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

Friday, September 30, 2011

Shining stars

Here are my sweet little star blocks from Lynette.  They fit the bill to perfection thanks, x

September Swap

Linda G made these two blocks for me!! I love the colors!
Many Thanks Linda.Your blocks are in the post!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thank you, Leena!

Leena made these two amazing blocks for me!  I love the fabrics and the design of the blocks.  Leena also included the most delightful fat quarter of itsy, bitsy blue and red spots on white.  Thank you so very much for the beautiful blocks, Leena.  I enjoyed being your swap partner :)

Linda G

Cedar trees from Linda Gilli

Received these beautiful blocks from Linda and as usual, great choice of fabrics, great workmanship. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Hopefully she has received my blocks too.Thanks Linda.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sawtooth stars for Sue.

Had to scrounge to find a suitable blue would you believe!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Little baskets

Lynette is my partner this month and she is saving red baskets, set on point on a white background.

I loved making these, red and white is one of my favourite colour combos, I trimmed one of the baskets with a bit of lace, hope thats ok.

I think they are cute, I hope Lynette thinks so too.  Will be popped in the post tomorrow.

Australia and Penn. Bound

Lyndell (Australia) asked for blue/yellow or scrap blocks, so I combined them - scrappy blue and yellow blocks on their way.

Jen (Pa. - USA) asked for Batik Log Cabins. I don't have a lot of Batiks, so I hope these do the job.

Sewingly Yours,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sneak Peek for Leena

Here is a little sneak peek of the two blocks I made for Leena.

Linda G

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September swaps sent + look at my August blocks

Hi Ladies, I have just completed sending out the 6 inch swap partners for September, with 21 ladies participating this month I would like to thank Sharon from NY for being my double swap queen.

I have had two new member enquiries, but as yet not sure if they want to join the 6 or 12 inch group (maybe both), so there could be the opportunity for two more extra swaps.  Thank you to all that have volunteered to do this, I have 9 of you, and will share this around.  So even if we only have one spare swap per month it will be 9 months before you all have had a chance for a double swap. 

Here are the lovely blocks I have received from Jolanda from Portugal who was my August swap partner.  They will fit in perfectly with my planned quilt. Jolanda also sent me some lovely tea that was grown on the island where she lives, but I drank it before I took a photos (whoops), it was delicious. :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spare swappers put your hands up

In the 12 inch swap group, I have a good number of members willing to take on an extra swap per month if we have an odd number swapping, or if a newby joins up after the partners are allocated.

However in this group, I only have myself and the lovely Coralie with their hands up to take on an extra swap when needed.  So before I prepare the swaps for September (will be sent next weekend), It would be lovely if I can have a few more ladies willing to do an extra swap now and then.  I will share this around so it would not be every month.

Looking forward to hearing from you - email me

Quilted hugs, Sue

Medora's blocks for Sally .....

Here are the blocks I made for Sallly. She wanted bright colors on black background. The photo does not do justice to the colors. They are bright and I hope she likes the colors I chose for her ...

Blocks received from Sally

Thank you Sally, your blocks arrived today after I read your email.

Posting some HOT blocks

I joined the 6 inch block swap in mid-June and am just getting around to posting photos of the blocks I've received in the last three months. 

For the first month from Sue B.

The next two arrived in mixed up order, first from Sharon....

And then from Linda....

What a wonderful start to my HOT quilt.  Thanks ladies!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thank You Susan from Rockingham, Western Australia

Just received these beautiful blocks from Susan and to thank her for a great job done. Love the fabrics and also the extra fabric (love it, love it). Been a pleasure swapping with you, Susan .

Friday, September 2, 2011

From Coralie to Billy

Coralie in Canada was new member Billy's swap partner for September,

Billy writes:

I was thrilled to receive these pretty ‘American Chain’  blocks from Coralie in Canada today
I am planning a friendship quilt and these are the first blocks.  Thank you so much Coralie

Thank you

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lovely blocks and gifts from Robyn

My partner for August was Robyn and she is a real honey and sent me these gorgeous two blocks

 as well as this stunning chicken cushion panel

and beautiful ornate pin cushion.

 I feel so fortunate every day with the lovely generosity of the ladies in the quilting swap groups.  Thank you Robyn x