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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Medora's sail boats

My parcel from Medora arrived in the mail today, a little wet as its pouring down here today, and quite obviously my letterbox is not that water tight.  Medora kindly sent me some spare fabric so I can use this in the borders.

Here are two little sail boats to add to my regatta, these are going to look fabulous in a quilt, all lined up.
With four grand sons I may have to save these for awhile to make them a sailing quilt each.

Blocks received from Sue.....

Here's the gorgeous blocks I received from Sue yesterday.. I love the little book mark she sent me as well. I am presently reading a book and so this fellow has found a home. Thank you so much....

Friday, February 24, 2012

Long Lost Package (Oct'11 Blocks) from Anna of Nederlands

Surprise, surprise!!! Couldn't believe my eyes when I received my mail yesterday - from the Netherlands. Anna was worried when she found out that I have not received my Blocks. I informed her that sometimes it takes over a month but I did'n't expect that it would take nearly 3 months. I did  tell her not to do me another set of blocks as it might have the same fatality!! This is a 'God Send' as it would be a shame if it had got lost, as the package contained the most amazing fabrics and of course, my beautiful Blocks. Thank you very much Anna, I love your choice of  fabrics used for my Blocks especially the black (with tiny red specks, gorgeous) and of course, your work is exquisite.
As for Anna, she requested for a 9 patch in autumn colours and these are what I did for her.
I must apologise to Anna, on behalf of the Local Postal Service. Hopefully this does not happen again.
Once again, thank you Anna for everything and I can't wait to get started on the fabrics.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February Blocks from Michele-Marie

I am definitely spoilt because Michele-Marie has sent me 4 gorgeous blocks. The 2 colourful blocks are ideal for my 'Pot Holders' collection. And I am impressed with her workmanship (as you will notice in the pix). Thank you very, very much Michele-Marie.
As for her blocks, she has requested for any block in bright colours, I couldn't resist using my favourites (black, red and whites).

Sail Boat Blocks for Sue B....

Here are your blocks Sue..I hope they are fine and will coordinate nicely for your project. It has been fun getting back into the swing of things again and thanks for the Posting Invite. Enjoy!

Medoras blocks to Anna

Medora writes,
I am sending you the photos (of Annas blocks) so maybe you can post them for me. I hope you won't mind and I am grateful. Your blocks are in the progress and have one block done. Tomorrow I will do another and hope to have them in the mail by Friday. I am enjoying the making of these as paper piecing is fun to do and exercises the mind like Sudoko. LOL...Well, maybe not as challenging.....haha!....Nice to be partners with you and I browsed on the Blog and seen the blocks you made for me and now I am anxious for them to arrive in my mailbox. Thanks for your patience....Hugs in quilting...Medora

Monday, February 20, 2012


I received these lovely spool blocks from Billie - love the dots! A sweet colorful note card and some 'gum blossom' fabric. Thank you Billie. Sharon-VroomansQuilts

Friday, February 17, 2012

January blocks

I received these lovely blocks from Sharon ... 
I am getting such a lovely collection of creams and greens .. they will make up into a great top .. thank you so much Sharon .. they are perfect .. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pastel stars for Medora

Medora requested pastel stars on a tone on tone background

The first one I made in lilacs came out 1/4 inch undersized so I made 2 more, one in pinks and one in greens. I will send Medora all three as she may still be able to use the slightly smaller one.

Friday, February 10, 2012

February partners sent early

Hi Ladies, its not quite the middle of the month yet so we are off to an early start for our February swap.
I have just finished emailing the swap partners off, with 23 members and 2 sitting out this month we have 21 participating in the swap.  Robyn is doing the double up for me this month, thank you Robyn.

February is the month of LOVE , so why dont we all pop a gesture of love in with our block swaps

I look forward to seeing the lovely pictures on the blog as blocks are made and sent and received.
quilted hugs, Sue

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Coralies blocks

I have two partners this month, and both sets of blocks arrived safely. 
They are both lovely. Thank you. Your blocks are on the way, hopefully 
they will get to you quickly. I hope you like them. I forgot to take a 
photo of Michele-Marie's blocks before sending them so you will have to 
wait until they arrive, sorry. The set with the heart are from 
Michele-Marie, the second set of stars are from Chantell, and the third 
set of floral stars are on the way to Chantell. Bless you and happy 
quilting everyone.
Coralie in Canada

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Spools from Bobbie

I received these lovely spool blocks from Bobbie the other day. Wonderful addition to my growing collection. Just love that brown texture fabric.

Sewingly Yours,