorable?!?

Two Tops Finished

I am not part of the group this year, I am taking a little break. But I had been since it started. I have had so much fun!! I have taken some of the blocks and made quilt tops and wanted to show them off. I will be adding one more border after I buy the fabric. I want to add a wild color border. I want to thank all of those who made a block for me. I hope you can spot yours. I love both of these tops!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Members

I just finished up getting everything ready for the March swap so those emails will be coming to you tomorrow! Can we say how quickly this month has come and gone?! Don't forget to get those blocks in the mail tomorrow! (if you didn't already!)  

I love seeing all the teaser pictures and the pictures of blocks!

We have some new members for our MARCH swap!

Pat from Arizona
Laura from Kentucky

Please make sure to give them a warm welcome!

My first block with the group

Today I received my first block with this group. Wonderful Cathy was my partner. The design in the fabric she used is just lovely. She even sent me a little extra of the fabric.
I had choosen the Betty's Delight design in colors of Black, Grey, Silver.
What a way to start off in a new group!  Thank you Cathy!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

CathyC catchup blocks

I have been remiss in posting some blocks here on the group blog, so here are some catch up photos

October swap

Sent to Lana

received from Lana

November & December blocks have been posted already by Linda & Jeanette, so I won't duplicate them

January 2013
Sent to Ann

Received from Ann

which brings me to BSA - February swap
Betty's Delight
block sent to Traci

received from Traci

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sneek Peek for Shay H in Ft Worth


Hope you like them!
They'll be in the mail Monday

January Block From Rachelle

Thank you so much, Rachelle, for this block! It will go nicely with the quilt I'm building from my Block Swap Adventure swaps!  (We are builders, aren't we?) Hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 15, 2013

January block from Marina in the Netherlands

I asked for a star, either wonky or traditional, in bold colors. And that's what I got!  Love it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thank you, Janet!

My block from Janet arrived from Canada, and I confess: I opened the envelope and my brain said, "Shark bait, ooo-ha-ha!"  lol - Guess I had "Finding Nemo" on the brain.  :D

Love this deer, especially after watching a quilt get made out of that fabric!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sneak Peek for Teresa in UK

Here's a sneak peek for my partner, Teresa, from UK. This is the February Block Swap Adventure block. Teresa requested the Cactus Pot Block.

Color Preference:Bright, strong colors, primary colors, pinks, greens, electric blues. Cheerful colors.
Teresa's block is the top one. Oops, did I just say that? It's not the top one... Those are my UFO flower basket blocks that I haven't worked on for quite a while. Her block is kinda like that but just a little different in the colors that she liked. If I post a picture of it the surprise would be ruined. I put it in the mail today. I'm not sure how long it will take to get to UK, but she should have it by the end of the month for sure.
Here's her real sneak peek. It's coming in a green envelope, Theresa! Enjoy!

Thank You!

Debbie's so cool!  I got her gorgeous block yesterday:

But did she stop there? No! She sent a really lovely handwritten note with a quarter yard of some 30's fabric for me. 

Now I have 1 green piece, a bit of pink, and this blue.  :)   A nice little start for the 30's quilt I will one day make. The historian in me just cannot allow my quilt collection to miss something from this era!

Thank you so much, Debbie!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

RANT from a member

Someone asked me to post this for her. It is something I feel definitely needs to be addressed. I have started marking "flakes" down, those are people that do not respond to me or their partner and those people will be dropped from the swap.

I am having a bit of an issue with participants in the Block Swap Adventure. I have been particpating in this group for over 2 years, and have met some wonderful people, and from almost every partner have received a block, which I absolutely love.

My issue however is with those partners who DON'T COMMUNICATE!!!

You don't have to send me an email every week letting me know what the status of my block is, but it would be nice if you acknowledged receipt of the information that Melissa takes the time to distribute, and maybe confirm exactly what you are looking for.

When I contact you I might be asking for clarification on colours for backgrounds, or if you like a particular type of fabric, like balis. I want to be able to send you the best block that I can, and without hearing back from you, I am only guessing.

I also like to hear from you when you receive the block that I sent. I always send you an email advising that it has been posted.

In the last 4 months, 3 of my partners were non-communicaters and so you got what you got, and I hope it was acceptable. This is supposed to be a fun group, but without answers to my questions, I stress that I might not be making a block that you will appreciate.

Anyway, that is my rant, so PLEASE COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PARTNER!!!!

February Block from Lynette

Look at this great 1930s block I received from Lynette! Love the colors and the fabric!  Thank you so much, Lynette. I had fun swapping with you this month.  :)

Block for Susan P

Susan has emailed me stating she received her block.
Hope you liked it.

Happy Valentines Day
Aileen from FL

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Jody's Wonky Block

Hello Jody!
Just wanted to let you know that your February block is in the mail!
Today is Wed. the 6th!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

February Sneak Peek for Jody

Jody here is a preview of your wonky star! 
 This is one of my fave blocks to make!
I hope you like it !
It will go into the mail on Tuesday!

New member!

We have a new member, she was actually able to join for our February swap (how are your blocks coming?! have you talked with your partner yet?), I just haven't had a chance to post about it.

Our newest member is Brittoni from NY, USA.  She doesn't have a blog yet, please give her a warm welcome!


Thank you Anne for this lovely Celtic Block ~ Regards, Debra

Friday, February 1, 2013

Feb Blocks for Susan in Maryland

Here they are...I really love your color scheme....thanks for being my partner this month!

Quilty Hugs!  Julianne