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

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blocks for SueB ..

Here are Sue's sailboat blocks .. I must admit I did have a little problem with the pattern and sizing .. but it seems to have all worked out in the end ... these will be going out in tomorrows mail ... 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

My blocks made and a WIP

After I sent out the June partners last night I headed into my cave to get my blocks underway.

My partner is Bobbie who requested any block in cream and green.  Now I was not sure if Bobbie wanted dark green or light green so I made both.

 And as it turns out the pattern gave instructions for 4 blocks, so Bobbie gets two of each. The block pattern that I used is Birds in the air.

And today I decided to work on my sailing regatta for awhile.  I had already popped the spotty strips to each side of the blocks and today I joined them with the navy sail boat print fabric.

I still have 2 boats and one star, not enough to complete another row. So this can go back in the WIP for a little while as I collect a few more of these little cuties.  I always get inspired when I see quilts in progress, so I hoped this has helped others like me with ideas.  I will probably make it a bit wider too, with perhaps one or two more on the end, lets see - after all it is a WIP.

June swaps sent

Hi lovely ladies,

I have just finished sending out the partners for the June swaps, we have 21 members in this group and welcome two newbies

Margaret from New South Wales and Dawn from Kentucky USA, we also farewell Linda from California.

Make sure you pay a visit to the main group blog and enter this months give away, you could win a custom bundle courtesy of fabric worm.

Happy sewing everyone,

Off to the sewing room I go to plan my blocks for this month

Quilted hugs, Sue

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Megans April blocks

Megan was my swap partner for April but was running a little behind with her block swaps, but did keep me in the loop regarding this.

I have to say it is well worth the wait as the stars are fabulous, they will be a great addition to my sailing boat quilt as I plan to pop a few star blocks in here and there.   Megan also sent me the most adorable little angel softie.  She will be so pretty on my Christmas tree this year.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Jolandas blocks sent far and wide

Jolanda from Portugal has asked me to show off her blocks that she has made and sent.

Firstly these were sent to Chantell in Australia who was her February partner

These were sent to Canada to Maria Nelson for the March swap

These were sent to Lorraine in New Zealand for the April swap

Monday, June 4, 2012

May's 6 inch blocks for Jen in PA...

Here are the blocks for Jenn for this swap in May.  These blocks are very nice and small and I do think I will be making more for myself for a table topper.  I have enjoyed sewing these by the paper piecing method.  Thanks for being my partner Jenn. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

My May blocks from Coralie!

Here are my beautiful "Buttercup" blocks from Coralie..arent they lovely!  I think they are so pretty, thanks so much Coralie!!