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Two blocks are made per month, and the swap partners are allocated in the middle of each month

Sunday, May 29, 2011

April Swap from Anna to Vanessa

Here are my beautiful blocks from Anna

Thank you Anna - I'm very happy and LOVE my blocks!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Spool Blocks

I just received these lovely spool blocks from Doris. Love the prints and the wow is just fantastic. The cute kitty card is so appropiate - my red tabby queen.

Sewingly Yours,

Blocks from Doris

Today Dori's blocks arrived safe and sound after a bit of problems! They are simply gorgeous! Thank you Doris.
Hugs. Jolanda

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Susans Batik Butterflys

Susan was my Partner in this group for May and her request was Butterfly blocks in Batik fabrics.  I was keen to do these for her, as I am practicing my new Foundation piecing skills. 

I did find these surprisingly easy to make, partially because the batik fabric does not have a right or wrong side (or at least I couldn't tell if it did), so there were less mistakes for me = less unpicking. Susan they will be fluttering to you this week

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blocks for Michele

Here is a sneak peek of my blocks for Michele. They will be on their way to you this week Michele. I hope you enjoy them.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jolanda's parcel inspected by customs!!

I received my lovely blocks from Jolanda this week, but the parcel had been opened by Australian Quarantine as there was something inside that may have been suspicious! Luckily it was all taped up again and everything was OK. I think it was those locally grown teabags that must have sent the sniffer dogs into a frenzy!!
Anyway, everything arrived safely and I'm enjoying a cup of the tea right now!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May partners sent out

Hi Ladies

I have just finished sending out the swap partners for May, please make contact with your member before you start to make the block to confirm preferences. 

Just a note that I will be away on holidays from early to mid June - off to the lovely warm Thailand with 3 days (shopping ) in Bangkok and then 10 relaxing days spent in the sun in Phuket.  I will have the ipad with me and will be accessible on hot mail, and the blog but not necessarily checking this everyday.  (not sure at this stage how good the Internet access will be).  It also means that the June partners will be sent out a few days later after I arrive home

We have 19 members now, with 18 swapping this month, so numbers are increasing in this fun sized block swap.  Now.. Hi Ho Hi Ho, off to the sewing machine I go. 

From Leena to Monica

Just posted Monica's (of Glanbury,Tx) 6" Blocks. She requested any blocks using 'civil war fabrics'. 
My fabric bundle (ordered on-line) took about 2 weeks to arrive.
I Posted the blocks as soon as they were made as I know, it will take about 2 weeeks to get there too!! Hopefully, the blocks will be well worth her wait.

Friday, May 13, 2011

April Swap

Vanessa Many Thanks for the beautiful Autumn coloured blocks also many thanks for the lovely booklet. I am touched by your little gifts.
( I had posted this yesterday, tonight was gone)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spool Blocks

I received these lovely spool blocks from Susan (Rockingham W.Australia) today. Oh, so excited - my first swap blocks in this group.
Sewingly Yours,

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stunning ohio star from Medora!

This arrived from Canada its stunning !!! Thank you so much Medora :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

From Canada to England

Medora in Canada made this gorgeous bright star block for Dawn in the UK

Sharons blocks for Sue

Sharon V made these lovely butterfly blocks for Sue V in pretty batik fabrics.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I sent my spool blocks over to the U.S but forgort to take a pic in my haste
They are a little late so was feeling bad. Maybe Sharon my lovely swap partner will post them

Coralies Stars

Everything is coming up Stars for Coralie

These are the stars she made for Sally
These are the stars Sally made for her
And these are the stars she recieved from Cheryl

I am sure you will all agree its hard to pick a favourite

Friendship Block

The Friendship block for Vanessa is posted.